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Old 12-13-2015, 07:42 PM   #15
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We converted from the stock 120 Vac/ propane six gallon water storage tank heater to a Truma AquaGo custom propane heat source tankless instant on water heater that requires a small amount of 12 Vdc for the control circuits. Saved the 50 pounds of water storage weight and the Truma was about 24 pounds lighter than the Atwood. Water is just heated as needed.

The only total 120Vac necessary appliances now are the microwave and the two air conditioners. The 600 amp hour lithium battery is refreshed by 900 watts of solar panels. Can even run the air condioner for an hour off the battery if stopping for lunch.

The refrigerator is still 120Vac or propane so we have two ways of operation to keep food cold.

We are converting the two Honda 2,000 watt generators acquired with the first trailer to propane so I do not have to carry gasoline in my diesel powered truck.
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:11 PM   #16
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To the OP.

Notice that the two pro all electric trailer people, Paddle Whisp and Avionstream are from Georgia and Florida where the above 20C camping season is a very long one. If you asked either one to go all propane and forgo electricity you would be vilified as that would mean no A/C; God forbid.

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Old 12-13-2015, 08:35 PM   #17
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Propane is a clean, compact, and very efficient fuel.

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Electricity when compared to gas is terribly inefficient for heating, so the number of panels (and batteries) could skyrocket. Do the math.
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To the OP.

Notice that the two pro all electric trailer people, Paddle Whisp and Avionstream are from Georgia and Florida where the above 20C camping season is a very long one. If you asked either one to go all propane and forgo electricity you would be vilified as that would mean no A/C; God forbid.

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Why do you say I am all electric, not true. I was just commenting on a post. Don't try to read between the lines and then misquote someone.
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My Avion has twin forty pound tanks which are great when using the furnace etc in Ohio in October and November or early spring. I was just commenting on a weight savings if going all electric, I wasn't advocating it. Jeez!.
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:00 AM   #21
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Don't forget the weight of batteries when considering weight savings.
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And yet aother thread "jumps the shark."
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Diversity is a good investment strategy, in energy as with financial instruments. My husband and I recently replaced our fridge. We chose to replace the older propane model with a newer propane model. The new marine electric fridges have all the whiz-bang factor and a cutting-edge cache', but they lack versatility. Many folks say propane is "old tech" but the rebuttal is that it's "proven tech". Every time I yank my shore line and I hear the immediate responding tic-tic-tic of the piezo, I'm the proverbial happy camper.
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S. Blade: I retrofitted my 58 Caravanner to heat with wood or kerosene. I keep a full 20 # propane to refill my 20 each 1 pounders. Generator runs on propane too for extended run times. Small bottles are for lanterns, Coleman stove, Cuisanart gas grill and 45000 Btu 32 quart pressurized turkey fryer for shower and sink h/w. All fuel hauled in tv and positioned by use of a Max Sports foldable "Little Red Wagon." ($77.99)
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