Originally Posted by AquaMan
Toolman, how did you run the wire from the inverter to the TV? I briefly looked at it (it was cold out) and decided it would take more time than I had at the moment. This is something I'm definitely going to do, whether it's from the fridge inverter or if I add another.
My inverter feeds the outlet in the side of the sink cabinet as you come through the front door. Remove the plastic cover that hides the inverter. There's a switch box behind the inverter that automatically switches over to shore/gen power. The output of this box feeds a junction box where the refrigerator power cable is connected. I tapped in to this cable using the wire nuts in the switch box. Routed the power cable (3 wire indoor/outdoor) out of the compartment, along the frame and fed it through the hole in the battery compartment that goes.into the sink cabinet by the front door. Removed the outlet, pull the current wires from the outlet and capped off the wires with wire nuts and electrical tape and connected the wires from the inverter.
I added a battery backup power supply to the cabinet behind the TV to keep power going to the TiVo and dish receiver when I switch over. A power strip works too. When I'm on the road or boondocking I drop the power cable through the gap in the left of the TV door and plug it into the outlet. When I'm at the campground I plug back into the outlet behind the TV. Yes, there's a power cord hanging down when I'm driving, but to me it's better (definitely easier) than running it along the wall behind a channel (no visible permanent changes).
I posted pictures awhile ago but I'm not sure where.