Originally Posted by FireChief
Coming from two previous regular travel trailers (a Forest River and a Pilgrim), I was expecting the 12V lights to work off of the battery when not shorelined. According to the dealer and the original Flagstaff manual - this is not a feature. Is that correct? The only way to get the lights lit is to plug into the tow vehicle or a 110 line? That seems backwards.
total BS from the dealer. popups are made for dry camping(no hookups).
so, YES, the lights work off of 12v battery power. all the converter does is recharge the battery and convert the AC shore power to 12v DC.
the water pump works off the battery.
the fridge and furnace also use 12v battery power.
so, are the other things 12v DC working? if not, there are two possibilities:
1. the plunger switch inside is not working
2. when the battery was installed, someone may have reversed the wires, tripping a resettable breaker or blowing an inline fuse.
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