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grounding inverter

I purchased the following inverter for my TT. Hooked up positive and negative cables along with fuse to the battery. Didn't come with ground wire but manufacturer recommended 10 AWG. Just not sure where/how to ground it to TT. Thanks for any info.
KeithF40 06/28/21 03:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Running Inverter Generator Safely From Pickup

First off I think I am definitely going to get a second (and maybe third) CO alarm in addition to the one that is built into my trailer. I run our Hondas regularly from the bed of my truck. I drop the tail gate start the generators,spin them so the exhaust faces out. The tonneau cover stays in place one fold open, depending on expected weather,if rain is expected I leave it flat. I have a trifold. I have set my extended run tank on top of the cover. This is for overnites only so I normally do not unhook the trailer. Once set up in our spot the generators sit on a piece of plywood on the ground. By spin them out do you mean blowing perpendicular to the truck as in not towards the hitch and not towards the cab?. Say wut? Generator won't melt if it gets wet. Why on earth would you direct the exhaust back into the enclosed truck bed making the bed all stinky and hot? Do you think it's going to trap the exhaust and keep it from getting out? Point generator exhaust away from the truck bed and if you smell exhaust in the camper, it's not working, get a longer extension cord. I felt this wasn't a good idea but read about others doing this so just wanted to ask. In regards to the rain I have read about people using it exposed to the rain and others covering it up so not sure what the exact protocol is.
KeithF40 05/12/21 06:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Adding 12V outlet questions (did I do it right)

Thank you so much for all the responses. Will definitely go about using higher gauge wires and going straight to the battery. Any recommendations on products and/or any guides to help me. Can probably figure out on own but if any of you have any references that would be great. One response said: Put inverter in compartment NEXT to batteries (not same air space). Both batteries are on the tongue so where would I put the inverter (maybe under master bed which is also the pass through storage area)?
KeithF40 05/12/21 06:56pm Tech Issues
Running Inverter Generator Safely From Pickup

I have a Predator 3500 generator and want to make sure that some/all of these situations are safe for running the generator from the back up my pickup. Thanks for any responses. Basically I want to park my truck a few feet in front of the trailer (back of truck facing front of trailer) and run generator from truck bed with or without rain. 1. Trailer parked right behind back of truck (feet few behind), tailgate down, tonneau cover up, generator on tailgate with exhaust pointing towards side of truck (perpendicular to truck)? 2. Trailer parked right behind back of truck (feet few behind), tailgate down, tonneau cover up, generator on tailgate with exhaust pointing towards cab of truck (no one is inside truck)? 3. Trailer parked right behind back of truck (few feet behind), tailgate down, tonneau cover down (if it's raining), generator in bed of truck (just inside of tailgate) with exhaust facing the cab of the truck (no one is inside truck)? This would be the rain setup.
KeithF40 05/11/21 12:58am General RVing Issues
Adding 12V outlet questions (did I do it right)

My TT doesn't have a 12V outlet so I decided to add one. I have two 12V deep cycle batteries connected in parallel. I decided to wire the DC outlet off of one of the LED lights. Everything is getting power. The DC outlet I purchased is below. Question I have is can I set up a pure sine inverter with this outlet? Also if so how large of an inverter can I do (how much can I have plugged into the inverter) without blowing anything. Also if I add another 12V outlet to the front of the camper, the one I just installed is in the back of the camper, is there any benefit to wiring off a light vs water pump vs battery? Thanks for all your help.
KeithF40 05/11/21 12:48am Tech Issues
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