Want to Watch TV at a Dry Camp? Do an RV Inverter Installation

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Boondocking, or dry camping, is the practice of parking an RV overnight in a spot with no running water or electricity. Boondockers rely on their own supplies they have built up. The benefit of dry camping is that some of the spots used are in the pristine wilderness, untouched and filled with natural beauty. They’re attractive and peaceful, but campers have to be ready to live completely off the grid when they take advantage of these sites.

If your fresh water tanks are full and your batteries are topped off, you shouldn’t have any problem dry camping for a night or two, but it’s good to install some insurance. Watching TV or movies at night requires 120-volt electricity. If you do not want to fire up the generator, an inverter is an easy and inexpensive option. An inverter converts the 12-volt DC electricity available from your house batteries and turns it into the 120 volt power your video equipment uses. In other words, an RV inverter installation turns battery power into entertainment.

In this video, you’ll learn how to safely and easily succeed at an RV inverter installation. You’ll find tips on the best kind of wire connectors to avoid vibrations from loosening wires, and learn how to connect a VCR or DVD player as well as a television to the inverter. This clip also teaches you about dedicated electrical systems and why they’re best for items such as entertainment systems in your RV electrical setup. Finally, you’ll see a discussion of Velcro strips vs. screws when it comes to securing the inverter to the shelf inside the storage cupboard.