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SoundGuy

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Posted: 06/18/20 07:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Powts wrote:

So I just purchased a GoPower 700W pure sine wave inverter plus all the install goodies for our TT.


Initially I powered our trailer "whole house" by simply turning off the converter and plugging the trailer's main service cable into one of the inverter's 120 vac outlets. I later refined this by installing receptacles dedicated to the inverter output alone - one outside, duplex receptacles on each side of the bed, and another at the galley. I mounted the remote in one of the bedside cabinets so if we lost shore power for some reason I could just turn the inverter on without even getting out of bed and the 4 receptacles would be powered. Pics start here, click on "i" at the top right of any pic for a text description.

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I've used the extension cord method to get power to other spots. I used a cord that was close to the same color as my interior trim and then ran it along side the bottom a cabinet and stapled it in place with some with some wire staples that I spray painted the right color. It didn't look to tacky but, then again I'm a Caveman.

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Probably the first thing you need to figure out is how you would get the wire to the outlets. The inverter should be near the batteries. Are the outlets close to the inverter or 20 feet away. Is there a solid progression of cabinets from the inverter to the proposed outlet to hide wire in? Or are you hoping to add the outlets to an exterior wall?

If you're thinking about exterior walls it might be easiest to run surface mount outlets and and channeling. This would hopefully limit the amount of holes to drill.
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You would also have to buy the wire to go inside the channels.

You could also possibly drop the wire straight down through the floor and back up where you want the outlet. but you still need to protect the wire under the trailer.


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Posted: 06/18/20 06:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

opnspaces wrote:

Probably the first thing you need to figure out is how you would get the wire to the outlets. The inverter should be near the batteries.

You could also possibly drop the wire straight down through the floor and back up where you want the outlet. but you still need to protect the wire under the trailer.


All of which is illustrated in my own inverter installation detailed 2 posts earlier. [emoticon]

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