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Old 09-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #15
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LoneStarAce, I had 4 size 8-d's in my last rig and feel your pain. Needed a forklift and a second mortgage to replace them.

Are your batteries all tied together or do you have 1 or 2 dedicated to running the fridge?
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I'm still trying to get reports of real world experience for how long folks can run their residential fridge before needing to start the generator. I can do the math based on estimated current draw and battery capacity, but I'm asking about real world experience. Anybody? Thanks.
The residential frig and electric cooktop I think are the only things hookup to the secondary inverter in our coach, so I turn the primary inverter off before we go to sleep at nite, and when we wake up, the house batts still have more than 85% capacity remaining.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:56 AM   #16
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I have 4 6 volt batteries tied in series parallel on my coach. so basically two banks of 12 volt batteries in parallel. I have a household 120 volt refrigerator. On a trip to california in august with outside temps at around 100 + my refrigerator ran for 8 hours before my batteries started getting low. I am not sure how old the batteries are I have only had my 2005 coach a few months and I do not know if the batteries are the original ones in the coach. I also have a problem which I did not realize at the time. The batteries should have recharged from the engine alternator. They did not do that and I am guessing I have a bad charging solenoid. For the question you asked basically I recharge my batteries while at the campground then during the day while driving my coach the refrigerator and anything that runs off the coach batteries usually runs the batteries down in about 8 to 10 hours.
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Greetings to everyone. We (DW and I) are new to the forum. We are upgrading our 32 foot class C, to a diesel pusher. we are currently looking at a 40 foot Holiday Rambler Navigator, all electric coach. I am curios if if there is anyone out there that has comments on the all electric coach vs the coach with propane?
Thanks in advance for your response.
My next one will be all electric w/aqua hot. When it's get really cold you can go through a bunch of propane in a hurry.
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Another plus for all electric coach. Since you are not carrying any propane you are permitted to go through tunnels that restrict propane MHs
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Another plus for all electric coach. Since you are not carrying any propane you are permitted to go through tunnels that restrict propane MHs
There are no restrictions for propane MH's. The valve is supposed to be off is all.
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