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Old 07-22-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Driving with generator running

We are new to RVing. We have a 99 Georgie Boy, 30ft. I am not sure if I can drive the unit with the generator running in order to use the coaches a/c. In this summer weather it gets warm inside driving with the windows open and the dash a/c would never be enough to cool the unit. Thanks for your advise.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
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Absolutley, that's what it's for, run it all you want. Just remember, when your fuel tank approaches 1/4 tank, the genny will run out of fuel. A 1/4 tank is saved for the engine to run and travel if camped out running the genny.
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It's made to do it. Be comfortable.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:43 PM   #4
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We runs ours all the time. It is designed to operate that way.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
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I am not sure if I can drive the unit with the generator running in order to use the coaches a/c.
Give it a try. Your rig will handle the very same whether the generator is running or not; except that it might be a bit more comfortable.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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It's the only way to go in Texas in the summer, you're not going to cool 2000 cu.ft. with dash AC.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #7
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We completed a trip of around 5K miles during May and June and we ran the generator 90% of the time while we were on the road. Not only can you use the house a/c but the refrigerator stayed colder on AC power.

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You bet use and enjoy Gennies need to be ran.Used mine yesterday on way home to Texas from Central LA.
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I run mine going down the road to run my ac and my slow cooker. Dinner is done when I get to my evening stop or final destination. :-). Runs the fridge too.
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I run mine going down the road to run my ac and my slow cooker. Dinner is done when I get to my evening stop or final destination. :-). Runs the fridge too.
Haven't tried the crock pot thing yet as most of our trips are shorter.
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If I'm only going a few hours I start it at home then keep it going when I leave and let it finish while on the road.

I got a crockpot w a locking lid and and use a crockpot liner so no mess to clean out and good eats w no fuss.

I put leftovers in Ziploc baggies and can microwave or freeze them.

I go to a lot of dog and horse shows w my RV so like fast food and no cleaning. :-)
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Outstanding!! Thank you for all the responses. Going out for the weekend this Friday and that 2 hour drive to the campground will sure be a lot more comfortable! Thanks to all of you responders!
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But be aware, even 2 rooftop a/c's together are nowhere near as much cooling capacity as the dash unit is, especially on the highway.
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But be aware, even 2 rooftop a/c's together are nowhere near as much cooling capacity as the dash unit is, especially on the highway.
You will have to explain that comment to me.
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