I am interested in doing the same thing as KC, but in my little toyota sunrader. We are making a trip out west this summer and will undoubtedly have need for AC while underway at times. It has been suggested that I need a genset to accomplish this, but, there ain't a whole lot of room for such a thing, other than strapping one to the rear bumper. But, I'm not crazy about this idea as that bumper ins't the strongest thing to begin with and I'll already have enough junk hanging off it.
I found a 160 amp alternator on ebay. I would think that this, along with a 2Kwatt inverter ought to do the trick. I don't need a real high dollar fancy inverter with super clean out put. Just something rugged and capable of putting out something resembling 120VAC.
There is already a house inverter. I would use this for other needs and use the hi amp one solely for the AC.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.