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Old 03-19-2007, 09:35 PM   #1
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We have a 04 40foot triple slide and since new have had problems with battery or inverter.
After everyones help with too long of floots I
have resolved my battery problems but have still had problems with my charging system.
This last weekend in Dumont Dunes I noticed after running my generator for 3 hours my batteries were only at 11.5 volts.
When I looked at control panel it said "inv int
temp too hot". By the way it was 99 degrees that weekend. I pulled the inverter and reinstalled it and it went right back to work.
When we got home I noticed that the inverter said the same error code.When I talked to Xantrex they seemed to feel it was a temp problem not a inverter problem.
When I talked to W.R.V. they said all I had to do was open the vents that were already in the floor. I said there were none in the floor.
I sure could use some help if anyone has had this problem when the inverter is installed in the first bay in front of the tires on a 04 coach. I could not find any ventilation in that bay other than from behind the barrier over the top into a enclosed bay.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:35 PM   #2
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We have a 04 40foot triple slide and since new have had problems with battery or inverter.
After everyones help with too long of floots I
have resolved my battery problems but have still had problems with my charging system.
This last weekend in Dumont Dunes I noticed after running my generator for 3 hours my batteries were only at 11.5 volts.
When I looked at control panel it said "inv int
temp too hot". By the way it was 99 degrees that weekend. I pulled the inverter and reinstalled it and it went right back to work.
When we got home I noticed that the inverter said the same error code.When I talked to Xantrex they seemed to feel it was a temp problem not a inverter problem.
When I talked to W.R.V. they said all I had to do was open the vents that were already in the floor. I said there were none in the floor.
I sure could use some help if anyone has had this problem when the inverter is installed in the first bay in front of the tires on a 04 coach. I could not find any ventilation in that bay other than from behind the barrier over the top into a enclosed bay.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:20 AM   #3
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My 2004 Allegro Bus had a Xantrex Freedom 458 inverter, which I replaced with a Xantrex RS2000 true sine wave inverter. It went into the same location, which was a basement compartment near the rear of the coach. There was an air intake scoop on the bottom of the compartment to bring air into the inverter's fan. I too had issues in hot temps where the inverter would overheat and shut down until I cooled it off by opening the compartment door. The problem was not that I wasn't getting any cool air into the compartment. It was that I wan't getting the hot air out.

There was a louvered vent at the rear of the compartment that supposedly allowed the hot air to escape into the rear cap by the engine. I removed this louver and mounted two 120mm computer fans behind the louver. Then I wired these two 12 volt fans to a thermostat in the compartment. Whenever it got hot, the fans would kick in and cool the compartment down. That was the end of my problems. You may want to see about doing a similar mod to your system. Apparently Tiffin realized this situation because they now locate the inverters in the main basement storage area where there's lots of air.
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