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Old 09-18-2018, 02:11 AM   #6
upnyfolks
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 29M
State: New York
Posts: 148
THOR #5875
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Originally Posted by dkoldman View Post
I am looking to purchase a new Thor ACE 29.3 unit. Normally the model only comes with one 1000 Watt inverter Xantrex for the outside refrigerator, TVs and gas/electric refrigerator. But for this unit, Thor put in a residential refrigerator, a 2nd power inverter Xantrex, and a AGS Xantrex. While I kind of like that, I am concerned because both inverters have to be on the same bank of standard two 12 volt Worldwide batteries. My fear is that the way it is setup; I would basically be cutting the available amp hours in half. Since I have not bought yet many options still exist. Would you think I should draw a hard line to have Thor / RV Dealer double the battery capacity with two 6 Volts or similar, move on to a unit that has gas / electric refrigerator, or just accept it as it? I have rented RVs in the past and do expect to dry camp and boondock. But I do tend to think that if I can get 24 hours off the batteries; I probably will never have an issue with AGS having to kick on short the unexpected.

I worry mostly about quiet hours because most of the places I go do not like loud generators at night. This generator is Onan 5500. I have never heard it to know how loud it would be but assume, I shouldn't run at night regardless.

We have a 2018 Hurricane 29M that Thor configured the same way, they put a separate 1000 watt inverter behind a drawer in the bedroom next to the refrigerator.

Our batteries where in poor condition when we picked up the rv (took 1 gallon of distilled water to fill them before we ever used the rv).

With all that said we have no problem camping for a weekend at a state park with no hookups and never running the generator, however that is without using the outside fridge. I have never used the gen auto start other than to test it because I just monitor the voltages and start it if I feel they are getting low.
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