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Old 05-22-2015, 05:39 PM   #15
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I race polaris rzr side by sides. I use my MH to pull my enclosed trailer and rzr to the races. They have no power or sewer in the pits where we park so I run my generator the whole time. It runs from 12pm Friday till 5pm Sunday. It's a onan 6kw quite diesel. It's light on fuel considering it's running 2 ac units and powering the enclosed trailer. Just make sure you have plenty of fuel in the MH.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:08 AM   #16
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so I run my generator the whole time. It runs from 12pm Friday till 5pm Sunday.
Of course, race pits and a campground or state park are different situations, with different expectations of quiet and generator usage.

In addition to fine-tuning their generator use according to one's own needs, it must also be adjusted according to the local conditions and expectations of where one is parked. In a racing pit, anything goes and the generator can be run all the time. In a no-generator zone of a park, the generator can't be run at all. Most campgrounds and parks are somewhere in-between these two extremes.
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Let me give you a hard and fast rule. If you are going to run your AC turn on the generator first period. Only one other poster has said that and he is absolutely right. Personally my 7kw onan does not make that much noise in my opinion. I would start it and only turn it off when there are quiet hours if your campground has them. Then you do not need to worry about battery life or too much amperage etc.
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Personally my 7kw onan does not make that much noise in my opinion. I would start it and only turn it off when there are quiet hours if your campground has them.
That's you're opinion. Your neighbors in a quiet campground may not share the same opinion about the noise level or the exhaust fumes. Just because you can, does not necessarily mean you should.

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Then you do not need to worry about battery life or too much amperage etc.
Correct. You just need to worry about the wasted fuel if you're running the generator more than needed. On a mild day, when you're sitting outside at the campfire, or you're out and about sightseeing, and your power usage is low, I think it's silly to keep the generator running when it's not needed.
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