Hi my name is Joe and I'm from West Point, GA,
I am new to this forum and new to Jayco. I never had a truck camper before or any other for that matter and just got and OLD Jayco Sportster 8 to put on my 1969 Ford F-100. I don't know what year it is from but the poles that crank the popup from the outside flip to be the jacks also. I don't know if this was a modification or came that way. It has 2 on one side and one on the other. All the appliances have been removed. It has no dinette just a bench seat and overhead bunk area that you can put an air mattress for now. I don't see a special forum for truck campers so I hope you don't me joining.
First thing I would like to start looking at is a battery system. Right now the 6 way prong on the front of the camper has had it's wires cut. It seems the previous owner is running the 12v wires (right now for 2 inside lights and one outside light) through a "Portfolio Outdoor" transformer normally used for outdoor lighting. The 3 prong hookup cord is black and looks heavy duty. it runs to a receptacle where they have put a 6 outlet. Running from there is an extension cord to a power strip. I plugged it up and believe it or not the lights and power strip work....LOL I would like to series 2 6v golf batteries in there and have some sort of charger that when I do hookup it would charge the batteries. I also have an old Honda 400W generator that I could use to charge them in a pinch. I don't want to go crazy since it's my get started camper. Any help for a basic systm would be appreciated.