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Old 08-05-2014, 05:45 PM   #11
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SVWC I am planning on adding an inverter for the back tv as well. Would love to see how you did it or the steps you took. I see the romex behind the wall but that is as far as I can go. I did attempt to pull out the main control panel but it was difficult to distiguish what is what.
Any advice or steps would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-06-2014, 12:10 AM   #12
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Hi sev
I'm out working, will be back this weekend. I'll write up what I did / and wish what I would do different, with pictures


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Old 08-11-2014, 11:22 PM   #13
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Hey sev
I also looked at tieing into the existing wiring, but realized that the wire is daisy chained to the outlets, not what I wanted

All I wanted was a few plugs, like the TVs to be on invertor power

I installed a pure sine wave invertor, installed it on the floor under the sink. I would now installed it behind the wooden grate that hides the furnace

The invertor has a on / off button
I did not add any new receptacle, as I split the existing, top is invertor, bottom shore power

The real problem is to run new 120v wire to the main tv & bedroom tv

Main tv, I was able to fish a wire between the walls, left of the tv and closet

Back bedroom, went into the rear storage, then up the inside of the wall to the tv

Outside tv just unplugged from wall & plugged into invertor

I also installed a DVD player above the bed, ran invertor power & hdmi cable inside the wall on the right side of the fridge, over to the bedroom, following the power wire

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Old 08-12-2014, 01:06 AM   #14
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Thank you svwc.
I plan on mounting my inverter next to the house batteries.
I ended running romex from underneath, up behind the battery switch, up to the stereo and added a plug behind the tv.
I got lazy and placed it on the left side instead of the right side where the microwave plug is. Couldn't figure out the clean run to the right side.

I then ran another piece of romex from the battery compartment underneath over the gas tank through the box where the power converter is. I then carefully measured and drilled underneath the shower. Continued to run the romex out next to the lower plug behind the shower and up the wall next to the cable outlet. I decided to leave the stock plugs and added a second set of plugs just for the inverter. The bottom plug I bought one of those half power/half USB plugs for the phones and iPads at night.

Should have pictures up tomorrow.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:22 PM   #15
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here are the photos

I plan on placing the inverter next to the batteries. I ran this romex pretty much straight up to the t.v. over the sink.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:26 PM   #16
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bedroom t.v.

Now this one was a little more difficult as I ran the romex from the battery underneath the rv, over the gas tank and through the rear storage.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:59 PM   #17
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Nice job sev

The inverter I bought, I don't think I would want it in the elements

This FR3 is our first MH, & I know it's an entry level model, but for a few bucks, these mods, pre wiring could easily been done at the factory

Another one would be the porch light

We do like having a DVD player for the bedroom tv, as we camp away from cities with tv reception

Off topic a bit, on the dash light dimmer switch thumb wheel, when it clicks over to normally turn on interior lights, nothing happens ????
Is this normal for the FR3 ??


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Old 08-13-2014, 12:53 AM   #18
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Yes first MH for me as well. When I pulled the radio out I found the two wires for the porch light in there. You may be able to utilize them. I have plans on swapping that out as well. Maybe a motion sensor light have not decided yet.

I was more worried about the heat from the inverter than the elements. I may end up installing the inverter inside the lock box next to the battery compartment. We will see.

Definitely adding a t.v. In the bedroom and I am looking at the samsung HT-H5500W for blu-ray and speakers.
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My inverter is in the storage compartment (lock box) next to the cabin batteries. That compartment gets warm normally with no inverter, but not enough to cause a problem.
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