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Old 10-08-2015, 12:52 PM   #1
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Inverter Location

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Ihave a 2012 Coachmen Freelander 31SLooks like I have an inverter issue - microwave, reefer won't work on battery or gen, only shore power. (and yes, I know the difference between inv and conv). I have looked at all the "normal" locations and cannot find it for the life of me. Anyone know where it is?
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:49 PM   #2
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Normally the inverter should be within a couple of feet, inches are better, of the batteries supplying it. That should narrow it down a little. Good Luck

BTW, did you check the circuit breakers on the generator?
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Did the microwave ever work on the inverter, or is this coach new to you?

If I am correct, the Freelander is a Class C coach. Unless someone did some aftermarket mods, I would be surprised it a Class C has a big enough battery bank to run a microwave on the inverter.

Also, RV refrigerators are not normally wired to run on the inverter, so unless you have a residential refrigerator or unless someone did some wiring mods after the fact, the fridge would run on LP when you're not hooked up to shore power.
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I agree that it should be as close as possible - and with big cables. I have look in, under, around and through. Coming from the batteries, the cables exit the bottom of the bat box and immediately up into a distribution panel. From there it goes to the control panel and the battery disconnect. Out of there it disappears in to the wall.
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Did the microwave ever work on the inverter, or is this coach new to you?

If I am correct, the Freelander is a Class C coach. Unless someone did some aftermarket mods, I would be surprised it a Class C has a big enough battery bank to run a microwave on the inverter.

Also, RV refrigerators are not normally wired to run on the inverter, so unless you have a residential refrigerator or unless someone did some wiring mods after the fact, the fridge would run on LP when you're not hooked up to shore power.
As a disclaimer, I have very little short-term memory. I take 2 Alzheimer's pills for it, so here goes . I have only used this off of shore power very little. I don't remember, but my wife swears that we used the microwave a month ago in a Walmart parking lot to cook a breakfast bowl.
It originally just had a single deep cycle battery and I switched it out to 2 golf cart batteries. As I said, I don't remember, but my wife swears to it.
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I agree that it should be as close as possible - and with big cables. I have look in, under, around and through. Coming from the batteries, the cables exit the bottom of the bat box and immediately up into a distribution panel. From there it goes to the control panel and the battery disconnect. Out of there it disappears in to the wall.
I don't have a coachman but maybe this will help ?
http://www.coachmenrv.com/OwnersManu...ers-manual.pdf

This was from page 40 and has a PIC of the inverter:

If you have an inverter, the inverter will take over when 120 volt power is not available. The inverter control panel is located above or near the entrance door. Once activated, the inverter converts 12 volt power to 120 volt power, used for operating certain lights and appliances. It most commonly supplies power to the microwave, kitchen, bath, and selected receptacles. The inverter is equipped with an automatic transfer switch, which allows automatic switching from the inverter to the converter. When you are connected to an exterior power source, or running the generator, it will automatically switch on, to charge the 12 volt batteries.


Also MHRV has a 2011 for sale may just give them a call I bet they have a tech you can talk to
#3731 - 2011 Coachmen Freelander W/Slide 31SS Class C ...
http://www.mhsrv.com/2011-coachmen-f...ass-c-rv-for-s...
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