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Old 08-08-2019, 11:05 PM   #1
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I wonder if the inverter option with one outlet uses a smaller capacity go power. Anyone have that option ?
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:18 PM   #2
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I wonder if the inverter option with one outlet uses a smaller capacity go power. Anyone have that option ?
It is the same inverter. 1500W.
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One of the mistakes I made on my build was not installing the all plug inverter. I see your from Ohio so similar weather to us here in Kentucky. My thought at the time was if I need A/C power I would also need the Air Conditioning, so I would bring my Honda generator. Which is true in the summer time here in the south east. What I have found is with solar the other 9 months I don't need the generator and wish I had selected the inverter option with my solar setup. I am currently resolving that mistake! Just for the record, Escape Trailer Industries will not install the all plug option after the build, just the one plug separate plug setup. ( Not that I would drive across the county to have this installed) I did contact them for the part numbers of the items that ETI uses. I'm going to have right around $500.00 usd in the all plug go power inverter setup once installed.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:40 AM   #5
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I have always tried to make everything 12v or propane while camping and other than air conditioning I have more or less succeeded in all 4 Escapes. Your computers and televisions operate off direct current as does everything else in your trailer, battery or propane or a combination of the two. I can spend that all inverter option money elsewhere...but it is your money, not mine
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One of the mistakes I made on my build was not installing the all plug inverter. I see your from Ohio so similar weather to us here in Kentucky. My thought at the time was if I need A/C power I would also need the Air Conditioning, so I would bring my Honda generator. Which is true in the summer time here in the south east. What I have found is with solar the other 9 months I don't need the generator and wish I had selected the inverter option with my solar setup. I am currently resolving that mistake! Just for the record, Escape Trailer Industries will not install the all plug option after the build, just the one plug separate plug setup. ( Not that I would drive across the county to have this installed) I did contact them for the part numbers of the items that ETI uses. I'm going to have right around $500.00 usd in the all plug go power inverter setup once installed.
I should have gotten the inverter with all plug option when I bought as I added it myself. I ended up buying most of the stuff needed from Escape as the prices in all were much better than I could find elsewhere. I basically saved $150 CAD and had to put in the better part of the day doing it, so really got paid poorly.

This said, other than some wire, all you would need to buy to do this yourself is the transfer switch that mounts on the back of the converter and a small 2 breaker panel to do the work. Not too tough, just a bit time consuming.

One thing I have learned when working inside the benches in the dinette is to make the area up as a bed, as laying down doing the work is much nicer than trying to reach in while crouched on the floor. A wee nap is also an easy bonus with this setup.
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One thing I have learned when working inside the benches in the dinette is to make the area up as a bed, as laying down doing the work is much nicer than trying to reach in while crouched on the floor. A wee nap is also an easy bonus with this setup.
Great idea, wish I knew it before I installed my inverter. Wasn't all that comfy working over the bench front, and around the Springfield leg.
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As usual great advice. I only need an occasional off grid ac power for a coffee grinder and to power a charger so I’m thinking to retro fit just one outlet with a 1000 watt go power to save a bit of money. Would not need the microwave off grid. That install would be pretty quick.
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FWIW, I installed a 1000w inverter. The 2014 5.0TA has 2 circuits that run to the outlets from the breaker panel, I reran one of the breakers outputs to one input leg on a small transfer switch, the other leg being the inverter. The output of the transfer switch goes to the circuit that includes the MW and a number of outlets. Pretty simple and you end up with a number of outlets and in my case, the MW. Inline Transfer Relay
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I should have gotten the inverter with all plug option when I bought as I added it myself. I ended up buying most of the stuff needed from Escape as the prices in all were much better than I could find elsewhere. I basically saved $150 CAD and had to put in the better part of the day doing it, so really got paid poorly.

This said, other than some wire, all you would need to buy to do this yourself is the transfer switch that mounts on the back of the converter and a small 2 breaker panel to do the work. Not too tough, just a bit time consuming.

One thing I have learned when working inside the benches in the dinette is to make the area up as a bed, as laying down doing the work is much nicer than trying to reach in while crouched on the floor. A wee nap is also an easy bonus with this setup.
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Would you mind sharing a picture and or diagram of your install of the inverter and transfer switch? I ordered the GP-ISW1500-12 Go power inverter and Wfco T-30 transfer switch that ETI uses, it would be nice to see other setups that have been modified post build. I will post pictures when I finish up my setup later this month.
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