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Old 04-13-2014, 02:14 PM   #1
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Im a new owner of a Four winds class c Chataeu 31F 31 footer.How often do you use your generator.When? Thanks.

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In our Class A, often use in summer when on the road for A/C. Other than that, useful for coffee brewing and microwave when boon docking. We don't use TV when not on shore power, rather use a book or iPad for reading.


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Generator use depends on how you RV. My use is 2 hours per month exercising it under load (the minimum all of us must do) plus using it for added A/C cooling when it is really hot out.
Some folks go boondocking and use the gen for recharging the batteries a few hours each day.
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Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

I take the RV out for a 30 minute drive and run the genny with both A/C's on during that time. Of course, that's when we are not on a trip!

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Old 04-13-2014, 03:11 PM   #7
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It's a good idea to exercise your generator once a month for 1/2 hour with a good load on it, AC, microwave, hair dryer etc.

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At least once per month under load for a couple of hours. If this summer is as hot as the winter was cold, I suspect we'll use it more as many electrical pedestals do not have enough power for my 3 ACs combined along with other uses. I often trip the 50 amp pedestal when I try to run all 3 ACs at once. Bummer!
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Welcome to the forum....We don't Boon Dock so our gen usage is very limited... I run it under load for about an hour per month in the summer months, and we use it for AC when traveling in the heat...
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Welcome to the forum! Generator use depends on how you RV, we use our generator about 8 hours a weekend, AGS is a wonderful feature.

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