2008 Dutchmen Grand Junction 37QSL 40' 5th wheel, purchased 2 weeks ago.
This is my first post. I am new to RVing... and dove in as a full-timer. (I'll post more on the intro board.)
I am a n00b. My main issue is nouns. I use the wrong words ALL the time. Please forgive me!! (IE: watts / amps / volts / amphours -- I mostly know the difference, but I swap the words ALL the time. Since I never know which word to use, I often just say the number + ____. Please fill in the appropriate unit for me, ha!)
2 panels have been found: 120V & 12V, with an onboard converter/inverter. (I haven't found the converter/inverter yet.)
Current charging options:
shore: generator plugged into the 50 amp plug (with bones)
solar: 2 100W panels going to my bro's SunRunr (https://www.sunrunr.com/products.html
), then to the rig's batteries. (He had it onsite, so why not?! I have to give it back eventually, lol.)
Current batteries: 2 Deka Marine Master 12V 800a -- came with rig: https://low.es/33IHdkk
shore power: kitchen outlets work with simple light
solar power: NONE of the outlets work (I get some will not work on non-shore)
Batteries: at full with solar
Furnace: will run on solar, with fan (yes, it's propane)
Fridge: will run on solar (propane, but running)
Panel: none of the switches are in the "off" position. I turned them off & back on just for good measure.
12V fuses: Not sure what I'm looking for. I'll put in pics.
Run the generator full-time. (Would prefer to run only at night.)
Extension cord to my brother's house. (Currently what I'm doing.)
We tried hooking my bro's house up to the rig as "shore" power. However, it's a 15 __ (amp?) & blew the fuse the second we plugged it in.
Ideas to try? Noobish assumption I made that I shouldn't have? Things that I don't know that I don't know?
Thanks for your help!