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Old 06-30-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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I've noticed that they have an option for either a 600W Inverter or a 1500W Inverter in the options section, for $340 CAD and $480 CAD respectively. If you want a transfer switch (so you can use it with all your ac outlets) they're an additional $300 CAD.

I've seen some very high quality 1000W inverters with a built in transfer switch for around $300 USD, currently $319 CAD.

Would it make more sense to supply it to ETI and have them install it, or use theirs for a much higher price? Will they even do that?
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All,

I've noticed that they have an option for either a 600W Inverter or a 1500W Inverter in the options section, for $340 CAD and $480 CAD respectively. If you want a transfer switch (so you can use it with all your ac outlets) they're an additional $300 CAD.

I've seen some very high quality 1000W inverters with a built in transfer switch for around $300 USD, currently $319 CAD.

Would it make more sense to supply it to ETI and have them install it, or use theirs for a much higher price? Will they even do that?
The Escape price to install the 1500W inverter includes supply and install, including labor, wires, fasteners, or other bits and pieces needed for the install. If I had any interest or need for an inverter, the Escape cost of $480 CDN seems quite reasonable to me.
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Thanks. Not saying it's too high, just looking at options. We don't currently have an inverter on our build sheet, since we don't intend to do alot of dry camping, but might be nice to have in the future.
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I had Escape install the heavy wiring (3 gauge, 2 wires) from the battery to the planned inverter location in the trailer under the driver's side dinette seat so I could install my 2,500 watt inverter and transfer switch later. It was the right choice for me. BTW, the battery supply wiring size was specified in the inverter manual.

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Thanks. Not saying it's too high, just looking at options. We don't currently have an inverter on our build sheet, since we don't intend to do alot of dry camping, but might be nice to have in the future.
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Ask a few weeks ago and ETI will only install the inverter they supply.
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Ask a few weeks ago and ETI will only install the inverter they supply.
Which only makes sense. When they buy in multiples, they get better prices and they don't have to train employees to install new-to-them components.
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Which only makes sense. When they buy in multiples, they get better prices and they don't have to train employees to install new-to-them components.
Nor warranty something they haven't thoroughly researched.
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