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Old 01-06-2016, 02:29 AM   #1
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As I am new some what new to the RV community and have had our RV less than a year, I still have many questions about how to use them. I am learning everyday.

With that, we are preparing ourselves for our first long trip (we are heading to Quartzsite next week) and will be doing our first boondocking, we are getting our RV ready for the trip. Today I needed to use the electrical outlets and they were not getting power. I turned the generator on and the outlets had power. Turned the generator off, and no power to the outlets. Everything else worked. The lights, the radio, etc...

Am I doing something wrong or is the normal. Seems like the outlets should have power since everything else does. Not sure what to do if we get out to AZ and can't run our generator and need the outlets for power.

Anyway, let me know what I am doing wrong. I would really appreciate it.
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:38 AM   #2
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I assume your RV is not plugged in. If so, the AC outlets won't work unless you have an appropriate inverter and battery bank supply. Or, of course as you already discovered, run the generator

How many days are you planning to boondock?
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:54 AM   #3
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You are right, I was not plugged in. I need to look into getting some kind of inverter before too long. We have stayed in full service parks 4 or 5 times since we got our RV, but since this is our first real trip, I only expect to be actual boondocking about 2 or 3 days at the most. I can do without the outlets as far as that goes. When we do need them or when I need to recharge my batteries I can kick on the generator.

I guess I was more worried about keeping our phones charged and our computers as well. I can do that with the generator when I run it.
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:22 PM   #4
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We use 12V adaptors for charging the electronics and do just fine for 3 day outings on basic dual coach batteries. Have fun!
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:40 PM   #5
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Thanks Ty, we do have those. And we are really looking forward to our trip.
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