Originally Posted by herk7769
...The inverter needs to be as close to the battery as possible and keep it out of the rain....
On my last 5th wheel I had an inexpensive 800w inverter to power the 22" TV and accessories such as a DVD player or satellite box. It worked fantastic, we could watch news in the morning and then 2-3 hours at night off of the dual 12v batteries. (We had solar panels too which would have the batteries back up by noon everyday.)
Herk is correct in that the inverter needs to be close to the batteries, run heavy wire from the batteries to the inverter and then go the distance to your TV with an AC extension cord.
I mounted mine in the front compartment so it meant going out to turn it on or off. There are some more expensive inverters that have a remote switch but this one did fine for me.
Our new Columbus 295 is coming with a generator but I plan on doing the same thing for it. I hate generator noise...