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Mr.Mark

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Posted: 08/08/18 07:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our 2008 Monaco Dynasty was all electric with Aqua-Hot (diesel). I boon-docked with my group of friends in Quartzsite every January for 5-7 days for about 4 yrs. in a row.

I used the genny 2 hrs. in the morning and 2 hrs. in the evening as that was breakfast and dinner time (preparing food for the pot-luck).

Our genny would auto-start if needed but it never did with my 2 hr. AM and PM regimen. We had 8 house batteries, a 10K genny and one solar panel.

On our current coach we have 3 Lithium Ion batteries for house (replaces 8-10 AGM's) and I can go 11 hrs. before the genny kicks on. We have two refrigerators (Jenn-Air in the kitchen and a small one in the bay). The reason I know I can go 11 hrs. is that the electricity has gone out twice at my storage facility. [emoticon]
Of course that is with minimal loads. We do not have solar.

I never wanted propane on the coach, electric works perfectly for us.

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* This post was edited 08/08/18 07:51am by Mr.Mark *


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I think you would find that you either have to go back a few years, or get into an entry level to keep that LP fridge. I always thought the LP fridge was a "must have", but now I think there are many advantages to all electric coaches and smart use of the generator can probably extend your stay equivalent to or better than an LP coach.


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Mile High wrote:

I think you would find that you either have to go back a few years or get into an entry level to keep that LP fridge. I always thought the LP fridge was a "must have", but now I think there are many advantages to all electric coaches and smart use of the generator can probably extend your stay equivalent to or better than an LP coach.


I have been convinced. the all electric is the way to go. My last coach was a brand new Monaco signature and even it had the 2-way fridge. I really appreciate all your comments and education. nice to hear from people who are doing it.
we are looking at 2012 up to 2015 and they all are all electric. our only choices are Tiffin, Newmar and Country Coach, coaches.

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You ever see one of those residential fridges that has Internet access and a TV screen on the front and all kinds of bells and whistles? One of those is cheaper than a two-way rv fridge! I just had to replace the guts of my two-way fridge and the total cost was close to $2000. Would have been a lot more if I had to replace the entire thing. I boondock too, but based on the repair costs, I'd have no problem going with an all electric rig and residential fridge next time.


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Something else to consider if you're worried about running the big generator too much, is get a Honda 2000 watt generator. They are about $1000 and can be stored in the basement. That will keep the batteries charged while boondocking and is very easy on fuel. If all you're doing is charging batteries 7500 watts and burning a half gallon of fuel an hours is overkill.

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paulm wrote:

Mile High wrote:

I think you would find that you either have to go back a few years or get into an entry level to keep that LP fridge. I always thought the LP fridge was a "must have", but now I think there are many advantages to all electric coaches and smart use of the generator can probably extend your stay equivalent to or better than an LP coach.


I have been convinced. the all electric is the way to go. My last coach was a brand new Monaco signature and even it had the 2-way fridge. I really appreciate all your comments and education. nice to hear from people who are doing it.
we are looking at 2012 up to 2015 and they all are all electric. our only choices are Tiffin, Newmar and Country Coach, coaches.


The newest Country Coach will be an 2009 as they closed up shop. Parts and service are still available.

Safe travels,
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Most likely it will be a tiffin

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The new residential refers only use around 3 amps when running....very low power draw. All electric is the best way to go.


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That three amps of AC is 30A of DC to the inverter.
The fridge doesn’t run 24 hours a day and very little at night but that energy does need replaced.
Not a nay sayer, I wouldn’t hesitate to own an all electric coach, although I love gas cooktops.


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Posted: 08/10/18 08:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Big Katuna wrote:

That three amps of AC is 30A of DC to the inverter.
The fridge doesn’t run 24 hours a day and very little at night but that energy does need replaced.
Not a nay sayer, I wouldn’t hesitate to own an all electric coach, although I love gas cooktops.
Actually that brings up another downfall of electric many don't think about. Everyone focuses on the fridge, but the electric cooktop will zap those batteries fast so you have to carry a portable gas stove if you boondock.

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