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Old 06-27-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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Question Overnighting in a Flying J

I have stayed a time or two in a Flying J over night, the weather was cool and didn't need air conditioning, but at the moment it is hitting 103 degrees in Texas and my question is; does anyone know the rules of running your generator overnight in these areas?
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I wouldn't think it would be a problem. There will be a lot of trucks doing it there.
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At 103 degrees everyone needs the AC on - go for it. There are no "rules" - common sense applies.
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I would say it depends on the generator. A cheap contractors or open frame generator might be a problem. A reasonably quite such as a Honda, Yamaha and a number others probably Ok.
Yes the truckers run their APU's and/or engines at night while they sleep. But compare that noise level to an open frame or cheap contractor generator.
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Just ask the Flying J manaager if this is accepted practice at their place. If he hems and haws with his answer, I would find an isolated place in the lot and use my genny
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I would say it depends on the generator. A cheap contractors or open frame generator might be a problem. A reasonably quite such as a Honda, Yamaha and a number others probably Ok.
Yes the truckers run their APU's and/or engines at night while they sleep. But compare that noise level to an open frame or cheap contractor generator.

Thanks for all the responses everyone, my generator is an Onan in my Winnie Vista, it will be much more noisy for me than anyone, they put the darn thing right under the bedroom.
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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.
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I use my generator every time we spend a night at truck stops. Never had a problem.
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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.
I would pay for a campgrounf before i would put that kind of wear and tear on my gen.
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I would pay for a campgrounf before i would put that kind of wear and tear on my gen.
At 2 dollars an hour, and a generator designed to run more than 10,000 hours, why not use it?
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At 2 dollars an hour, and a generator designed to run more than 10,000 hours, why not use it?
I was thinking the same thing. I just ran mine for 72 hours straigh at a race in San Angelo. I only shut it down to check oil and add fuel. I burned 42 gal in 72 hours. The noise from my genny was nothing compared to the Top Fuel and Blow alcohol motors that were being cranked at all hours of the night.
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We stay at P/FJ exclusively while traveling... for years. There are NO conditions in the lot reguarding engines running, period. Do whatever you want to do. Just like any trucker or RVer has done for years.
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I have stayed a time or two in a Flying J over night, the weather was cool and didn't need air conditioning, but at the moment it is hitting 103 degrees in Texas and my question is; does anyone know the rules of running your generator overnight in these areas?
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.
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I wouldn't think it would be a problem. There will be a lot of trucks doing it there.
The FJs we stayed at had separate areas for the RVs. They weren't parking with the 18 wheelers.
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