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Old 06-27-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
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On my 2000 36 FSS Alpine the 120v outlet mounted on the rear of the small storage pedestal next to the passenger seat is not powered from the inverter. Is this normal? When connected to shore power there is 120v present at the outlet.

If this is normal for this model has anyone rewired it to be powered from the inverter?

I mounted a LCD monitor, using a tilt & swivel wall mount, on the wall between the two big windows on the passenger side of the coach and had planned on powering it from this plug. Now when sitting on the sofa behind the driver's seat the TV is in front of the sofa and not to the side.
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On my 2000 36 FSS Alpine the 120v outlet mounted on the rear of the small storage pedestal next to the passenger seat is not powered from the inverter. Is this normal? When connected to shore power there is 120v present at the outlet.

If this is normal for this model has anyone rewired it to be powered from the inverter?

I mounted a LCD monitor, using a tilt & swivel wall mount, on the wall between the two big windows on the passenger side of the coach and had planned on powering it from this plug. Now when sitting on the sofa behind the driver's seat the TV is in front of the sofa and not to the side.
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:14 PM   #3
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Tom,

My old '98 was wired that way from the factory because the inverter didn't have enough power to run everything. I rewired it by tapping into the outlet on the wall between the dinette and the refrigerator. You can pull that outlet out from the wall and run the new wire down inside the wall and into the basement; then you can run it back up to the existing outlet.

I hope that makes sense to you.
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Tom & Laurel,
our 07 is wired the same way. Sounds like WRV hasnt changed that over the years
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:08 AM   #5
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Tom- I'd sure like to see a photo of your new monitor installation.
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:04 PM   #6
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Tom,

I rewired one of the circuits in my 2002 at the circuit breakers to power what I wanted with the inverter. I would get a wiring diagram from WRV to make sure what else is on that circuit.

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Old 06-29-2007, 08:52 AM   #7
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Tom,

When we asked WRV about making that outlet hot on our new 2007, we were given the same story...that the Inverter would only support so many outlets. But, if Frank was able to rewire it and still leave all of the other outlets on the Inverter, it sounds to me like you just can't be using all of the outlets at the same time. Does that sound logical?
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Gail,

This is true even with their stock wiring. If you plug in to many things at the same time you will over load the inverter. That is why I mentioned to check what is on any circuit before changing it over to the inverter.

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Old 06-29-2007, 03:37 PM   #9
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Dale is correct! I found the original inverter seriously lacking - especially after I upgraded to a GE Advantium oven - so I installed a 3KW Xantrex true sine wave inverter; it does the job nicely.
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