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Old 06-29-2013, 06:43 PM   #15
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A Passport America campground may be cheaper then burning all that fuel for a AC.

And a whole lot more quite.
We just went through this; Buy fuel for our Onan @ $4/Gallon or pay the PPA CG fee of $17-$19/night. Our 7.5 Onan burns 1G diesel per hour, run it for 6 hours and it consumes more "money" than a FHU PPA campsite for the entire night.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:07 AM   #16
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If we plan to use the generator more than a few hours for either heat or AC, we just try to find a campground. But occasionally there is not one conveniently located if we are on a schedule and need to stay close to route. Hopefully next year we will be fully retired and not on a schedule and that will not often factor into the decision.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:31 AM   #17
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We run our genny in the truckers area but only take a spot there if the lot isn't very full. The truckers are working, we are playing. Most of them are idling anyway. In the RV area when there is a spot I would play it by ear. If it is very warm I would be surprised if you are the only one running your generator.

I couldn't hurt to ask inside. If the answer is that it is OK then tell anyone that has a problem that you have permission.
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Might want to pick up a Genturi generator exhaust extender. Got mine from Amazon. It installs in 15 mins and will direct your gen exhaust up over your roof. Helps a lil on the noise & a lot on the carbon monoxide dissipation.
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Helps a lil on the noise & a lot on the carbon monoxide dissipation.
It is a very good idea to have a carbon monoxide detector onboard at all times. We have a couple of them. Cheap insurance for anywhere generators run or vehicles idle.

I think people have made their own Genturi's to save a couple bucks. Haven't tried it myself.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:53 AM   #20
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We've spent nights at Flying-Js. The RV section, usually some distance from the trucks, is usually quiet at night. If you're going to run your gen' you may want to stay away from the other RVs that either don't have a gen' or aren't running theirs. No one wants to listen to a gen' and smell the fumes all night long. You can be sure they have their windows open if they have no gens.
Except my RV and toad has a metallic shell around it that is fully magnetized. If I pull into the furthermost corner of a parking lot with either my toad or RV it drags other RVs over to that corner of the lot.
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If its hot, and you need to run a generator for your A/C, everyone else will also. Other wise there should not be any reason to use the Genny.
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The major issue I see is exhaust gas entering the motor home while you sleep, and thanks to dead batteries in the CO detector or an over old unit that no longer functions you wake up dead in the morning. (Or rather do not wake up).

Use of a Gen-Turi is highly recommended to prevent this from happening.

As for the noise.. I seriously doubt anyone outside your RV will hear it over the trucks, PA system and other noises in that lot.
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Truck stops
Horns
PAs
Engines
Gennys
Fumes
Sleep?
Not possible!

Campground
Full hookups
Campfire
S'mores
Children playing
Folks visiting
A fine meal
Pleasant cordials
Peace
Quiet
AHHHHH
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Gen's need tobe ran and at.6 gal.per hr.and need to move on early do it and don't worry about those guilt trip's being put toward's you by Camp Ground owner's
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For 6 hr's will cost you around $12.90,camp Ground $15-$40 for same!
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Gen's need tobe ran and at.6 gal.per hr.and need to move on early do it and don't worry about those guilt trip's being put toward's you by Camp Ground owner's
I do not own a campground.
We just have fun there, and sleep really good there.
But only all over the country. ;-)
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For 6 hr's will cost you around $12.90,camp Ground $15-$40 for same!
Guess we each have fun in different ways.
The value of a few happy meals....
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The FJs we stayed at had separate areas for the RVs. They weren't parking with the 18 wheelers.
I've spent many a night at Flying J's. I always park in the RV section & normally before the night is over, I have a lot trucker friends who have joined me in the RV section. With their units running you couldn't here my generator. I always keep the batteries fresh in carbon monoxide detectors & fire/smoke alarms. Only once have I been woken by carbon monoxide detector & quickly moved on down the road after some fresh air.
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