Well on the recliners running on inverter power & shore power, here is Airstream response. Not what I was hoping to hear, very disappointing
. I am surprised a high product like this was not better thought out, especially at the cost! When we originally looked at the trailer, the dealer did not even know how to work the recliners! Finally some one turned on the inverter & presto.
I see a lot of talk on the forum about inverters and making the recliners work on shore and inverter power with out without turning it on.
Talk from fellow Airstreamers "Wasn't really an issue for me. (I installed a 2000 Watt Xantrex)" Do your engineers have a recommended fix??? Would installing this unit be a fix? There response.
Our inverter circuits are stand alone circuits and do not tie into the shore power circuits at all. We run this line direct from the inverter to an outlet to power the couch. There would need to be some rewiring of this circuit to get it hooked into the main breaker panel first. Then your Xantrex inverter could be tied into the shore power circuits and be powered by either the inverter or the shore power cord.
Like I said this would take quite a bit of work but could be changed. We just feel leaving the inverter switch in the on position (especially when your plugged into shore power) is not putting a heavy load on your batteries. We actually have this same type of inverter connection in our Land Yacht models associated with the televisions in them.
I hope this answers your questions on the inverter. If not please let me know.
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. As far as this inverter issue with the recliner I think it is going to be a big issue based on the feed back I am getting from new owners. I am very unhappy with how this works & for this kind of money I would think it would of been better thought out? It sound like there is no easy fix. I think that the factory should make it work either way which would be much easier to fix it on your end rather than a expensive aftermarket fix. The problem with leaving the inverter switch on is that there is a constant humming from the inverter. So are they any other fixes that you would recommend? Will the factory fix this issue so I can take it back to my dealer & get it fixed. There response.
Thank you for the comments you have supplied and I will make sure our management team has the opportunity to review them. We have had feedback both ways on this subject and made the decision to run the couch outlet direct from the inverter through this feedback. Many of our customers like to use their trailers in remote areas that do not give them the ability to use the shore power cord. We feel that utilizing the inverter direct is the best option for either scenario.
Your trailer is working the way it is designed to operate and we have no plans to change this inverter circuit at this time.
Again, we appreciate the feedback you have provided.
We do not have a recommended change on this. We currently have no plans in making any changes in the setup. If something changes I will let you know.
Unfortunately that is where it stands for now. Hope this is helpful for fellow Classic owners. If some has any ideas I am open to your feedback.