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Winnebago Combines Stirling Technology with Unique Motor Home Design
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1978 by SAE International in United States
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Event: National West Coast Meeting
The operational characteristics of low noise, low vibration, and inherent reliability of the Stirling engine make it highly desirable as the power source for a total energy system in a motor home. In this application, the Stirling engine has made possible the development of new electrical, heating, and air conditioning systems offering much higher levels of comfort, convenience, and reliability to the motor home user.
As an auxiliary power source in the motor home, the Stirling engine generates electricity to operate all-electric appliances and recharge batteries, provides efficient hot water baseboard heat to the interior of the motor home, and eliminates the need for LP gas usage in the motor home. And integrated into the cooling system for the Stirling engine is a new, low noise air conditioning system.