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Still operating but as part of my pm plan we are going to replace the 23 year old 'Heart Freedom 25'.
Read all the posts here and Xantrex, Magnum seem to be the top choices.
Please share what y'all are using and any pros or cons. And also who has the best price.
Thanks friends.
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see this youtube if you but a zantrex.
I have a Zantrex and had all kinds of issues keeping it working,i had help from several Bird owners and the book really was no help.
Then i found this youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIK_elxgOEs
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see this youtube if you but a zantrex.
I have a Zantrex and had all kinds of issues keeping it working,i had help from several Bird owners and the book really was no help.
Then i found this youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIK_elxgOEs
Randy great find. Very helpful thank you for sharing
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I think the inverter guy was pretty good,of course i have never met an inverter guy in person,but at least i can understand this guy.
He does not speak in kilowatts!
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Need to disable the geek that laid out that operating protocol.
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Pros and cons? Magnum is more efficient, designed better, and is made in the USA. Xantrex has no advantage over the Magnums.
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To guys like me,theres no difference,as long as the fridge works..
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To guys like me,theres no difference,as long as the fridge works..
Well it's a good thing I'm here to sort it all out for you.
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Well it's a good thing I'm here to sort it all out for you.
I agree with you! thanks for what you do!
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I had a xantrax in my coach when I bought it. Date code was 2005 so it had been replaced.
It worked but the pins had rotted off the phone jack where the remote panel plugs in. I took the cover off and found the part # for a small board that had that plug on it. Went to search for a replacement and could not find one anywhere.
Called Xantrax: Answer: " We don't sell parts. Remove it and take it to an authorized service center." So I removed it, and set it out by the curb!

Prior to purchase, I emailed Magnum Tech Support and ask 3 very technical questions that I already knew the answers too.
I got a quality response with answers to all three questions.

Bought a Magnum.
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