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Lwiddis

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Posted: 05/02/22 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mock turtle, that’s what Airstream is working on…a trailer that powers itself with an electric truck TV.


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way2roll wrote:

Mentioned an under the bed AC unit


So you get to sleep right on top of an air conditioner that's cycling on and off all night?

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and detailed about the insulation that helps keeps things cooler (or warmer).


If you have to park the RV in full sunlight to get significant power out of the panels, you're going to need all the insulation you can get.

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Posted: 05/02/22 05:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First?

No mention of Nimbl or Aeon, or any of the others? Even my 2013 Tiger was all electric.



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Seems it would be better to have propane for cooking, hot water, and outdoor grill than electric. Just my thought anyway. I do wonder how long they can withstand rainy or cloudy days. Having propane would allow you to stretch the electric power farther. And personally I prefer parking in the shade, and solar pretty much won't allow you to do that. Parking in full sun in the midwest in the middle of summer would put the AC to the test. [emoticon]


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Posted: 05/02/22 08:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Skibane wrote:

So you get to sleep right on top of an air conditioner that's cycling on and off all night?
Compared to the roof shaker over the bed? How bad can it be?


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time2roll wrote:

Skibane wrote:

So you get to sleep right on top of an air conditioner that's cycling on and off all night?
Compared to the roof shaker over the bed? How bad can it be?


6 inches away, versus 6 feet?

The inverse square law is a thing...

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How much to import to the US from Austrialia over and above the $79K?

I can see such rigs in the future being pumped out by Thor and Forest River, crammed chock full of high quality WFCO, Lippert, and Furrion electrical components ROFLMAO.


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I didn't watch the video, but I am also wondering why they don't use propane? Arguably, my TT right now is "electric", but with propane appliances. Which seems to work very well and obviously saves the battery power.

It would be nice to have a massive battery like that for extended weekends without hookup.

Hey, and I can use my Honda EU to recharge it!


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Posted: 05/03/22 05:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

Seems it would be better to have propane for cooking, hot water, and outdoor grill than electric. Just my thought anyway. I do wonder how long they can withstand rainy or cloudy days. Having propane would allow you to stretch the electric power farther. And personally I prefer parking in the shade, and solar pretty much won't allow you to do that. Parking in full sun in the midwest in the middle of summer would put the AC to the test. [emoticon]


If you don't use the air/con or heat, probably indefinitely.

If you need air/con or heat, well, not so great.


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How long would you (2 adults based on floor plans) be able to be off grid/boondocking with a cassette toilet and 60gal of fresh water?

Information on the AC unit can be found at the link below.
Link to ac website

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