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Old 11-19-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I hope this isn't to elementary of a question, but being new to the rv world, I am looking for information. Can someone please explain how the electricity works. By this, what I mean is I recently purchased a 14' pop out camper. It's a 30 amp according to the manual. I assume that I can use a standard 110 volt appliance; tv, coffee maker, etc., inside with the plugs. There is also 12 volt power as a back up. I am also reading lots of folks use generators to power up. Any help is appreciated as I am beginning to think seriously about upgrading in a few years and going rv full time. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-20-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to IRV2! I apologize that we didn't welcome you earlier. I can't help with your questions, but if you scroll down the forums to the Pop-up section and post you will probably get someone to help you out. Good luck and hope you can upgrade to something you can full time in. We are loving the lifestyle and hope you will too.

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Old 11-20-2011, 02:27 PM   #3
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Welcome! In my opinion there is never a question that is to elementary. This is a great site with great people that have tons of knowledge. If you have a questions be sure to post it and someone will surely come to your rescue with an answer!

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Welcome to irv2 gun wiz!,
Not sure if I fully understand your question, but will do the best I can to answer.
The 12 volt system will only operate the 12 volt lights, 12v accessories, water pump and 12 volt fridge if equipped.
The 30 amp system will only operate when plugged into shore power. You can operate most household appliances and electronics with this system. If your pop up unit has a voltage converter it will power all the 12 volt items and charge the battery when plugged into 120v shore power. Some people use generators while camping so both 12v and 120v systems will operate.
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