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Old 12-25-2015, 10:50 AM   #29
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I don't have a 5th wheel, but I have an old Honey, whose on board generator must have shot craps a long time ago and was removed. Since the A/C won't work without shore power or a generator, We put a rack on the hitch ( oh when pulling hubby's toy trailer, it sits bolted on the tongue to that) and we run the shore power cord around the side of the MOHO and down to the generator to plug it in. The cockpit A/C just got fixed this year before we ventured out into the desert area this summer, but even on as small as a unit as ours, the cockpit air is not enough to cool the rest of the unit down. It looks like the previous owners must have put curtains up between the cockpit and the rest of the house to keep the cold air in front. All this to say, we haven't had any problem with our set up as long as we remember to shut the A/C off before we turn the generator off to fuel the MoHo up.
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Old 12-25-2015, 03:44 PM   #30
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When towing on 95+ degree days the interior of the trailer can exceed 120. It takes significant time to cool the interior after setting up. If the AC could operate while in transit the cooling time after setup would be reduced or eliminated.
You got it. Gets hot in S. Texas during summer.
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Perhaps the difference is in a MH, you are enjoying the AC while running down the road.
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:28 PM   #32
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This is one of the reasons why we bought our MH. We regularly run the generator while traveling. That powers both a/c units if needed and the residential refrigerator. We're comfortable going down the road, and when we get to the campground the coach is comfortable. That would be difficult to do with any sort of towable.

That said, we're now considering switching to a towable because our needs have changed. We'll see.
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This is one of the reasons why we bought our MH. We regularly run the generator while traveling. That powers both a/c units if needed and the residential refrigerator. We're comfortable going down the road, and when we get to the campground the coach is comfortable. That would be difficult to do with any sort of towable.

That said, we're now considering switching to a towable because our needs have changed. We'll see.
Why would you want to change? I would love a MH but can't afford it.
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