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Old 08-07-2020, 09:53 PM   #1
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Do I need to have the battery installed when using shore power?

Hi folks,

Likely a dumb question but I am off camping leaving this Sunday to a site with a 30amp hookup. Do I need to have my battery connected as well even though I will have it plugged in to a 30amp service? Will it cause any issues?

I have a 2012 Jay Series 1006

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There should be no issues at site.

If your trailer has electric brakes they will not work in an emergency situation when towing.
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There should be no issues at site.

If your trailer has electric brakes they will not work in an emergency situation when towing.
yes, you need the battery. 1 for constant 12 volts to the lighting circuit. The converter can supply this but it works best with a battery. 2. Also your slides are 12 volts also. Not 120. Again this is supplied by the converter but the slides defiantly need a battery to prevent burn out. A Converter changes 120 volts AC into 12 volts DC and charges the battery. An Inverter changes 12 volts DC into 120 volts A/C. Confused yet???
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If your trailer has electric brakes they will not work in an emergency situation when towing.
X2 on that.

If you have trailer brakes, they must be capable of operating independently, in the event of a breakaway. (The way it was explained to me, "This means the trailer will safely come to a halt in the middle of the interstate, while you make your getaway " :-)
If you have electric brakes, that means a battery.

I'm pretty sure that's a legal requirement in most places and, more importantly, it's a safety consideration.

If you don't have the right battery, then you can use a regular car battery as a temporary measure. if you can secure it in your battery box.
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the slideouts require more current than the power converter can put out, so you will need the battery or have the TT hooked up to the truck.
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The OP states they have a 2012 model 1006. Pretty sure that is a popup with no slides.

https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2012-...n-1006-tr11162

Am I missing something here?
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yes, you need the battery. 1 for constant 12 volts to the lighting circuit. The converter can supply this but it works best with a battery. 2. Also your slides are 12 volts also. Not 120. Again this is supplied by the converter but the slides defiantly need a battery to prevent burn out. A Converter changes 120 volts AC into 12 volts DC and charges the battery. An Inverter changes 12 volts DC into 120 volts A/C. Confused yet???
LOL yeah man, this is brining me back to first year electronics ins school! Thanks for the info, appreciate it! No slideouts on my model though.
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The OP states they have a 2012 model 1006. Pretty sure that is a popup with no slides.

https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2012-...n-1006-tr11162

Am I missing something here?
You are correct 64osby. No slideouts on my model TT.
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There should be no issues at site.

If your trailer has electric brakes they will not work in an emergency situation when towing.
Great point 64obsy, didn't think about that. I'll add the battery.
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X2 on that.

If you have trailer brakes, they must be capable of operating independently, in the event of a breakaway. (The way it was explained to me, "This means the trailer will safely come to a halt in the middle of the interstate, while you make your getaway " :-)
If you have electric brakes, that means a battery.

I'm pretty sure that's a legal requirement in most places and, more importantly, it's a safety consideration.

If you don't have the right battery, then you can use a regular car battery as a temporary measure. if you can secure it in your battery box.

Cool thanks for the reply. I didn't even think about that. I do have a deep cycle marine battery, it's been sitting in my storage on a trickle charger all winter. It's just a pain to get to but I will now! Thanks again
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