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Old 10-03-2013, 05:43 PM   #31
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I stopped by the Advanced factory today for some up-date tweeks to my knowledge of operating their computer. Re second generators or alternators on the engine: They are experimenting with these but not yet offering them. They are seeing some issues and want to overcome them. They want smart charging regulation but this is difficult at very high amperages.

Note that (now that I have taken delivery) I am ending this thread and starting a new titled "Living With My New Advanced RV". The first posting is good news on my refrigerator.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:38 AM   #32
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I stopped by the Advanced factory today for some up-date tweeks to my knowledge of operating their computer. Re second generators or alternators on the engine: They are experimenting with these but not yet offering them. They are seeing some issues and want to overcome them. They want smart charging regulation but this is difficult at very high amperages.
Maybe they should just install a sterling alternator to battery charger.

On my next one I'll order the second alternator option and install a 24v alternator, bank and inverter/charger.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #33
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My wife and I went to see Mike and his team at Advanced RAV. I REALLY like what they are doing. BUT unfortunately we are limited on our budget and could not see fit to spend what Mike wants for their class and quality build. ....

We take delivery next week of our new 2014/2013 Airstream Interstate Extnd. chassis.
So I guess the Advanced RV Sprinter B-van is a lot more expensive than the AS Interstate? Well north of $150,000?
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #34
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Maybe they should just install a sterling alternator to battery charger.
+!! This isn't really rocket science. Marine electrical system designers have been doing it for years. Hi-capacity battery banks and smart chargers capable of handling hi-amp alternators are commonplace on boats. It's been 20 years since I lived aboard a boat, and this stuff was available even then -- the state of the art has only improved over that period of time.

It's not common in the RV industry, though.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:44 PM   #35
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So I guess the Advanced RV Sprinter B-van is a lot more expensive than the AS Interstate? Well north of $150,000?
Advanced RV have a couple of demo units advertised on their website, one of which is going for $143,792. Since they are really bespoke builders, I should imagine a decently equipped one would run at least $160K.
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On my Advanced I can run the A/C for short periods from the batteries then refill them from the engine. I believe that all their RVs to date only use the single up-grade 220 amp alternator from Mercedes. Realistically my 4 AGMs seem to only be able to accept charge at a 90 amp rate when half discharged. Lithium batteries would be a huge advantage as they can be more deeply discharged and accept charge faster. They are an evolving technology and very expensive now. Advanced is exploring the possibility of a second alternator with auto engine start but all takes approval from Mercedes. Batteries can only accept charge at certain rates so big/second alternators are only good if the type and size of the batteries can accept high amp charging rates.
Hi Diamondsea, I am in the market for a Sprinter conversion with a lot of extensive dry camping. Looks like a very well build luxury van in his own class but not sure where to start here. I thing no matter how big the battery bank, inverer or solar system is to run all night A/C probably any sort of generator is needed. Please advise what is your experience with that engine chassis alternator or you really need to have a second one?
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:49 PM   #37
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Advanced RV has been working for some time on advanced power generation. Mike N. is posting on his trip with the 4 cyl model he drove to the Tampa RV Show. So far we have learned the 4 cyl has rear air suspension and a new storage outside compartment. Hopefully further posts will reveal more of the power generation technology.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:41 PM   #38
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My use of my RV does not require use of AC when shore power is not available. When dry camping I can exist with just the MaxxAir fan. This is because I tend to be in cooler areas -- north to New England and Canada in Summer. As I write this in January I am in Florida plugged in with AC running. In the south I am usually at a state park with electric. The few days I need AC and have no power I get by being hot. I thus by request had my Advanced RV built without the extra alternator and with four AGM batteries instead of up to six Lithium Iron Ion batteries. I am able to dry camp three days without running the engine and without propane or a generator. In practice I tend to run the engine a bit every day or second day as batteries last longer if not pulled down far.
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