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Old 01-30-2018, 06:52 PM   #1
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Minnie Winnie 31G options

Hello Everyone,

We are from Western PA and going tomorrow to sign the papers to order a new Minnie Winnie 31G. Here is the list of options we are ordering:

38E Convenience Package
09A Premium Package
52N Electric Patio Awning
31U Molded Front Cap
68X Bedroom TV
38W Spare Tire
37A Tuscan Gold Champagne Exterior Graphics
13F Touch Control Microwave/Convection Oven
9PC Tailgate Package

We thought about the Hydraulic Jacks but decided against them because of cost and weight.

Still thinking about:

13Y - Dual Glazed, Thermo-Insulated Windows (25B, 31G)

Any comments?

And lastly what does the:

401 - Inverter - DC/AC, 1,000-Watt

do for me?

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Old 02-02-2018, 10:45 PM   #2
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I love the floor plan, and great options. I have dual glazed windows and like them for the temperature insulation, but probably more for sound insulation. Take care and wishing you the best in your new RV!
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:25 AM   #3
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The inverter option would allow you to use AC appliances without shore power or generator. Note that only moderate loads could be sustained, e.g. NO blow dryers, electric heaters, probably no microwave.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:05 AM   #4
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I just purchased used a 31KP all the options the OP referred to except - spare tire...I'll call someone to fix//change replace.....But mine did nit have an inverter so I am having the local RV dealer a Winnebago dealer install one...was going with a 1000 but the service managr said go with a 2000...only difference incost was the upcharge for the 2 vs 1...same labor costs....service manager said that w/a 2000 no problem with blow dryer or microwave. Big thing for me is being able to use the small appliances w/o being hooked up or using the generator.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:27 AM   #5
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My vote is for the 2000 inverter also. Look close for the pure sine wave rather than the modified sine. I have a plain 1000 installed by Winnie and could use more.
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My vote is for the 2000 inverter also. Look close for the pure sine wave rather than the modified sine. I have a plain 1000 installed by Winnie and could use more.
Just remember the inverter is only one part of the equation. You're going to need a sizeable battery bank to put out 2000 watts! Think 400A/hr minimum, preferably more.
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Just remember the inverter is only one part of the equation. You're going to need a sizeable battery bank to put out 2000 watts! Think 400A/hr minimum, preferably more.
Being new at this inverter business my question is.....won't the inverter use what ever "power" Is available ...drawing the batteries down as it goes of course? if I only have 200 AH wont the 2000 still work....I don't anticipate using a bunch of power...just want to be able to watch TV and use a computer for 3 or 4 hours in the evening. Coach lights will continue to run off 12V I assume.

As I said...all new to me so I am all ears about how it works. Any adive at all would be appreciated.
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TV's an such aren't an issue. Hair dryers are. Electric ovens/cook tops/griddles are. Will your existing batteries work? Yes, but turn on those heavy hitters and your small battery bank will be toast very quickly. Here's a decent primer for you to read: https://www.westmarine.com/WestAdvis...verter-Charger
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TV's an such aren't an issue. Hair dryers are. Electric ovens/cook tops/griddles are. Will your existing batteries work? Yes, but turn on those heavy hitters and your small battery bank will be toast very quickly. Here's a decent primer for you to read: https://www.westmarine.com/WestAdvis...verter-Charger
Thanks for the info...I will also check into better batteries.......when I have the work completed I'll get back to this thread and fill you in.
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For the folks following this thread. Here is the close out of the Inverter tale. Took the MH to General RV in Akron OH. They installed a Xantrex 2500 HFS Freedom Inverter-Charger wired to provide access to all the AC outlets in the coach. Now, I'm going to disclose the cost but before I do a word to all the folks who got or could get a better deal I DON'T CARE....total cost was $2181 (cost of inverter was $1124). The inverter works like a dream and I am very happy to have that mod completed. Next is the purchase of 2 recliners to replace the "sofa". So far I have eliminated Lazy Boy as they had nothing in size, or cost that would fit my needs. It's looking like Glastop out of Pompano Beach Fl will be the best bet, but the search is not completed
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Motts461, have you actullay take posession of your MH yet or are you waiting for delivery from factory to your dealer?
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:16 PM   #12
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We have possession. I have been working on the Wrangler Toad to Minnie Winnie connection for the last couple weeks. The weather in Western PA has been horrible so have not had a chance to get it out. We've been hitting Camping World and Amazon pretty hard. I need to start camping and quit thinking of stuff to buy. Can't Wait!
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Motts, did you decide on adding the inverter. Just got mine out of the shop on Friday with the new Xantrex 2500 installed. Seems great all the outlets in the coach now have power delivered by the inverter.
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I did not, didn't see the need for our use. What other options do you have?
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