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paulm

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thanks for the info. I know about the quite gensets. Had a Monaco signature and we boondocked a lot.
so I guess with the all-electric coaches there would be an auto start on the gen set if batteries get to low. Correct?

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paulm wrote:

thanks for the info. I know about the quite gensets. Had a Monaco signature and we boondocked a lot.
so I guess with the all-electric coaches there would be an auto start on the gen set if batteries get to low. Correct?


Most newer all electrics have auto start.
Another point is that with LED lighting, you would only need to run the genset a few hours a day.

If you run AC you have to run genset anyway.

Quiet Diesels don’t run at a fixed RPM; they change RPM to meet load.

The 5000, 5500, and 7000 W Onans run at 1800 fixed.

The little 4000 runs at a noisey 3600.


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Posted: 08/07/18 12:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One word, Solar. We have no trouble boon docking in our Class A with residential fridge.


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good advice on the solar. some I am looking at have 4 panels on the roof.

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Big Katuna wrote:

paulm wrote:

thanks for the info. I know about the quite gensets. Had a Monaco signature and we boondocked a lot.
so I guess with the all-electric coaches there would be an auto start on the gen set if batteries get to low. Correct?


Most newer all electrics have auto start.
Another point is that with LED lighting, you would only need to run the genset a few hours a day.

If you run AC you have to run genset anyway.

Quiet Diesels don’t run at a fixed RPM; they change RPM to meet load.

The 5000, 5500, and 7000 W Onans run at 1800 fixed.

The little 4000 runs at a noisey 3600.


My QD6000 unit is water cooled and inverter (variable RPM) genrator. We have a Magnum Energy AGS system that starts the generator it the coach becomes too hot or if the batteries are too low.


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I just converted our new ride to all electric...took out stove top and replaced with an induction. We are on our maiden voyage with it and have stayed in a private CG 2 nights out of 30 and no solar yet. A energy star refer uses 100W when running less than half the time so 2 batteries will run it 30+ hours before needing to be recharged.

You are better off buying a rig that’s already total electric as it should have the PSW inverter you need (except for Samsung’s) and more AHs of batteries. I made the mistake of putting way too much money in a NoCold 1200 because of the BS about boondocking with a residential. Going total electric (not really as you heat with a AquaHot) is the best mod ever and I’ve done quite a few mods.


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paulm wrote:

All the motorhomes I am seeing for sale are all electric with residential fridges.
We do a lot of boondocking and I think the coaches with the 2-way fridges that can use propane make boondocking easier.
I have owned 4 motorhomes and 3 airstream trailers over the years and they all had the 2-way fridges. do they make them any more? Please, I would like your thoughts on using an all-electric for boondocking. The coach that I really want to buy is all electric.

I still see them in the entry level models.
New residential's are pretty energy efficient and should run for a long time between charges, with the amount of batteries, most have.
I mean, run the genset for a couple of hours, during dinner and for charging things up, at the same time.


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Looks like there are a bunch of us with residential refers that are managing quite nicely without being plugged in 100%





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A few years back I put a new cooling unit in our Dometic fridge.

If I was doing it again I would change it to a residential style instead.


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Thanks as always good advice from you guys.

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