Originally Posted by jgeurin
Do you have any details on this? I am planning to do the same. Wondering where you put everything. Maybe there is another thread detailing this?
In the 2013 coach, you just missed the Magnum MS1012 by a few months in production. That's unfortunate.
I have a 2011, and it came with the Tripp Lite like yours, which I presume is mounted with a cutout under the couch which is just below the front edge and on a bit of the right center.
Here's how you replace it.
1. To remove it, you must remove the coach lower cushion. There are two bolts on the left and right rail on the front side, with locking nuts and hex bolts, and two welded threaded studs on bottom of the cushion that poke through the same rail that has a locking bolts. First, with the couch in the full upright position, remove the two bolts. Then, using the electric switch, move it so you can access the lower part of the front edge where the two bolts are. Remove those. Push the cushion up and out, and remove it. Be careful as you don't want to protruding threaded posts ripping any of the other leather surfaces or scratch anything.
Next, to remove the Tripp Lite, be sure you are NOT plugged into shore power and be sure the inverter is also turned off. Carefully remove the positive cable, and wrap it in black electrical tape, because it is connected to the coach batteries, and unless you want to see sparks, you better be very careful with it. Remove the negative DC connection and the AC lines, and ground. The inverter is held to the floor if I recall with a couple of easily removed screws. You will be surprised at how flimsily it was installed. Pull the unit and set it aside.
2. Next, mount the MS1012 in the same location as they did in later models -on the back panel of this compartment, facing forward. I removed the back panel, and placed the MS1012 on it, marked the screw holes, and drilled them. I used bolts and a decorative finish washers on the side facing rear. I made the AC connections after mounting it on the back panel while it was facing up, and also the DC connections. I also installed a BMK battery monitor and RC-50 remote. I ran the wire to the instrument panel, and took off the Tripp Lite remote, fit the RC-50 on the panel (it will need to be cut out), and plugged it in.
I then tilted the back panel into place, with the MS1012 on it and screwed the panel in place.
I left the hole where the Tripplite was on the forware panel, and it came in handy when I had to reset the breaker after it tripped on one occasion when my wife used a hair dryer it didn't like. I may close it off at some point, but with the door closed, it can't be seen anyway.
That's pretty much it.
I have the battery monitor kit I no longer use. I replaced it with the Victron battery monitor 712 and remote monitor just a few weeks ago.
Drop me a private email-if you want I can walk you through it over the phone. We are almost neighbors.