Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Gulf Stream Owners RV Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-11-2007, 11:15 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 9
Default How do I add an inverter when it doesnt have one

I have a 2007 GS on order and expect to recieve it in late May of 2007. We are very excited. It is a Yellowstone 36' triple slide model 8357 with full body paint and we ordered it with all the extras. We live in so. calif. I noticed that this unit does not come with an inverter installed and it is not an option from the factory. It will have a front and rear TV. I don't want to always run the gen. while driving to operate things because of our great gas prices in calif at $3.25 per gallon. How hard is it to install an invertor to run front and rear tv, am I asking for a nightware to try and run all the wires etc. Do I need an invertor placed in front and rear of coach or will one do it, just have to worry about the long wires? And do I have to spend the big bucks for a true sine wave convertor or can I get away with a cheaper modified sine wave. I am very mechanically inclined and work on classic cars, so the work doesnt scare me, just the headache, lol. Please help if you can, thanks, Bart....oh I am a new member to this forum so forgive me for my ignorance!
fyrengineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2007, 08:33 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 226

Spend the money and get an all-in-one charger/inverter with a built in ATS (automatic transfer switch). It will replace the existing charging system, but that makes life easier in the end. The only difficulty doing that, though, is that it depends on where your batteries are located. If they are like min and are in the front of the coach, this is not the best solution (too far to go from the rear of coach to the front with 12V mega-cables that would be necessary for such a long run. That is why i left the existing charging system in place and put my inverter in the front electrical compartment. It is easier to run the live 110V wire back to the ATS under the bed than the other way around with the 12V cables. But, because my system already had an existing ATS to flip between shore and the genset, I had to cascade in a new ATS for the inverter.

On the topic of weather or not you need a true sine wave model:

My advice is get one. My first inverter was not and I had issues with one of my TVs (its flyback trans. would not charge properly) and then alos my laser printer and one of my computer power supplies did not like the mod sine wave AC. So, I switched it out and I never look back. Plus, my new one has a remote panel so I can monitor digitally the batter reserve.

There is a reason this is a spendy install if you choose not to do it yourself. If you do, you will understand what I mean
Happy GulfStreamer
2004 Ultra Supreme Class A 30'
- Added hard-wired Pro-Sine 1000 Inverter
- Converted batteries to 4x6V from 2x12V
- Added Bully air-horn
- Added Safe-T-Steer

gsadmin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2007, 06:09 PM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 59

I just added an inverter to my 2003 Ultra Supreme 33'. The converter is located at the foot of the bed. I removed the plywood over the converter and added #8 guage wire to the battery connections coming into the converter. I cut an appropriate size hole in the side of the bed box, added a shelf to hold the inverter, and hooked up the #8 wire. Works fine.
2003 Gulf Stream Ultra Supreme 33' 8328
zzrv is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
inverter satboyz Class A 1 10-17-2013 06:02 PM
Do I Have An Inverter Jim_PEI Electrical 2 03-27-2013 08:17 AM
Passenger Mirror Doesnt Stick Out Far Enough To See Liv2RidMIke Class C 3 03-19-2013 11:00 PM
Inverter hyall Electrical 0 05-23-2010 05:52 PM
Inverter questions nuthut Electrical 6 06-01-2009 11:53 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.