Originally Posted by steelheadbluesman
Going down the road, with the confidence that all your essentials will function on battery power is a wonderful thing.
Perfect, you said it all in one sentence!
With technology going the way it has, RVs have become way to complicated for the average retired RVers IMHO. Seems to me it causes many of them more grief and money than any benefit they get.
Just one small example is a Progessive Dynamics converter/ charger. Probably the best on the planet - $150. Instead a mfg will put in a $2000 inverter/charger so you can run your TV, VCR, DVD which you believe needs 115v. Almost all of these run on 12v and use a WART to convert your inverted 115v back into !2v. Now how dumb is that?
Yes not all mfgs build these multi-voltage alliances, but they do exist and are high quality. So why don't RV mfgs use them?
It really makes me wonder if the RV mfg industry is really that stupid, or use smoke, mirrors and useless gadgets to entice newbies to pay more because we offer all these convieniences?