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Old 09-23-2014, 08:22 AM   #81
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

Pretty much what bansil wrote, I used a modified for years in the semi to power desktop computers,printers,refrigerator,microwave.
The only thing I ever noticed was microwave took a little longer to do the same thing as when it had shore power.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:58 AM   #82
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Thanks guys, bansil is your fridge straight up 110v not 2-way?
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It is 110V "apartment sized" we tried an 18.8 CF....we couldn't stand it up never measured the diagonal length, so we had the guys take it back into store and we got this: Danby 10 cu. ft. if I remember right, it may be 14 cu. ft. dunno...its at home

It's been a good size on our last 4 or 5 trips, freezer could be bigger for longer trips when we are feeding 4 people, other than that it works good

I just read through my thread (1/2 of it..lots has changed as the time clock ticks away...remember that black 3 foot tall dorm fridge ??? worked for a few trips
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:45 AM   #84
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It took a few seconds to catch on to "the diagonal." One more thing to think about.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:08 PM   #85
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

bansil,

How many house batteries do you have and how do you charge them?
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I just have 2 6V 210/215 Ah golf cart batteries and 360 watts of solar to charge them, while driving I also connect the buses' alt. into the mix

I am not setup for long boondocking; more geared towards a day on the road and hooking up that night or the next morning
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:50 AM   #87
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

Thank you bansil.
A new question (I've got lots of them) someone near me is selling a propane only refrigerator that is intended for home use, there is no special venting required. I'm wondering if there is any reason this type of refrigerator couldn't be used in one of our buses?
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Thank you bansil.
A new question (I've got lots of them) someone near me is selling a propane only refrigerator that is intended for home use, there is no special venting required. I'm wondering if there is any reason this type of refrigerator couldn't be used in one of our buses?
That used to be common. My uncle's fishing skoolie was set up that way, and a regular pilot light kitchen stove as well. There are venting requirements for the whole bus, just like a catalytic heater, because they can use up all the oxygen in the room. They also put all the heat into the space (good in the winter, not in the summer) just like using a home electric fridge.
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Thank you r_w,
So I'm guessing since skoolies aren't very air tight, this type of fridge shouldn't be a problem?
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Nope, not really. If you skin all of it and only put in a couple small RV windows, you may have a problem. You can have a CO problem if the burner gets plugged, so a good detector is a must. They don't have low-oxygen shutoffs so an O2 alarm would be good.

I intend to put in a positive pressure fan in my bus sucking air through a couple washable dry cone air filters. Mainly to keep dust out, but it would solve O2 depletion as well.
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