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Old 08-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #15
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Your gen running 24/7; I hope that the campground would probably ask you leave within 12 hours; before everyone else in the campground left to get away from you!

It's a different environment when tailgaiting from traditional "camping". You're parked at a sporting event. Many times we're just in the middle (literally) of a regular paved parking lot, or a big field. Most folks have a Genturi for the generator exhaust to go over the rooflines of the rigs. They have to, the way we get packed in like sardines at some of these places! Not at all like a nice campground, but fun in a different way!
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It's a different environment when tailgaiting from traditional "camping". You're parked at a sporting event. Many times we're just in the middle (literally) of a regular paved parking lot, or a big field. Most folks have a Genturi for the generator exhaust to go over the rooflines of the rigs. They have to, the way we get packed in like sardines at some of these places! Not at all like a nice campground, but fun in a different way!
Me thinks Stan hasn't seen what tailgating can be. I would say generator noise is one of the more preferable sounds you'll hear. ( I can't find a :wildparty: emoticon)
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It's a different environment when tailgaiting from traditional "camping".
I was responding to his first question about doing this in a campground.

As for tailgating, I don't understand why anyone needs to run a generator 24/7. When I camp in the Everglades, I only run my generator once for about 2 hours every four days.
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ran my 5500 at Daytona a couple years ago... Fri- Mon...used maybe 1/4 tank. (80 gallon tank).
You definitely need a genturi type exhaust stack
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I was responding to his first question about doing this in a campground.

As for tailgating, I don't understand why anyone needs to run a generator 24/7. When I camp in the Everglades, I only run my generator once for about 2 hours every four days.
For us, it's to get (and keep!) the coach cool. We went to Darlington SC in the spring, and it was in the high 90s/100s the whole weekend. If we had shut it down at all, the ACs would not have been able to keep up when they were re-powered.

Sometimes other folks come to the events but don't actually go into the events, as well. We've seen spouses and friends that stay behind, sometimes to watch the dogs, watch TV etc. In that kind of heat, you don't stand a chance (especially on the blacktop!) of staying cool, etc if you keep shutting them on/off etc.

We didn't have to do this at the recent Pocono race, however, since its in the mountains, which was nice! Same deal with our Fall events as well. If we're not there (and it's not hot), they are shut off when we're not around.
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For us, it's to get (and keep!) the coach cool. We went to Darlington SC in the spring, and it was in the high 90s/100s the whole weekend. If we had shut it down at all, the ACs would not have been able to keep up when they were re-powered.
We have had similar temperatures in the Everglades, but only 90 to 95 degrees. With the windows open, and a constant 15 mph wind off of the ocean blowing through the coach, it didn't seem all that bad; and I not very heat tolerant. But since we were in a Park, running a generator for hours at a time didn't seem to be a good option.

But I suppose with those kind of temperatures on blacktop, the heat is radiated as well, which makes it feel a lot hotter. I have no problem in running a generator for hours at a time if we are stuck in a parking lot with lots of other noise.
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I have an Onan 7000 in my 96 HR--although I havent run it round the clock--I have run it for hours running one or both AC"s--I remember reading the owners manual and it stating 0.8 gallons per hour under LOAD--SO i JUST CALCULATE 1 GALLON/HOUR to be safe and go from there--I live in western NC, born in SC--the "flatlands " of SC are brutal for heat/humidity--I dont think you are harming anything--generators are made for this---read owners manual about fuel consumption/hour--add a little and be cool--thats my advice---Vince
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".....wind off of the ocean blowing through the coach....."


Now, that's my true dream spot to be in for sure!!! I could probably live full time there with an ocean breeze (and view!!)
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During Hurricane Gustov we ran for 11 days 24 hr per day with both a/c's running and burnt only 70 gallons of fuel on our 8.0 Onan.
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It's a different environment when tailgaiting from traditional "camping". You're parked at a sporting event. Many times we're just in the middle (literally) of a regular paved parking lot, or a big field. Most folks have a Genturi for the generator exhaust to go over the rooflines of the rigs. They have to, the way we get packed in like sardines at some of these places! Not at all like a nice campground, but fun in a different way!
What games do you attend? We are Alabama fans. Yes, we are required to have an exhaust stack to start the generator. I guess some folks assume you are always in a campsite.
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Me thinks Stan hasn't seen what tailgating can be. I would say generator noise is one of the more preferable sounds you'll hear. ( I can't find a :wildparty: emoticon)
Love it!! Best sound ever! That and big BBQ ovens on wheels!! Roll Tide!
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[QUOTE=dwbyrd;1686002]What games do you attend? We are Alabama fans. Yes, we are required to have an exhaust stack to start the generator. I guess some folks assume you are always in a campsite.[/

For us, it's NASCAR racing!!
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