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Old 05-13-2020, 12:32 PM   #1
2020 16' Caravel
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Victron Multiplus Inverter/Charger in 16' Bambi/Caravel

Hello! I purchased a Victron Multiplus Inverter/Charger kit from AM Solar. I decided to have my local airstream service center do the install, instead of tackling it myself.

Has anyone upgraded (or installed new) this inverter/charger in a 16' bambi/caravel, under the bed?

I'm concerned about fitment as it seems to be a bit larger than the factory installed inverter.

It's the 1200VA model
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Old 05-14-2020, 01:04 PM   #2
2020 16' Caravel
San Clemente , CA
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I went through my trailer with my local airstream service center, and there isn't a place to install this Victron inverter/charger.

They recommended a Xantrex Freedom XC 2000W, as it's smaller and they have installed it in a Bambi before (up front, right, on the floor behind the drawer).

I talked to Garrett at AM Solar, he agreed that it's comparable to the Victron.

Anyone have experience with this inverter/charger?
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:16 AM   #3
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The Xantrex isnít a Hybrid inverter like the Victron if that matters to you. It wonít supplement an external power source, like a small generator, with battery power.

More to the point, Iíve had issues in the past with the current requirements of big inverters with the stock batteries. You may find the voltage sags excessively. That may force you down the Lithium rabbit hole if it doesnít work out. AGMís might work or two parallel 12v batteries. Also be aware the cables from the battery to the battery may need to be upgraded.

Xantrex is a quality company so I would imagine that inverter is fine as far as that goes.
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Old 05-21-2020, 02:52 PM   #4
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i stalled the Victron 3k unit under the bed in out 22FB sport
i also moved the BB Lion battery there also
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