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Old 04-19-2015, 08:05 AM   #11
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Im excited for you being at the beginning remember every part of the journey so you have things to laugh about as you reminisce!

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Old 04-19-2015, 04:54 PM   #12
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If your trailer is at home you might want to pick up an adapter and plug it into an outlet to see if that demonstrates to you what others have been saying will work when you have ac power. You can get one for around ten bucks.

Make sure your water heater switch is off so you don't burn out your heating element since there probably is no water in your water heater tank! Don't overload your outlet, just look at the microwave and you'll see its screen lights up, maybe turn on a TV or something plugged into an ac outlet in the trailer.

Search for a photo of this so you'll know what it is. Camco 55165 15M/30F 12" PowerGrip Dogbone Electrical Adapter with Handle

It's always a good idea to spend your first night in the driveway or very near home.

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Old 04-19-2015, 08:03 PM   #13
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That story will be a good one to tell in a few years. I once forgot to close the top vent on the way home, and the wind ripped it right off, so don't feel bad about the AC/DC confusion (my wife is still boggled by this concept even after 17 years of owning RV's).

I second the Honda EU2000i. Ours in 12 years old and still runs like a champ.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:18 PM   #14
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cekkk mentioned about making sure not to turn on your hot water until your tank is full. Really important. When you got it from the dealership it may have the hot water tank bypassed and you will still get water running out of your hot taps but before you turn on the electric or propane hot water heaters make sure you have the plug in the hot water tank and the bypass switched over to fill the tank. When you switch it over, open a tap until all the air is out and water runs freely.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:22 AM   #15
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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.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:47 AM   #16
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I had this same thing happen to me about two weeks ago on my brand new TT. I check everything and could not figure it out. Then I found a wire haning under the trailer that looked out of place. It ended up being the ground wire. Some how it got riped off the frame. I drilled a pilot hole and screwed it back down. Now everything works fine. Long story short, check your ground wire.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:57 AM   #17
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Since you are new to this, I thought I would mention that you should keep your trailer plugged in at home or you need to disconnect your battery. Otherwise, parasitic draws will kill your battery in a matter of days. Once dead, it is as good as dead. It will need to be replaced.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:38 AM   #18
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Welcome to the forum.

Just find the big black cord that came with your camper and plug in at a site with full hookups then crank your AC down until your nice and cozy. Mine works great for afternoon naps on those 90+ degree days. RV living at its finest!!!

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