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Chaisama

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We have two Lab dogs that travel with us in our truck camper. When we’re out and about and the weather is hot we can’t leave them in the truck. The alternative is to start the generator and turn on the camper AC. I’m not crazy about leaving the generator run unattended. Would like to find some small auxiliary cooling device that could run off my DC. I’ve got great Solar Panels and very big batteries so I don’t think I will draw down too fast. I was looking at “personal, portable cooling fans” which some claim can lower room temp by 10 degrees. They basically are blowing air over a water reservoir or dampened filters. Any ideas on how to keep our pups cool?

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Chaisama,

Welcome to the forums.

For each battery count on about 1200 watt-hours. How many watts of solar panels do you have? How big is the inverter?

There are DC air conditioners but they may be 48 volts dc.

I think the unit you mentioned is called a swamp cooler. They work better in extremely dry climates.


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coachman beyond class b offers an option of a 20,000 btu 12v ac. But i don't recall seeing the manufacture. 600 amp hr with the e package. maybe helpfull?


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I have a Honda 2000 securely mounted on a torklift side kick rack on my front hitch (locking pins). I can run my polarcub 9200 AC for 6 hours from there. Keeps our dogs cool in the TC if we are out and about where we can't take them with us

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We have had no problem leaving the cat in the TC on hot days with the two Fantastic Fans blowing one in one out and the TC cab over windows open also the smaller kitchen window. He actually seems to like it laying on the bed with his head in the breeze to sniff. 264 watts of solar panels easily manages the power requirement. If the cat wants AC, he can pay for it!


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What is your fear of leaving the generator running unattended? Is it a built-in or a portable unit? All of the built-in’s I’m familiar with have adequate safety shut-downs as part of their design. Actually, all the portables do too, but you may be rightly concerned about theft.

If you have a built-in that’s in good running condition, it may make more sense to invest in a means of remote monitoring the temperature in your RV, and getting alerts sent to your phone if there is a problem.

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My little 5K window unit only draws 330 watts with the compressor on which would run a very long time on a gen set..

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Personal portable cooling fans, aka swamp coolers....
Are you familiar with swamp coolers and that they don really work in humid environments?


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Posted: 04/24/21 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jaycocreek wrote:

My little 5K window unit only draws 330 watts with the compressor on which would run a very long time on a gen set..

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Sounds like you could run that off batteries for a decent amount of time as well.

I think the generator thing depends a little on where you are parking - if we are talking a mall parking lot then generator away. If you are thinking trailhead, picnic area, national park then running a generator for hours a time could be a bit inconsiderate.

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KINGTEC makes DC air conditioners.
Did not hear about combos





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