Originally Posted by TMan
I wonder how much work it would take to replace the batteries with Lithium batteries to avoid running the generator.
You mentioned that the generator was surprisingly quiet. I’d love to see some footage of it running if you have any!
As I mentioned, I’m very close to buying a Rize 18A, but it’s a drive to make it down to the dealer to try all things I forgot to do when I was there last!
Im less concerned about the cost of gas to run the generator, but more so want to be more incognito for any impromptu boondocking situation.
You're all over the place... love it.
I would recommend spending some time watching Youtube reviews of the various RVs that are appealing to you. Lots to learn. Big investment so you want to be sure to get it right.
Let's not turn this thread into a Lithium discussion since the Rize/Scope doesn't have that. Yes, would be a lot of work/money to replace batteries, and having to turn on the generator or not isn't 100% related to the battery type.
Footage of my generator running would not be super useful as that would depend on the volume setting of your computer/speakers. Let's say the propane i2800 is a bit quieter than some of the previous Onans, allowing you to have a normal conversation inside the vehicle, but still not being stealthy where you could be hiding out somewhere. A bit louder than the higher end Honda generators.
Keep in mind the generator is mostly used for two scenarios: If you need to run the A/C (or microwave, although that is rarely "needed"), or to recharge your batteries. The former only applies if you are in hot climates/seasons, the latter if the solar panels can't keep up with your battery usage. For me, rarely needed except for a summer vacation in the deserts w/o plug in.