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Old 08-07-2015, 12:38 AM   #11
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Can you buy a portable inverter? If so, how do you drive something (TV) with a portable unit when the batteries are under the steps?
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:58 AM   #12
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I'm speaking of the kind you just plug into a cigarette 12v outlet, my unit has couple in the coach by the bed and dinette. As far as a TV, another option is buying a flat screen that's ac/dc powered then you wouldn't need an inverter for it. See links below for examples.


TV that's dc powered (cig outlet)
http://www.amazon.com/Axess-22-Inch-.../dp/B00JZTVPWE

Pure sine inverter safe for electronics (uses cig outlet), but buy size based on what you'll use it for.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00153...ecL&ref=plSrch


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Old 08-07-2015, 01:46 AM   #13
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We have 4 tvs on our unit and they all run on 12v. We are dry campers most of the time also. If we have to run microwave or toaster, etc. we just fire up the generator for the short time we use those appliances.
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:13 AM   #14
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So you must not have a DirecTV or Dish receiver for your tv's? Just use the local antenna?
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So you must not have a DirecTV or Dish receiver for your tv's? Just use the local antenna?
Correct. Thinking about getting satellite down the road. We were going to power the receiver off a portable inverter that we have had for years that plugs into a 12 volt socket. As far as a dish, haven't decided which way to go yet. I presume the stationary dishes don't need 110 volts? Just takes longer to setup.
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:26 PM   #16
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We have the Winegard Traveler DTV dish and it is great. Looks like I would have to add a 12V inverter to the cabinet to run the Vizio HD TV, the Winegard dish and the DTV receiver. Looks like a 300W inverter would be adequate if we didn't turn on the TV and the receiver while running the motors searching for the sat. Anyone have any experience on this?
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