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Old 01-27-2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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I have a winnebego chalet 22 ft. How do I switch over to battery power when boon docking?

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Old 01-27-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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It should just switch over without any switches. Mine is like all RV (at least that I know of) that just turn the lights on. If you have an inverter than there maybe something different to do. If I need electric power while drycamping I just fire up the generator.

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Old 01-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #3
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Most everything runs on 12v all the time. The only difference is, when you're plugged into shore power the batteries are constantly being re-charged.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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Your question implies that things don't work correctly when your not connected to shore power since normally you don't have to do anything. If the 12 volt items only work when your connected to shore power then that's a sign that your batteries are toast, a battery fuse/breaker needs replacing or maybe a battery disconnect switch has been triggered.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:48 AM   #6
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Battery disconnect

Look for a battery disconnect switch either on the panel or on the battery connection itself. Same thing happened to me as a newbie.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:46 PM   #7
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Thank you! I ended up taking it to an RV place and they showed my the button lol

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