Originally Posted by wags999
IN addition to what is listed in the posts you referenced, I would make sure you have a few extra fuses for your trailer jack. Experience has shown you WILL need these at some point. Typically 30 amp but may be different on your RV. if you hold the button down a tad longer than you should you will blow the fuse.
I would assume you have brake controller for your TV, but that is essential.
Good Luck and enjoy your new RV
You called it, wags999. We brought our new "baby" home in the rain late last Friday night. After a 2.5 hour drive, I was trying to run down the hydraulic jack and realized I had NO power from the new battery. Luckily, I could plug in (I had a 30 amp outlet installed in the shed where I keep the camper) so we could disconnect the trailer and get the slides open, etc. The next morning, I went out to see what was wrong and found a broken fuse on the battery itself - a result of a really poor job the dealership did with the connection. They basically made up the battery connection with an old wire nut, 2 loops of electrical tape, and a prayer. It was pretty easy to fix.
We spent Saturday night in the trailer, and tried out all the systems except for the toilet/black tank. So far the only problem I have found that I couldn't handle is that my water heater will not work under electrical power. I keep getting an alarm fault when I try to switch from LP to electrical. I've read the manual and checked the simple stuff, but trying to figure out the electronics in the water heater panel is a bit above my skill level.
We are going to go for our "checkout" trip this coming weekend at a campground just 5 miles from home. After that, I figured I would call the dealer and set up a time to get the water heater (and any other issues that arise) fixed.
So far, so good. Thanks to all for your great advice and warm wishes!
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