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Old 07-14-2015, 08:17 AM   #43
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If you get a regular refrigerator that runs off of electricity or propane I know while you are driving it runs on propane. When you using land connections it runs on electricity. What is it's a residential type electrical only refrigerator. Does this mean the generator has to run all of the time you are not connected to land based power or do those run off propane too?

If you have a residential refrigerator, likely you'll have enough batteries to sustain you for a period of time.. depending on how many batteries will determine the time between charges... Also, you will have an inverter which converts 12V to 110V.. this is what you will use while driving down the road.. Some people maintain with solar.. but that is not 100% all the time.. so, from time to time, you'll either need your generator or shore power to charge your batteries.

I also have a question about running the stove, air conditioner and televisions. All of these things do not work without either land based power or generator correct? How do you cool the back of the coach while you are moving? Does the front air conditioner provide enough cooling for the passenger areas or do you have to run the generator to cool those areas well?

The "dash" air usually doesn't have enough power to cool the driver and passenger, let alone the rest of the coach.. Typically, we run the generator while driving on hot days so we can run the roof AC units.. We also draw all the blinds (we have room darkening shades) to keep the sun out.. Remember, we buy these things for comfort.. if not, we'd still be in tents...

For the MH's that have a TV that appears in the photos to disappear when the slide is in... Does the TV rotate/swivel around the slide once it is closed or can you just not watch television unless the slide is out?

Not all floorplans "hide" the TV.. I have kids.. one of our requirements was having a TV that could be viewed while driving.. We actually have two.. the "salon" TV and bedroom TV.. Works out very nicely for us..

These questions all seem minor and simple to you experienced folk but all I have ever had was a travel trailer.

Thanks in advance for your answers.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:28 AM   #44
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"I also have a question about running the stove, air conditioner and televisions. All of these things do not work without either land based power or generator correct? How do you cool the back of the coach while you are moving? Does the front air conditioner provide enough cooling for the passenger areas or do you have to run the generator to cool those areas well?"
If you have a propane stove you do not need power to use it. Televisons usually run off the battery if you are not plugged in. AC needs the generator. If you get sold a residential refrigerator make sure you have enough batteries in your setup. It will take one decent sized battery to make it through the night plus another battery to run the rest of the stuff. If I am wrong it will need more batteries than that.
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