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colourful64 04-21-2019 09:11 PM

2015 fr3 30ds
 
Can someone tell me if this rig has an inverter? If so where is it .. if not why not

leisurelarry 04-21-2019 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by colourful64 (Post 2077263)
Can someone tell me if this rig has an inverter? If so where is it .. if not why not



Iíve got the same, 2015 30DS. Iíve got a charger/converter, no factory installed invertor. Probably to save money. I just bought a small portable invertor.

houstonstroker 04-21-2019 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by leisurelarry (Post 2077276)
Iíve got the same, 2015 30DS. Iíve got a charger/converter, no factory installed invertor. Probably to save money. I just bought a small portable invertor.

Do you have a residential fridge? If so you probably have an inverter.

colourful64 04-21-2019 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by houstonstroker (Post 2077278)
Do you have a residential fridge? If so you probably have an inverter.



No ...no residential

colourful64 04-21-2019 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by leisurelarry (Post 2077276)
Iíve got the same, 2015 30DS. Iíve got a charger/converter, no factory installed invertor. Probably to save money. I just bought a small portable invertor.



So if we got an inverter where did you put it

colourful64 04-21-2019 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by colourful64 (Post 2077309)
So if we got an inverter where did you put it



Can you link me to the one you bought

leisurelarry 04-22-2019 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by colourful64 (Post 2077312)
Can you link me to the one you bought



BESTEK 300W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Car Inverter with 4.2A Dual USB Car Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MDXS0U..._EbvVCbRGG24NB

This is a low (300) watt inverter I use to power and charge my electronic devices with. There are many with much higher wattages that would need to be hard wired into the system. I simply plug it into one of the 12 volt receptacles. It works great for my particular needs.

rk06382 04-22-2019 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by colourful64 (Post 2077309)
So if we got an inverter where did you put it

This is my Inverter install:
Expanding compartment space for 2200 Watt Inverter/Charger.

Any inverter you install, will need to be close to your batteries. I needed to power my CPAP and the TVs. I also realized I would need to increase my battery bank if I expect more from it and a way to recharge the batteries.

I liked the location next to the batteries, because any good inverter will have a fan. I did not want to hear an inverter fan while I am watching TV.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

PeteAndEd 04-22-2019 06:24 AM

No inverter came with my 2015 30DS. I installed a pure sine wave 1,500 watt inverter in the storage bay to the left of the battery compartment. High watt inverters need to be close to the batteries. I then ran a cord from it back to where the shore cord is and put a 30 amp outlet there. That allows me to run all of the 110v outlets on inverter power. Be sure to keep your frig and water heater set to propane or you will quickly drain your house batteries.

cavie 04-22-2019 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by colourful64 (Post 2077263)
Can someone tell me if this rig has an inverter? If so where is it .. if not why not

Add on extra. fridge and inverter. It's all about the money.

PeteAndEd 04-22-2019 10:00 AM

Here's the one I installed in our 2015 FR3...

https://www.amazon.com/Go-Power-GP-S.../dp/B00153EWLY

Since I use my laptop, I wanted one of good quality. I mounted it sideways on a plywood board in the cabinet next to the house batteries. I also installed two extra 6v deep cycle batteries in the battery compartment for longer lasting power.


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