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Old 04-07-2015, 02:32 PM   #1
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I had this fantastic idea - do you think I could replace my Onan 4k with a goal zero Yeti? Think it would run the coach? Talk about going green - here is a link to the system:

Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit | Complete Solar Kits | Goal Zero
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:05 PM   #2
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Looks like many, many hours of charge time to get you a lot less power than the instant Onan.... Just my thoughts... I couldn't do that
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:21 PM   #3
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Looks like that's basically just a battery bank and an inverter all in a box. You could probably spend the same money outfitting your MH with an equivalent solar setup/battery bank/inverter and then keep the Onan for emergency in those times the sun just doesn't want to be sunny enough.

You'll go green by using the Onan less, but you'll keep the functionality for those times you really need it.




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Old 04-07-2015, 05:55 PM   #4
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Good point.....not so much of a green guy, I really want to run quite and Boondock a bit - Utah is full of killer spots this rig will fit.....with a shoehorn.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:01 PM   #5
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1250 watts of stored power wont run very much, not a coffee maker or a tea kettle even. I would like to see real ratings not a ad before deciding.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:39 AM   #6
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Perhaps the answer is to have both! I made my first trip to Camping World to get necessities I have read about here - and to do some mods ATV suggested....I can see this is going to get expensive. Great forum though....should help with buying the right stuff!
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:30 AM   #7
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That only has 60W of solar. It might be enough power to run your RV if you only had the fridge running on gas and minimum light usage. It would not be enough to keep up with using a TV and such. You would be able to put together a much larger system for the money if you bought the components individually.
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