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Old 09-14-2021, 07:57 AM   #15
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Not to go totally off topic, But your post poses a question which I have been researching garnering opinions etc. in reading your posts referring to AC you stated you do a lot of Boondocking sometimes in a warehouse and at times in a field, regarding the color of your Coach do you find the interior to be warmer/hotter when in direct sun i.e. harder to cool because of the darker color as opposed to a lighter color?
Thanks for the reply - Absolutely, color has everything to do with the interiors temperature, dark coaches are much harder to cool - however it works in opposite during winter to cut heating cost. Another contributing factor is solar panels create and absorb major heat which is transferred to the roof. Fortunately, Renegade does offer an insulated attic-style roof on their coaches which helps to keep the heat out of the interior.

This reminds me of a Safari RV I once owned when living in Florida, she was dark dark green and making matter worse, the sides were metal so all the heat was transferred into the walls. During summer when I had to run both roof and dash air to make it livable. Making matters worse, the dash vents were round and the size of a 50 cent coin down by my knees, horrible!

A few months after buying the coach with many other problems, like being impossible to steer since it was around 30 ft and a pusher with no weight on the steering axle, I finally dumped it one day driving by Lazy Days, they were not open yet but I managed to trade that same day for a 36' American Dream which was an amazing coach of its time. As a Perk - I was Lazy Days first high-line coach sale!!

Bottom line all these factors make big differences when your trying to cool a coach with limited lithium power since in most cases you'll be limited to one roof AC using a 3000 watt inverter.

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Yes, the generator will run an RV A/C.

An inverter/generator has no relation to an inverter.

The inverter/generator will supply 25 amps at 120 volts. The A/C may draw less than 15 amps while running and less than 25 amps for a few seconds while it starts. That will be just fine.

An inverter uses 12 volt DC to produce 120 volt A/C power. It is separate from the inverter/generator. The inverter will have its own power generating capability and probably cannot power the A/C for very long or maybe not at all.

I have never seen an RV that had an inverter to power just the A/C. Even those that have a large inverter rarely are capable of powering an A/C. That requires a huge battery bank.

Your new RV may not have an inverter at all. If it did, the features and specifications should say that it does.

For a more precise answer please post the make and model of the inverter. Check with your dealer to see if it will have an inverter.
Country Coach did have an option that powered one heat pump from an inverter and the battery bank. Had 2 3,000 watt inverters, 6 8D 12 volt batteries and a 12.5 Kw generator.
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