Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-13-2015, 06:42 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: East
Posts: 9
Inverter issue?

I have a 2012 grey hawk and have no power to the electrical outlets or fridge when traveling without the generator on. The house battery shows full charge. Currently in the middle of a trip from tn to wy. Any help would be much appreciated.
__________________

sgilbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 07:01 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Camping Couple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 726
The generator needs to be on the produce the 120volts to your outlets. The fridge will run on propane and 12volts DC when the generator is not on.

Oops. My bad, I misread your post. You said inverter. Is the breaker on to the inverter?
__________________

__________________

2015 Jayco 24FBS Elite Jay Flight
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4X4 6.0L 3.73 Axle
HD Trailering Package with Integrated Brake Controller
Equal-i-zer Hitch 10k/1000
Camping Couple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 07:37 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Upperco, Md.
Posts: 803
I don't have a Grey Hawk so Im not familiar with there setup. Most units that I've been around only have a couple electrical outlets that would be powered by an inverter. All electrical outlets would be powered by shore power or your generator. I wouldn't think that your inverter would power your fridge anyhow.
Ela1948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 08:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
reitrof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 360
The only electrical outlet that the inverter powers is the one that the main TV is plugged into.
__________________
Bruce

2012 Greyhawk 31 FK
Flat towing a 2008 Miata.
reitrof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 11:39 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: East
Posts: 9
I pushed all the breakers and they felt like they hadn't kicked. I also hear the fan in the inverter kick on occasionally (not sure if the breaker prevents power from going to or coming from the inverter).

So do you mostly drive with the generator on so the fridge doesn't get warm? You are supposed to turn lp gas off when driving, right?

I will test the outlet for the tv when everyone wakes up in the morning. Thanks for all the replies!
sgilbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 05:23 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Upperco, Md.
Posts: 803
Quote:
Originally Posted by sgilbert View Post
I pushed all the breakers and they felt like they hadn't kicked. I also hear the fan in the inverter kick on occasionally (not sure if the breaker prevents power from going to or coming from the inverter).

So do you mostly drive with the generator on so the fridge doesn't get warm? You are supposed to turn lp gas off when driving, right?

I will test the outlet for the tv when everyone wakes up in the morning. Thanks for all the replies!
I never turn the propane off except to refuel or go thru a tunnel that mandates it. Running with the propane on has never been a issue.
Ela1948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:46 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
TexasRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Dickinson
Posts: 436
Not familiar with your unit. Ours unit has an inverter and it ONLY powers the fridge.
We have the residential fridge so we do not have the gas option for traveling.
We used the gas option for years on our other unit and never had an issue.
__________________
2015 Pinnacle 36FBTS
2015 F250 SD Platinum 4x4 - 6.7L PSD :
Titan 50 Gal. Fuel Tank
Slotted and Dimpled Brake Rotors
Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Airbags with WirelessAIR Controller
TexasRT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:17 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
scottshaffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Pueblo West
Posts: 22
I have a similar problem. My inverter worked fine until a couple of weeks ago. It would allow the family to watch TV while driving down the road but it no longer allows this. It works when we are boondocked but will stop working once we start the MH. Is this a trip to the service dept. or something I can fix myself? Thanks in advance for any help.
scottshaffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 09:21 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
RoyBraddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: King George
Posts: 2,397
I think you are calling your CONVERTER unit the INVERTER. This is usually mounted under the fridge or stove unit. Your trailer probably only has the CONVERTER UNIT and the POWER DISTRIBUTION PANEL where all the 120VAC circuit breakers and the 12VDC fuses are located.

The only time you have 120VAC is either plugging in at the camp ground pedestal or run your generator.

INVERTERS are optional and folks like to add them to run their home entertainment center when camping off the power grids. The Inverter is connected to your battery setup.

Give us model number of your "INVERTER" if that is what you really are talking about.

Roy Ken
__________________
Roy and Carolyn
I claim Horse Creek Country in Southern Ill - Momabear is from North Texas
We live in King George VA
RETIRED DOD DOAF DON CONTRACTOR Electronics Tech 42YRS

"We're burning daylight" - John Wayne
2008 STARCRAFT 14RT OFF-ROAD POPUP with PD9260C and three 85AH 12VDC batteries
2010 F150 FX4 5.4 GAS with 3.73 gears - Super Cab - Towing Package - 2KW Honda EU2000i Gen
K9PHT (since 1957) 146.52Mhz
"We always have a PLAN B"
RoyBraddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 11:33 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
bgermane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 171
Also have a 2012 Greyhawk. As stated above, the inverter only provides 120 to the outlet behind the TV. Unless you have disabled the relay, the outlet will lose power as soon as you start the engine to your Greyhawk. It's a safety feature so the driver isn't watching TV going down the road. It can be disabled, and there are a number of threads on this forum that discuss how. As far as your other outlets, the generator needs to be running for those to be energized. The fridge can run off of 12volt and propane, so the generator does not need to be on to keep things cool. I always leave the propane on. Never had an issue.
__________________

__________________
Brian, Mary, kids, beagle - Moose, and mutt - Maggie.
2012 Greyhawk 31FS
2013 Ford Explorer Toad
bgermane is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.