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Old 07-04-2015, 09:59 AM   #251
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Nice work Dennis! Really nice.

I couldn't add angle iron to my cut down rack, because my ex son in law (yes, ex) has had my welder for 6 months. He needed it for a 30 minute job that he hasn't done in all this time. I'll stop by and get it next time in his area. Why such a big fuse (400 Amp.)?

I'm really interested in the PSW Inverter... you're smart to buy bigger than you need now. So, where and how much?

Also, wiring drawing for the second transfer switch?

Also, also, I see you have the Blue Ox; how do you like it and how easy to set up? Did it come with it or did you add it?

I have at least 15 of my 20 questions left
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:16 PM   #252
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Added some stabilizers for my landing gear. No pics of the rear but it's on too.

Going to put them to the test next weekend.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:52 PM   #253
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Nice B, I added them on a trailer I used to own. The new owner should appreciate it.
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:29 PM   #254
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Added some stabilizers for my landing gear. No pics of the rear but it's on too.

Going to put them to the test next weekend.
Please update us after the test. My 30hfs-5 shakes like crazy. I was going to start with X-Chocks, but a report on the JTs will be much appreciated.👍
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Thanks Dave and WW.

WW, I'll have to get back at you on the wiring...in my head, not written down.

I bought the Go Power PSW off of Amazon for $1059. Just installed it so no comments yet other that it seems well built and I like that it is quiet. I read some reviews about the high noise from other inverter brands. When this is under a big load fans come one but nothing loud at all.

The 400A fuse was a Go Power as well, and that was what was recommended for this with the 4/0 cables. While I don't have the batteries to support full power at 3000 watts, it would be pulling 250A and if my memory serves me (which it usually doesn't) I think the inverter is rated for 6000W surge!

I also installed the remote panel ($71.99) which is excellent, and not sure how you could use the inverter if mounted remote and not have that. There is a pic of that in my original post. The Go Power transfer switch was $79.99.

I'll add more details later (there are lots of them!) and the wiring diagram.

I bought the Blue Ox from the dealer when I picked up the TH. They highly recommended it. I have limited experience so far but it sure seems like it does the job. The real test will by my trek to Sturgis with two Harleys in the back. It seems easy to setup and very easy to use. So, so far so good, but again, limited experience to date.
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Thanks Dave and WW.

The 400A fuse was a Go Power as well, and that was what was recommended for this with the 4/0 cables. While I don't have the batteries to support full power at 3000 watts, it would be pulling 250A and if my memory serves me (which it usually doesn't) I think the inverter is rated for 6000W surge!

I also installed the remote panel ($71.99) which is excellent, and not sure how you could use the inverter if mounted remote and not have that. There is a pic of that in my original post. The Go Power transfer switch was $79.99.

I'll add more details later (there are lots of them!) and the wiring diagram.

I bought the Blue Ox from the dealer when I picked up the TH. They highly recommended it. I have limited experience so far but it sure seems like it does the job. The real test will by my trek to Sturgis with two Harleys in the back. It seems easy to setup and very easy to use. So, so far so good, but again, limited experience to date.
Trying to get my head around 400 Amps on the 12 VAC side.

12 volt inverters require approximately ten (10) amps DC input for each 100 watts output power used to operate an AC load.

So, Putting out 3000 Watts of 110V AC, the DC load would be 300 Amps. That's a lot, huh? I suppose they suggested 400 A, for the peak. Doing the math 6000 Watts would require 600 Amps. Good grief. That's why the 12 volt supply cable needs to be a big un.

I wonder what the internal fuses / breakers are in the Inverter?

I was trying to figure out AH requirement for batteries to produce 3000 Watts for an hour... good grief again.

The junction box is needed, as you point out, it could be inside the storage compartment, but it is easy to get to where you put it and neat.

Again, nice work.
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WW, agree with all you wrote. I just wanted to power my TV, a coffee maker, maybe a laptop power supply, and short term microwave use. So I certainly had no intent on running high power for any extended time. The up charge to go from a smaller unit to the 3000W unit was not much in the grand scheme of things compared to all of the other costs and my time. Besides, my theory is that a larger unit "loafing' is better in the long term than a smaller unit working hard...thus my decision to go with the 3000W unit.
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WW the Blue Ox is sweet. I wouldn't buy anything different after using it. It installs easy and quick. No sway what so ever and I use the 1500 lbs bars. The 1000 lbs bars would have been maxed out if I was haul nothing in the rear.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:12 AM   #259
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Installed a surge guard protector over the weekend.
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Installed my new ProPride hitch (an absolute amazing piece of engineering) and installed a tool box on the front end to help create some extra storage. Now I just have to find a soft sided propane tank cover because the plastic one won't fit between my tongue jack and the ProPride spring bar jacks without jamming it in there.





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