A Walkthrough of the 2023 American Dream by American Coach

Angie Morell Showcases 2023 American Dream  

RV shows and rallies are a great way to get introduced to, or familiarize yourself with a number of RV manufacturers and models. The thing is, they’re not always easy to get to. So if you weren’t able to attend the recent RV SuperShow in Tampa, FL, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Our very own Angie Morell offers this comprehensive walkthrough of the 2023 American Dream from one of the foremost RV manufacturers in the industry, American Coach. 

This 45’ Class A coach sits atop a Freightliner® with Liberty Bridge® custom chassis – an American Coach exclusive that delivers an exceptionally smooth ride, mile after mile.

For more information on Freightliner custom chassis, check out this video featuring NIRVC President & CEO, Brett Davis

A Cummins® diesel engine offers 605 HP that makes for an easy driving experience and, with a 20,000 lb. rear hitch, towing is a breeze. A few items that Angie specifically points out – no carpet or rubber edges on the slideouts, AC down the center of the coach and extremely comfortable Roadwire captain seats.

Other standouts include:

  • A stunning décor package 
  • Large windows that bring the outdoors in
  • Hand-made cabinetry with attention to every detail
  • A spacious kitchen with high-end appointments: quartz countertops, a large stainless steel sink with sprayer faucet and a residential stainless steel fridge
  • A large master suite with a king bed and full bathroom at the rear of the coach

In addition, with the purchase of a ’23 American Coach, owners receive the Platinum Experience that provides extended warranties, a dedicated concierge team, complimentary roadside assistance and a number of other significant perks.


To learn more, visit our manufacturer spotlight on American Coach.

RV Batteries and Chargers

RV Batteries and Chargers

Batteries are critical to an RV. They start the engine and provide power to run accessories when driving. When parked they provide power to run lighting, water pumps, and various other 12 volt accessories. They can even be used to power an inverter to provide 120 volt AC power. Because of their heavy use they can sometimes be a source of aggravation and maintenance. Let’s take a closer look at batteries, how they work, and how to properly care for them. We’ll also delve into battery chargers and charging methods.

The battery compartment from an Allegro Bus

The battery compartment from an Allegro Bus

RV Battery vs Car Battery

A single battery may be fine to operate your passenger car but it’s just not enough power to handle the more advanced requirement of an RV. To do this, multiple batteries are arranged together into a battery bank. There are two types of batteries and each type has a different intended use. Automotive batteries are what you have in your car. They are designed to output a large burst of amperage to start the vehicle, then slowly recharge from the vehicle’s alternator. The key here is that they dump a lot of amperage in a short time, then rest for a while slowly getting recharged. Most diesel motorhomes will have two engine-starting or chassis batteries in order to crank these larger engines.

When camping, your coach electrical systems operate quite differently. They will draw fewer amps than a starter motor but they will do that over a longer period of time. For this application deep cycle batteries are used. Deep cycle batteries are designed for maximum performance by slowly draining amps from them and sustaining this draw over a longer period of time. Most coaches will have four deep cycle batteries in a battery bank to ensure that there is enough capacity to supply adequate power over a longer length of time. This can vary and some smaller coaches may only have two, while larger coaches may have as many as eight batteries in a bank.

How RV Batteries Work

RV electrical systems are 12 volt systems. Whenever you connect multiple batteries together you have to make the proper connections in order to maintain 12 volts. If batteries are connected in parallel they will retain their voltage, but if they are connected in series the voltages will add up. So, if you have a bunch of 12 volt batteries that you want to connect into a battery bank, you simply connect all of the positive and negative posts together to give you increased load capacity or amp-hours. 

6 Volt Batteries vs 12 Volt Batteries 

But many RVs are using 6 volt batteries for their deep cycler applications, which are commonly used in golf cart applications. They have a heavier plate design and are more durable, plus they output more power than a 12 volt battery of similar dimensions. The only downside is that you need to connect them properly to get a 12 volt output. Basically, you connect a pair of 6 volt batteries together in series to give you a single 12 volt battery. Then you connect the positive posts of this pair together with all of the other pairs and then do the same with the negatives. The following diagrams show a four battery bank of both 12 volt and 6 volt batteries and will help explain this better.

diagram of series versus parallel battery connections

Diagram of series versus parallel battery connections

Types of Batteries used for RVs

Batteries come in different types. For RV applications the most common are flooded batteries or AGM batteries. 

Flooded Batteries 

Flooded batteries are filled with electrolyte. This electrolyte is a diluted form of sulfuric acid. When a load is placed on the battery, the acid puts a charge on the lead plates and creates electricity. At this time some of the sulfur and oxygen leaves the acid and forms a sulfate on the lead battery plates, leaving water as the remainder. If a battery is totally discharged, the battery plates will be coated with sulfate and the electrolyte will be mostly water, which is why dead batteries can freeze in cold temperatures but fully charged batteries will not freeze. When the battery is recharged, the sulfate falls of the battery plates and recombines with the water to change it back to acid again. If the battery is overcharged (in other words excess voltage is applied to it when it already is charged up), the water can boil out of the battery and acidic vapors can leave via the vented battery caps. This reduces the water level and if it gets below the battery plates it can harm the battery. It also tends to corrode the battery connections because of the acidic vapors. Maintaining the proper water level is critical to good battery performance.

AGM Batteries 

AGM batteries use electrolyte but not in a liquid form like flooded batteries. The acidic electrolyte is absorbed into glass fiber mats that are wrapped around the lead battery plates. With AGM batteries there is no need to ever worry about adding water because there is no water in them so maintenance is greatly reduced. The battery terminals also are not as susceptible to corrosion as flooded batteries because there is only microscopic outgassing, or venting, of electrolyte vapors. The outgassing of flooded batteries means they need to be in a vented compartment and clear of anything that could create a spark. AGM batteries can be located anywhere because they truly are sealed. AGM batteries are typically used in aircraft and they can be used in any orientation, even upside down, with no negative consequences. AGM batteries also offer greater performance over a comparable flooded battery because the voltage drop curve is flatter.

Voltage State of Charge
12.6+ 100%
12.5 90%
12.42 80%
12.32 70%
12.20 60%
12.06 50%
11.9 40%
11.75 30%
11.58 20%
11.31 10%
10.5 0%

Battery Charge Voltages

Battery Chargers

We all know how easy it is to take power out of a battery. What about recharging them when they are low? Batteries in a motorhome can be charged in a number of ways depending on the current mode of operation and whether they are chassis batteries or coach batteries. 

Chassis Batteries and Coach Batteries 

First off, we need to understand that there are two separate battery banks on a motorhome – the chassis batteries and the coach batteries. 

The chassis batteries are for starting the motorhome’s engine and powering the headlights, wipers, and other chassis related accessories. When driving down the road the vehicles alternator will charge the chassis batteries. 

The “house” portion of the motorhome has a separate bank of batteries called the coach batteries. These are deep cycle batteries that will power the lights, domestic water pump, fans, and any other accessories that are related to living in the coach while parked. These batteries are kept separate from the chassis batteries so, in the event that you run them down too low, you will still be able to start the motorhome’s engine. 

A Charge Solenoid is installed to connect both the chassis and battery banks together. This solenoid is engaged whenever the ignition key switch is in the “on” position. The engine can then recharge both battery banks when driving down the road. As soon as you are parked the solenoid opens and the two battery banks are divorced once again.

A convertor
A Xantrex inverter/charger


Xantrex inverter/charger

Charging Batteries at a Campsite

 We don’t want to have to run the engine all the time to recharge these batteries, so we need other options. The first option is a battery charger that is dedicated to the coach’s electrical system. This charger is a 120 volt device that will be powered whenever we plug into shore power or run our generator set. In addition to charging the batteries we also need to provide clean power with consistent voltage to power the 12 volt electrical components while we are parked rather than use the batteries to power them. This device is called a converter. 

The converter is hard-wired into the 120 volt electrical system as well as the 12 volt system. It “converts” 120 VAC power to 12 VDC power to run the 12 volt accessories as well as charge the coach battery bank. So, now we have the ability to recharge the coach batteries via the engine alternator when driving or via the converter when parked with shore power or when running the generator. When boondocking we can use the batteries to provide power. When the voltage gets to that magic 50% mark, we can fire up the generator set for an hour or two to power the converter and recharge the batteries. The actual charge time will vary according to the size of the converter as well as the size of the battery bank. If the battery bank is 440 amp-hrs and it is at 50% you’ll need 220 amp-hrs to bring it to its fully charged state. If you have a 60 amp converter you’ll be looking at close to 4 hours to output that much power. Larger converters take less time but cost more.

Another popular device is the inverter. An inverter does just the opposite of a converter. It creates 120 VAC power from 12 VDC. It is used to power 120 volt devices via battery power so that you don’t have to run the generator all the time. Small inverters run from 250 watts up to 1,000 watts and are installed into an electrical circuit. No battery charging capabilities exist on a basic inverter so most diesel pushers use an inverter/charger unit. These units combine the features from both an inverter and a converter. They are generally found in larger sizes, such as 2,000 watt and 3,000 watt. These inverters are connected to a dedicated 120 volt circuit breaker in the main breaker panel and also connect to the coach batteries via large diameter battery cables. They feature an automatic transfer switch that will pass shore power through when present, or switch over to battery fed inverter power whenever shore power is not present. Note that the running of the generator is the same thing as shore power in this instance. Whenever 120 VAC power is present the inverter not only passes that power through to the electrical devices fed by it, but it also acts as a converter and provides 12 volt current to power the house accessories and recharge the coach battery bank. Typical inverter/chargers have battery charging capacity in the 100 to 140 amp-hr range so they are larger and faster than a converter. When an inverter/charger is present there is no need for a converter.

Both converters and inverter/chargers feature three battery charging modes. When a battery is low on charge the first mode is the bulk mode. This mode provides full charging output to the batteries. As the battery approaches the full mark the charger will kick into absorption mode. In this mode the voltage is regulated to not be excessive so that the batteries can absorb this charge without boiling. Finally, in order to maintain a charge in a battery that is very close to full the float mode will be engaged. In this mode charger output voltage will be limited to no more than 13.2 volts so that excess outgassing does not occur. You can safely leave your batteries connected to the charger indefinitely if it’s in float mode without fear of boiling out water. Of course, this assumes that your charger’s float mode is functioning properly. If you are adding water frequently it’s time to have your charger’s float voltage checked.


Low Voltage Circuits

Motorhomes are meant to be used when 120 volt shore power is not always available. It would be a real pain if every time you walked into your motorhome you had to fumble around in the dark to start the generator so that you could turn some lights on, which is why RVs have 12 volt battery powered electrical systems as well as 120 volt AC electrical systems. 

The 12 volt system provides power to operate the interior lights and the many other 12 volt electric systems within the coach, such as fans, water pumps and furnaces. These systems will be connected to the coach battery bank via a 12 volt fuse panel that is located somewhere inside the coach. A converter or inverter/charger will also be connected so that these batteries can be recharged from shore power or when running the generator.

Powered Roof Vent

Powered vent fans are commonly used in most RVs

Powered Roof Vent Fans

Powered roof vent fans, such as the one pictured above, are found in most every RV. In addition, you’ll undoubtedly find that you have a tank monitoring system to check the levels of your fresh water, propane tank, and holding tanks. This information may be displayed on a small remote panel or incorporated into a networked touch screen control panel. Your refrigerator and hot water heater are designed to run on either 120 volt AC current or propane. But, you will need 12 volt power to operate the igniter and the control circuitry for any propane fired refrigerator. Even the light bulb inside that fridge is powered by 12 volt power. Basement compartment lighting and power awnings are other examples as are the power steps that allow you to enter your motorhome.

battery disconnect solenoid

A typical battery disconnects solenoid

Battery Disconnect Switch

If you were to leave your motorhome parked for a while and shore power was not available, the various parasitic loads on the 12 volt circuits would eventually drain the batteries. RVs have a battery disconnect switch, which is generally located close to the entrance door. This switch controls a battery disconnect solenoid. This solenoid is a latching solenoid which means you send it power to move it but you do not have to continue feeding it power in order to hold it in that position. This makes it perfect for an RV application because the solenoid won’t consume any battery power when parked. Pressing the rocker switch in one direction will shuttle the solenoid to the open position while pressing the rocker switch in the opposite direction will send the shuttle in the other direction and close the circuit. This allows for an easy way to shut down the 12 volt power to the coach while you are away. If you are plugged into shore power, this is not necessary. Keep in mind that not everything will be disconnected when the solenoid is in the off position. Some loads, such as inverters, keyless entry systems and propane leak detectors bypass the solenoid and will remain active.

Installing Accessories on an RV

How to add an accessory to your RV

Wires are just like water pipes in that you can only pump so much stuff through a given size pipe without losing pressure. If you try to send too many amps through too small of a wire the voltage will drop, the wire will get hot, your device won’t run properly, and you’ll probably blow the fuse for that circuit. The chart below will give you a good idea as to what wire gauge you will need to use if you want to add an accessory to your RV.

Wire Gauge (AWG) Wire Diameter, in Inches Current Capacity, in Amps
0000 .4600 600
000 .4096 500
00 .3648 400
0 .3249 320
1 .2893 250
2 .2576 200
4 .2043 125
5 .1819 100
6 .1620 65-80
8 .1285 40-50
10 .1019 30-33
12 .0808 20-23
14 .0641 15-17
16 .0508 7.5-10
18 .0403 5
20 .0320 3.3
24 .0201 1.3
28 .0126 0.5

For example, if you want to add a small fan to your RV that has a motor rated at a 4 amp draw you will need to go with a #18. The 20 gauge wire is only rated for 3.3 amps while the #18 can safely handle up to 5 amps so you always round up. If you want to install a water pump that pulls 20 amps, you’ll need to use a #12 wire. If you want to add an inverter and its DC battery draw is 400 amps you will need a #00 wire. Keep in mind that you can always go to a larger wire gauge without any bad results but you can never go smaller. Also, the length of wire will also affect its ability to carry current. If you are running long runs of wire you may need to increase the wire gauge to allow for the extra resistance incurred by the extra lengths. In this case, use the above wire gauge chart conservatively when choosing which wire gauge to use. Going larger is always a safe bet.


RV Inverters and Chargers

Inverter/chargers do have on/off buttons to disable either or both functions but they are not normally needed because the inverter/charger will automatically switch back and forth as needed. However, when the coach is stored it’s not enough to switch off your output circuits. An inverter will have a slight idle current even while not in use if it is allowed to be powered up. When storing your coach without shore power be sure to switch off your inverter and charger at the inverter itself to eliminate the idle current from slowly draining your batteries.

A Xantrex inverter/charger

A Xantrex 2,000-watt true sine wave inverter/charger

RV Inverter Installation

If your RV doesn’t have an inverter, but you would like to install one, be sure to download a copy of the manufacturer’s installation manual from their website and read it first before buying your inverter. Inverters do need the proper environment. True sine wave inverters can create a fair amount of heat. If you place them in a large basement pass-through storage area you’ll be fine but if you place them in a small enclosed compartment they will overheat. In that case you’ll need to provide some intake air as well as a place to exhaust the heat, preferably with a fan.


Automatic Generator Starting:

Automatic Generator Start (AGS) systems do just what you think they might do – they start your generator set automatically, even if you are not near the coach. These systems vary in complexity and design. Some systems are standalone systems and are simply a module that connects to your generator set to start it if your batteries get low. Some systems, such as the Onan EC-30, are an all-in-one system that builds the circuitry into its remote display and control panel. This system design also includes a thermostat interface so that it can start your generator in response to a request for cooling from the air conditioner’s thermostat. Other systems, such as the Xantrex and Magnum AGS modules, are designed to network with an inverter and use the same remote display panel as the inverter to control both the inverter and AGS module via menu driven software. So there are a number of options and choices available when selecting an AGS module.

Onan EC-30 Automatic Generator Start (AGS) module

The Onan EC-30 Automatic Generator Start module.

Selecting an AGS System for your RV

The first thing to do is determine just why you want an AGS system in the first place. If you are only going to run your generator to power air conditioning when driving you probably don’t need one. If you will be dry camping quite often you will need to run your generator every now and then to recharge your batteries. If your batteries drop below a given voltage your AGS can start the generator set for you automatically while you are off sightseeing so that you don’t return to a dead coach. This is the basic feature of any AGS system. You can also recharge your batteries while you sleep if they drop down during the night without having to worry about setting your alarm clock. Many campgrounds do have a quiet time posted where no generators may be run during the evening but more advanced AGS models include a quiet time setting that can be set. In that case the AGS module will not start your generator during those quiet time hours and will wait until morning to auto-start. Some models, like the Onan EC-30, include predictive scheduling. The AGS will monitor your battery voltage level and if it determines that it will need to recharge them during quiet time, it will start the generator earlier and then shut off so that they will be recharged when your quiet time begins. 

The next level includes a thermostat interface. Your AGS system will be connected to your air conditioning system’s thermostat. If a request for cooling occurs, the AGS will start your generator and power the air conditioning system to prevent your coach from overheating. Some systems also include a shore power connection so that the AGS will only start the generator if there is no shore power present. This is a great feature for RV owners who have pets and normally camp in full service campgrounds. The shore power will power your coach’s air conditioners to keep your pets from overheating. But, what happens if the shore power was to go out or the pedestal breaker tripped while you were away from the coach? Your air conditioners would stop working and you might be returning to a coach with pets that suffered heat stroke.

If you have an AGS that does not have a shore power sense, but does have a thermostat connection, you’ll find that the generator will start up every time the thermostat calls for cooling – even when the shore power is functioning. This is not desirable so you will have to install a relay that is fired by the shore power side of the transfer switch and then intercept the low voltage wires that connect the thermostat to the AGS module. This will break the circuit whenever shore power is present so that the AGS never sees the input signal from the thermostat. When the shore power fails the relay will allow that connection to take place. With an AGS that has shore power sense you won’t have to worry about that. All of the logic is handled within the AGS electronics and it won’t start the generator if shore power is present. If shore power fails and cooling is desired it’ll start the generator and your pets will be safe.

If you have a Silverleaf or Firefly networked whole coach system that controls most coach functions via a multiplexed network you most likely have a bridge, which is a device that bridges the communication with the inverter/charger and the Vegatouch control system. This allows complete control of the generator and AGS module via the master control touch screen in the coach.

wireless controller for the Onan EC-30W AGS module

The Onan EC-30W AGS unit uses a wireless controller

Installing an Automatic Generator Start

Installing an AGS module requires a bit of work. You need to run wiring connections to the transfer switch mounted transformer as well as the batteries, generator start-stop switch, remote control panel and HVAC thermostat. Fishing all of those wires can be tedious and sometimes difficult. 

Wireless units will save you some time by allowing those connections to be performed under the floor in the chassis area, using wireless operation to the remote display panel in the RV. The Onan EC30W is the premier wireless system. The remote unit communicates wirelessly to the main harness and even contains a temperature sensor so that you don’t have to tap into the existing HVAC thermostat.

You do have to be careful of where you place the remote though. If you set it in a hot spot it’ll be triggering the generator prematurely. You also run the risk of communications failure, which can happen with any wireless electronic device, particularly when you consider that the signal needs to pass through the motorhome’s steel firewall.

Winnebago RV’s Accessibility Enhanced (AE) Units

Winnebago Offers Accessibility Enhanced Class A and Class B RVs

The Winnebago brand has always been known for enabling its customers to live the life they want to live. Whether for grand outdoor adventures, daily commutes or weekend play, Winnebago offers an RV for everybody, innovating year after year and raising the bar for industry standards. 

Now, the company with more than 60 years of RV experience adds to its legacy by offering two unique Accessibility Enhanced (AE) vehicles: the easy-driving Winnebago Roam and the tactfully luxurious Winnebago Inspire.

Winnebago Roam, Class B RV

The Winnebago Roam is a Class B RV that offers conveniences for both daily driving and epic expeditions. Built on a Ram ProMaster® chassis, a 280-hp 3.6L V6 gas engine powers the Roam while 4-wheel ABS brakes safely bring it to a halt. The model comes in three floorplans, each at 19’9” in length and featuring a Braun UVL wheelchair lift with wireless remote for easy in/out access. 

National Indoor RV Centers blog Winnebago Accessibility Enhanced (AE) Units Class B motorhome Winnebago Roam

The Winnebago Roam is a Class B Accessibility Enhanced (AE) RV

Roam U59RAC floorplan

The entry level Roam, the U59RAC floorplan sleeps two (2) and features a motorized sofa bed, wet-bath, refrigerator, microwave and sink, facilitating full-time living on-the-go. Specially-designed storage, lowered countertops and pull-down cabinets offer access while seated, and integrated tie-downs offer a secure ride during travel. 

National Indoor RV Centers blog Winnebago Accessibility Enhanced (AE) motorhome Class B Roam rear interior

The Roam’s powered reclining sofa/bed sleeps two and leaves extra room for storage.

Roam U59RPT floorplan

The U59RPT builds upon the design of the U59RAC, expanding upon available space through its pop-top roof. This, along with the powered reclining sofa/bed, increase the sleeping accommodation to four (4) persons.

Roam U59RX floorplan

The all new RX is coming soon – and we can’t wait to see what it has to offer!

Winnebago Inspire, Class A RV

The Winnebago Inspire is a Class A RV that brings customized comfort to the [world] of luxury coach travel. Coming in at 35’9” in length, the Inspire rides on a Freightliner® XCS 26,000-lb. chassis, easily capable of supporting the impressive 340-hp Cummins® ISB 6.7L diesel engine.

National Indoor RV Centers blog Winnebago Accessibility Enhanced (AE) Units Class A Inspire motorhome

The 800-pound lifting capacity, coupled with powered swinging door, make entering and exiting the Class A coach simple, while a wall-mount and key-fob remote offer independent use. 

Independent passage into and out from the coach is simple thanks to an 800-lb. capacity platform wheelchair lift that features wall-mounted and key fob remote controls. Once inside, you’ll notice the spaciousness of the interior, facilitating everyday living. An extendable dinette offers convenient wheelchair access but retracts for added space when not in use. An enlarged hallway allows for easy movement throughout the coach and a larger bathroom with roll-in shower offers simple accessibility. 

All of the coach’s controls have been thoughtfully designed and carefully placed within reach, including system monitors, generator, light-switches and remote-controlled roof vents. As with all Winnebago diesel pushers, the Inspire comes with a 3-year/100,000 mile warranty. 

National Indoor RV Centers blog Winnebago Accessibility Enhanced (AE) Units Class A Inspire motorhome interior galley
National Indoor RV Centers blog Winnebago Accessibility Enhanced (AE) Units Class A Inspire motorhome interior bedroom

The interior of the Winnebago Inspire is enlarged to accommodate easy mobility.

Winnebago’s AE units add to an impressive and influential legacy. NIRVC is proud to work with the esteemed brand and have been recognized as a top Winnebago dealer. We currently offer the Roam camper van at our Las Vegas and Washington D.C. locations, with more coming elsewhere, soon. Be sure to check our current inventory for up-to-date listings.

Concierge Motorhome Storage with National Indoor RV Centers

Concierge Storage at National Indoor RV Centers

Storing your coach should be easy, convenient and safe. It’s the principle that NIRVC was founded upon and what we strive for each and every day. 

Concierge indoor storage and service are offered at five convenient NIRVC locations:

Atlanta – (770) 979-4051
Dallas – (469) 277-1330
Las Vegas – (702) 766-7770
Phoenix – (520) 442-2500
Nashville – (615) 527-8960 

From the moment you arrive, we want you to feel cared for – so you’ll receive valet car service at drop-off and pick-up. While your coach is with us, there’s no need to winterize. Your motorhome will get periodic engine starts to ensure the engine is properly lubricated. Tire position will be changed to prevent flat spots and routine chassis & motorhome maintenance can be performed upon request. This care comes in addition to a secure, indoor environment that eliminates exposure to intense summer sun and harsh winter conditions alike. 

New RV Models getting cleaned up for show

Security is a priority at NIRVC. We utilize a state-of-the-art security system complete with individualized entry codes. We absolutely insist on well-lit exteriors and deploy both exterior and interior video cameras, adding signage to note that the facility is under continuous surveillance. 

But it doesn’t stop there! To get your coach ready for travel, we check and adjust tire pressure, fill the fresh water tank, turn on your refrigerator and adjust the water level for lead acid batteries. 

When you arrive back at our storage facility to return your rig, you can conveniently dump your tanks onsite, or we’ll dump them for you for a modest fee. Then, simply leave your coach along with any special storage or maintenance instructions you may have, and we’ll follow them to a tee. Your (freshly detailed) car will then be ready to carry you home. 

Our approach to one-stop storage, service and repair makes RV ownership easy. While your motorhome is stored, we can perform any and all warranty service for the chassis and indeed, the entire motorhome. We work with all manufacturer warranties and extended service plans. Collision repairs, as well as Paint & Body upkeep, are performed onsite in our body shops. We work with all insurance companies to make things easy on you, and your wallet. And to preserve your coach’s beauty and functionality, we provide external and/or internal washing and detailing, upon request.

Tips Tricks - Washing your RV

Don’t entrust your RV to just anyone – put your coach into the hands of people who know the industry and the lifestyle best. Learn more about our concierge indoor storage by visiting our locations page and, when you’re ready for the best storage available, give us a call!

Surprise! New Storage Facility for Hundreds of RVs

Book storage at NIRVC Phoenix for just $11/ft per month! In addition to your RV, we’ll also store your boat and towable! Inquire about availability today.
New storage customers only. 

National Indoor RV Centers is erecting a brand new, state-of-the-art, 130,000-square-foot facility that’s dedicated to safely and securely storing RVs. The building, which is expected to be completed in June, will have capacity for more than 200 motorhomes and is located across the street from our RV Lifestyle Center at 11280 N. Solar Canyon Way in Surprise, AZ.

NIRVC to Expand Offerings

Upon completion of the storage facility, we’re expanding our service capacity by adding more than a dozen new bays and upgrading our lot to accommodate more inventory. Upon completion, the Phoenix location will have 600-700 units onsite between storage, sales and service.

From Pick Up to Drop Off

Our concierge storage makes beginning and ending an RV trip easy and convenient. 

When coach owners are ready to hit the road, our technicians prep your coach for travel. They’ll check and adjust tire pressure, fill the fresh-water tank, adjust or fill the water level for lead acid house batteries, turn on the refrigerator and store the owner’s car – we’ll even detail it, upon request!

When returning from travel, simply place your motorhome in our expert hands and hop into your waiting car. NIRVC has on-site dump tanks for owners’ use or, for those who prefer to avoid that task, we can handle it. 

While in storage, our technicians conduct periodic engine starts to lubricate the engine and change tire position to prevent flat spots. Additionally, routine chassis and motorhome maintenance, collision repairs and paint and body work can be performed upon request. Finally, owners can give their motorhome some TLC with a professional wash and detailing while the unit is in storage.

Security a Priority

To ensure your RV is stored safely, NIRVC has a state-of-the-art security system, exterior and interior video cameras, exterior signage noting the facility is under video surveillance, a well-lit exterior and individualized entry codes. 

NIRVC Phoenix Location Details

Address: 11280 N. Solar Canyon Way, Surprise
Sales Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Service Hours: Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

NIRVC Nashville Officially Opens

NIRVC Nashville Ready To Serve Your RV Needs

We’re excited to share that National Indoor RV Centers’ newest location just outside of Nashville, TN is now open!
The RV Lifestyle Center provides a complete package of concierge-level services that ensure RV ownership is made simple and easy for you. We offer:
Check out the latest and greatest dealership for NIRVC in Lebanon, TN, located along I-40. Our 189,350-square-foot facility has great deals on RVs and an amazing offer for new storage customers. From now until April 30th, 2023, store your RV for just $11/ft per month! Inquire about storage availability today.

For more information, head over to our locations page.

NIRVC’s Brett Davis Featured On KRLD Radio

Our very own CEO Brett Davis was recently featured on CEO Spotlight with David Johnson on Dallas-Fort Worth’s KRLD News Radio. During the roughly ten-minute segment, Brett touched on the RV industry – from the boost in popularity during the pandemic to the upward trend of working full-time from one’s motorhome.

Transcript from the Interview

David Johnson:

The recreational vehicle businesses, is-it’s an interesting business. They’re all classes of recreational vehicles. On the one hand, they’re are the ones that you’re on Brett, to go see the Grand Canyon, and then there’s the ones that Dolly Parton drives around in. Brett Davis is the Founder, President and CEO of National Indoor RV Centers. And he handles all of them. He buys them, he sells them, he repairs them, he shelters them, and he joins us right now. It’s good to have you with us. 

Brett Davis:

Thank you, David. Great to be here. 


Yeah, the more I get into your business, it really is a very business. I mean, it goes all the way for these little, little Winnebagos, I guess, to these gigantic coaches, that must cost a million dollars apiece.



That’s correct, for us. It’s, our lowest is probably somewhere in the mid 60s. And it goes all the way to a million and a half. 



Wow. Your business is, I would guess that it got a real boost, or the RV business in general, must have gotten a real boost during COVID.



It certainly did. I mean, the industry peaked last March or April let’s say, and from trough to peak, it’s a 48% increase, the largest increase in the history of the industry, and now we’re starting to retrace some of that. 



Which is, I mean it’s sort of a cyclical business anyway. 



Yes it is.



But let’s talk about National Indoor RV Centers. Because I guess one of the things is, it’s appealing to buy one of these, especially retirees, and empty nesters, but when you take it home, I mean, it’s not the kind of thing you could park in the driveway, and certainly not on the street? 



No, no. Storage is one issue. And I would say as important or more important than the name on the side of the coach, is the dealer you purchased it from for after the sale service. Remember, this is a house that’s bouncing down the road in earthquake conditions, and gale force winds, and there are always repairs. And it takes a lot of fun out of it if it takes you eight, nine months to get into a service and…



What is it? Is it kind of like buying a boat?



Very much, not quite as expensive as a boat. Gas mileage is a little better. But yes, everything else is similar. 



But that’s part of the cyclicality too, as I think about it as gasoline prices, and in particular, I would guess a lot of these run on diesel, 






and fuel prices went up, and diesel went up along with it. Never seem to come back down again. Did that cut into the market?



No, I seen that a few times and it just never does. But the average coach on rural drive on coach is 9,000 miles a year. If you go back on what you have done and you look at the lowest cost of diesel in the last 15 years and the highest cost, and do the math. The delta there is only $4,300 a year, with an average sales price of $423,000, the $4,300 a year swing in fuel doesn’t make or break that decision by any means.



Right I mean if you can afford that then you can probably afford the fuel bill. What about EVs? If Elon Musk can put out a semi truck trailer, that truck and trailer that runs on electricity, I would guess you could do the same thing with an RV, is anybody working on that?



Not that I’m aware of, and I’ll confess right up front I drive a Tesla, so I am an EV user, it follows my footprint out with a Class A diesel coach I guess you’d say. But, no, that will be interesting to see because the amount of storage that would be required for a battery, to run not only the chassis, but the entire house. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of space is left over to store as you travel the country.



So tell me about the market for these vehicles right now, is this as I said, is it sort of empty nesters, retirees?



Our customers are across the board. We have those that have saved their lifetime, this is how they were going to retire, they were going to turn the country into their backyard. We have others who buy them for tailgating, going to NASCAR, going to see grandma on the weekends. It really is across the board. The most interesting thing I find though is, right now 38% of our sales are the first time full time buyers. Now that I have found very interesting.



First time I understand. Full-time buyers, what do you mean?



They’re buying their first coach, and they’re buying it to live in full-time.






Yes. They work from the road. 



That’s fascinating. So tell me about the growth of the business. So you’re based in Lewisville. But I know you and I are speaking today, we are in Las Vegas. Now you’ve got operations, you’re Nashville, and in Washington DC. What’s the rationale for the locations you pick?



Yes, we have facilities in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, and DC, Virginia. And we’re continuing to build what I call a network of service centers in the travel patterns of coach owners. That’s really what we’re building out, that National Indoor RV Centers. 



So the idea is that you can, I guess you want to store and have maintenance on your coach somewhere close to where you live. So you got to be near population centers?



Well, when it comes to storage 91% of our customers that store with us come from within a 20 mile radius, 93% of them are 10 years old and newer and above 30,000 pounds. So we use that criteria for our demographics of where to put our facilities, or storage. When it comes to service, you know, you need service. You buy these things, to travel in, to turn the country into your backyard. And I have never been fortunate enough to break down in my own backyard. So you need service pretty much everywhere you go. And the objective is to build out a network where no one is more than 500 miles from us. The roadside assistance companies all tow unlimited, up to 500 miles. That’s the rationale there, and they tow into us, or people limp into us every day.



So do you buy existing units and convert them to ownership? Or are you building from the ground up?



As far as our facilities?






Well, we’ve built from the ground up, we’ve only been fortunate enough to buy an existing building that fit our requirements one time. There’s a lot that goes into these, that we have to build from the ground up. 



So you got to have massive, I mean some of these, million dollar, million and a half dollar units are just gigantic. Your facilities must be enormous.



Well, they are by law. There is no coach over 45 feet in length, which is what most of these classes are. And at all of our facilities, the one I’m out here in Vegas stores 400 indoors. Four of the facilities are between 350 to 360. Then our Phoenix facility with the addition that will be completed in April, that facility will house 900 units under roof. 



Woah. And you know what you’re talking about. You’ve been an RV owner for a good while, right?



Yeah, so I purchased my first coach in 1985. 



Wow. Did you live? Did you live in it? Do you live in yours?



I sold the house in 2013, and I’ve lived full-time in my coach since 2013. 



Where do you park it? To live in I mean, if you’re in, you know, in Lewisville, in the Dallas area, do you have, do you go to one of your facilities?



Our first three facilities, I used to drive amongst them but now at six facilities, and travel demands, now I pretty much live on Southwest air. So when I’m in town, my coach is parked in the back corner of our lot, that is my home, and where all my belongings are.



And that’s where the mail, Do you get mail delivery there?



I do. I do. 



Sounds like a fun life to me. You know, I guess if it’s good enough for Dolly Parton, it’s good enough for me. Brett Davis is the founder, President, and CEO of National Indoor RV Centers. It’s good to spend some time with you, sir. Thank you very much. 



Thank you, David. I appreciate it. 



Thanks a lot. For more of our conversation, go to krld.com/ceo. I’m David Johnson, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD.

Entertainment Systems For RVs

Entertainment systems are key features on an RV

Go through any motorhome on a dealer’s lot and you’ll find advanced systems that rival anything found in a home. But RV entertainment systems have changed over the years…

What began in the early days as a small portable 12 volt television with rabbit ears has now evolved into a sophisticated system featuring numerous digital input sources, such as Blu-ray players, satellite TV, streaming video and large screen LED TVs with surround sound systems. VCRs have been replaced by DVRs, DVDs by Blu-ray, and even 1080P HD signals are being supplemented by 4K UHD. Even over-the-air free broadcast TV has changed. The old analog VHF TV channels have been upgraded to digital UHF channels, with multiple channels with different programming coming from a single TV station. The Internet has made massive strides as technology and bandwidth have improved and streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu, are quickly becoming the next great thing.

Delivery Methods

The content that you desire to view is meaningless unless you can get it delivered to your RV. While cable TV and Internet may be fine for a sticks-and-bricks home, it’s not going to work in an RV that is mobile.

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A Winegard Sensar batwing style crank-up antenna.

Over-the-air free broadcast TV is always available as long as you are in range of a broadcast TV station’s tower and the original crank-up batwing TV antenna still works today. You crank it up to raise the antenna and then rotate it to point in the direction of the TV station. Adding a Wingman booster will help pull in stronger UHF signals. The “height is might” analogy applies here. The downside is that you need to manually raise and rotate it and you’ll need to remember to retract it before you move, or else it will be damaged while driving.

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The Winegard Rayzar Automatic is an automatic over-the-air antenna.

A more convenient system is Winegard’s Rayzar Automatic, which is a round enclosure with a digital antenna that rotates automatically to find the stations that are within range – simply by pressing a button. This antenna also includes a built-in amplifier and, while the batwing with Wingman does pull in stronger signals, the Rayzar Automatic isn’t very far behind and you don’t have to worry about having to retract it before traveling.

The next big thing to show up in RVs was satellite TV. With a dish aimed at the southern sky, one can receive paid content from providers such as DirecTV or DISH Network. Different plans are available and the cost rises as the number of channels increases. These units can use a portable tripod-based dish which requires manual aiming, or can be fed through an in-motion dome or via an automatic roof-mounted dish such as the Winegard Trav’ler or RF Mogul’s excellent Eagle dish. Just power up the system and it will search for the satellite and lock on automatically.

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A portable tripod satellite dish may be necessary if tree branches obscure a clear view to the satellite.

The manual dish mounts to a tripod and requires a bit of work to set up and adjust to find the satellite. Various apps exist to show you the correct azimuth, elevation and skew so that you can set the dish to these approximate settings and then use a signal meter to analyze the signal level as you fine tune or dither the dish to achieve the strongest signal. While this takes work, it may be necessary if you plan on staying in one place for a while where the tree coverage prevents a rooftop mounted dish from getting a clear signal from the satellite.

The satellites are located near the equator in a geosynchronous orbit, so your dish needs to be aimed towards the southern sky to find the satellite. Azimuth and elevation will change as you move around the country and anything that blocks the signal, such as trees, will prevent access to the satellite. Even storm clouds will make a difference and rain fade is a common occurrence if storm clouds come rolling in.

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The King-Dome is one example of an in-motion satellite dish.

Automatic domes were available from suppliers such as KVH, Winegard and King Controls that eliminated the manual setup procedures and were popular at first, but by 2000 had fallen in favor for a number of reasons. First, DirecTV began making more HD content available. This necessitated moving HD content from the lower bandwidth KU band to the higher KA band. The in-motion dishes weren’t capable of receiving the KA band, which required a triple LNB oval dish. There just wasn’t enough room inside the dome to place a triple LNB dish. In fact, the dome required a fairly small dish that didn’t equal the signal strength of a large tripod or roof mounted dish. This created a weaker signal which was really susceptible to rain fade, especially if there was any morning dew or snow on the dome.

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The Winegard Trav’ler automatic satellite dish is an automatic deploying dish.

Fortunately, Winegard introduced the Trav’ler automatic dish. This dish could be set up for DirecTV or DISH Network use. This rooftop-mounted dish automatically deployed with the push of a button, searched for the satellite and locked onto the signal. When ready to travel, a second button push on the controller caused the dish to fold up flat into the storage position for travel. RF Mogul also came out with the Eagle automatic dish which was a superior unit to the Winegard. These units provided satellite TV to any RV and were the number one choice – at least until streaming appeared.

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The Winegard ConnecT 2.0 can connect to cellular or campground Wi-Fi sources and will provide internet access via an internal router to any connected device in the RV.

At home, nearly everyone has high speed Internet and, as streaming services first began to offer entertainment content, many of the old standbys started to decline in popularity. Satellite TV subscription costs steadily rose every year, causing its popularity to decline. The RV industry was only a small percentage of the market, so issues such as portability of local channels while traveling also became a hassle. Gradually the entire world began to embrace streaming entertainment rather than cable or satellite TV. It began with services such as Netflix, with movie content that virtually put DVD rental stores out of business. Soon, services such as Hulu began to offer much of what was currently available on satellite and cable TV. Once other content providers jumped in with their own services, the “cut the cable” rush was in full swing. Now it was just up to the RV owner to figure out how to get this streaming content into their motorhome. 

Streaming requires a high speed Internet connection. The early days of dial-up were fine for accessing email or viewing the weather, but too slow for streaming content. Campground Wi-Fi was the next step but as everyone got on the streaming bandwagon, the bandwidth demand exceeded the ability of the campground to supply enough bandwidth. So limitations were imposed by the campgrounds as Wi-Fi service became spotty. 

As cell towers began to appear everywhere, this offered an alternative. And as signals improved to 3G, 4GLTE and now 5G, the ability to handle larger data (such as streaming video) improved. It was now up to the cell companies to provide packages that were capable of handling streaming video. In essence, the cell companies were now getting the monthly premiums that were previously going to the cable and satellite companies. But because the Internet was so popular anyway, the subscribers were at least getting more for their money by not having to pay both a satellite TV bill to one supplier, and a cellular internet service bill to another.

To get a cellular or Wi-Fi feed into your motorhome, you would need a router to set up a personal network as well as an access device such as an air card, Jetpack or SIM card that plugs into a wireless router. One popular device for motorhome owners is the Winegard ConnecT 2.0. This dome mounts on the roof of the RV and can connect to a campground Wi-Fi source or to an AT&T or Verizon cell service via a SIM card. It then creates a personal wireless network within your RV. This lets you log into the wireless router with the same login information every time – on your phones, iPads, laptops or connected coach systems, regardless of where the incoming source is coming from.

One other source for streaming video is satellite Internet, such as Hughes Net. This is a pricey option and has limits on monthly bandwidth usage. It has long latency issues because the signal needs to travel 22,000 miles up to a satellite and back again. This makes it a bad choice for online gaming but isn’t a problem for streaming video such as movies where constant two way upload and download communication isn’t required. It has the same limitations as satellite TV in that rain fade and trees are a concern, but it does have the benefit of being able to be used in the middle of nowhere when cellular communication is spotty (at best) and where Wi-Fi is non-existent.

System Components

An entertainment system is just that – a system. In addition to an antenna, dish or other source, you need to have a distribution system and viewing devices. An over-the-air antenna or cable TV feed will send their output via a RG6 coaxial cable. An OTA antenna needs a bit of help, so an amplifier will utilize 12 VDC power to send a signal up through the coax to the antenna to boost the signal. Cable TV does not need this, so the cable tv coax is typically connected to the antenna booster switch, which actually acts as a 2-way coax switch as well. When the button is pressed it will illuminate, indicating that the amplifier is sending its signal to the OTA antenna. When the button is released, the pilot light will go out and the amplifier will turn off. At the same time, it will switch the coax input from the antenna to the cable TV feed. The output from this switch then goes to a coax splitter that can send the output signal to up to four different TVs via their coaxial input jacks. The internal tuners on each TV will be used to select the channels.

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Satellite receivers or DVRs require a subscription to a satellite provider.

A satellite dish also uses coax to deliver its signal but it’s not the same frequency as the RF signal sent by the antenna or cable TV. The dish outputs a high band signal that cannot be read by any TV. Instead, it must go directly to a satellite receiver or DVR, which is nothing more than a receiver with recording capability. The receiver will then handle the tuning and selection of channels which will then be sent out via HDMI cabling to an HDMI distribution amplifier, which can then send that information to an HDMI input on any of up to four TVs.

Local content, such as output from a Blu-ray player or laptop computer with an HDMI jack, can also be sent to an HDMI input jack on a TV. Most modern TVs have multiple HDMI jacks and can handle multiple feeds so that DVDs and satellite receivers can be connected at the same time. But most entertainment systems utilize a distribution center that allows switching from all of these inputs via a remote control and sends the output on a single HDMI cable to each TV via a 1×4 HDMI distribution amp. This also connects to a surround sound system or sound bar so that every input gets the same high quality audio. However, there are cases where a second source may still be desired, such as in the bedroom where a second Blu-ray player or satellite receiver may be used.

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Dongles, like this Roku, connect to a TV’s HDMI input to allow easy access to streaming internet video via a remote control.

In the case of streaming, there is no antenna or dish to provide a hard-wired signal. Streaming content is delivered over the Internet and sent throughout the RV via a Wi-Fi signal. If you want to watch this content on your laptop or iPad, you just access your web browser or smartphone app and log into whatever service you are registered with. If you want to view this content on your TV, it’s a different matter.

Some smart TVs have built-in apps that can log onto certain streaming services, but not every TV has that ability and the service you want might not be available on that TV. Instead, you’ll have to buy a wireless interface device that connects to an HDMI input port on your TV. These devices range from boxes with cables that extend to the TV to dongles that plug directly into an available HDMI port on the TV. These devices vary and include brands such as Roku, Amazon’s Firestick, Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox and others.

Not every streaming source will work with every device, so you’ll need to match the device with the streaming services that you want to watch. Note that the average household utilizes three streaming services, so plan ahead before you buy. If you install the dongle on your HDMI distribution center, you’ll probably only need one device. But if you want to watch another feed, such as a bedroom TV that isn’t playing the same channel as the main feed, you’ll need a second device for that TV. Most aren’t that expensive and can be less than $50 while some, like the Apple TV, can cost quite a bit more.


Now that you have content available, what do you want to watch? Each service offers their unique selection of programming. Many networks are moving their main programming to streaming networks. So if you want to watch certain shows that used to be on free OTA broadcast TV, you may now find that you’ll have to move to a paid subscription for their streaming services. NBC created their Peacock channel, Disney has Disney Plus, Discovery channel has Discovery Plus and on and on. Most of them offer mostly proprietary programing, so you’ll have to decide whether or not they are worth it to you. Netflix is known for its collection of movies. Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling, Fubo TV and others offer various plans. Some providers, such as Tubi, Pluto and Freecast offer free streaming. 

Basic pay plans include advertising, but most offer extra cost upgrades that can eliminate ads and offer a greater selection of channels. Many offer live TV as well. Some, like Hulu basic, offer certain live network channels but to view those shows you’ll have to wait until the next day and stream them from their library. If you have a live TV option, you can watch them live in real-time, which is particularly helpful for sports. Or you can use their DVR service to record to your PC or their cloud-based service. 

It’s also important to notice that not every service that offers live network channels – such as ABC, NBC, CBS or Fox – will offer all of them. In many cases, one will be missing. The important thing to remember is to research the content providers first to see what you want to watch and what you can live without. Chances are you aren’t going to get it all and will have to give up something. This is one reason why most content consumers have more than one streaming source.

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TVs mounted on a power lift mechanism, liker in the Newmar London aire, are a popular feature in newer motorhomes.

Final Choices

Once you’ve found the provider or providers of your choice, check to see which devices will work with your content. Not every device will handle every single content provider so, after you’ve chosen your content provider, be sure to compare before purchasing your device. Nobody likes multiple devices hanging out of the back of their TV. 

A number of coaches now feature large 50” LED Smart TVs that are mounted on power lifts so they can be raised up for viewing and lowered into the cabinet when you just want to look out the window. Devices such as Roku can be had in a block design with a  cable that extends to the TV’s HDMI port or through a direct HDMI plug-in dongle. The dongle may be a better choice with a TV on a lift because it rides with the TV and you won’t have to worry about cords getting tangled or unplugged. However, this depends on where the TV’s HDMI ports are located. You’ll have to ensure that it doesn’t stick out too far so that it gets knocked off when the TV is raised or lowered.

To ensure safe and proper functioning of these entertainment systems, be sure you’ve got a solid understanding of your RV’s batteries and baseline knowledge of RV electricity too.

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Mark Quasius is the founder of RVtechMag.com, the past Midwest editor of RV Magazine, writes for numerous RV-related publications and a regular Contributor to FMCA’s Family RVing Magazine. Mark and his wife Leann travel in their 2016 Entegra Cornerstone.

THIA by Proteng: An RV Fire Story

Fire One of Leading Causes of RV Loss

Each year, thousands of motorhome fires uproot individuals, leaving feelings of helplessness and uncertainty. With so little time to react, even the best-prepared RV owners cannot safeguard against these devastating occurrences – until now.

One such instance happened to Courtney and Jeremy Thompson when they experienced a fire on the very first day of their new life as full-time RVers. Thankfully, the Thompsons (and their dog) escaped safely, but their coach was a total loss.

Although Jeremy had spent 37 years as a first responder, his knowledge and skills were no match for the conflagration. After the fire, the couple was forced to ponder their future and maybe even reconsider their hopes for retirement. “Should we even do this?” they thought. 

After some serious soul searching. Courtney and Jeremy decided to continue as full-time RVers, but were adamant about installing a fire suppression system before they did.

The Thompsons Came to NIRVC to Install THIA by Proteng

THIA by Proteng is a revolutionary fire suppression system designed to eliminate heat at the source, extinguishing fires before they have a chance to spread. 

The system is fully customized to each RV and consists of multiple self-contained THIA devices that wind through areas of the motorhome that can be prone to fire, including the engine, inverter and generator, to name a few. In the event of a fire, the THIA device disperses FM-200, an extinguishing agent that covers the heat source and can suppress and extinguish fires.

Proteng fire protection installation

NIRVC tech installing 3′ THIA device into Onan 12.5 KW generator

Made for the entire coach, each device is completely self-contained and heat-activated, meaning there are no buttons to push, no pins to pull and no batteries required to engage. Once installed, you’ve got instant fire defense for your coach and for your life. 

RV fires are serious business, so turn to serious experts for peace of mind protection. Discover more at proteng.com or click here for information on installation.