Your Questions Answered! Run an RV Fridge on Inverter!


this morning I was answering questions
and emails and I thought some of these might be helpful to answer in a video how’s it goin I’m jared Gillis welcome
to another all about rvs video and today answering some of those questions I
actually get quite a few questions throughout the week and let’s tackle a
handful of these so we got question number one coming from Jeff Brown he
says I would like to rip out the linoleum in my camper you have a video
on that or what do you suggest so you’ve probably seen from a lot of our other
videos that we’ve replaced just about all the flooring in our RV and there’s a
few things that we keep in mind when we’re doing it it’s actually a pretty
easy process and it’s nice to build it make it your own personal style so I
would consider weight when you’re looking at flooring and you also want to
consider the durability is it gonna hold up to going out camping and tracking in
a lot of stuff so weight durability how is the install going to go with a lot of
these vinyl tongue-and-groove click together kind of floating systems
or the peel-and-stick there’s a lot of great options out there when you’re
going to install it you also want to consider how you’re going to trim the
edges be ready to do some trim work with that for instance we put quarter round
around our cabinets and around the walls we put trim work just normal trim and we
do that because if it’s a floating floor like I clicked together vinyl then
you’re going to stop that usually they they have you stop just a little bit
before your wall or your cabinets so there’s not buckling if there’s
expansion or anything like that usually you do that on wood floors that usually
goes over to vinyl floors too just because your cuts don’t have to be a
hundred percent perfect exact you can cover it up with some of that trim work
so be prepared to do some of that it helps it make it look a lot better and
doing this really just adds a personal touch of your own to your RV and so
if you’re thinking about doing that I think it’s I think it’s a great idea
just consider weight as number one durability and the the install factor oh
and just a quick side note on that sometimes the transition strip can be
one of the most difficult things to deal with you don’t want to leave a gap if
your slide is one that kind of sits flush if it one is one that sits up what
are you gonna do you need to put some kind of edging on that or if it sits
flat right now we’re using like a cove base we’ve used wood before but
something to fill that gap so that stuff doesn’t fall in there it doesn’t look
ugly so consider what you’re going to do with that get a game plan before you
tear out all your flooring so that you’re gonna be happy with the finished
product moving on to the next question comes from Carlos he says I know you did
a review on the Gerrard tankless water heater and a follow up I’m wondering
after all this time do you still recommend it versus a
traditional water heater and I would say definitely yes and no well for us we’re
my wife and I were talking about it if we were gonna get a new rig number one
on the list of things that we would change on the RV is we would go to a
tankless water heater hands-down we absolutely love it now do I recommend it
to everybody absolutely not because you have to be willing to use it as this
tankless water heater works best I say works best because I don’t know if
this is entirely how they intended it to be used but for us and I think the the
area that people have a lot of frustration with it and they they try
them and they hate them is if you try and use it like a regular tank water
heater and this one I’m specifically talking about the Gerard the one that we
have it doesn’t do well if you turn on the hot water to go take a shower and
then try and mix in the cold it it’s gonna shut off on you it’s gonna be
miserable at times it’s gonna be too hot and then freezing cold and you’re just
gonna absolutely hate it but for us we set the temperature for the water heater
if I want to take a shower at 108 degrees I set it a hundred eight and I
take a shower I only turn on the hot water so if you’re not willing to use it
that way I would absolutely not recommend it to you if you are willing
to use it that way then they are fantastic now I
said it’s specific to the Gerard because I don’t think the trauma is that way
you’re gonna pay a lot more for the trauma but I think as far as using it
like a normal water heater and the quality of the product I think it is
absolutely amazing I’d love to get a hands on trial review of the the trauma
but we absolutely love our Gerard tankless water heater so the the main
reasons why we like it and we would do it again is because we can get you know
we have a family of four we don’t have to worry about any recovery time in
between showers so I know a lot of people will say the tank ones they
recover quick just we don’t you have to think about that it’s just zero recovery
time you can go from washing dishes to somebody jumping into the shower with
zero time in between and you’re not limited to 6 gallon worth of a shower if
you’re in an RV park we have the option to still save water when we’re out there
we can still do a quick shower but if you want to take a little bit longer
shower when you’re in an RV park because you’re not worried about conserving
water for your tanks you can take just a normal shower which is nice for us being
full time if it’s a weekend situation you may not really care about it you can
take short showers and it’s totally fine but for us having that convenience
living full-time in the rig is just hands-down one of the things that we
love about having a tankless water heater okay number three this is this is
way better than typing I’m loving this this one comes from Jim my friends call
me fish with a name like that we if we ever meet on the road we are going
fishing you’re taking me to some kind of special fishing spot that you secret
fish and spot that you know of but here’s those questions my question is or
maybe your thoughts on running your propane gas refrigerator off your
inverter while driving from location to location I’ve always turned my gas off
for traveling it’s off for hours and I just thought the other day
why couldn’t I run the inverter for for a while driving
currently my inverters and has only hooked into one circuit
what are your thoughts I think it could be a good idea
running your refrigerator off of your batteries and but there’s a few things
that I would want to consider I agree with you I we always turn our propane
off when we travel I just feel better about it I feel a little safer I know
tons of people have done it for a long time we recommend to people and always
turn our propane off when we travel it’s easier around tunnels all that kind of
stuff so great idea there and running your fridge off of the inverter I would
consider your battery bank because you don’t want to get to where you’re
camping especially if you’re gonna be going boondocking you don’t want to get
there with your batteries already drained you also want to consider how
big your inverter is how much draw your specific fridge drawers will be drawing
from that battery bank and so if you’re considering those things if you have
solar on your rig you can help replenish some of that that’s getting pulled out
of your batteries while you drive even your your vehicle charging your
batteries as you drive can can be a benefit to in that situation I don’t
know if it would put any more stress on your vehicle that you’re towing with I
don’t think it would but something to consider so off to try that out but for
our fridge I know if we’re pulling it off the inverter it pulls about 30 amps
out of the batteries now that’s it’s not a hundred percent cycle all the time
it’s cycling off and on so that’s not a hundred percent of the time and I know
that our our solar setup that we’re going to be installing soon is about
that that same equivalent that it can be putting into the batteries so it could
be somewhat of a wash you may not even you might be able to make enough power
as you drive through your solar use it from your batteries to be able to run
your fridge but you want to know how many amps your fridge is going to draw
how much battery capacity you have and are you gonna be able to get your
batteries up to capacity when you get there or as you’re driving because you
don’t want to show up with empty batteries so those are the things that I
would consider but I don’t see a problem with running your fridge off the
inverter I think it’s a I think it’s a good good idea
okay our next question from Keith gray if I put two battleborn 100 amp
batteries in my fifth wheel what amp converters should I use because there’s
a there’s a lot of options out there for how many amps in a converter you can put
in there so I know that battleborn batteries they say this plainly that you
can charge their battery at like five times the the speed of a lead-acid so if
it’s a hundred amp hour battery they say you could technically charge it at a
hundred amps like you can get a hundred amp converter and charge it they also
say that’s not good for the battery it’s it’s not good to charge it that fast so
what they usually recommend is about 50% you’re not going to do any damage to
that battery if it’s a hundred amp hour battery and you charge it at 50 amps
it’s supposed to be completely fine and not harm your battery at all so I would
recommend doing you could do something up to there so we have 200 amp hour
battleborn batteries and ours and we have the I think it’s the 65 amp 60 or
65 amp from progressive dynamics and it works great we I’ve seen it when it’s
charging it does good it doesn’t do it too fast obviously we’re not at that
stage where it would be too fast were also it charges it up fairly quickly so
it does an efficient job I would highly recommend it I think it’s a great unit
so yeah that’s what we use got another question from Brent Davis and kind of on
a battery kick here I have heard recently of a gel battery I’m guessing
it is a it’s between the AGM and lithium batteries so usually the price of gel
batteries is kind of like AGM gel and lithium so it’d be natural to think that
the the gel is going to be better than the AGM but traditionally if you’re
looking at that type of battery chemistry and the pros and cons to those
kind of things a hundred times to one people are going to buy the AGM I think
literally they sell a hundred AGM battery
– one gel battery AGM batteries they do a little bit better if you’re gonna draw
a massive amount of power out them out of them at at a time gel batteries don’t
perform quite as well traditionally so why spend that much more money when it’s
going to be similar performance gel batteries do they handle the heat a
little bit better now all batteries aren’t they don’t love the heat so it
would be marginal so I it would be a strange situation why you would want to
do that because of heat your AGM you’re absorbed glass mat battery is going to
is going to do fantastic now the gel battery each of them you know you can
mount them in two different positions you don’t have to check the fluids in
them I believe both of them are like no maintenance they they have a lot of
similar properties but I would recommend going with an AGM it’s a there’s a lot
of great options out there for AGM batteries next question
Scott Scott Haley another battery question I know very little about
batteries and I guess I missed it in your explanation explanation in the
video right set a good rule of thumb is don’t let your your depth of discharge
how low you bring down your battery go beyond that 50% how does one know when
it’s at 50% thanks so a great question now that that 50% mark like we were just
talking about those AGM batteries there’s some AGM batteries that say you
can bring it down to 80% the key is since we’re talking about the depth of
discharge just a quick side note is if you’re going to bring your batteries
down to 50 percent or 80 percent the key is there’s going to be kind of a
sulfation process that begins there and the longer that it sits with that
sulfation on those plates the worse is going to be further your battery so in a
nutshell very simple if you’re gonna bring your batteries down it’s a good
idea not a good idea it’s better for your battery it’s safer for your battery
and your battery will last longer if you charge it up quickly
don’t let it sit down at that depth of discharge being down there
for a very long time you want to bring it back up so that brings back to his
question is how do you know when you get down to that 50 percent mark so a good
battery monitor having a good battery monitor I don’t like the battery monitor
that came in our RV it’s basically just a light system and it tries to tell you
where your battery is at with voltage but if you’re drawing or if you’re
charging you don’t really know where your batteries are at your battery has
to be sitting stationary for a while not having any load or charge put on it so
that you can know where it’s at as as far as your percentage but if you have a
good battery monitor with a shunt that is how you know so let me grab something
so these are a couple of battery monitors that we’re gonna be talking
about in the future this one’s a Belmar it’s the SG 200 phenomenal new
technology coming out in this and it’s probably around the same price range as
the victor on one that we have that we actually love our battery monitor at
they’re around 200 bucks so pretty pretty pricey but amazing information
and technology that comes out of these kind of guys so we are going to be doing
another video this has this cute little baby shunt a little little 100 amp shunt
but this will also give you some information a lot of limitations
compared to this guy but this will definitely help you figure out how much
how much juice you still have in your batteries and this guy cost around $18 a
lot of limitations on this but I want to give you guys options so that you can
better monitor your your battery level so a good battery monitor with a shunt
the shunt is kind of the key part to knowing what is in your battery so I
have a whole video on that I’ll put a link to it if you wanted to see more
about that so good battery monitor so last couple of questions
let’s hear we got Ronald Landers this one’s kind of funny he says anyone
ever tell you that you resembled Jim Nabors maybe I’ll just leave it at that
Jim Nabors if you know who Jim Nabors no that’s uh that’s Gomer Pyle from Andy
Griffith you know the guy that well golly Andy Shazam you know that that guy
that’s yes I have been told only on from people on YouTube that I look like Jim
Nabors I’ve never had anybody in real life maybe they’re they’re too
embarrassed to tell me I look like Jim Nabors I’ve been told I look like travis
Pastrana back when I had like bushy hair also that reminds me somebody asked what
I look like without a hat there you go another answer to your question so I
think that’s gonna do it and hope you guys enjoyed this if you did give it a
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75 thoughts on “Your Questions Answered! Run an RV Fridge on Inverter!

  1. Thanks for watching and thanks for the questions! If you missed the links in the description here is the link to our Amazon list, https://www.amazon.com/shop/jaredgillis

  2. thanks for your precious time and effort in producing and sharing your very informative and common sense video

  3. I will soon be full timing, we're starting little, 20 foot travel trailer. Thanks for all the information 👍

  4. New to Full Timing and brand new to YouTube. Love your channel! Here is an absolute novice question and please don't roll your eye balls at me! LOL. What is the difference between an inverter and converter and will we need both before hitting the road? We already know we will be upgrading from 30 amp to 50 amp soon, because right now ALL the appliances and outlets are on one fuse/socket? and we are constantly tripping the breaker, so we want to separate the appliances and outlets.

  5. Helpful info!

    FYI Jim Nabors was also known as a beautiful singer with a rich baritone voice. He recorded several albums.

  6. Public Reveal! Jared…with no hat. (OTOH gotta work on the Jim Nabors impersonation…but yes, there is a resemblance ;). Serious thought: Maybe it's better, when referring to your old style tank/electric panel, to call it a voltmeter reading. After all, that's all it is…and a coarse version, at that.. It's almost impossible to overstate the importance of a battery monitor, provided someone is willing to learn how to use it. Nice job.

  7. Just a few questions based on your experience with the tank-less water heater:

    1. What is the amp hour (ah) rate if you left the controller on all the time? Should have just asked amp hour rate what is it?

    2. When you shower is the full flow of the hot water valve being used (40-45 lbs) or do you use less than full flow on the hot?….since you don't use the cold at all when showering

    3. Is there a difference between using a RV park water versus the RV water pump in terms of hot water use and flow?

    Thanks:)

  8. Great videos number 1 rv channel. My question, if my rig comes with a 1,500 watts inverter can I swap out that inverter with a 3,000 watt inverter without changing wires??

  9. We just purchased our Motorhome yesterday, used our tankless hot water last night and quickly found out exactly what you said….hot water only!!! Otherwise….yikes!
    LOL
    Highly recommend the tankless (when used the right way).

  10. I have 2 trojan t105. I need replacement however. Time for atm? Lithium or stay with the same Batteries. Maintenance sucks but not impossible. What do suggest?

  11. I know this wasn't a monitor review video, but since you touched on it I'm curious if you have any thoughts on this monitor https://www.thornwave.com/products-btdcpm? It looks like it would work well and not require running wires for mounting a display in the trailer since it has Bluetooth built in with a mobile app. I could maybe even use it without an external shunt until I install an inverter.

  12. Thanks for mentioning my question in your video Jared. I am most definitely going to try and pursue my question about the inverter in the refrigerator. This will take definitely a lot of research amps Watts load usage and anything else related to electrical. Lol

    Fish

  13. The biggest problem that I see with the water temp. is that I like it scalding hot and the wife–not so much. I guess that the traditional tank will stay.

  14. We have a Gerard Model GSWH-2 tankless water heater and had the same problem with hot water shutting off when we added cold water and found out the aerator wasn't allowing sufficient water flow. I would make sure the water control valve located on the rear of the water heater is set on max flow and then try the shower without the shower head and even another faucet with the aerator off and see if you can add cold water. If so, water flow is your problem. Making a larger hole in the plastic aerator fixed the problem. Also thought about adding a shower head that had water shut off lever like outside shower, but stopping water flow shuts off the propane, so forget that idea. You might need the change your shower head too.

  15. Excellent video, perhaps you should do more question answer videos. Have you ever done or considered doing a live feed?Thanks… Glen

  16. Great, helpful video! All the topics were very informative. But you confused me when you started mixing terms about battery capacity and state of discharge. You said, "bringing your batteries down to 50% or to 80%…" Did you really mean 50% or 20%? Your batteries start out at 100% charge capacity, then they go to 90%, 80%, 70%, 60% 50%. Wouldn't going lower than 50% eventually get you to 20% of charge capacity? In other words, 80% discharged?

  17. A good rule of thumb is that if your fridge isn't already a 3-way (propane/ac/12 volt) it's probably too big to run on 12 volts, even with an inverter. It doesn't cost the manufacturer much to add the 12 volt capability so if it isn't there it probably won't work well. All they need to add is a 12 volt heating element (cheap). So if it doesn't have a 12 volt option built in the fridge is probably too big to run on 12 volt power.

    Running a propane/ac fridge off an inverter takes a lot of battery power. Even if you say the fridge is only on half the time and it takes 30 amps (at 12volts) that's 15 amp hours per hour of travel. Since the most common battery setup people use is 2 – 100 amp hour batteries, giving 100 amp hours of usable capacity, that only gives about 6.5 hours of run time before the batteries are considered totally discharged. Of course while the vehicle is running about 10 amps will be fed from the alternator but not much more than this, and if you have solar you'll probably get at least 5 amps on sunny days, so in theory it's doable without draining the batteries if the vehicle is running most of the time. It would work much better if you have a house fridge because the compressor system is much more efficient than the ammonia system, which is why that's what you find when propane operation isn't necessary.

    What we do to skirt the problem is keep the freezer door full of frozen water bottles. When we are ready to travel we transfer 3 of the frozen bottles to the fridge and leave the other 3 in the freezer. It seems to work pretty good, never had the milk or anything go bad this way, or anything defrost in the freezer. Also helpful is to keep the fridge well stocked with your favorite beverage (cans of pop, beer, etc.) as these will also absorb a lot of heat before stuff starts going bad. But for this strategy to work everything must be fully cooled before traveling. I'm lucky because I have RV storage at home, so I just plug in a few days before we plan to leave and cool everything off and freeze the water bottles. But we seldom travel more than 6-8 hours at a time and we live in the north, I don't know how well this strategy would work for a long trip through Texas in the summer.

    We also have one of those 12 volt coolers. What I've found is that they aren't useful if you don't have shore power. Even though in theory it runs on batteries, it draws about 5 amps, and it doesn't cycle so it's 5 amps all the time. I have 300 watts of solar but if it's cloudy or we are parked in the trees the cooler will still kill the batteries in a couple of days. So I load it up and cool it down while plugged in before we leave and then we transfer frozen water bottles from the freezer to keep it cool too. We don't put anything in it besides beverages so there is nothing to spoil. Our cooler is a semi-conductor style, I understand there are 12 volt compressor models which are much more efficient, but they are also much more money. Also to be understood about semi-conductor coolers and fridges is that they just don't last long under continuous use. I had a semi-conductor beer fridge that lasted about 2 years. I also tried using a 12 volt cooler at home as a beer fridge and it was actually smoking in about 1 year. So I don't recommend them. I actually bought a second cooler of the same model as the one that went up in smoke for the trailer but it was on sale for $40, otherwise I wouldn't have as I knew it wouldn't last long, but so far because it only runs a couple weeks a year it's holding up. It only runs when we have shore power or while driving (the alternator can run it).

  18. I think Morton's on the Move have a truma tankless watwr heater. May want to hit Tom up on what he thinks.

  19. Your video is spot on with regard to running a fridge on inverter. Doing it requires a good sized battery bank and solar too.

    I have a truck camper with 300 watts of solar, a 2000 watt inverter and two AGM Group 31s. Fridge draw is similar when running on inverter power… about 28 amps DC. Prior to major charging upgrades from the truck camper, I almost always arrived at my campsite with nearly depleted batteries when running the fridge on inverter power. The warmer the outside temp is, the more the fridge would run, and the more depleted my batteries would be at the end of the drive. The 300 watts of solar with an MPPT controller, combined with the minimal DC charge from the truck (through 12 AWG wire) wasn't sufficient to support the fridge.

    I installed the inverter in 2010 not long after buying the camper. Solar came along in 2011. I started using invertwer opwer for the fridge right after installing the inverter. I have a Link10 amp hour monitor to track the actual state of charge of the batteries (it's similar to a Victron BMV712) My general technique was to switch off the inverter at some point during my drive so the batteries would recharge some the rest of my drive.
    If I was going to a place with shorepower, I didn't care if the batteries were nearly depleted upon arrival.

    The factory wiring through the 7 pin RV cable is only 12AWG on most trucks. With the voltage drop, it simply won't charge enough to keep up
    with the fridge.

    About 5 years ago I finally upgraded the charging cable size between the truck and camper. The same upgrade could also be accomplished with a towable RV, by routing cabling along the truck frame back to the hitch.

    I did a video on that upgrade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZMQp5CGcRE&

  20. I do not know if you read all the comments … I just discovered you and I am very impressed by your good advices and videos.

    You are a great family and beautiful example

    From Montreal, Canada, if our snow can melt quickly so we can use our trailer, a big thank you.
    Looking foward to see more from you guys!
    Thanks again

  21. If someone told me I looked like that Duffus, I'd slap them into next week. That would be a hell of an insult. Good RV info thou!!!

  22. I really love your videos. I have learned so much from watching them. Thank you so very much for making them 🙂

  23. Actually, I was hoping you had an answer involving Inverter refrigerators in new RV's. A fellow worker just bought a new RV, and, it is NOT propane..rather Inverter (with 1 battery). He hasn't taken it out yet to see how long it will work. Personally, this idea makes no sense to me at all. Then I checked dealerships in the Houston area and discovered that most are Inverter refrigerators now. How would you boondock this way? Can you help me understand why this is?

  24. I have a question about the Victron monitor. I have one and have triple checked all of my connections, but it doesn't seem correct. Well don't use a lot of power, around 35-50 ah overnight. According to it, and when it charges off solar or generator, it shows state of charge back up to 100% way before the chargers. They keep charging for hours after we have replinished what we had used. Any ideas? Thanks for all your great videos and campendium!

  25. Maybe I missed with all the other discussion about batteries and monitors, but how do you know when it’s down to 50% or less. Is it voltage of some level or a measured capacity?

  26. I would like the option of running my fridge from the batteries. Thinking it might would save some propane ?

  27. All About RV’s – can I use that cheaper battery monitor you have linked in the description if I have four, 120 amp, AGM batteries?

  28. Many of the larger Fifth wheels and motorhomes run the fridge off the inverter. The truck on the first and the engine on the second keep the batteries charged. They are equipped with high output (200+ amps) generators or alternators. I put a 220 amp on my Suburban years ago.

  29. Are there any battery monitors available retail that will automatically start a generator like in a motorhome? Bonus if you can program it for quiet hours and acceptable use hours mandated by some parks.

  30. Do you do solar system installations for us not so savvy or handy people? Love what you did for "Keep Your Daydream" Grand Design TT.

  31. Thanks. I'm learning so much. I'm about to buy my first trailer, and I'm wondering how do you charge your batteries once they are at 50%? Do I need to find an rv park to plug in? If I'm stuck, can I charge them with a portable generator? Should I get solar panels? Is there a way I can charge them from the truck I am using to tow the trailer?
    I think most of your followers at least have a basic knowledge, but I am new.
    I am enjoying your videos. Thanks so much.

  32. Good afternoon I love your YouTube Channel and information you share. I have been interested in solar power on my last two rv's. But Been waiting on what I would like to think my final RV. Its a 2019 Pinnacle fifth wheel mid bunk. I am going to wait till my lead acid batteries fail then replace them with Battle Borne lithium. I really like the Victron Package you helped Marc and Trish with but didn't want to spend over 4000.00 or 5000.00 on a system. Currently I have a 1200 watt inverter that was already installed in my RV only hooked to the residential fridge  circuit and are using three lead acid batteries. I also installed Microair soft starts on both 15K air conditioner units. I have two 2000 Honda inverter generators that I've used over the last 14 years they are awesome.  I have a hookup on the roof of our unit for solar panels also.We are not full time Rving yet but do dry camp frequently. and are planning to travel full time soon. If I were to get a Battery monitor for now can I mount in the battery compartment rather that in the rv since victron has a phone app. to view reading. Its stays dry but not temperature controlled. I would like to talk more about solar with you at a later point. We live in south Louisiana and if you are ever in the area please let me know would love to meet you and your family.Good Bless you Guys and Safe Travels in you journeys.Sidney

  33. I am curious as to why people don't just leave the propane running on the fridge when traveling if they have a two or three way unit. I have done so for years amounting to well over 100,000 miles plus over the last 12 years and never had an issue. The propane used is negligible and the fridge stays cold, both in the north and when in Arizona heat at over 100 F. I have a mid to full size fridge with a two way, 120 or propane fridge. I put the switch on auto and leave it there. it switches to shore power when connected seamlessly.

  34. I noticed you mentioned using peroxide in the water tank to cleanse instead of bleach. Great idea but how much to use per gallon, I saw in your video you used the whole bottle (per 50 gallons ???) Thanks Jared love your vids, keep up the great information.

  35. Do you have a best camera for backing your RV ? Thank you for doing the Q and A I have got some good info on batteries for the 5 th. wheel

  36. I'd love to see your battery monitor review, even a prelim as I'm shopping at the moment.
    Maybe you could look at this one too: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-Voltmeter-Ampere-Meter-DC-120V-300A-VOLT-AMP-AH-SOC-Remaining-Capacity/173813357916#rwid

  37. Thank you Sir. Love watching your videos. I think you have two kids? I’m curious how you handle schooling for them. Are they home schooled or you settle down in one area for awhile and they can go to regular school? What is your normal travel situation? Like you stay in one place for a month, two months and explore area from your RV? I don’t have an RV. Am curious. Thank you!

  38. Just watched this video today. I also thought you look like Jim Nabors…. In the best possible way. I thought it was only me who thought that. Too funny. Great videos. Thank you!!

  39. I know I am newer to your channel but after seeing you on other channels and your own, and seeing you do this random AMA type video, I would think if you did one of these a week, like this, it would make your life for content so much easier LOL.

    You fly thru all this stuff so nicely, less editing and fills up the "content" for you as a creator so easily and these videos are super useful. You cover so much stuff, so nicely and quickly. Just an idea. You always explain everything so well so any audience level can understand them and you always keep that in mind.

  40. I had to laugh at the Jim Nabors comment, I did not see that coming at all hahahahahaha! Well done.

  41. As for an inverter, your vehicle will maintain your batteries running down the road. I run a 5000 watt inverter for full unit use. just shut off your a/c and all the other breakers you don't need before you hit the road. Get a good higher amperage charger, 80 amps +. Just remember to disconnect the plugin to your tow vehicle when you stop at night or it can drain your battery if your forget to turn on your charger. I have a 1000 amp deep cycle batteries on my tow unit and two on my fifth wheel and have for many years with no problems.

  42. Speaking of keeping your RV batteries charged as you drive from your tow vehicle! Most heavy duty pickup's offer a higher rated alternator as an option! Worth it!

  43. I have used my 2500 watt inverter with 2 12V D27 battery's in parallel . It worked well. The run time with engine off was 10 minutes , so I would just turn off the fridge. No solar though. I did see some loss of fuel economy too.

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