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Old 08-08-2015, 03:30 AM   #1
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Thor Noob Question

i have never owned a Thor product but have owned a few Cs and Bs. I looked at an Axis the other day and a C that was parked next to it. Overall I was very impressed.
My only concern, and perhaps you may think it's minor, but again it's important to me. The Tvs were all 120 vac with no 12 volt outlet in sight in order to use an inverter. Since the kids like to watch movies while I drive and I enjoy watching tv at night, how will I do this while we boondock? Certainly the generator could be used while underway but with no hook-ups or when a Gen is not allowed what does everyone do?

I plan to add solar panels to ensure the batteries are kept topped-off so I'm not too concerned about them.

My other motor homes all had 12 volts near the Tvs and the Forest River products that I saw also used 12 volt Tvs although they were an off brand.

I guess my question is if the TV 120 volt receptacles in the Thor were all tied together where I could add one inverter for them after the breaker box? Is there another solution I'm over-looking?


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Old 08-08-2015, 11:44 AM   #2
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My living room tv is 12 volt, but DW says it's too loud in the coach to watch it while driving.

I've gotta say that my kids watch 95% of their "tv" on ipads. Maybe that's a solution....

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Old 08-08-2015, 12:01 PM   #3
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Woo - I am not sure about the Axis but for sure in our Challenger the living room TV is wired into the circuit that our inverter powers. While our living room TV isn't 12 volt - it will operate without shore power or generator. In a few months we will be heading south for several weeks (this is correctly read - snowbird) and we will operate from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM without genny running. Very convenient for us so our Tailgater will remained power also.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:31 PM   #4
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It would be possible to add an inverter to an Axis or Vegas. You'd have to isolate the circuits you'd want on the inverter--which shouldn't be an issue as they all go back to the converter.

Looking at the wiring diagram for our 24.1 there isn't a specific 120V circuit for the TVs. It looks like they are simply included on the "General Recepts" circuit (all the 120V outlets).
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