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msturtz

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Mile High wrote:

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.

This is very true! An induction cook top can use 1500 watts per burner! That is a massive load on the batteries.


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msturtz wrote:

Mile High wrote:

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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.
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.

This is very true! An induction cook top can use 1500 watts per burner! That is a massive load on the batteries.

I would have never thought a range would be powered from the inverter, just as the ac's aren't and we do have a genset for this, so needing it for the range, wouldn't be any different. Besides, anyone who boondocks and without a small generator on board for battery charging, needs to run it for some hours, each day, anyway and we usually choose dinner time for doing so and maybe mornings, as well.


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Yes you can run the genny for the range, but there is a boondock advantage to the gas range that goes beyond the refrigerator discussion. You can boondock a while on a residential fridge, but you would have to run a generator to cook on an all electric coach unless you had outside portable gas appliances.


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I think An outdoor portable gas cooker is the way to go. I never liked cooking the coach anyway.ha
I have a portable infrared grill and a two burner cook top to keep the smells out of the coach n

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paulm wrote:

I think An outdoor portable gas cooker is the way to go. I never liked cooking the coach anyway.ha
I have a portable infrared grill and a two burner cook top to keep the smells out of the coach n
I agree. Our coach actually has a gas cooktop, but I use a portable outdoor induction cooktop because I hate the heat, moisture, and smells getting in the coach. If I was boondocking, I would have to get a portable gas.

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"I inspected a Travel Supreme last year that was all electric - no propane aboard. Hydro hot diesel burner for heat and hot water, electric cook top and oven, 12.5 kW Onan and 8 - CG2s with 2 - 2000 watt inverters. No boondocking in that bus."

That is a ridiculous statement. Why can't you boondock in that coach? It has everything needed to do so


except peace and quiet. I don't like listening to a 12.5 kW generator all day. And I'm sure my neighbors wouldn't either.


X2!!!

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daveshoby wrote:

jplante4 wrote:

dons2346 wrote:

"I inspected a Travel Supreme last year that was all electric - no propane aboard. Hydro hot diesel burner for heat and hot water, electric cook top and oven, 12.5 kW Onan and 8 - CG2s with 2 - 2000 watt inverters. No boondocking in that bus."

That is a ridiculous statement. Why can't you boondock in that coach? It has everything needed to do so


except peace and quiet. I don't like listening to a 12.5 kW generator all day. And I'm sure my neighbors wouldn't either.


X2!!!


Guys, the generator doesn't have to run all day. Generally, two hours in the morning and two in the evening is plenty to keep the battery bank charged.

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^^^ And its a darn quiet generator too. Unless you're standing next to it you probably wouldn't know it was running anyway.


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Bruce Brown wrote:

^^^ And its a darn quiet generator too. Unless you're standing next to it you probably wouldn't know it was running anyway.

We find that there's a world of difference between our present Onan 7.5 Quiet Diesel and our last 5.5 Generac. Even more so with an older 87 gasoline Onan.

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Any Generator running for more than an hour is ...well irritating. We boondock alot and Hubby runs ours more than any of our friends with residential fridges. Drives me crazy and it's my rig LOL. We have plenty of battery bank and solar, go figure.


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