A guide to your Jayco RV: How to use the 12V system

21st Oct 2021

The 12 Volt system on an RV allows you to operate many of your appliances and lights without being connected to a power outlet.

Most 12V systems are designed to use deep-cycle house batteries fitted in your RV and take slow, regular current draws until roughly 50% charge remains.

It’s important you know how to operate this before you embark on your journey.

Luckily, this is an easy process.

In this video, Chris will be demonstrating how to use the 12 Volt system fitted in a Journey Pop Top.

This is a standard inclusion in Journey Pop Top, Expanda Pop Top, Starcraft Pop Top, Starcraft Caravan, Basestation, Work’N’Play, CrossTrak, and all Jayco Camper Trailers.

Step-by-step guide to using the 12V system:

Step 1

Regardless of whether you are plugged into 240V or not, you can power up your van using 12V.

Locate the isolation switch in your van.

Step 2

Switch it on to operate your entire 12V system.

Step 3

Below this, you will find the pump switch.

Step 4

If you are free camping, switch this on.

This will provide you with access to water for your shower, outside tap or kitchen sink, if you have water available in the tank.

Make sure you don’t turn this on if you are in a caravan park. If you are connected to mains, it will burn out the water pump if turned on.

For more information, tips, or guides, please visit https://www.jayco.com.au/community/category/how-to-guides