Iím new this and hoping to purchase a smaller class-b for boondocking 3-5 days at a time in a variety of hotter and colder climates. Iíve read some posts re: lithium v. lead-acid batteries, generators v. no generators & LP v. no LP but havenít found the answer to my question (it has probably already been addressed in a previous thread but I havenít found it yet).
What Iím wondering is if an ďall-electricĒ lithium-solar combo running 12V appliances (AC, heat, induction stove, fridge, microwave, hot water, TV, lights, pumps, panels, etc) is actually viable in some of the configurations currently being offered? Maybe with the addition of Volt-Start or similar technology in case the batteries need charging to keep everything running?
One example is Coachmenís Beyond with 330Ah or 600Ah Lithium + 200W Solar
Another is PWís Ontourís 2.2 with 200Ah Lithium + 330W Solar
Another is American Coachís Patriot with 600Ah Lithium + 320W Solar
These examples seem to be about where the commercial industry is at though Iíve seen custom builds with much higher amounts of both battery and solar (and perhaps an indication of what is really required to make this kind of setup work?)
Putting cost aside(!), is the all-electric capable of providing a nice functioning system for someone who knows how to take a conservative approach to using energy? (Or will I regret not having the alternate source of energy from a generator and/or LP gas?)
thanks for your thoughts