Hi Mitzi, and congratulations on getting your new Snoozy. You should be able to get many hours of light
usage from your battery
prior to needing to run the generator
. To take the guess work out of how long or how many lights
can you run for how long, I would suggest you go to Wal-Mart or an RV store and purchase a volt meter that plugs into the 12 volt outlet (looks like a cigarette lighter socket) and run your generator
when your battery
voltage shows 12.5 volts with everything turned off. 12.5 volts is approximately 50% discharge state of your battery
, which you should never go beyond if you want to get the longest service from your battery.
The water heater takes approximately 20-30 minutes to fully heat the water after initially plugging into shore power or generator power. Make sure that the water tank is full prior to trying to turning on the water heater, by opening only the hot water faucet letting the water run until no air comes out. If the water tank was empty when turned on to heat water that wasn't there, the heating element would be damaged, and would have to be replaced. To trouble shoot, check to see that the water heater is plugged in,(our 2014 is under the bed just to the left of the inside door) and that the circuit breaker is in the "on" position. You should contact the folks at Lil Snoozy
if thes procedures do not solve your problem.
Dave & Paula