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Old 05-27-2006, 09:20 PM   #15
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Trace and Xantrex are the two brands I find most in the RV's I work on. If you get the inverter/charger models, they will do the battery charging for you when connected to 120VAC, provide 12VDC and have an internal auto transfer switch for when 120VAC is present.

Thay aren't cheap, but are well worth it if that's the direction you would like to take.

BTW, They are both made by Xantrax now!!
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Old 05-28-2006, 02:24 PM   #16
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Before you try this, park a running lawnmower under your window for three hours and see if you can tolerate the noise.
You can make a encloser that would muffle the exaust noise if it is small enouhg(said trimmer engine) you can sound proof it pretty good I bet..
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Old 05-28-2006, 02:27 PM   #17
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Before you try this, park a running lawnmower under your window for three hours and see if you can tolerate the noise.
I bet you can run a long extension exaust pipe with to mufflers in series the sound would not be bad ...
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Old 05-28-2006, 02:33 PM   #18
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Not much for an Airstream. I ended up putting 1800 in my inner skins.

The antenna is RG59. It doesn't hang that far down inside, maybe 1 1/2". It is one size fits all roof thicknesses, there is a shaft for elevation and a giant knob for orientation that cut to fit. On the negative it should go as close to the centerline (most inside clearance) as possible. If you do that it will mount flat to the roof. If you end up having to go off center Winegard makes angled shims to keep it level.

My panels are Siemens (now Shell) SM55. They are 13x51", two side by side. It is hard to find them to fit length and width. I don't think the ac cover would be good support for very long. It is thin and one of those things that falls apart quickly. It isn't that hard to move the AC if you need room inside or out. I moved 1 vent and the AC to make everything fit. If AS didn't build supports for it in the body it won't be any more work and gives you flexibility for the roof clutter.

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