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Old 06-27-2014, 11:48 AM   #1
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Run Generator While Sleeping?

We'll be staying in a parking lot soon in our MADP 08 without hookups and it will be hot, in the low 90s. Is it safe to run the generator overnight so we'd have air conditioning?

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90's at might during night sleeping hours? Sure you want to go there???
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:58 AM   #3
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Buy a Genturi exhaust and go for it. We have used ours at nite numerous times.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:03 PM   #4
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I've run my genny at night to allow the AC to run, and there has been no problem with it.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:35 PM   #5
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We run ours all the time at night. No problems
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:50 PM   #6
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Agree, should be no problem. But be sure to check that your carbon monoxide alarm is working and replace it if it's broken.......just to be on the safe side
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We'll be staying in a parking lot soon in our MADP 08 without hookups and it will be hot, in the low 90s. Is it safe to run the generator overnight so we'd have air conditioning?

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Here is the Gen-Turi system others have mentioned and is a highly recommended item to have. The sale price of one in the Amazon link is very good. http://www.amazon.com/Camco-44461-Ge.../dp/B000BUU5XG The piping attaches together and runs up the side of your rv where the exhaust exits.
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When we boondock at a Walmart, I always find a location along the perimeter so I can hang the big slide over the edge. But if they have a curb, it can cause generator exhaust to hang out along that curb under the slide. In those instances I,ll park further away and ensure no discharge stays under that slide. Sometimes i use a piece of 2-3 in galvanized fence post pipe to channel it away from the coach.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:25 PM   #9
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Watch which way the wind is blowing so the exhaust is blown away from the RV, not under or into it.
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I agree with UFOPilot, It took about 10 minutes to get it set up - mostly measuring. After that (we let dbl-sided tape on the eyelets set for 2 days) it took about 20 seconds to attach the vertical exhaust pipes when we were at our destination, and the same amount of time taking it down to travel. By the way, it actually does reduce the noise somewhat. Good luck.
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My theory for a generator-- use them or lose them. They need to be run. All night be good for it. Check oil in the morning.

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Like the others, I have run mine all night with no problem and no Genturi.
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:47 PM   #13
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Lost power in a camp ground and had to run the gen continuously for 50 hours because the outside temp was in the upper 80's. No problem with fumes invading the coach. They're designed to be used.
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Agree, should be no problem. But be sure to check that your carbon monoxide alarm is working and replace it if it's broken.......just to be on the safe side
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I bought a piece of 2" rubber exhaust hose like the mechanic shops use to extend it away from the coach. folds up into any compartment like like your sewer hose.
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