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Old 06-10-2015, 04:48 PM   #1
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OK to run Gen while traveling??

Is it OK to turn the generator for several hours while traveling to keep living area cool?? Onan 7500..
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We do. Many others do also because the dash air just does not cut it.
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:53 PM   #3
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Great!! Thanks so much
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The advantage of doing this especially in the later part of the day (assuming you have both ac running) is that the rear of the coach is much cooler after the day is over. The additional fuel spent for doing this is minimal compared to the fuel consumed by the engine during this time span.
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Yup ... burns about 1/2 gal/hr of diesel or roughly $1.50/hr for comfort. And, when you arrive, the coach is already cool.
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We do it in hot weather all the time and, as rg neumann mentioned, it keeps the whole coach cool so when you arrive at your destination it is pleasant.
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:29 PM   #7
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Great advice!!! Have it running and yes much cooler even in 100 dg Texas heat... And 5pm traffic!!!!
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The best time to exercise your Gen Set.

That's the best time to exercise your Gen Set.
You don't have to worry about annoying your fellow RV's.
Just a thought.
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Yep, Onans love to run!
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We do all the time. We will also put a crock pot in the sink and have dinner cooking.
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Great advice!!! Have it running and yes much cooler even in 100 dg Texas heat... And 5pm traffic!!!!
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We will also put a crock pot in the sink and have dinner cooking.
GREAT IDEA. I hadn't thought of that!!!
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We run our all the time. Run the A/C and satellite for dishnetwork.
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GREAT IDEA. I hadn't thought of that!!!
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!
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