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Old 05-08-2016, 08:16 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by 17 Oaks View Post
I see lots of discussion about off the grid or boondocking and the inability to run AC with the smaller gensets. I know I could not and it kept my boondocking to the cooler months. This bother me a lot as the specs of the small units certainly produced enough power to drive the AC unit or at least the <11k Btu models. But it won't start it. But a battery with its high starting amps will and then you switch over to the genset which keeps it running.

I don't think the make or model of your unit makes a lot of difference here. If you are equipped for off the grid, meaning you have battery(s) and converter/inverter and genset I would think you could do as I have done. As I stated my setup is 100% OEM, I have made no mods at all to accomplish this. Yes its a Jayco forum and after owning 3 different makes and models of RV's I have learned a few things, but don't guess they apply here...
To power up the AC using an inverter off a 12V system would require something like a 2000 watt inverter. Just spend the $$ for the generator or generators that you need and do it the right way. A cheap inverter is just like anything else that is cheap, it may well fry some of your 110 electronics. I don't know if they could hurt an AC unit.

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Old 05-08-2016, 08:34 PM   #42
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When boondocking or spending a hot night is wallymart, I have 2 of these running in parallel and they don't have any issues starting my AC. Just don't run the microwave and the AC at the same time.

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