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Back to Cptn with his new information.

As far as only maintaining the reefer in a TC, you can do that. I know this for a fact because we have had a dorm reefer in our coach for about 10 years now. Yes, it eats house bank when we are dry camping, but it was also about 1K$us to install than the nearest choice. I managed to repair the DC NOcold, but DW loves the new little reefer. Our coach is not that different than the TC we did have, so I do know the situation.

You do have a very different situation than a TV/TT. But, if you go with a dorm or small domestic, you can fire it underway with cheap MSW inverter and it won't mind.

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JRscooby wrote:

Just trumping out here. If everything can be run on 12V except the Air Conditioning, ......
No trouble really. Just need 120 to 140 amps continuous.


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So you are talking about a gasoline powered air conditioner?


Or propane. As a matter of fact, diesel powered have been on the market for a couple of decades.


I don't want a "Reefer unit" on my RV. And after spending some weeks in a hotel that had a restaurant supply driver stop 2 nights a week. I know I don't want to listen to it. But yes it would work.


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jaycocamprs wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

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So you are talking about a gasoline powered air conditioner?


Or propane. As a matter of fact, diesel powered have been on the market for a couple of decades.


I don't want a "Reefer unit" on my RV. And after spending some weeks in a hotel that had a restaurant supply driver stop 2 nights a week. I know I don't want to listen to it. But yes it would work.


Do you think you need enough cooling to keep a 53 X 8 box below 0* on your RV?
I was more comparing the sound of a genset and the AC to the sound of a APU mounted for climate control for driver.

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Do you think you need enough cooling to keep a 53 X 8 box below 0* on your RV?
I was more comparing the sound of a genset and the AC to the sound of a APU mounted for climate control for driver.


YES PLEASE!!!

That sounds amazing. [emoticon]


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I have factory dual alternators, massive charging cable upgrade and a Victron DC to DC Charger

Here's my high amp charging cable upgrade

Here's my Victron DC to DC Charger


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Do you think you need enough cooling to keep a 53 X 8 box below 0* on your RV?
I was more comparing the sound of a genset and the AC to the sound of a APU mounted for climate control for driver.


YES PLEASE!!!

That sounds amazing. [emoticon]


I'm sure Thermo King could set you up. But might need another axle to carry it and what is needed to hold it in place.

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