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Old 03-06-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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Hello all, and some power questions

Hello everyone, im new here and this is my first post. We are the proud new owners of a 2012 jayco swift slx 184. Our first travel trailer. My question: is the 12 volt socket by the tv cable powered by battery? The manual says the 120 volt outlets only work on shore power so i wondered if i could use my small inverter to power a 19" led tv when dry camping with only battery.
The rv is stored right now and battery disconnected so i cant just go try it out.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to IRV2 !

You are correct the 120 volt outlets will only work when connected to shore power. The 12 volt outlet will have power supplied by the battery. the battery should have enough capacity to run the electronics for the refrigerator, water heater, water pump and lights. Remember that placing a additional draw of a inverter and television will dramatically decrease the charge on the battery.

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Old 03-06-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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Short answer to your question is yes. Your small inverter will run your TV. The other poster suggested you be careful not to deplete your batteries. That's a whole other topic. You will learn quickly that one battery is not enough and keeping batteries charged in an RV without shore power (and even with it) isn't as easy as you might think.
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I plan on getting a generator to charge during the day after using the battery at night.
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Howdy and welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy the site and sure glad you joined us. Congrats on the new TT and hope you enjoy it and all your future travels. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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