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Old 12-16-2017, 05:10 PM   #1
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Where would a inverter be in a 2012 Denali 262rlx 5th wheel?

Hopefully someone here can help! We are trying to figure out if our converter is also a inverter and if it not where would they have put a inverter in our 5th wheel? in the basement in the front there is a box with a bunch of wires but cant tell what it is if it is maybe a inverter? we will try and get a picture of it this weekend
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:14 PM   #2
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Hopefully someone here can help! We are trying to figure out if our converter is also a inverter and if it not where would they have put a inverter in our 5th wheel? in the basement in the front there is a box with a bunch of wires but cant tell what it is if it is maybe a inverter? we will try and get a picture of it this weekend
It's not an inverter. Dutchmen does not install inverters unless you have a residential refrigerator installed from the factory.

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Hopefully someone here can help! We are trying to figure out if our converter is also a inverter and if it not where would they have put a inverter in our 5th wheel? in the basement in the front there is a box with a bunch of wires but cant tell what it is if it is maybe a inverter? we will try and get a picture of it this weekend
You're looking for the converter, something like this.
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Thank you so much for the information
Now we need to figure out what inverter to get lol
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[QUOTE=mommie5324;57231]Thank you so much for the information
Now we need to figure out what inverter to get lol[/QUOTE

Why do you think you need an inverter? You have a converter on board most likely for your 12 volt DC system.

An inverter makes 110 volt AC which you have from the generator or shore power so no use making what you already have unless you plan on dry camping in which case you'll need more stuff.
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We dry camp 99% of the time so that's why we feel that we will need a inverter for our electronics when were inside when its raining. we do have a 3500 gentron generator and we do use it when needed but just been talking and thinking about putting in an inverter
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We dry camp 99% of the time so that's why we feel that we will need a inverter for our electronics when were inside when its raining. we do have a 3500 gentron generator and we do use it when needed but just been talking and thinking about putting in an inverter
You'll want more battery capacity that comes with the RV to power the inverter for any length of time. Then you'll need to be able to charge them of course, which, takes you back to the generator.
A few members have some serious solar systems for their dry camping and I'm sure someone will chime in regarding RV solar systems.
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Sundancer addressed it, you'll need sufficient battery capacity if you're going to be using an inverter and a way to charge them. You'll also need to plan around what you want to power with the inverter so you purchase and install an appropriately sized one. Inverters get expensive quickly as they go up in capacity, and proper installation and battery capacity becomes more important as well. So...what do you want to power with the inverter? Laptop? Television? Microwave? Coffee maker? An inverter for a television is much easier to do vs running a microwave/coffee maker/hair dryer.
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