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Old 08-09-2005, 09:47 AM   #1
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Has anyone put an auto start on their generator. I guess it ties into the charging system.. Have any leads on where to get one?
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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I don't know if you already have an inverter but the autostart feature that I'm familiar with is part of the inverter's control panel.

For example, see: Xantrex RC Control Panel

A well-organized web site for this type of equipment is: Alternate Energy Store
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:29 PM   #3
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....where are you guys dumping the heat from the inverter?...got to be a lot of BTU's......geofkaye
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:26 AM   #4
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In my new Show Hauler the inverter is located in an underneath storage compartment. The compartment is vented and seems the keep the temp under control. We have the auto start function but I have yet to "play" with it. Too many things to look at or read up on.
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Have a Xantrex, pro-sine 2.0. Guess I would have to upgrade.. something to consider.. Thanx
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:09 AM   #6
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Wick I was wondering about that....I have never used an inverter- as I'm all 120/240 vac or 12 vdc....I wish I knew more about the setup-might be something to think about the next time around......geofkaye
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Old 08-11-2005, 04:40 PM   #7
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The way I hear it, they are a bit of a hassle to wire in (I'm sure a STRONG electrical background would be REAL handy here), but supposedly darn well worth it in terms of convenience of use of 120VAC low-draw items when neither plugged in to "shore" power or genset running.
There's gonna be one in my future rig.....
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Old 08-11-2005, 06:47 PM   #8
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Kaye,
We get the inverter on each coach so the kids can watch tv and use the playstation and microwave when we are dry camping or going down the highway and not have to run the generator.
We have had good luck in the 3 coaches that we have had. We are busy putting on the finishing touches to our new one now.!!!


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Old 08-11-2005, 07:08 PM   #9
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We sue ours the same way, for tv and the kids. When hooked up it maintains the batteries as well and monitors battery temp and charge. I didn't have one in our old C and I enjoy not running the generator for 110. Better MPG as well
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Hey Wick,
That is one BEAUTIFUL coach! Actually I caught it on the other thread you posted pictures on. I am IMPRESSED!
Nice rig!
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