Originally Posted by Brentsouth
I own a 2011 Interstate and my electrician put in a 220 volt instead of a 120 power at my house.. the breakers went off, I unhooked the electric from the house then turned on the generator. Smoke and a bit of flame started coming off the top of the inverter! Lights etc work when just running off the battery. Anyone else as stupid and have this problem? I am planning on taking it to the dealer in Austin....no idea what that will cost. Can the inverter be changed out at any Motorhome Dealer or should I definitely go to an Airstream Dealer? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Before you decide whether to go to an Airstream dealer or a generic motorhome repair shop, consider this: do you want to replace your inverter with the same low-budget unit, or go with a better one? If you go back to Airstream, you'll only get exact replacement-in-kind.
If the electrician's insurance will pay for it, then you have an obligation to do in-kind replacement. You can't expect his insurance to pay for a better unit than was already there. If you're not filing an insurance claim, consider this an opportunity for an upgrade.
Prices vary, but figure somewhere in $400-$500 range, plus labor, for in-kind replacement of the TrippLite RV750ULHW inverter/charger.