Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2023, 11:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2023
Posts: 1
New Adventures

Hello. My name is Matt. My wife and I are very excited about our new Flagstaff E-Pro 19FBS. We are completely new to the game, but ready and willing to learn. Heck, even pulling a trailer was a first for me (made it with no issues, except I didn't have the proper mirrors. Slow lane...all day). We spent that first weekend staying in it on the driveway. The walk-through wasn't very in depth, so littles things like turming on the tv and getting sound out of both interior speakers was...a learning experience. I do have one quick question. To run big items or multiple items, I already found it's best to have an outside power source. My batteries and solar panels are not enough to say, kick on the AC. So, I purchased a 3800w inverter generstor. Now, my trailer has a inverter switch. Should this be on or off while using the generstor?Thanks for listening and hope to hear back.
MCuster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2023, 11:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 7,653
Welcome to the forum!

You did a smart thing by camping in the driveway to learn how things work.

You are correct, batteries and solar won't run the ac portion of your rig. The dc side runs things like lights and propane detector off the battery.... and some refrigerators. An inverter generator will fill your trailers needs if you're not connected to a 30amp power source in a campground.
One word of caution, running the air conditioner and microwave at the same time may not be advisable or possible.

As to your inverter, I don't know the answer. Hopefully someone will give a definite answer.
2015 Dynamax REV 24TB class C
Reverse_snowbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2023, 06:47 AM   #3
Georgia Rally Coordinator
aceinspp's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 22,587
Welcome to the forum and the world of RVing. Yep can't stress enough about doing a good PDI when buying a new camper but its to late now but doing the drive way camping was good thing to do. Enjoy and Later RJD
2020 Shasta Phoenix SPF 27RKSS (sold)
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 3:73 gearing. Traded 2015 Chevy 2500 6.0, 4:10
Traded 2015 30WRLIKS V-Lite
Days camped 2019 62
Days camped 2020 49 days camped 2021-74 2022-40 days 2023 5 days
aceinspp is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 PM.