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Old 06-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Running a/c with a generator?

We are taking our first long trip with our new travel trailer from South Florida to Norrhern Georgia and we are planning on driving half way then resting and driving the rest of the way the next morning. Any ideas on where we can pull over and rest and also be able to run out a/c in the unit. Is a generator the only way we can do it?
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Yes, unless you stop somewhere where ac power is provided.
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Our camper did not come with a generator so we will be bringing our own. Is it ok to run a generator like that in a rest area parking lot?
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Certain places have limitations on generator use times. If you stop in a rest stop I would park away as far as possible from anyone else if you plan to use a generator.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:58 PM   #5
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If you're in a rest area using the truck area (assuming so since you are pulling a trailer), I'd say use your generator for as long as you want. Trucks are using generators, idling engines, running refer units, setting their parking brakes (air), and making all kinds of other noises. They won't care.

I say this strictly from our own experience as we run the generator and a/c in our motorhome when taking a lunch break or even spending a night in a rest area in the truck stalls as trucks are coming and going making all those noises and no trucker has ever come up and knocked on our door to ask us to quiet down ...after all, they're usually making just as much noise or more.

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