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Old 05-05-2008, 07:35 AM   #1
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12 Volt lights

helo another question we have a 1991 sunline sunray T-170
my question is how common is it to have all you lights 12 volt and the only thing that works on shore line is the refridge. and the air and 2 outlets ? and does the 30 amp converter charge the battery while useing the 12 volt lights ?
also any help on repairing the roof we think we will have to remove tho entire thing and replace the whole thing ?
someone didn't do it right the first time they tried to repair it,
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Hi GW

A few answers

I do not know your exact camper but most all TT campers are designed to run on 12 volts to be self contained when away from shore power. The AC, Microwave if you have one and 120 VAC will not work, but all other system should unless you have something special. The fridge can be run on LP gas but the controls run on 12 VDC and so does the HW heater.

Yes the converter does charge the battery if everything is connected and working properly, again unless your model has something special about it. The converter creates 12 VDC from 120 VAC shore power. When the lights and other 12 DC devices are on, it uses that power first, when any left over power is available, then that 12 VDC goes to charging the battery. Again if everything is hooked up and working properly.

On the roof, I have not done one of those yet, but the job is doable in my estimation if you are handy with wood tools. It will take some searching on the right procedures and if you have a rubber or metal roof. The manufacture of the roofing material can help I would think on how to apply there product correctly.

Hope this helps

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thanks for your reply the info you gave us should help i will be sure to let you know
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Your 1991 T-1700 has a one piece aluminum roof (which is a good thing). Can you provide us with more information about the roof problem, so someone can assist you better?

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