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Old 08-17-2011, 09:25 AM   #1
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Newbie looking for advice. During summer months while travelling I need to run the coach AC. What is the best way to accomplish this? Should I run the generators or will the inverters handle the load?

Also, I am displeased( as well as many others I have read) with the Norcold refrigerator. Besides replacing the unit, what have others done to get adequate cooling frig?

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Old 08-17-2011, 10:40 AM   #2
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Hello cajunpilot and welcome to irv2!

Most rigs are not wired to run the a/c on the inverter. If your rig is capable of running the air off the inverter it is not recommended due to the large electrical draw on the 12 volt system. Most people will just run the genny to run the roof airs while driving.

The Norcold units aren't great but should be adequate if used properly. I added a 12v fan to the interior cooling fins that seemed to help. Also I got some great tips from this blog series written by an RV tech.

Good luck and have fun with your travels.

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Old 08-17-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
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I put an Igloo cooler in the basement and throw ice in it for the beer. Get enough beer and you don't care what happens to the food. HA Set your generator up on Auto Start and when the coach calls for cooling it will start the Gen and then the air.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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In practice, inverters are not capable of running air conditioners as the ACs require too much power.

Newmar does not wire the ACs to the inverter output and I would expect other manufacturers do not either.
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WB, Perry, Rt 66, thanks for the words of wisdom and patience. The RV Tech blog was very imformative.
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Welcome to IRV2! Can't help on the question but you'll get plenty of answers! Good luck!
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:03 AM   #7
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Welcome... run generator and air before cabin gets too warm. My fridge works great. I don't overload it so there is cool air circulating.

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