Originally Posted by mini4mw
Also, if the RV came with a lead acid battery, the converter is set for these types of batteries. It needs to be updated for LFP batteries (some converters have switches, others require add-ons or worst case replacement) or it won't ever really charge the battery. LFP batteries need a higher voltage to charge and the converter will not go to the appropriate voltage without setting to the proper battery type.
I thought I mentioned it, but I have a charge controller that came with the solar panels so I'm good there. And, like I said, I don't care if my converter charges the battery on shore power, although from what I've read it will to some degree. I really don't even care if my tow vehicle charges my solar much. I'll always use the solar panels to charge the battery fully if I need to.
Thanks for your reply. Interesting in that I've read in some places that the roof IS wired to the battery and other places, like your reply, indicate it isn't and that I would need to do that. It was just a question out of curiosity more than anything...what I seem to be finding is that "wired for solar" or "solar ready" means next to nothing on these trailers.
I could check if those roof jacks were connected to the battery with a multimeter, couldn't I. If I was only hooked up toy 12v battery, there wouldn't be any current showing if I checked those jacks with a multimeter, right?