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RE: Video: Installing a 600 Watt Pure Sine Inverter

Than why spam with video not showing full potential for such installation? Really? I make a short, friendly, to the point, How To video, meant to be informative and helpful to other members who may be wondering how to do the same or similar project, and It gets called spam! Priceless... Not showing full potential? Still scratching my head on that one... I’m equally bumfuzzled by this remark Jeff. I appreciate the time and effort you put into the video. A medium to large inverter install isn’t an easy task, and there’s nothing wrong with installing it to meet your immediate needs. I used to have that same inverter, and installed it so it met my needs at the time. My needs eventually outgrew it, and I had to not only rip out all the wires I installed for it, but pull out the water heater and galley sink in order to install the shortest length of the 0 gauge wires my bigger inverter needed. As long as it meets your needs, and it’s safe, it’s a good install. :):) Thank You!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/19/19 01:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Video: Installing a 600 Watt Pure Sine Inverter

Let me make my point more clear. It took other members to show flaws and inadequate installation of titled "600W inverter installation" Why Jeff does't feel like including other options in his comment? When I can understand that lower standards work for him, luring others to build system to low standards does not pass my ethics. When spamming with youtube links is allowed on this forum, too often it is getting out of hand and bad attitude is not helping. 600 watts needs 50 amps. The wire is rated 55 amps and is just under 4 feet long connected directly to the battery protected by a 40 amp fuse. What's the problem? I don't need bigger wire, Discount Solar confirmed that. I don't need an auto switch or remote monitoring as nice as it would be. Installing a bigger wire would be nice but not necessary. What is the beef with YouTube? As far as I'm concerned, a video is an improvement over pictures and text. I've done plenty of how to in pictures and text here too. I find the videos more helpful. RV net can always create an imbed for videos like Facebook has if you want to have the video play in RVnet. Can't please everybody!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/19/19 01:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Video: Installing a 600 Watt Pure Sine Inverter

Than why spam with video not showing full potential for such installation? Really? I make a short, friendly, to the point, How To video, meant to be informative and helpful to other members who may be wondering how to do the same or similar project, and It gets called spam! Priceless... Not showing full potential? Still scratching my head on that one...
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/19/19 09:38am Truck Campers
RE: Video: Installing a 600 Watt Pure Sine Inverter

Even though 6-gauge is rated to handle the current, heavier gauge will actually work better. You can’t go too big on the battery cables. I just installed a Xantrex ProWatt SW2000 in my camper, I used 2-0 (that’s minus-2 below zero gauge). Xantrex sells a very nice auto transfer switch, it’ll default to inverter power and switch to shore power whenever there is any. I put in two, one for the microwave outlet and one for the kitchen counter outlet. They’re like $50, and then you don’t have to do anything. Also for like $20 Xantrex sells a remote control switch for the ProWatt SW series. Then it’s really easy to use the thing. I saw those accessories and for the right person, they'd be great. I'm just showing the steps, materials, methods, I used to install an inverter. All this information applies to any other similar installation. Just make appropriate selections of size for, wire, fuse, connectors, batteries, inverter, etcetera, for your installation/application of a 2000 or more watt inverter installation. It may not be smart to use a large inverter with only 2 batteries. I also just added 170 watts of solar. When I post that video, I'm going to be inundated with what I did wrong or should have done again. My setup as done will work fine, as is, for the rest of the truck campers life. I used it today with complete success. Ground my coffee, ran laptop and printer flawlessly and charged phone in the USB port on the inverter. What could be better. The remote and switch would be nice, I just don't need them for how we will use things.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/18/19 10:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Video: Installing a 600 Watt Pure Sine Inverter

Short wires and will never use full amount 600 watts for our needs. Proper fuse for the wire. 6 awg wire is rated for 55 amps current. I can install a larger fuse if needed. No problem. There's another problem with using too small of fuse - one that I learned the hard way in radio. An undersized fuse can catually act as a current limiting resisitor, especially at or near it's max rating. So you could end up with premature shutdown because the inverter thinks the voltage is lower than it really is. Just my experience, Good luck. That is true. If there is a problem, a 50 amp fuse goes right in. I might use 200 watts.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/18/19 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Video: Installing a 600 Watt Pure Sine Inverter

Why not shorten up the 6 gauge wires and mount the inverter into the cabinet. Run from there with your 120v out and add a outlet or two or more throughout the camper where you need power? Even though you are not running big loads shortening the low voltage wires will improve efficiency. I would also ditch those wing nuts on your battery terminal. They loosen with time. Or you could loctite them. There's 2 feet extra wire. The resistance is so small in that length, not going to worry about it. Never yet had trouble with the wingnuts. Having the ability to position the inverter where needed is good. Most of the time though, it will reside in its cabinet. Used it to run the laptop and charge a phone this AM. The new solar panel had the system bringing in 8.1 amps. Very happy with it!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/18/19 03:38pm Truck Campers
Video: Dome Rock - Quartzsite, AZ. A Quick Look.

Video: Dome Rock. Here's a quick look at Dome Rock near Quartzsite, Arizona.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/18/19 11:56am Truck Campers
RE: Video: Installing a 600 Watt Pure Sine Inverter

Short wires and will never use full amount 600 watts for our needs. Proper fuse for the wire. 6 awg wire is rated for 55 amps current. I can install a larger fuse if needed. No problem.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/18/19 10:18am Truck Campers
RE: Tripping ol man winter

Winter camping is fun. Hope alls well.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/18/19 01:04am Truck Campers
Video: Installing a 600 Watt Pure Sine Inverter

Inverter Installation. I installed a Xantrex 600 watt pure sinewave power inverter in the truck camper. 200.00 from Discount Solar in Quartzsite. I installed it with 6 gauge wire, 8 gauge green ground wire, and a 40 amp inline fuse. The small compartment on the inside next to the battery box was the chosen place for it. I left about 3 feet of lead on the wires so we can lift the inverter out of the compartment and set on the floor or countertop, whichever position works best at the time. I installed it to have safer cleaner power for the laptop, printer, and other electronics. It's not a big inverter at 600 watts, no hair dryers, toasters, and such, but it will suit our needs. A larger inverter would install the same way just with appropriately larger wiring.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/17/19 10:14pm Truck Campers
RE: Finally a Decision...

Giving up Red and the S&S. That's almost like putting your favorite old horse to pasture. The guy I bought my S&S from bought a short 5th wheel with a low center side entry to accommodate his wife's aging needs. Good luck when the time comes.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/05/19 05:39pm Truck Campers
RE: a delicate, yet pertinent question concerning rv toilets

I lost 70 pounds and found the toilet fits much better now but its still a small or tight as you say,,, drop zone...
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/04/19 12:46am Truck Campers
RE: Near Miss - Distracted Driver

Dashcams sure are handy little truth detectors. Glad everyone is ok. For your entertainment, check out the stupid driver videos on YouTube. Originally mostly Russian, more and more are now stateside. The funny thing is not the other driver, it is the person with the dash cam thinking the problem is exclusively the other driver. Just because someone cuts you off in traffic is not an excuse to sideswipe them, but that is what turns up on a lot of the videos. Self incrimination at its best. -Eric I've watched plenty of Russian driver videos in disbelief. Crazy stuff.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/04/19 12:41am Truck Campers
RE: Near Miss - Distracted Driver

My old eyes could be failing but I did not see brake lights on the pickup . Garth Brooks once sang. "He Never Hit The Brakes When He Was Shifting Gears" Though it may have been a different driver...
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/04/19 12:39am Truck Campers
RE: Near Miss - Distracted Driver

Dashcams sure are handy little truth detectors. Glad everyone is ok.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 01/03/19 12:11am Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO I Install 4400 Pound Rear Leaf Springs. TC Rides Great

All well and good but.... Never use a hand drive socket with an impact wrench. Only use impact sockets. The sidewall is too thin on a hand socket and they may fail, in fact, they will at some point. Impact sockets ad drive accessories will all be black oxide. Hand sockets and accessories will be polished or bright chrome plated. I don't doubt that advice and I've heard it, given it, many times over the last 40 years, privately and professionally. In all that time, I have never had one break. That particular impact air gun I don't think has the power to do so. Nonetheless, good advice as always.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 12/28/18 09:14am Truck Campers
VIDEO I Install 4400 Pound Rear Leaf Springs. TC Rides Great

VIDEO: Install Heavier Rear Leaf Springs To Better Haul The Truck Camper. I Installed Heavier Rear Leaf Springs On My Truck To Better Haul My Truck Camper. Works Great, What A Difference!!! IN THIS VIDEO, I Show Step By Step, Wheels Off To Wheels On, How To Install Larger, 4400 Pound Rated Rear Leaf Springs In My 2000 FORD F-250 For Hauling My Truck Camper. The Truck With The Camper On Rides So Much Nicer. Turns Are Much Flatter, Swaying Is Much Less, Bounce On The Road is Less, Handles Road Bumps Hugely Better. A BIG WINNER PROJECT Parts = $550.00 From SD Truck Springs Shipping, An Embarrassing $260.00 This Video Shows The Entire Installation https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49061933_10214056750192983_5357104715366662144_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=4e280a141295998f05914aba4f3cf08b&oe=5C909A77 width=600 OLD SPRINGS https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49060578_10214056748352937_8071456125825843200_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=550c097df8ae95ad358ada7f9b8346a3&oe=5CD21878 width=600 NEW SPRINGS
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 12/27/18 01:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Cold Weather Camping

Very thorough!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 12/26/18 02:42am Truck Campers
RE: 2000 F250 rear leaf spring replacement question.

Loaded the truck camper and it rides really great. Much less bounce and sway. Airbags need 2 1/2" spacers to remount. I'll have it mounted a few days and keep testing.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 12/23/18 07:35pm Truck Campers
RE: 2000 F250 rear leaf spring replacement question.

Got the springs installed. Truck rides nearly level. Not very noticeably rougher on the ride. I'll load 5he truck camper tomorrow and see how it rides. Best part, we took less than 4 hours to do the swap.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 12/22/18 07:32pm Truck Campers
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