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Old 07-11-2018, 11:30 PM   #1
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Full Inverter/Charge kit to buy??

Hey folks- first post here. Does someone offer a full kit to purchase (inverter,leads, switches, shoreline hookup, alternator hookup etc.) for charging battery bank to power AC/DC? First time conversion here and I'm looking for something simple to get started with. Thanks!
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Ha! Doesn't exist, eh?
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One DOES exist. Contact your local RV dealer.
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I built a setup like that using an Aims pure sine wave inverter/charger/transfer switch as the hub.

From there I just bought the shore power inlet, a voltage sensitive relay for charging from the alternator, and the wires, breakers, and batteries.
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Does someone offer a full kit...
Not that I'm aware of but I was wrong one other time.

It seems we kinda hate to admit it but a conversion is not a simple thing - certainly not a "full" conversion to a livable RV style rig. Of course, it isn't rocket science either - just stuff that many folks have never messed with before. The electrical system is one of the areas that tends to give folks problems. In my opinion, it requires a lot of decisions, a big learning curve, an actual plan/design, and far more research/study that many want to give it. However; this knowledge is valuable (I'd even suggest essential) for then living with the conversion.

So... start studying and asking questions.
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Thanks for the replies! I know there’s no “easy button”, but I wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something simple.
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I bought one of those red easy buttons and I think mine was inoperable on receipt. At least it didn't work as I expected.

There is a product - not sure who makes it or what it's called - that is basically an AC/DC power panel. It includes 110VAC breakers and 12VDC fuse panel. Maybe more, I'm not sure. I think it is used in the smaller RV's. Certainly not everything you listed originally but might be a starting point??

Something like this but I have no idea if this is a good one or commonly used - just the first thing to pop up in a search.
https://pantherrvproducts.com/atwood...waAs4bEALw_wcB
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I bought one of those red easy buttons and I think mine was inoperable on receipt. At least it didn't work as I expected.



There is a product - not sure who makes it or what it's called - that is basically an AC/DC power panel. It includes 110VAC breakers and 12VDC fuse panel. Maybe more, I'm not sure. I think it is used in the smaller RV's. Certainly not everything you listed originally but might be a starting point??



Something like this but I have no idea if this is a good one or commonly used - just the first thing to pop up in a search.

https://pantherrvproducts.com/atwood...waAs4bEALw_wcB


It is generally called an RV power converter. I had one I recovered from a wrecked trailer but sold it. For the right build though they are convenient.
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Thanks for the replies!... I know there’s no “easy button...
Sigh. I was hoping...
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Thanks guys- very helpful! Picked up our 99 E450 shuttle yesterday. So I’ll be picking your brains on lots of topics I’m sure.
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