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Old 06-10-2015, 07:00 PM   #15
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Yes, its Ok, in fact its good for the genny to be run under load occasionally. Just be aware its going to add to your fuel use and the fuel pickup for the genny is set about 1/4 tank level, so it wont run you out of fuel, but will shut down the gen if you let the tank go below 1/4.

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Is it OK to turn the generator for several hours while traveling to keep living area cool?? Onan 7500..

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Old 06-10-2015, 07:04 PM   #16
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Keep it cool.
Get it cool before arriving.

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Old 06-10-2015, 07:08 PM   #17
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We run ours while traveling for AC's, elec water heater, fridge, coffee, crockpot etc. Just don't tell the gen it's on vacation!
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:23 PM   #18
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Run ours all the time when traveling!
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:27 PM   #19
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Yes it's fine to do and we did with the previous Dutch Star. Don't know if we'll need to with the Magna as we have two over the road air cons, both 15,000 BTU units, one is the normal dash one and another for the bedroom. Have never even tried them yet.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:35 PM   #20
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We do the crock pot thing as well. Run it off the inverter when the genset isn't on. The only downside is it smells too damn good in motorhome all day!
Yep, it sure does make it smell good in there going down the road!
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:08 AM   #21
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We had a Beaver for 19 years and now a Monaco for 3 years. The generators runs almost as much as the coaches have. We usually start the generator first, then the coach. Old coach generator over 4000 hours and present one is about 2800 (we're now full timers). The only problem we've had has been an electric fuel pump failure on the old coach at about 2400 hours.

We like to be comfortable so the ACs are well exercised also. Been doing the crockpot in the sink for years and the dryer usually runs when we start out in the morning.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:49 AM   #22
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I had the a/c clutch go bad and found that I get better gas milage by running the generator and house air.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:56 AM   #23
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This one gets asked so often, maybe it should be a "stickie" post?
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:56 PM   #24
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Ours vapor locks after a while because of the fuel line located near the exhaust. I am also in Phoenix. I will reroute it. The ducted a/c feels awesome on your neck.
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No worries running the gen while driving.
I am not one of them worry warts but for whatever reason I don't like to start it while driving.
I like to be stopped.
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What's in the Crock Pot that's making your nose perk up??
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:05 PM   #27
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Run it all the time. Like HappyCampers said, Onan's love to run. We like to stay cool ha
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:04 PM   #28
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