In our trailer, (92 Excella 29) there is a switch behind the sofa which seems to turn the battery power on or off. When we got the trailer, it was "off". The dealer had plugged up to shore power to show us everything was working properly.
We thought that switch meant the battery power (12 volt) was "off" and disconnected from the electrical system. However, imagine our surprise when, after we drove the 75 miles home, the monitor lights about the stove were working and then we found the ceiling lights all worked (dimmer than when we were plugged to shore power, but worked).
We couldn't figure out why the trailer seemed to have (weak) 12 volt
power even though the switch behind the sofa in the front of the trailer was turned "off."
I read a thread about this switch and turning off the batteries, but it was mostly concerning much older or much newer rigs, and I got confused.
Can someone explain whether our switch is malfunctioning since we still have 12-volt power when it is off?
Thanks again. If you've answered this a jillion times already, I couldn't find it or wasn't sure it was the same question, so sorry.
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins HD
1987 Excella 32'
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