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Old 10-05-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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Again RV saves the day

Once again the 95 Europa Class A saves the day !!! We have traveled several thousand miles out in the middle of nowhere,, and it has always brought us home.. We have been without power here today for a few hours... Heard a boom across the hollar, and power went out... Our little 4K genny wouldn't start, so I pulled the rv out of the garage, fired up the 4K Onan, ran an extension cord inside the house, and we have a couple lights, charging my phone and lap top,, etc... It will run the propane furnace in the house if needed,,, or we'll just go "camping" in the driveway... A RV has many uses,,,, I LOVE IT !!!!!
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:48 AM   #2
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We use ours as a spare living quarters when we have a lot of overnignt visitors. My wife and I just move to the motorhome, and turn the house over the visitors. We had a real house full for a few days this past July 4th, two daughters, two SIL's, and four grand children. Worked out real well, and the house survived a three day stay by them without damage!!!!
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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I added a 30 amp twist lock outlet in one of my storage bays (And a couple of 30 amp TT30 pigtail outlets too.)

Proper generator transfer panel with 30 amp twist lock inlet on house.. Matching extension cord.. Yup, very nice.

Came home, Frosty the air-blown snowman sleeping on job (So you know it's cold) went down to chilly basement and got cord, back up and plug oultlet onto inlet. Uncoil to RV, Plug plug into outlet, Inside, get Gen-Turi, install (Well the adapter is already installed) push buttons, confirm back to house and CLICK lights, CLICK Furnace

More clicks brought up the Fridge, Freezer, TVs and Computers and additional lighting.

Cost of all this work, around 500 bucks (Over and above the motor home) Warm wife... Priceless.
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When we put our MH away for the winter, it is still available for use as our emergency shelter. While there is not anything in it that can freeze, there is extra cloths, dry food and most anything that we might need. The propane tank is full and I wait until #1 diesel comes out to top off the fuel tank. It is always nice to know that we have an 8k generator on stand-by if needed. One never knows when things can go bad.
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When we put our MH away for the winter, it is still available for use as our emergency shelter. While there is not anything in it that can freeze, there is extra cloths, dry food and most anything that we might need. The propane tank is full and I wait until #1 diesel comes out to top off the fuel tank. It is always nice to know that we have an 8k generator on stand-by if needed. One never knows when things can go bad.
Me too. all tanks full & ready too go. I haven't slept in the S&B since June, I guess its a addiction thing!!!!
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Is there a hose or such that would route genny exhaust outside the garage ? I mean I'm sure there is,,, like fire stations have only smaller... Any cheap way to do that ??? A Genturi wouldn't get it out of the shop (garage) ... Idea's???
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Would there be a problem to just back it out of the garage to be real safe ?
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Would there be a problem to just back it out of the garage to be real safe ?
No,,, except when the ice storms hit here,,, just wondering,,, We'd still be in the S&B,, just using the genny,,, with an extension cord to run a few things in the house... No way would we stay in the RV with things running in the garage,,,,, Just didn't want the fumes inside the rv....And I like keeping the rv inside now we have a garage for it... I'll work on our extra little genny next weekend... I'm sure it's that junk they call gas now days..... It saved us running almost 4 days straight 3-4 years ago....
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AC went out last summer at the S&B so we moved MH over in the drive for the week it took to have AC replaced.
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We came home from a 10-day Alaska trip to find the A/C was not working, and it was 84 inside. We called our A/C guy. He was suffering from food poisoning, and couldn't come help us. We spent 2 nights in our TT.
Sure is nice to have your own hotel room parked right outside our back door!
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We came home from a 10-day Alaska trip to find the A/C was not working, and it was 84 inside. We called our A/C guy. He was suffering from food poisoning, and couldn't come help us. We spent 2 nights in our TT.
Sure is nice to have your own hotel room parked right outside our back door!

I agree, and the nightly rate is reasonable also!
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