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theoldwizard1

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Lil' Snoozy was the only TT I have seen in the past 5 years that came as electric only. A couple of 6V golf cart batteries and an inverter that could run a small microwave to make coffee (French press) should be all you need. Of course lithium would be better.

Induction "hot plate" for use with a generator or one of those small butane hot plates and you could make bacon and eggs !

The bonus would be a compressor refrigerator !

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Posted: 07/24/21 07:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All good until you dry camp in cold weather and need a furnace. But some people never do that, so for them it's fine.


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Electric only….sounds like somewhere between an effort in futility and a nightmare.

Or expensive. Kinda like cheap fast r good. Pick 2


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Posted: 07/24/21 09:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

theoldwizard1 wrote:

The bonus would be a compressor refrigerator !
As opposed to an icebox? Yes that compressor would be a bonus.

I would assume electric only is just to hop from pedestal to pedestal.


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rexlion wrote:

All good until you dry camp in cold weather and need a furnace. But some people never do that, so for them it's fine.


Hmmm.. Wouldn't EVs be the same issue? Seems like most RV folks on this forum want EVs, they will be taking them dry camping but yet, you say folks can't run a all electric RV [emoticon]

Your gonna have to get out of the propane stone age sometime since propane fridges pollute far more than electric fridges due to higher energy consumption.

For the record, I setup my RV with a 120V home fridge with inverter and a pair of 6V GC2s and I am not afraid to dry camp but I am not impressed with EVs..

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Posted: 07/25/21 07:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

theoldwizard1 wrote:

Lil' Snoozy was the only TT I have seen in the past 5 years that came as electric only. A couple of 6V golf cart batteries and an inverter that could run a small microwave to make coffee (French press) should be all you need. Of course lithium would be better.

Induction "hot plate" for use with a generator or one of those small butane hot plates and you could make bacon and eggs !

The bonus would be a compressor refrigerator !


If you need a generator...not exactly electric only.

12v compressor fridges are becoming the primary fridge on new RVs.


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Gdetrailer wrote:

rexlion wrote:

All good until you dry camp in cold weather and need a furnace. But some people never do that, so for them it's fine.


Hmmm.. Wouldn't EVs be the same issue? Seems like most RV folks on this forum want EVs, they will be taking them dry camping but yet, you say folks can't run a all electric RV [emoticon]


Wanting and being practical are different things. I'd love a cheap, safe, nuclear powered RV good for a million miles and the waste at the end is converted to radiation free gold.

Only a small number of proponents are thinking it's remotely viable to have an all electric RV now.

Running the house side of an RV off battery is possible although more expensive and limiting but certainly doable if you feel the need.

Running the propulsion side is pretty much a pipe dream unless you are willing to limit your range to less than triple digit distances and stay only at parks with 50amp power.

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The only time an all electric TT should be a problem is when used off grid. Then you need a way to recharge the batteries (solar or gen) which is no different than EV’s.

Has anyone seen or experienced an EV that needs AC or heat and the impact on distance between charges?


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wildtoad wrote:

The only time an all electric TT should be a problem is when used off grid. Then you need a way to recharge the batteries (solar or gen) which is no different than EV’s.

Has anyone seen or experienced an EV that needs AC or heat and the impact on distance between charges?


Even on 30amp, it can be a hassle. Electric stoves pull a lot of juice which means you can't run the air/con. While we generally try to avoid cooking inside when it's hot, sometimes it makes sense.

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theoldwizard1 wrote:

Lil' Snoozy was the only TT I have seen in the past 5 years that came as electric only. A couple of 6V golf cart batteries and an inverter that could run a small microwave to make coffee (French press) should be all you need. Of course lithium would be better.

Induction "hot plate" for use with a generator or one of those small butane hot plates and you could make bacon and eggs !

The bonus would be a compressor refrigerator !


A couple of 6V golf cart batteries and an inverter that could run a small microwave to make coffee (French press) should be all you need

Well, that should be all "You" need. I want a little more. I'm cooking pies from scratch, making biscuits on cold mornings, and maybe cinnamon rolls. I need propane, Gods gift to week long boon docking patrons.


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