Converter takes 120 VAC and turns it into 12VDC.. An Inverter takes 12VDC and turns it into 120 VAC. That said you need a large inverter and battery bank to run power for any length of time esp if you wish to use the microwave. Check the boondocking page on here and the mods page to see what I and other campers have done.
2004 Chev Silverado Duramax optioned past the max. 2009 Jayco Eagle 308 RLS 765 watts of solar, 6-6 volt batteries (696 amp hour), 2000 watt (4000 surge) whole house inverter.
140 days boondocking in 2016
211/2015, 196/14, 247/13, 193/12