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Old 11-13-2017, 03:22 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by FrankAN View Post
Hi all. Planning our trip to Florida in February. Going from Canada/northern States to Florida. Our first stop will be somewhere in upper New York. At that time of year there are no campgrounds open so we will have to overnight at a Walmart or Crackerbarrel type place, with no plug in! Temperature at that time of year could be 10 - 20 degrees, well below freezing. We will arrive about 5:00 pm.
My question is at what interval and for how long would you run the generator? We have an Onan 7000 and use a few overhead lights, but with the furnaces and fan running all night. I ran into a problem our first year, two years ago being completely green, and woke up at 4:00 am frozen with no heat because the batteries ran down and furnace stopped (with the previous rv). We have two 6 volt house batteries. I was thinking at 9:00 pm for a couple of hours and then? Should I wake up in the middle of the night and run the generator again?
Any comments, suggestion, recommendations would be gladly accepted.
My response to "leave the generator on all night" was in response to the OP indicating he was staying the night at a Cracker Barrell.

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