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Old 06-29-2011, 03:50 AM   #29
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Being a Floridian, I look at our AS as a possible refuge if or when our electric will be off due to hurricanes, all electric would spoil that concept.
My dilemma also. A big gas generator is the anticipated addition at this point for electrical generation (running A/C in summer temps). Thus the appeal of diesel: TV is a turbodiesel, but diesel generators are heavy heavy and $$$. Were it to be mounted on either TV or TT semi-permanently then the cost would be minor for the benefits.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:59 PM   #30
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Wondering what kind of wattage you would need Imbet no more than 5000 watts on low end
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:20 PM   #31
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Electric cooking

There are sweet little double burner induction cooktops at Amazon. Not so much juice needed and the prices were OK too.
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As Rednax said, I would go all Diesel before I would go all electric, but you gotta agree that dual rules...

And how long have Airstreams gone both ways?
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Well four ways then....LPG,12vDC,120vAC and a Campfire.
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In general, electric is not the most efficient way to do things that involve moving around heat - cooking, heating, and refrigerating. These activities are generally beyond the scope of what you can do with the amount of energy you can collect with solar on an RV.

Doing these things with propane or a similar fuel is much more efficient than burning fuel to run a generator which then powers these things electrically, or worse yet - stores the energy in batteries, converts to AC, and then powers these things. Each of those conversion steps is inefficient and lossy.

So - if you plan on boondocking or dry camping any significant amount - I'd say that all-electric is not a good plan.
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