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Old 08-12-2011, 07:57 AM   #1
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Inverter

I have realized that my inverter in my Greyhawk only powers the main TV. I thought it would give me more outlets but none are powered. I guess you can upgrade.. Seems like a lot of $ to only power the TV.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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I was dissapointed in the inverter also(400 watts is not much power). One was already installed in the one we got. If I had ordered the MH built, probably would not have gotten the inverter. Now that we have the inverter, I doubt we will ever use it.

There is, however, a place to charge up things like walkie talkies if you don't have a 12 volt power cord for them.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:01 AM   #3
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Wish someone would explain the inverter operations in simple terms. Got a switch for the inverter in the control box but have yet understood when and why it should be turned on (or off). If on shore power is it needed? If on genset power is it needed? Guess only time it's needed is if dry camping or even then. Manual doesn't really help explain.
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The only time it is needed is if "dry" camping, i.e. not connected to shore power nor using the generator. I use it to charge phones, etc. while underway, and also when camped at national parks without hook-ups to power my CPAP. In fact, I installed an outlet in the side of the bed connected directly to the inverter for the CPAP. We also will plug a crock pot into an outlet powered by the invertor for cooking while traveling (maybe using an extension cord); typically, food is ready when we park for the night. Just make sure whatever you plug into an inverter outlet uses less than the 400 watts.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:47 AM   #5
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Wish someone would explain the inverter operations in simple terms. Got a switch for the inverter in the control box but have yet understood when and why it should be turned on (or off). If on shore power is it needed? If on genset power is it needed? Guess only time it's needed is if dry camping or even then. Manual doesn't really help explain.
Do not ever try to use the inverter when on shore power.. it is only for when you are boondocking or wal marting. (mine has an auto transfer switch but then I have a $10,000.00 system)
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thanks
I can't remember turning it on at anytime so far.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:27 PM   #7
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I too use a CPAP and am a new owner of a 2007 Greyhawk 31SS. If I understand correctly, only the TV outlet is powered when the inverter is on? Is this correct? I wanted to use the plug next to the bed on the driver's side to run the CPAP. Are you saying that won't work? If so, I'll have to have my RV shop rewire the plug to work with the inverter (which I think is under the bed but I haven't found it yet. Thanks, Larry
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #8
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We use the inverter to power the tv and the Direct tv box while on the road, if we do not want to use the gen-set. Had to run an extension cord from the tv outlet box to the dtv box, which is in the kitchen area. 400 watts is enough to power both.

You could try an extension cord for the CPAP until you get permanent wiring in place.
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Dumb question time, but what is CRAP that is mentioned here?
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Not CRAP -> CPAP, Constant Pressure Air Passage. If you have sleep Apnea it is the machine you use at night to control breathing and stop snoring. I have used one every night for the last 27 years.
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