Hello to all my fellow Forest River product owners! I am sure glad I found this forum. So many questions...so much to learn as this is my first travel trailer.
I purchased a 2002 Sandpiper 27BH travel trailer a few months ago and we truly love it. My wife is from a camping family having owned and camped most of their lives. Me, well, I am not and am struggling a little with the locations they chose to camp. Primarily primitive (I think you guys call it 'dry') locations in the Manistee National forest.
Don't get me wrong, I love the forest with the nature and serenity it provides. Where I struggle is we have this nice travel trailer and are limited to the conveniences we can use due to not being able to plug-in to power.
The travel trailer does not have a tv and we plan to install one next year. My concern is how to power a small tv (20"HD tv/dvd combo) when primitive camping without using a generator. The trailer owners manual states there is a 1000W DC to AC inverter. I can not find it or the switch to activate it to save my life.
I understand if there is an inverter and I figure out how to use it, the tv/dvd unit would probably drain the single 12V battery rather quickly.
Anyway, I will be searching forum topics and learning from others how to best use a modern day travel trailer while adapting to a primitive camping site world. I look forward to conversations with others and maybe one day I will know enough to provide assistance to other future new campers like myself.