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Old 09-09-2014, 07:27 AM   #41
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

Does anyone use the Marey hot water heaters?
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:50 AM   #42
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

Not familliar with that brand.

I bought this one..... http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002SSEXJG

It is propane only, I didn't want to put that kind of load on my batteries if I were roughing it or off grid somewhere.
Suburban seems to be a common manufacturer in a lot of the rv's. I actually found several on CL that were used and not that much less so I opted for the new one.

Are you thinking of going tankless?

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Old 09-09-2014, 11:17 AM   #43
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I'm 54 and possess a lot of the skills that I think i'll need to complete my skoolie, my thought is that I'll build one to last me. I'm thinking that I would like to have a lot of options for power. I would like to include shore power of course, I'll need a converter, a battery charger ( I'm not sure if the charger should be integrated in the converter or inverter or neither), inverter, generator, and I would like to do a couple of solar panels for battery charging. I do not plan to to camp in campgrounds only where shore power is available. Man I love the woods! So the reason that I'm mentioning all of this is that I'm wondering if information is available such as: you need this type of breaker panel(s) where to locate the inverter in the system, these are the types of switches you need and this is how to make the connections. I can follow directions. So far what I've been able to find in a book on RV wiring and online are parts of what I want to do. If this info is available in one neat package I would be so grateful.
Thanks again everyone for your advise.
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http://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/

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http://www.amazon.com/Electrical-System ... =rv+wiring
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:59 PM   #44
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

Thank you Doc, yes, tankless. Looks Amazon has a great price on your unit, I will consider that one. Are you currently using it, how do you like it?

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Old 09-09-2014, 08:19 PM   #45
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

A guy one town over from me has an older Onan 4.0CCK-3CR/12017R, 120/ 240V, 4000W generator for sale, its out of a 70's motorhome, wondering if this is something worth putting time into to get running?
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:21 AM   #46
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Onans are great units --- even better now they are owned by Cummins. If the deal is right...and 4k will fill your needs...jump on it!
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

Funny you'd ask that. Right now it is hooked up in my garage shower because my bus is in for a motor replacement. But it does the trick for 1 person. That is if you are a 10 to 15 minute shower kind of person. Otherwise the wet, turn off, soap and rinse method would be the best bet.

As far as the generator goes, price versus need would be the question. Is it diesel or gas? Gas means carrying another fuel type with you or even possibly another tank. If you want the generator for extreme emergencies, those little honda inverters are awesome! And super quiet.

Just my .02
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Thanks guys
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

Second the Hondas --- I picked up an Eu3000i with one hour on it after hurricane season was over. Can barely hear it run from five feet away but one of it's biggest advantages is that it already has the inverter built in (That's what the "i" on the end means). Clean power for touchy electronics straight off the genny. I know folks who spent as much just on their inverters as I spent on the Honda that already has it.

Also a good point above regarding fuel considerations. I will be carrying diesel for the rig & gas for the genny.

BTW...tested it out on my 8k btu window unit and it never got off "Economy Idle".
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The Honda sounds sweet.
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