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Old 04-18-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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Question New Trailer and I'm Lost!!!!

Hi all. My wife talked me into a new trailer, 2015 jayco jay flight SLX travel trailer, and now I am totally confused. We got it home, staged, and started getting ready for the season, when I noticed that my microwave wasn't working. So I checked my outlets and none of them are working either. the batteries are fully charged. I tried the manual but it didn't really help.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:38 PM   #2
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Microwave and outlets run off of 120 volts. Plug the trailer in and then try them. The lites run off of 12 volts. See if that does the trick.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:43 PM   #3
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Ok i get that. But if that's the case how am I suppose to use them when camping?
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:45 PM   #4
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Camp in a space with electrical hookups or use a generator. The microwave and plug outlets are convenience items. Your refrigerator, and water heater will work off of propane and the lights off the 12V system.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:53 PM   #5
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Ok thanks guys this is good to know. This is my 1st trailer and I think the salesman saw me coming. My understanding was that the converter was suppose to make the outlets work. That's what i really cared about.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:22 PM   #6
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If you really need 120 volts for outlets, microwave, TV, etc, and you are at a campsite that has no electric available, then a generator is probably your next move, with the understanding that some campgrounds have restrictions on when you can run generators, even the quite ones, like the Honda EU2000i, Yamaha, etc.. When you plug in to campsite electricity, it will power your microwave, TV, and outlets, AND keep your trailer battery charged so it can provide 12 volt power to your lights, water heater and fridge control circuits. There is some things to learn, but it will get easier. Solar power is also a whole 'nother subject. You can convert 12volt DC into 120 volt AC, but it gets pretty costly.
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Dozzer555 Don't feel bad most of us have been were you are. nvgun40 and rryman gave you some good advice. Camping is fun world!! Enjoy.
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There may be some info here to help you to understand the basic systems in your trailer.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f2...now-15495.html

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#1 Welcome to the forum. Lots to learn here from friendly fellow campers.

#2. Scratch that rv salesman off your Christmas card list.
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