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Old 05-19-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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Running A/C on generator

Is it ok to run my A/C on my generator for several hours? I'm going to let a couple of school bus drivers who are taking kids on a all night graduation trip use my MH to get some sleep while the kids are partying. Will be doing this in the heat and humidity of Florida so they may need A/C and no hookups are available. Just one A/C unit
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My first thought is that is what they are made for. Not sure why you would ask.

Second thought is be considerate of where the exhaust goes.
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Just new to this and want to be sure. Good point on exhaust fumes
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:50 PM   #4
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The genny will be more then happy to run your ac 24 / 7
Just think of your genny as a dog wagging his tail when you grab the leash. They both
love excercise. The longer you run em the happier they get.
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Two answers:

If you are in a campground with Quiet Hours... Not during quite hours.

If you are, for example, providing power for a Ham Radio Field day operation (Done that) Yes no problem HOWEVER read on.

NOTE: the above applies to any situtation where "Quite hours" is not a problem.

Now: the problem:

On many motor homes and such (My own included) running the generator for hours, when parked, tends to set off the CO alarm

I installed a Gen-Turi, in my case the genuine article, this brings those hot exhaust fumes up over the roof where laws of physics cause them to continue up, up and away..

Some folks yammer about the roof Exhaust Fan sucking in vapors (What part or EXHAUST do they fail to understand?) and such Ignore them.

Have run Generator 25 hours straight, twice, using a Gen-turi and no problems. Would do it again if the need arose.
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georgetown350 said it best. I ran mine many hours last summer traveling the SW. Never missed a beat until it got above 105 and we would be sitting. It would shutdown from heat. Then it would start up after a few minutes. They are built to run long and smooth.
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wa8yxm-----If the EXHAUST fan is running, air has to come IN to the motorhome to replace the air that is sucked out.
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Two answers:

If you are in a campground with Quiet Hours... Not during quite hours.

If you are, for example, providing power for a Ham Radio Field day operation (Done that) Yes no problem HOWEVER read on.

NOTE: the above applies to any situtation where "Quite hours" is not a problem.

Now: the problem:

On many motor homes and such (My own included) running the generator for hours, when parked, tends to set off the CO alarm

I installed a Gen-Turi, in my case the genuine article, this brings those hot exhaust fumes up over the roof where laws of physics cause them to continue up, up and away..

Some folks yammer about the roof Exhaust Fan sucking in vapors (What part or EXHAUST do they fail to understand?) and such Ignore them.

Have run Generator 25 hours straight, twice, using a Gen-turi and no problems. Would do it again if the need arose.

Totally agree!
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:58 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info. The MH will be parked in the parking lot of a entertainment venue for teenagers. Just trying to help out the bus drivers for a project called Project Graduation designed to keep graduating seniors off the street on grad night
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