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NamMedevac 70

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Posted: 03/16/21 10:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well said Mitch. I use combination different batteries and small portable generator for boondocking. Everything works great.

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Posted: 03/16/21 10:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What Mitch said....OP has to expect to do “something “ to make/store power.


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MitchF150 wrote:


Solar costs a lot to start off with, but as long as you have sun, you can run your A/C on it if you have a system to handle it.

Gens are easy, but loud and use a lot of gas if you are running an Onan just to charge the batteries..

Upfront cost of a modest solar is way less than the cost of Honda generator. The problem with many users - they buy a generator before they learn how to do solar, even in sunnier places. It will of course take more than a modest solar to run A/C reliably. This is one thing that is difficult on solar. Everything else is feasible, especially with large Li bank.

If laptop is their biggest worry, Li bank alone can be a solution, with occasional charging by either generator or a small solar, or going back to shore power once in a while.

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Posted: 03/19/21 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It all depends if parking in the sun is a Deal Killer.
People from 65 degree Pacific Norwet seem to forget this.

People whose rig goes to 125 degrees in the afternoon sun take it into account.

Boondocking is a fair weather sport.

My dream was a 2-axle U haul type utilities trailer clad with flip up side awnings, dead quieted generator, etc. Park it in the sunlight.

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MitchF150 wrote:

Power ain't free no matter how you choose to get it.. Choose your poison on how you wish to get it and go from there..

Solar costs a lot to start off with, but as long as you have sun, you can run your A/C on it if you have a system to handle it.


Good luck! Mitch.
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if you can install the pannels and such your self a solare system is about 1/2 the price of a gen (well let me quallify that, I installed 325 watt 24v pannel with a 40amp Mppt controler and all the wires and such. that cost me 580.00 CDN (so about 29.99 US [emoticon] ) and a honda 1000 would have run me 1200.00 for me to add a second 325 watt pannel is 200.00 and I know the solar is way cheeper un the US.

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