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Old 05-29-2016, 03:53 PM   #11
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All I really want a/c for is travel. That's the only time you can't escape the heat.
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:13 PM   #12
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Hey where in Washington are you?
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:27 PM   #13
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If you *ONLY* want A/C for travel, you could consider an engine-driven system typically used for coach setups. My bus has 2 such systems, front and rear, which I intend to keep (at least for now). I have yet to determine which direction I will go with this bus, and until I get the title straightened out, I do not want to tie up a lot of money in it.
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:30 PM   #14
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All I really want a/c for is travel. That's the only time you can't escape the heat.
Used to call that 465 as a kid in texas. 4 windows down at 65mph ?
For me my family gets 10 windows at 49mph and ain't figured that one out yet but when on the road with windows open we don't need AC?
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Old 05-29-2016, 04:35 PM   #15
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Assuming a 6250 Watt Gense, two 900 ca Deepcycle batteries ... possibly upgrading to another one (total 3), AND a Trimetric SC2030 charge control and monitor ...

What battery charger(s) will work in this type system?

Type, Size, Quantity, Brand and where might I find them?

Thank you
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Old 05-30-2016, 04:01 PM   #16
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Assuming a 6250 Watt Gense, two 900 ca Deepcycle batteries ... possibly upgrading to another one (total 3), AND a Trimetric SC2030 charge control and monitor ...

What battery charger(s) will work in this type system?

Type, Size, Quantity, Brand and where might I find them?
Perhaps I should ask, what SMART 3 stage, 35-100 amp 12VDC battery charger(s) will work in this type system?

Which brands are good and where can I find them?

Will I still need to install a Trimetric Charge Control/monitor?
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:45 AM   #17
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yes what are some good brands too look into as far as invert/chargers and what not.

so far ive been looking at the AIMS Power (PICOGLF40W12V120V) 4000W Pure Sine Inverter Charger on amazon, seams decent but for $900 i would hope so?
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:11 AM   #18
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Assuming a 6250 Watt Gense, two 900 ca Deepcycle batteries ... possibly upgrading to another one (total 3), AND a Trimetric SC2030 charge control and monitor ...

What battery charger(s) will work in this type system?

Type, Size, Quantity, Brand and where might I find them?

Thank you
if its got ca or cca on it its not a true deep cycle battery. should say ah @ 20 hr rate
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Old 06-30-2016, 03:43 PM   #19
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yes what are some good brands too look into as far as invert/chargers and what not.

so far ive been looking at the AIMS Power (PICOGLF40W12V120V) 4000W Pure Sine Inverter Charger on amazon, seams decent but for $900 i would hope so?
I don't know much, but I have a made in USA magnum mms 1012 inverter charger. There are a few other big names out there, but from what I read magnum is the way to go. I don't know what your power needs are but I don't know if you need that big of an Inverter. Larger inverters waste more electricity inverting the current. Also if you have big power loads, that means you'll need a bigger battery bank along with higher power generation (whether from solar panels or gas generators) Looking back on my 1000watt inverter decision, maybe I could use a 2000 watt inverter, but I think I'm just going to get a separate cheap 2000 watt inverter to run big loads if needed. It's also worth noting, that I will be running as much as I can from 12v such as overhead lighting, interior fans, and maybe a computer if I can figure that out. Apparently I haven't thought this through thoroughly.

Unless you're trying to run an electric space heater with an air conditioner while you play xbox 1 on a 50 inch CRT TV, you'll probably be fine with a 2000watt. But that's my opinion. It's worth noting my electric system is still sitting in boxes in my living room.
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Old 07-02-2016, 01:36 PM   #20
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I have a 5000 watt generator, it runs a 15k btu AC, a house oscillating fan, and a couple phone and radio chargers. It runs them fine, but doesn't cool the bus like I would like. Usually if it's over 80 it only makes about a 5 degree difference. This is with spray foam insulation, white bus, tinted windows, and curtains. In the future maybe I'll try a battery bank with an additional smaller AC.
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