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Old 02-13-2018, 09:46 AM   #41
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I have seen them and they are pretty attractive but I'm going the route of using alternator as a backup power source. I already run the motor for air conditioning, and I just upgraded my alternator!

Using backup power to supplement a build designed for solar is a very different than than building something that implies ubiquitous power. We can go several cloudy days in a row already but beyond that we start getting stingy.

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Ah, I see. That makes sense.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:50 AM   #42
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Even if they only get occasional use...a small, quiet genset provides great backup power for many situations. Including emergencies. If batteries get depleted (including the start batt, phone batt, etc.)...you can bring them back up. Personally, I wouldn't want to boondock without one, but to each his own.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:31 AM   #43
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That paint job sure look nice, Rusty. Sure is refreshing to see someone do it right. The effort you put in shows, its impressive.

No feelings hurt here, you just put words into my mouth and then went full Nat_ster on me there.

Why does it matter if I post a lot? I've been on this forum in good times and bad. I like this forum. I like the discussions on here. I like YOU when you're not having your monthly.

How is it that suddenly one of my favorite forum members is hell bent on having a tit for tat squabble about something I've never said or done?

Can't we all just get along?
Sorry-

I am working. I have family to support. BTW- How DO you cut 3 lawns a year and afford Tiffany? What's your secret?

Reread the post. Nowhere do I sat that engine is in any bus.

You must have 100 posts where you tell people the 5.9L Cummins is underpowered for a bus, despite not really knowing anything about the engine.

Charlie, a lot of people respect your opinion, as you have built some beautiful buses with your hard work and dedication.

I am trying to explain through your tantrums that 5.9L is a DISPLACEMENT. The actual output of that motor can vary greatly.

That means, newbies should be aware that you must compare apples to apples. It may be a low hp motor, it may be a high hp motor.

Stick to the topic of engines and lay off the ad hominum attacks, it reflects poor logic.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:41 AM   #44
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Sorry-

I am working. I have family to support. BTW- How DO you cut 3 lawns a year and afford Tiffany? What's your secret?

Reread the post. Nowhere do I sat that engine is in any bus.

You must have 100 posts where you tell people the 5.9L Cummins is underpowered for a bus, despite not really knowing anything about the engine.

Charlie, a lot of people respect your opinion, as you have built some beautiful buses with your hard work and dedication.

I am trying to explain through your tantrums that 5.9L is a DISPLACEMENT. The actual output of that motor can vary greatly.

That means, newbies should be aware that you must compare apples to apples. It may be a low hp motor, it may be a high hp motor.

Stick to the topic of engines and lay off the ad hominum attacks, it reflects poor logic.
Well now you're just being a jerk.

How I make a living is none of your business, bub. You're making this personal and now you're just flat out trolling.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:43 AM   #45
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If I was spending more time in desolate areas I could see value in having another backup power source. I've used my solar to charge my truck batteries, and I've used my truck to charge my solar batteries. My big bus project will have twice the house battery capacity and 50% more solar panels, which should go a long way towards keeping us in the green. I'll also be wiring in a formal method of pushing alternator juice to house battery instead of the awful hackery I have now... But ultimately I feel pretty good about having enough power even if it isn't always optimal.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:39 AM   #46
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I was trying to keep my mouth shut. But I do have to point out a few things...
The "sauce" that has been left:
Sauce#1: "Note: the following ratings are only applicable to Dodge pickups"
Sauce#2: This spec sheet is for the newer, larger 6.7L...

Cummins 24v 5.9 "Non-Dodge", although POSSIBLE, are unlikely to be tuned for any more horsepower, RPM, or TORQUE than they were originally manufactured with. Especially the ones in a 15+ year old Goshen. So for me to say that my bus and Santa's potential new bus are likely the same or similar power is 100% plausible.

For that to have apparently started an all out whine-fest and completely hijack the thread on this newcomer to the forum is a little crazy, don't you think? It would appear Santa isn't feeling the love.

That's all.

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Old 02-13-2018, 12:23 PM   #47
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We have very different use cases but for mine a generator is something I want to avoid. They are great for easy replenishable power, but the negatives for me are having to deal with a second fuel and the noise when running. Part of successful boondocking is not drawing attention to yourself or being a nuisance!

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Avoid the 2nd fuel with a trucker's genset...rail mount, compact, relatively quiet, I've seen 8k units...I can't find a pic though...they are diesel and intended to operate a/c with main engine off

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Old 02-13-2018, 12:40 PM   #48
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I was trying to keep my mouth shut. But I do have to point out a few things...
The "sauce" that has been left:
Sauce#1: "Note: the following ratings are only applicable to Dodge pickups"
Sauce#2: This spec sheet is for the newer, larger 6.7L...

Cummins 24v 5.9 "Non-Dodge", although POSSIBLE, are unlikely to be tuned for any more horsepower, RPM, or TORQUE than they were originally manufactured with. Especially the ones in a 15+ year old Goshen. So for me to say that my bus and Santa's potential new bus are likely the same or similar power is 100% plausible.

For that to have apparently started an all out whine-fest and completely hijack the thread on this newcomer to the forum is a little crazy, don't you think? It would appear Santa isn't feeling the love.

That's all.

I still like coffee.
It really is crazy. Us owners of the 24v 5.9L engine having a discussion about what's in our buses, then to get broadsided with:


Troll
Nat_ster
Menstruation
Wahhhhhhhh


Too much. You pull that crap with me, expect it back.

I thought the talk was about ISB engine, so I posted Cummins PDF's. Then posted a video w/ ISB in bus. Still relevant.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:58 PM   #49
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I got scared and ran off. Either way this thread can become a desolated wasteland as I am no longer going with the bus.

The secret will be released in two weeks time. Keep an eye out for a new thread from me soon. Huzzah!

Which at this point I hope to be adopted by one of the forum members and be guided to success. Failure is not an option.
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:05 PM   #50
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Does everyone have a hangover this morning or something? It's not like this group to take things personally.

I suggest settling conflict with evidence. Can't argue with evidence, or references. Quotes from identifiable sources.

It seems recent arguments have been limited to opinions. Everybody has an opinion, and these times are when we can learn something new based on someone else's experience.

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