I don't have the shore line connected when raising the top. The lift motor has a very heavy current draw and it can significantly draw down the battery voltage. It can then try to pull current from the converter, which seems, in my trailer to have caused the 30A inline fuses in the OEM Elixir converter to blow. This does not damage the converter, but it means the converter will not charge the battery until those fuses are replaced. The tongue jack can do the same thing if shore power is connected.
Both the lift motor and the tongue jack can also cause the 30A trailer charging fuse in the tow vehicle to blow if the trailer is plugged in to the tow vehicle and that circuit is live (ignition on). I disconnect the electrical trailer trailer cord from the tow vehicle before activating either the lift motor or the jack.
I can't tell you anything about the tip-out, I don't have one so I don't know how much current it draws.
There is a trailer plug tester you can get that you plug into the tow vehicle plug to see if all the electrical circuits are working. I have this one: https://www.amazon.com/WATERWICH-Jun...1917908&sr=8-5
There are MANY others available now - I'm sure they all work fine. You MAY have the 30A fuse blown in your tow vehicle - this would show no charging current with your tow vehicle ignition on. I don't know of any way to monitor the charging current WHILE traveling.
I think you can leave your solar hooked up all the time - I do.
Good post, Ruben! - You beat me to it!