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I’m planning to get the base package on an LEII without an inverter. It will have an external solar plug.

Question, does the water pump run on DC as well as AC? We like to be able to stop on occasion and use the toilet and thus the pump to flush it.

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Welcome to the forum..

The water pump is 12v dc, like pretty much every other rv made.

You won't need 110 for most essential systems. 

A/C requires 110, however. 

Fwiw, we camp without hookups, most of the time. No inverter. Fine, since 2008. 12vDc is the main power system in a travel trailer. 

 

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Water pump, interior and exterior lights, stabilizer jacks, exhaust fans, radio, TV, and power awning are all 12 volt DC.

Furnace and Truma hot water system are 12 volt DC for control functions but use propane for heating.

Microwave, air conditioner, and 110 volt AC power outlets require either shore power or the inverter.

3 way fridge can run on AC, propane or DC.  

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1 hour ago, RustyMD said:

Question, does the water pump run on DC as well as AC?

The water pump ONLY runs on DC.

I always carry a couple of milk jugs filled with water right near the toilet.  That way I do not have to carry any water in my fresh water tank but still have more than enough to flush the toilet.  This tactic also comes in handy when it is cold outside and I don't want to have water in the plumbing lines due to the possibility of freezing.

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