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A 2001 Prevost Vantare Coach.It does not have over the road air.Is…

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We are seriously considering the...
We are seriously considering the purchase of a 2001 Prevost Vantare Coach.
It does not have over the road air.
Is that a major drawback?
Submitted: 12 years ago.Category: RV
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10/23/2009
RV Mechanic: Joel Bos,
 replied 12 years ago
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Hello , my name is Joel

If that coach does not have "bus air" or "over the road air" , I wouldn't be too concerned by that in itself.
But also consider this - since there is no "bus air" , then I would want the coach to have at least 3 roof or central a/c units , and I would also prefer that the coach has inverters that are capable of running the a/c units in travel - that way you wont need to run the generator in travel for air conditioning.

Please let me know if you still have any questions or concerns on this issue.

Thank you
-Joel
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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
Hi Joel....thanks for the reply. This coach has two roof mounted cruise airs and 1 RVAC system, basement mounted. We don't know the size of the inverter, but it is definitely a question we will ask tomorrow.
What do you think about the 2 roof airs with the RVAC?

Thanks,
Wayne
RV Mechanic: Joel Bos,
 replied 12 years ago
I think those 3 units should be enough BTU's to keep the coach cool.

I know some conversions ( Marathon for sure) had the big inverters that would run all the a/c units. Always seemed to me like a nice alternative to the added maintenance of "bus air".
Just something to consider - that if this coach's inverters will not run the a/c in travel , then you will have to run the genset.

-Joel
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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
Thanks again Joel....appreciate your help on this. This is a huge step for us and this coach does not come with a warranty so we are trying to cover all bases prior to purchase.
What size inverter would be needed to run those units? And, what size batteries are needed to keep it running without the genset?

Regards,
Wayne
RV Mechanic: Joel Bos,
 replied 12 years ago
Typically , there will be a pair of 4000w inverters to allow A/C operation. And the coach will also need to be wired for this.

I think the Vantare will have a large enough battery bank.

-Joel

Edited by Joel on 10/23/2009 at 2:37 AM EST
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Customer reply replied 12 years ago
O.K....We'll do some more homework tomorrow.
Thanks very much for all your help.
We may be back tomorrow with more questions.

Have a good evening.
Wayne
RV Mechanic: Joel Bos,
 replied 12 years ago
Have a good night !

-Joel
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