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Rqse7

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I am trying to help a friend.

He has a 2007 Damon Daybreak. Gas rig with a gas generator. It has a converter at the driver's side rear. I do not see an inverter. The TV and VCR will not work unless he starts the generator, or plugs into shore power.
Is it possible that this 2007 rig does not have an inverter? The converter is an Inteli Power 9100.
I would think a 2007 would have an converter/inverter combination. Am I missing something?

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Quite a few gas motorhomes DO NOT have inverters. It's usually optional.


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Yes indeed it is possible to NOT have a inverter installed from the factory


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Hi,

And not having one from the factory is probably a good thing. This way your friend can get one tailor made to his needs.

If it is TV then the 300 watt unit from Morningstar is just wonderful.


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It's highly unlikely that it has one. It definitely wasn't standard on those models. Not even today on many gassers.


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Okay I am lost. Is the TV AC or DC? If you are running on batteries I cannot even imagine inverting DC to AC to watch an AC TV. What am I missing?


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MauryFrench wrote:

Okay I am lost. Is the TV AC or DC? If you are running on batteries I cannot even imagine inverting DC to AC to watch an AC TV. What am I missing?


Some smaller TVs in motor homes (13" and less) are DC or AC/DC but the vast majority of them are just regular household AC TVs.

As far as inverting DC to AC to watch TV, that's what everyone else does if they want to watch TV without 120V (we camp several weeks every summer without hookups and it doesn't affect our TV usage).

As far as the OPs question, your Daybreak is very unlikely to have come with an inverter. Even on the 2012, it's only available as an option on one of their floorplans when you get the outdoor entertainment center (not available at all on the other floorplans).

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Hi All.

Well, now you have learned something. We don't have a Built-In Inverter either in our Motorhome. We really haven't found a need to install a Hard-Wired Inverter into our Motorhome. But we can tell you this. That is what small Inverters are for. Most people who don't have a Built-In Inverter use a small Inverter to watch TV or to run other small items when they don't have shore power or want to run thier generators. We have several different sizes, and one Pure Sine Wave Inverter also. They come in real handy if you are a Boondocker. And if you don't want to go to the expense of buying an Inverter and Hard Wiring it in, then the smaller portaable Inverters is the way to go. Good Luck. Happy Travels. Dan & Jill


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I am just amazed you can run an AC TV off of inverted power from a battery for any length of time. But then, I am not an electrician and I am only learning about long term RV usage.

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pianotuna wrote:

Hi,

And not having one from the factory is probably a good thing. This way your friend can get one tailor made to his needs.

If it is TV then the 300 watt unit from Morningstar is just wonderful.


Although my rig does have a 2000 watt inverter, I've used it twice. The Morningstar 300 handles all our daily needs quite nicely. Terrific product and uses hardly any power.


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