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Old 07-31-2017, 09:50 PM   #11
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I've had two 3-way absorption refrigerators and the Nova Kool compressor refrigerator. The Nova Kool stays colder under the same ambient temperatures and is more consistent. When you get above 90F ambient you generally have trouble with all of them but since you can air condition inside and have no outside top and bottom venting without insulation in the vent space, with Nova Kool you can keep the ambient temperature as low as your air conditioner setting. Also, since you don't have that thermal leak behind absorption refrigerators you air conditioning performs better.
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:23 AM   #12
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I'm sure you're right. I'm also sure there are 1001 opinions about this.
My husband suggested that we use the Galleria for "awhile" before making any decisions on needed upgrades...you and he are on the same page. Fine minds think alike!

We're sailors and use solar and have an inverter, so I assumed with the RV we would want the same. We do have solar on the Galleria, but it's a small 100w panel...considering upgrade in the future. The Galleria also has an induction cooktop, so it will be faster cooking, but does need electricity. Presently the only hurdle I see is my husband making his coffee at 5am each morning?? I'm used to stepping down to the galley on the boat and cooking/preparing a meal as we head towards our destination. LOL, my husband reminded me that no worry about that with the Galleria...I'll be in a seatbelt anytime we're moving. We're used to boating off-grid and it works well for us...after our learning curve. I'm hopeful that with our RV, it will be the same.

BBQ, your advice is appreciated!! We need to step back and take some baby steps instead of moving forward at wharp speed to make sure we really do need to make any upgrades. Too often the $$ spent add to more headaches with logistics and maintaining than the benefits! Thanks Again!!

You have an induction cooktop? NICE !

If you have an induction cooktop, you have an inverter.
Because the induction cooktop works off AC.
Not only you have an inverter, you must have a larger capacity inverter.
Because an induction cooktop is at least 1,500w. That means your inverter is at least 2,000w.

THat leads to the next question... how large are your house batteries?
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You have an induction cooktop? NICE !

If you have an induction cooktop, you have an inverter.
Because the induction cooktop works off AC.
Not only you have an inverter, you must have a larger capacity inverter.
Because an induction cooktop is at least 1,500w. That means your inverter is at least 2,000w.

THat leads to the next question... how large are your house batteries?
Or you simply can't use it unless you are connected to shore power.
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