Battery charging

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AnthonyRM
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Battery charging

I picked up our new 13 footer last summer, our first rv! I've been reading the solar section which mentioned that most rv's have a converter/charger to charge the batteries when the camper is plugged into shore power. Can anyone tell me it our 13 footer has this system? It was also mentioned that often these converters/chargers supplied with the camper are not very efficient. Can anyone tell me how efficient the units put into Scamps are? Also, if there is a converter on our 13 footer, how would I access it? Thanks. Tony

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converter/charger

New Scamps have an excellent charger converter. You will  find it under the seat on the street side behind the fuse/circuit breaker panel.

AnthonyRM
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Converter/Charger

Thanks Ken! 

Anthony Memoli

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Converter

Our 2017 16 came with a Progressive Dynamics converter. It included the "charge wizard" feature to monitor and safely charge the on-board battery. When you pull the seat cover and look under/in the seat bench it should be clearly labeled (on the converter itself). I use the on-board converter to keep the battery charged as we keep our trailer plugged in at the house all winter.

Tip: Do yourself a favor and take lots of photos (Frig, water heater, converter, furnace, etc.) of the labels on these items that include and refer to model/serial numbers. It really helps you when you read the owners manual and have a photo to refer to as some owners manuals can refer to more than one model. 

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Converter

Thanks Jeff! Helpful information. I can see you've really done your homework since picking up your Scamp!! 

Anthony Memoli