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post #41 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 12:59:PM
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Originally Posted by Chance View Post
Agree 100%. Individual needs are very different and dictate required RV capabilities. I suppose thatís the beauty of DIY custom designs.

We travel often from Texas to Florida and boondock one night each way when time is limited. Staying in campgrounds just for shore power to run A/C at night, or staying in hotels, not only costs more, but limits our travel/driving time.

Same with boondocking at football games, when hotels are usually two night minimum and at higher rates. I paid for portable inverter generator in just two games last year. In retrospect I wish I would have purchased an inverter/charger and a bunch of batteries instead. Generator works great for football games, but I wouldnít want to take it on a road trip. Itís cumbersome and too much of a hassle. Batteries, while much heavier and more expensive, must be the way to go for my needs. I just want/need to make it work without spending the cost of a Volta system. For simple one-night capability, Iím estimating just under $3,000. About $1,800 in AGM batteries and $1,000 for inverter/charger and some wiring should meet most of my present needs.
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Originally Posted by Michael Ophus View Post
Arctic-Breeze 12 volt truck AC systems are built 3 miles from my home and what got my started on trying to make 12 volt AC in the transit work.

I think these air conditioners were built in the mind that you would be driving a lot like truckers do , they mention a Marine category but then talk about work boats , so if your a boondocker I would confirm that they would work for a boondocking application.
They should work for RV traveling.
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