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Old 07-08-2007, 05:00 PM   #1
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I read the previous posts on RV covers with interest. Here in the long and cold winters I have always covered by trailers, BUT now I have a Class A and am concerned about the ability to run Generator and MH engine at least once a month when keeping a cover on. Any issues doing this?? Id even like to run furnace and test out the equipment every so often. I dont have heat pumps on the AC, all floor ducting.

Does anyone else do this while covered or is it not possible/safe??

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I read the previous posts on RV covers with interest. Here in the long and cold winters I have always covered by trailers, BUT now I have a Class A and am concerned about the ability to run Generator and MH engine at least once a month when keeping a cover on. Any issues doing this?? Id even like to run furnace and test out the equipment every so often. I dont have heat pumps on the AC, all floor ducting.

Does anyone else do this while covered or is it not possible/safe??

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Old 07-08-2007, 06:59 PM   #3
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I do this while my MH is covered. Just have to raise the cover in front (or back) to allow cooling and clear the exausts. This works for the side, where the forced air heater vents heat. Don't run the top mounted air conditioners, cover prevents proper operation. I leave generator door open, which also clears the cover from the exaust. Keep an eye on things.
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I just open the front of my cover to run the engine and make sure the cover doesn't block the exhaust. The generator is foged and not run in the winter.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by misty1:
I just open the front of my cover to run the engine and make sure the cover doesn't block the exhaust. The generator is foged and not run in the winter. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Fogged?? This will protect the engine but what keeps the moisture out of the generator windings?? A major reason for the manufacturers monthly run maintenance schedule is to drive accumulated moisture out of the armature windings and other electrical areas.

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