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Old 04-24-2016, 04:26 PM   #1
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Coachmen Galleria - electricity

We are considering buying a 2016 Coachmen Galleria. I'm wondering about the quality of this RV in general (Coachmen is new to class B world) and how much we would need to drive it around or run the generator in order to keep the refrigerator running if we are boondocking for a few days in a row. It has an induction cooktop and an electric refrigerator and a 100 W solar panel on top.
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What is th house battery capacity?
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The brochure says it has 2 12V Deep Cycle Batteries in the coach.
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Needs more battery, more solar
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It has a 2.5KW LP generator.


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Its a minimal setup. And much depends on your power usages. Probably a couple hours of generator time a couple three times a day.
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Yikes! That's definitely more than I would prefer to run a generator. So I guess this solar and battery setup would mainly just power our refrigerator from one campground with an electrical hookup to the next electrical hookup later that day in the hot summertime.
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The Coachmen Galleria comes with (2) 105AH batteries for the house, giving 210AH of power total. The Norcold refer draws 3 amps when running on 12VDC. Therefore, without any charging, the battery can run the refer for 70 hours (210AH/3A=70 hours). With the refer pulling 36 watts (12V x 3 amps) the solar panel at 100 watts should power the refer indefinitely assuming about 1/3 of the time it is getting sunlight. The interior lights on the Galleria are all LED so there isn't much power draw from them.
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But without propane, as soon as you decide to cook something, use the microwave or light off the furnace on a cold night those batteries are going to feel the squeeze.

Oh, and there's that thing we call Hot Water...
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You can't run 210 AH out of the batteries every day. They will die quickly.

So, it's a good thing refrigerators only run half the time or less. That makes the numbers the same.

The only thing I see wrong is the solar. Get 200 watts, because your not going to get 8 hours of usefull charging, unless you are parked on the equator.

Start the generator to cook and heat water. While it is running, you get the bonus of battery charging. Cook at night, heat water in the morning.
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The Galleria does come with propane on board. The Truma Combi Plus water heater/furnace uses propane (and/or 110VAC) as the heat source while the blower (very quiet & efficient) runs off 12VDC. We have also just introduced a propane cooktop option if you prefer cooking with gas.
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I've never used an induction cook top. It sounds interesting now that I've read about it, but switching to a propane stove might be a good idea. Adding more solar would be good. We'd probably be driving some during the day, so that would help restore some energy to the battery, too.
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Driving will top off your batteries rather quickly with the 200 amp alternator. It's just the long periods of boon docking that you could need to periodically run the generator or start the motorhome to recharge if you use more power than the solar can replenish on its own.
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