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Old 08-02-2015, 10:55 AM   #15
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The owner manual is ultra-conservative, I think. The genset gets plenty warm in even 30 minutes at half load, and I find it hard to believe it takes two hours to drive out moisture unless it is in a swamp. One a/c is probably no more than 25% load, though. We are talking maybe 1400-1500 watts for one a/c on a genset that is at least 4000W and maybe 5500-7000 (gas) or even more if diesel.

Typically the manufacturer's engineers recommend a procedure that works even in the worst case scenario, by the dumbest owner., and they do not care if you waste fuel or a lot of your time, or have to drive the RV out into the open to do it. They are just doing their best "CYA".

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