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Old 04-17-2018, 05:41 PM   #1
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6.0 Diesel AC Delete, Replace with Alternator

I've done a bit of Googling, but haven't had much success finding a result. Has anyone heard of anyone replacing an AC Compressor with a second alternator? I'm considering adding a high-output alternator just to feed the house batteries (I do intend to follow the advice on these forums in order to ensure proper charging for Lead/Acid batteries). Since the AC Compressor is conveniently located and I've deleted the road AC, that seems as good a place as any to slip in the new Alternator. Does anyone know if this is easily accomplished or will involve custom bracketry?
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:49 PM   #2
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Adding a 2nd alternator will probably be much more of a job than simply upgrading the original to a higher-amp version.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:51 PM   #3
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Try the Skoolie search engine type "second alternator"
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:16 PM   #4
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install a big alternator and keep your AC so you are powered and nice n cool
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:57 PM   #5
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Here you go. Two alternators and you get to keep the AC compressor.

https://dieselredemption.com/product...nental-us-only
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:34 AM   #6
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Wow! Thank you guys for all of the suggestions! The dual-alternator kit might be a worthwhile investment.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:37 PM   #7
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Another vote for a bigger alternator and retaining your AC system. Maybe less of a concern in New Jersey but if you ever travel you will miss your air conditioner!
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