Inverter Update, Auto Gen Start & ComBox. And We Have a Winner!

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After installing our new Xantrex inverter/charger last summer, we promised to provide an update. Now with 6 months of flawless performance under our belts, we’re also sharing our AGS system and our ComBox, which is one of the coolest pieces of elec-tech ever!

Not only can we set our generator to operate autonomously, but we can now monitor and control our energy management system from anywhere in the world. Without telling Xantrex that we’d already installed our ComBox (the system that allows remote monitoring and control, among other things), we paid a visit to their headquarters in Western Canada. The staff got a big surprise when we started up our generator by remote control… from our iPad!

Check out the video above for an update, plus an overview of our Xantrex visit.

In other news… the first RVgeeks Giveaway of 2017 came to a close on Sunday, March 12th. A hearty congratulations goes out to Mary A., the winner of our $500 Mattress Insider Giveaway. Mary’s entry, #1,052, was the lucky random winner drawn from 1,431 entries. She’ll be putting her prize to good use in her new-to-her 2003 Travel Supreme.

We also want to extend a special thanks to Mattress Insider for providing such a generous prize. If you didn’t win this time, you can still get a 10% discount off your entire order by using the Coupon Code “RVGEEKS” when ordering from MattressInsider.com or over the phone: (888) 488-1468.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and best of luck in our next giveaway, which will be announced right here on Wednesday, March 29th. So if you’re reading this, and not already receiving e-mail notifications of our posts, be sure to subscribe today. The two valuable prizes we’ll be announcing are surely something every RVer would love to have. Stay tuned! wink


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  1. You guys are the best! I am sometimes called the gadget man but that system is great! I currently have an older version RS2000 with AGS and the SCP and it is still working! I know now what to upgrade to when it does finally fail.

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      Aw, thanks, Ralph! Glad we could help light the way for any future upgrade! We know how it goes when you’ve got a perfectly functional system, but have your eye on something new. We get antsy and want the “new” as early as possible. LOL! Thank goodness for Craigslist! Great way to sell functional equipment to help offset the cost of the new. Or at least that’s how WE justify it. ;)

  2. I have watched you make many upgrades to your motorhome, I would think you are planning to keep the motorhome until the axles fall off.

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  3. Yesterday there was an open house at an RV Resort in Coachella CA and several new Class A coaches were available for viewing. One of the coolest things was the electronic systems control panel in the new Prevost coaches. For example: the air conditioning page showed the coach information in sections (like on big airlines). The window shade page let you operate the shades individually or all at once. Fun.

    Your Xantrex ComBox looks like it has the same information as one of the electric pages on the electric system. Although I’m not sure about the remote monitoring and gen starting on the Prevost. If I had seen this video two days ago I would have asked.

    Thanks for this update. Once again you have given us something to think about.

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  4. You guys are amazing! I get the gist of what you’re doing but this one way over my head. I’m still trying to figure out how to get good Wi-Fi and cellular signal-LOL!

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