Originally Posted by NotLost
Thanks for the replies. Since I already have a couple inverters, I'm going to go that route. I wonder if I can wire it in to feed all of the 120v outlets? Any suggestions for a decent TV mount?
Operating a 12v tv or 110vac tv off an inverter or batteries is, more or less, going to equal out. I'd go inverter...(I'd probably turn the TV off!) A tiny battery charging genset (4 stroke) and inverter, as others have stated, IMHO, will offer your best outcome and gives you flexibility.. You'll want the 110vac tv features when on shore power.
The 110vac system can be inverter powered by locating the inverter near the converter. Just keep the load commensurate with the inverter/battery bank potential. Inverters have low voltage shutdown that will interrupt your Fox News at about 10vdc. The battery bank must be calculated with the load vs amp vs hours vs shutoff voltage in mind. A quality battery bank is heavy on both wallets and camper suspension. Inverters are heavy on batteries too. Calculate carefully.
The battery bank must be replenished daily and if seriously dry camping, a genset is highly desirable. The deeper batteries are discharged, the shorter the life. That's why inverters limit the discharge voltage. A 12vdc tv (no inverter) will likely drain the house batteries well below 12.2 or so, due to no voltage sense, which is considered a dead 12v battery. 12.6 or 12.7 is fully charged. 13.6 is typical converter charge rate. 13.2 is common float. 12.2 requires recharge, with an appropriate map for your batteries.
Inverters present the non-informed spousal components with myriad ways to access 110vac. This requires intervention and education. Gotta impart inverter hygiene.
*BTW, forget solar recharge. $$$
*Remember that the slide and awning require 12.6 vdc to retract.
Sorry for the epistle...