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Old 02-22-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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TT Air Condition running while traveling

Maybe a dumb question, but has anyone ever ran their a/c via generator while traveling to where they are going?


Didn't know if this would hurt the a/c or not
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I'm wondering the same thing!
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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If your generator has enough power to run it normally it shouldn't be a problem. People with motor homes do it all the time
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I would, takes forever to cool trailer down when its hot out, even with two 13,500 units up top it still took a couple hours to get comfy in my 33' trailer when it was in the 90's (extreme humidity). I'd make sure all other breakers for any other appliances and outlets are turned OFF while in transit. Even if the motor home people leave theirs on, they are inside the unit while traveling to notice if there a problem.
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We have on a couple of occasions ran our generator while travelling. Both times the temperature was in the high nineties and we wanted to have our New Horizon 29 foot travel trailer cooled down when we arrived at our destination. It worked great. We started our generator about an hour before we expected to arrive and cooled the rig down.

We would also run our furnace if it were below freezing to provide heat to our holding tank compartment. We havn't had to do this yet but would not think a thing about doing it.
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I have even taken a nap in a TT and fiver while going down the road. Kind of fun, like riding on a train or something. Very quiet. Even baked a turkey in the gas oven while going down the road.
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I have even taken a nap in a TT and fiver while going down the road. Kind of fun, like riding on a train or something. Very quiet. Even baked a turkey in the gas oven while going down the road.
Of sourse that is against the law in many states....
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Wow, no way I'd let anyone ride in the the trailer...Ever watch Lucy in the Long trailer?

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When were kids in the late '70s we used to ride in my grand fathers 5th wheel. The twin beds up top were particularly springy and I remember rebounding off the roof a few times.

He got really upset when we kept giving truckers signals to blow their air horns. He had no idea what was going on.

Overall we did many miles and many trips with no major injuries. Use of seatbelts was optional back then too.
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Of sourse that is against the law in many states....
Which makes it legal in many others.
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