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Old 08-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #29
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Got her up and running! Yay!!!
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:49 PM   #30
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:59 PM   #31
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Im so excited!!! Have a question ..... does your tv work when u r boondocking?
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:18 PM   #32
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Im so excited!!! Have a question ..... does your tv work when u r boondocking?
Our 2007 Safari's TV works fine for watching DVDs while doing non-hook-up camping because we have a 600 watt inverter that came with the trailer when it was built. But to see the digital channels of today, I would need to have a converter box installed. I have not done so because we feel no need to watch TV programs while camping... we would rather conserve our batteries by listening to the radio and our local KPBS-FM's wonderful programs!
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:48 PM   #33
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Really? I know my rig comes with an inverter but my tv doesnt work? any thoughts?
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #34
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Really? I know my rig comes with an inverter but my tv doesnt work? any thoughts?
not the expert here. but if you have a older tube tv might be too much for 600 watter to handle.. the newer digital tv use only like 1.2 amps which is some 253 watts. guess also depends on battery cap etc..

just throwing out ideas.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:49 PM   #35
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Really? I know my rig comes with an inverter but my tv doesnt work? any thoughts?
Yes! Since this is a "new-to-you" trailer, you may not know that when you are "boondocking" and want to watch the TV, you need to unplug the TV from the regular AC receptacle and plug it into the nearby "Inverter Circuit" receptacle with the the blue label indicating 'Inverter Circuit". Then go over to your galley and under the Systems Monitor and other receptacles is the Inverter Switch (a "Push On/Off" button) that needs to be turned On to power your inverter.... then turn on your TV. (Don't forget to turn off the inverter when done watching the TV and monitor your battery frequently while "boondocking".)

You also might want to check to see if your inverter is large enough for your TV.
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Photos of the Inverter Circuit receptacle & Switch

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Yes! Since this is a "new-to-you" trailer, you may not know that when you are "boondocking" and want to watch the TV, you need to unplug the TV from the regular AC receptacle and plug it into the nearby "Inverter Circuit" receptacle with the the blue label indicating "Inverter Circuit". Then go over to your galley and under the Systems Monitor and other receptacles is the Inverter Switch (a "Push On/Off" button) that needs to be turned On to power your inverter.... then turn on your TV. (Don't forget to turn off the inverter when done watching the TV and monitor your battery frequently while "boondocking".)

You also might want to check to see if your inverter is large enough for your TV.
In the photos below, you will see that our TV is plugged into the regular AC receptacle [when using while on shore power] and that the Inverter Circuit receptacle is labeled and on the right side.

By the galley in our 2007 23' Safari are our monitors, and at the bottom is the Inverter Switch (shown as a close-up in the last photo).
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Thanks for the pics!! You made my life easy. I know my handbook says my rig comes with an inverter but I don't see one anywhere. I'm probably goin to call airstream to confirm my model has one and where it may be.

Once again you have been more than helpful! You rock!!
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Where our inverter is located

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Thanks for the pics!! You made my life easy. I know my handbook says my rig comes with an inverter but I don't see one anywhere. I'm probably goin to call airstream to confirm my model has one and where it may be.

Once again you have been more than helpful! You rock!!
Are you sure your handbook says you have an inverter (or does it actually say "converter", which all trailers have). My Owners Manual does not list "inverter" in its index because it is an optional item.

I did find our inverter years ago by removing the street-side front lounge cushions, which revealed a hole, and forward of the hole is a "secret trap door", and upon lifting it, revealed our 600-watt Sine Wave Inverter made by WFCO.

See post #281 & 282 of SilverGate's Safari is Home at Last!

Also see this thread: "What is an inverter?"
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And there lies the problem!! I confused inverter with converter!! Haha I'm a newbie can you tell?


Thanks for all your help silver gate!!
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You're very welcome, silverwheels, and welcome to the wonderful world of Airstreaming!

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(And that was a nice way to make my one thousandth post!)
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Now... where were we? Oh yes...

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Hi Silverwheels,

Last Wednesday, Abe (RV Mobile Service 2U) came out and cleaned and repacked our bearings, and cleaned, inspected and adjusted our brakes.

We were very impressed with his knowledge, experience, and work.
More about this in "Getting my bearings... repacked", post #523 of "SilverGate's Safari is Home at Last!" thread.
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