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Posted: 11/13/19 08:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

doughere wrote:

I have a 2 K Honda; I HATE running generators.
Me too, and I have 3 of them, and I'm sure not starting one up in the morning for coffee. Your idea is fine as long as you have at least 4 gc batteries, and preferably a pure sine inverter.

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crosscheck wrote:

Got any room under the dinette seating? we had 4 AGM batts under the seating in our TC for 5 years. The 4 batts in a square did not take up that much room.

Dave
Unfortunately, no. Thanks though!

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otrfun wrote:

crosscheck wrote:

Got any room under the dinette seating? we had 4 AGM batts under the seating in our TC for 5 years. The 4 batts in a square did not take up that much room.

Dave
Unfortunately, no. Thanks though!


I LOVE my Onan 7500 Quiet Diesel. Quiet and sips the diesel. Don't think i can ever go back to a gas generator!
My wife fell in love with the convection microwave. When boondocking we use the genset.


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doughere wrote:

I have a unit with 1500 watt microwave and would like to be able to use it occasionally when dry camping (10 min or less at a time). I plan to use a 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter. ... Anyone have any experience with this setup?

Thanks,
Doug

Yep. This Doug has experience with it.

I've used a 200 amp hour battery bank and a 2000 watt inverter in 3 RVs now, 2 of which are still in my fleet (the ones in my signature).

WORKS PERFECT!
Truck camper has a Xantrex PS2.0.
Nash has a Victron Multiplus 2000 and 2 Battle Born batteries

Here's the system in my truck camper

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AGM batteries in my truck camper


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Posted: 11/15/19 11:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes 200 ampHrs will carry a 2000 watt inverter for 'most' loads
When charged up
But what will it do in the morning, after a nights use
2 minutes for a cup of hot water ..sure
10 minutes of MW...maybe, but you are going to need some recharge time
From some source
You are not going to get 3 or 4 days in a row with a heavy morning routine with out daytime charging,
if you do it could have serious effects on your battery life


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Good point MrWiz!

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We have a 1500 continuous pure sine wave inverter. Standard setup procedure when dry camping is turn the microwave, water heater, fridge & charger breakers off. Eliminates all chances of expensive things happening.


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Posted: 11/17/19 07:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I suggest that you put a Kill-a-Watt meter on your microwave and measure the draw. I did that to the OEM small microwave in our 2011 Jayco TT. Since it was a smallish microwave, I figured it would draw 800-900 watts, but was rather shocked to observe that it draws 1425 watts continuous when running!

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