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Old 12-05-2008, 12:54 PM   #15
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WIND POWER, When I was a mountaineer guide in BC, we used water in a 2 inch line from a river, down hill to a paddle wheel. The 2 inch went to 1/2 to spin the paddle wheel fast, that was connected to a car alternator, which interned charged 4 batteries. Gave us lights and charged batteries with an inverter.

Now What if you had a small windmill on the top of the AS.. Charge while you drive.

And if it's windy at camp, charge too. and If there is no wind. All the hot air from my crazy ideas could power it
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:10 PM   #16
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Sounds interesting! I'm not sure you could get yhe 6hp gas motor "sound proof" as many RV parks don't allow them. So it would have to be silent. Now for boondocking go for it.
I forgot to mention the engine is a Honda engine so it is pretty quite
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:29 PM   #17
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Why is that you would think if it is used in a car and it works fine how would hurt a two battery system of a trailer . It is my belief that the alternator would only operate if the voltage of the battery dropped below certain voltage . .
I think it would be better to buy a good three stage regulator, like this one.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:32 AM   #18
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Now what we need is a freon compressor that ties directly to a small gas engine...
a miniture version of the AC unit on your truck.
it could have electric start so it does not idle between compressor cycles.
Engine would only need to be about 1/2 hp for a small fridge.

I think a trip to the patent office is in order.
Or better yet, for a boondocking AC unit!
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:48 AM   #19
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I have often thought about using a ThermoKing unit from a reefer trailer for air conditioning.
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:56 AM   #20
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Your plan is very interesting indeed. My question is why? Propane refrigerators work great. They run for ever on a small amount of propane, have no moving parts and make no noise. Just courious...
What he said......why?
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:40 PM   #21
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What we need is a FLUX-CAPACITOR it worked for Back to the Future
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:58 PM   #22
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I would never get rid of my propane refer.

Sounds like you are going to a lot of work to get somewhere you may not like when you arrive.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:22 PM   #23
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Your plan is very interesting indeed. My question is why? Propane refrigerators work great. They run for ever on a small amount of propane, have no moving parts and make no noise. Just courious...
Well my refrig is toast and a new one cost about a grand or more SO for a grand I can have a source of power for the trailer and still have a refrig as long as I can keep the gen sound down . REMEMBER in the thinking stage of this how about this how about I get some pro's and con's from people and we will take the majority. I am not sure if this forum can post polls but if not post replay with pro or con.
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:38 PM   #24
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I am not sure if this forum can post polls but if not post replay with pro or con.
You can add a poll when you start the thread. If you select "add poll to this thread", it will give you options for number of poll choices, and how long you want the poll to run. At this late date, I think it would be better to start a new thread with a poll, rather than asking a moderator to add a poll to this one, and get a fresh start.

Eerie...I posted the above, hit "submit", and voila, there was a poll...
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I am very happy with my gas/12v fridge....

Now what we need is a freon compressor that ties directly to a small gas engine...
a miniture version of the AC unit on your truck.
it could have electric start so it does not idle between compressor cycles.
Engine would only need to be about 1/2 hp for a small fridge.

I think a trip to the patent office is in order.
Cute very cute
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:34 PM   #26
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Check out the Engel or Waeco chest refrigerators.
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Why weight?

How much will the 4 6 volt golf cart batteries, generater/alternater combo, inverter, small fridge, inverter weigh? Facter all of this into the thought process before moving on. Oh yeah, think about larger propane tanks and their contents. You'll need more propane on hand if planning on boodocking. How much less firewater will you be able to carry with this weight trade off?
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