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Old 10-24-2014
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Where are you at, Martha? You mentioned a state fair campground, with a specifc location you might find a wogger close by who can help.
We are in Sedalia, Missouri. About 90 miles from Kansas City.
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Old 10-25-2014
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As we might need a new inverter, anyone have an idea of how much they cost? It always makes us nervous when we are using unfamiliar service people on the road.
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It might be helpful if you told us what you currently have for inverters. Some rigs have been modified and upgraded over the years. In addition, some here have moved from modified sine wave to pure sine wave inverters and could have a good used unit for you to consider. Normally keeping the two inverters the same brand and model seems to work the best.
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If you were without shore power for a while, chargers could very well be using most of your 30 amp supply. Don't count the inverter/charger dead or a source for a problem until your batteries are back up to where they need only a float charge. When we had the '99LXi43, I could be running on just batteries (a tripped shore breaker) for hours and never know there was no shore power. Try shutting off everything except the refrigerator and inverter/chargers while out for the day and you should be charged up and only drawing a small load when you get back.
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We are now in Springfield, I turned on both inverters and are plugged into 50 amp. Everything seems ok. We will see.
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Well, everything isn't ok. One of the two inverters is bad and the cost is high to replace. The repairman suggests wiring around so that we have only the one inverter. The charger part of the inverter is working fine. This would mean that when underway, when not using the generator or shore power, we would have to run our refrigerator on gas. This is an acceptable solution and we can decide later whether to replace the second inverter or replace the whole thing with one inverter.
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If wired properly, one inverter will run the refrigerator. If the bad inverter is on the circuit for the refrigerator you could run a good extension cord to the refer from a hot plug.
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If wired properly, one inverter will run the refrigerator. If the bad inverter is on the circuit for the refrigerator you could run a good extension cord to the refer from a hot plug.
Yeah, the bad inverter runs the refer. Since it works so well on gas we won't worry about running an extension cord, but yes, a good idea.
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its easy to wire the inverter to run all of the coach.
one is all you need.
I just did that on my 2000LXI.
One inverter runs the whole coach.
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