Last night our one-night camping trip was cut short by house battery problems. We had been on the road four or five hours, so the battery should have been fully charged. We ran the generator long enough to nuke a couple of frozen dinners (10 min. tops). Then the house battery failed. We had no lights, water pump, heat (biggest problem). Fortunately the sofa/bed mechanism worked, which seems peculiar because nothing else worked.
We couldn't get the stovetop burners going (the electric starter which I presume we have wouldn't work because of the battery, we had no matches, our barbecue lighter wouldn't light possibly due to the high altitude, and the cigarette lighter wouldn't get a paper "torch" lit), so no tea to warm us up. Moot point maybe, since the water pump wasn't working so we had no water.
We had no sleeping bags, and sheets and lightweight blankets were simply not enough. We were high in the Rockies. Halfway through the night we were frozen to death and left the campground for home.
After the problem we had with the fridge (see old thread), we had hoped our problems with our four-month-old brand-new Pleasure-Way Plateau would be over. Dh has no idea why the battery failed. And the monitor wasn't working, so we don't know if we're out of propane or not...but I wouldn't think we should be because we haven't used very much.
Another little problem: we can't seem to make the dash heat come from the floor area. No matter how we set the dial, hot air blows from the dash onto our faces. We were so cold it didn't matter, but...shouldn't the heat when on the road come from the floor? Four settings: 12 o'clock should be just AC, 3 o'clock both AC and floor, 6 o'clock floor only, and 9 o'clock I'm not sure. Some of you Sprinter owners, how does your dash heat work?
Things we've learned: have a box of kitchen matches onboard, don't camp out in cold weather without sleeping bags, have some bottled water available.