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Old 07-18-2015, 09:22 PM   #21
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We are currently using the below from Harbor Freight.

Cen-Tech 2000 Watt Continuous 4000 Watt Peak Power Inverter
2000 Watt Continuous/4000 Watt Peak Power Inverter

Works well with the engine running and handles the ice shaver machine and the freezer well. We usually just have the ice shaver machine itself plugged into the inverter. We do soometimes have to rev the engine a little if we idle too low. The inverter is connected directly to the battery under the hood, but we do plan on having a one or two battery bank with a battery isolator in between. We also used the gasoline powered generator for a job we had recently and it worked well.

As the power inverter works fine, we are scrapping the idea of using an uninterruptible power supply as an inverter. The inverter uses modified sine wave as does the gasoline powered generator. I do not anticipate any issues with this. I do think the battery bank will help.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:26 AM   #22
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But isn't that using your engine as the primary generator? It was my understanding to pass a skoolie (or any other convertec vehicle) as an rv, you have to have a separate power source other than the engine itself. Maybe I missed something, or maybe these rules are drastically differenti from state to state...?
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:33 AM   #23
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I was told mine needed to "plug in".
IMO this stuff varies from person to person, office to office, state to state.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:46 AM   #24
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I was told mine needed to "plug in".
IMO this stuff varies from person to person, office to office, state to state.
Quite possible. What I won't worry about right away is a park/shore hookup.

I am looking into a very nice propane generator. Supposedly, these are almost as quiet as a Honda i2000 or similar, but cleaner exhaust and more running hours on a single 20lb tank
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:05 PM   #25
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I think, especially for casual use like you intend, LP is great for lots of things.
From what I was told, my engine block heater plug in would count.
But I'm planning on a 50 amp shore power plug in, anyhow.
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:13 PM   #26
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I think, especially for casual use like you intend, LP is great for lots of things.
From what I was told, my engine block heater plug in would count.
But I'm planning on a 50 amp shore power plug in, anyhow.
Nice. Don't get me wrong, later I plan on adding a distribution box and a 20 or 30 amp capable circuit....
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:36 PM   #27
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I was told mine needed to "plug in".
IMO this stuff varies from person to person, office to office, state to state.
Based on previous threads.....
I'm kinda thinking it's the same thing with titling a bus or insuring a bus.....

from the sounds of it, a person could get one answer from one person, hang up and call again to get a different answer from another person!


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Old 07-19-2015, 04:37 PM   #28
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I am not sure that we have to do anything special as we are not using ours as an RV. We will be using the inverter, the gasoline powered generator or we will be plugging into "shore" power. This will all be depending on what we need to do when operating our shaved ice machine.
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Old 07-19-2015, 04:47 PM   #29
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Based on previous threads.....
I'm kinda thinking it's the same thing with titling a bus or insuring a bus.....

from the sounds of it, a person could get one answer from one person, hang up and call again to get a different answer from another person!


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In Colorado, I'm pretty sure you could hang up and call again to get a different answer from the SAME person. Not well-defined. Should make a few things easier in the future...
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