Not much chance of a cold front Gumpy.
So I guess to keep from getting tarred and feathered I better camp out in the lower 40.
Actually, the scenerio that I had in mind was to use the gen. and batteries in the evening to run the AC's, etc. and then at "quiet time" go to just batteries and just the bedroom AC . Then in the morning, plug my shore cord (since I'm not plugged into a pole) into the 1kw Honda to try and recharge the batteries thru the day. But....................... it's not looking too promising.
I talked to Zantrex and............ well.................. it seems they farmed out their customer service to the "Big Sand Box" too. (Sorry, but I have a hard time with the accent and I'm not very versed in this stuff to start with.
But anyway, he said it would take 20 hours to recharge the batteries using the Honda. He also said I can run one AC for 13 hours just on the batteries. (I have 8-6volt, 245 AH batteries) And he said I can not just plug into the Honda with the shore cord because of a bonding issue. Whether I got all that right is debatable. Given the fact I'm not much good at this and the translation thing.......who knows.
Jim, I am ALL ABOUT getting a better gen., but I have to put it down on the list of other things i need to thro money at.
And I don't really want to by something that is just a little better. If/when I'm going to spend the money, I would like to get a 6-7kw diesel. And as you know they cost an arm and a left nugget.
I'll just to become a "loner". I really don't want to bother anyone, but it's the best i can do right now.
Tenor, That's a thought, but not sure how to go about it.
Pete (RTS Datona) gave me a call awhile ago to try and help me sort this out - and I couldn't appreciate it more!! Thanx again Pete!- and he mentioned using a small window unit with the Honda. But unfortunately, I don't have a window unit, or even a window that it would work in for that matter.
John, That sounds like a nice enough price for the Onan. I would consider it if I weren't wanting a diesel. I just want to keep my coach to as few fuels as possible.
I agree that it will be a nice system WHEN it's done, but doing things "piece meal" makes it a little more trying.
My AC's show a draw of about 10-11 amps each when running. That's where I think I can get the Zantrex to supplement the start up amperage and hopefully let gen. run both. But I think more likely the inverter will need a little from the batteries to keep the AC's going. (at least that is the way I understand it to work)
I hope this post makes sense for you guys who are trying to help me. My finger is typing as fast as it can as I need to make an appointment.
Thanx for all your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!