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Old 01-15-2012, 09:37 AM   #15
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Wait a minute, why would running the generator or AquaHot change your MPG? You of course use more diesel, but that does not relate to MPG.

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All Fuel burned per mile counts towards calculated miles per gallon. Fuel for engine+fuel for generator= more fuel consumed per mile driven as compared to just fuel consumed by engine. Technically you are right, true MPG for your engine doesn't change, but you will notice at the next fill up that you burned more fuel for those miles driven when running the generator.

For us, comfort is important so we run both. We also noticed drafts from around the slides but the seals seem fine. Any advice in sealing up the RV better?
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:55 AM   #16
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Our M/H, an Itasca, has a system that uses engine heat to heat coach interior as warm as needed by anyone and also it heats the hot water tank. A very nice thing when arriving at a stop and needing to do handwashing, dishwashing, etc... and not wanting to wait on water heater !

The basement central heatpump will heat or cool the interior of the M/H, the same as in campground, and a lot more efficiently than running dash air at max and trying to zone off coach areas. At 50% load the genset burns a whopping .3 gallons of gas per hour. If I can't afford that the M/H will stay parked in the driveway !

Running the genset on the road offers other great advantages... microwave and coffee maker are just a few. I change oil and filter on the Onan every 150 hours for less than $25.00 and consider that an easy compensation for the convenience !
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Our M/H, an Itasca, has a system that uses engine heat to heat coach interior as warm as needed by anyone and also it heats the hot water tank. A very nice thing when arriving at a stop and needing to do handwashing, dishwashing, etc... and not wanting to wait on water heater !

The basement central heatpump will heat or cool the interior of the M/H, the same as in campground, and a lot more efficiently than running dash air at max and trying to zone off coach areas. At 50% load the genset burns a whopping .3 gallons of gas per hour. If I can't afford that the M/H will stay parked in the driveway !

Running the genset on the road offers other great advantages... microwave and coffee maker are just a few. I change oil and filter on the Onan every 150 hours for less than $25.00 and consider that an easy compensation for the convenience !
Forgive my ignorance here, I'm new to M/H systems. Your heat pump. Does it work off your A/C system? Our Camelot has a system heat (bay heat I assume), dash heat ( engine heater) and furnace. I'm hiking I don't have the same system.
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