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Old 06-20-2015, 09:04 AM   #1
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3050s Inverter Installation

Has anyone installed an inverter in there 3050s? It is my next mod and I am looking for suggestions and/or pictures of actual installations. Already purchased the inverter. I was thinking of putting the inverter in the compartment under the water heater and running an AC line from the inverter to a dedicated outlet located in the wall that has the control center (on the left as you enter the rv). I only need one outlet. Ideally it would be on the kitchen backsplash but it is part of the slide and I don't want to deal with that headache. I will just use an extension cord. Don't plan to use it too much.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:56 AM   #2
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Well it is done. Inverter in compartment under water heater. Switch to turn inverter on and dedicated outlet inside coach for the wife to run small appliances. Just need a short extension cord to reach the kitchen counter.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:31 PM   #3
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How many batteries did you add what wattage is the inverter producing


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Old 06-27-2015, 03:33 PM   #4
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2 batteries. 2000 watt inverter.
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:11 PM   #5
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2 batteries. 2000 watt inverter.
Why did you add the inverter and what are you running with it. Thx, Ben
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Why did you add the inverter and what are you running with it. Thx, Ben
I installed it to be able to make coffee, blend breakfast smoothies, and the wife can use the blow dryer. All before generator hours start at the state campground. Trying to be a considerate camper and have my luxuries.
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:24 PM   #7
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You could have run it through a transfer switch on your main AC line to power all 110vac outlets. You would have to remember to not run your converter or A/C while on inverter though... or run it through a subpanel to only power what you want to on inverter.

Nice install though. Kudos!
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I have had them on other rv's really nice to have but I'm not camping they way I used to do not missing it


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Old 06-27-2015, 07:48 PM   #9
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I ran an inverter off the TV jack power which runs off the vehicle battery and it sounds an alarm when using anything goes that draws power like a hair dryer. The alarm is a low voltage on the input side. So the draw is pulling down the input under the minimum for the inverter. Any suggestions how to fix
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:35 PM   #10
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You could have run it through a transfer switch on your main AC line to power all 110vac outlets. You would have to remember to not run your converter or A/C while on inverter though... or run it through a subpanel to only power what you want to on inverter.

Nice install though. Kudos!
Yeah I thought about doing that but this is not a pure sine inverter so I didn't want the wife or kids to try to run any expensive electronic devices and ruin them. This way I control the outlet.
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