Answers to Your Burning Questions
WHAT ARE THE BENEFIS OF UPGRADING FROM AGM TO LITHIUM BATTERIES?
AGM batteries provide only half of their rated capacity compared to full rated capacity of Lithium batteries.
Lithium batteries are 3X lighter than AGM and have a 5X longer lifespan.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF UPGRADING TO THE 12V AIR CONDITIONER?
Key features of the12V Air Conditioner if compared to the Revel OEM 120V unit are:
it's quieter , 3X more efficient, lower roof clearance, lighter in weight and it looks AWESOME.
Lower amp draw of a 12V A/C unit will not shorten lifespan off your already expensive Lithium battery. Check more detailed explanation in our Blog section.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL THE 12V AIR CONDITIONER IN ANY VAN?
Installation on a fully built van takes longer as there is additional time needed to run wires and adapt the A/C to an existing layout.
It takes 4-6 hours to install a new 12V A/C unit on any empty, non converted, Van model.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF UPGRADING TO A LITHIUM BATTERY SYSTEM ON THE WINNEBAGO REVEL?
We remove all components and wiring related to the OEM Revel battery storage system which comes around 300lb in weight and replaces them with high quality lightweight components and quality wiring. Our system is redesigned from scratch by Electrical Engineer with 30+ years of experience in power management systems.
Our upgrades are lightweight, low-invasive and as seamless as possible. Part of upgrade process is "clean up" of remaining OEM Revel house wiring.
HOW LONG DOES THE REVEL LITHIUM UPGRADE TAKE?
We pre-assemble the system prior to your scheduled upgrade date for faster and seamless installation.
Depending on your system size, the upgrade process can take from 2-3 days. We take pride in our work and take special care of each van. Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal. Quality before quantity.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF REPLACING THE 2021-22 REVEL 120V AIR CONDITIONER WITH A 12V A/C UNIT?
By design the Winnebago Revel OEM 250Ah Lithium battery system can support the power hungry Coleman A/C unit for up to 2.5 hours without additional load. The 12V A/C unit in ECO mode will provide up to 10 HOURS of cooling comfort.
The Revel MY 2021 power system comes with a 2nd alternator which will supports faster charge of lithium batteries. This MOD is less expensive if you want to extend your A/C comfort while enjoying off grid adventures. No need to add AmpHours to support the already power demanding 120V A/C unit. Please check 2 hour test video on our youtube channel.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKES TO INSTALL A 12V AIR CONDITIONER ON ANY REVEL MODEL?
The 12V Air Conditioner unit fits perfectly over the existing 14x14 A/C roof platform which provides full waterproofing of the unit at the roof level.
It takes up to 8 hours to install new 12V A/C unit on Revel model.
DOES THE 2018-20 REVEL + LITHIUM + A/C PACKAGE COME WITH A 2ND ALTERNATOR?
Our Lithium system when paired with the 12V A/C doesn’t require a 2nd alternator simply because the power draw of the 12V A/C unit is low enough that can be supported by DC-DC charger.
The market cost of installing 2nd alternator runs between $3000-$4000 which could be used toward installation 12V A/C unit. Another benefit of our Package is that you can run A/C while driving and still charge your batteries from the DC-DC charger while providing full comfort for your passengers and pets. Even if you're going on a longer hike you wouldn’t have to worry about leaving your pets in Air conditioned Revel. Our lowest cost package the "SC315 + 12V A/C" provides up to 12 Hours of A/C on fully charged lithium batteries.
Please contact us for more informations on benefits of upgrading to Lithium Batteries and 12V A/C.
WHAT ARE THE TAX BENEFITS?
The Winebago Revel is listed as Motorhome which can be used as a second home on your 2021 tax returns. You may be eligible for 22% tax credit of the entire system cost if paired with solar panels. Newly elected administrations may extend these tax credits for 2022 and 2023.
Disclaimer: We are not tax professionals. Please consult your accountant to see if you can qualify for these tax benefits.