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Old 05-15-2020, 11:30 AM   #15
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Almost whenever our coach moves, I run the generator. (We live in southern AZ.) The Acs are always on, unless outside temp is below 75 deg. Been doing this for 26 years.
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New to the RV motor coach scene. I have an Allegro RED 33AA coach and only traveled in it a few times, but when I did it was pretty warm in th coach with just the dash A/C on.

Is it correct to run your generator and use the roof A/C units while traveling to assist the dash A/C?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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100% Run that Generator keep the MH cool inside.
I have over 1,800 hours on my genset.
They are super easy to service so don't cut corners on maintenance.
It will last forever, they are built to run hard.
I change the OIL every 100 hours oil is CHEAP the generator is not.
AIR filter every 450 hours and Spark Plugs every 600 hours.
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I've read of those who hang a curtain up behind the front seats and use just the dash. Our 10kw genny uses so little fuel that it's not worth the inconvenience. At the end of the day, our coach and everything in it is cool and comfortable. It's also cool for the DW to recline and take a nap. When not cooling the whole coach, it takes longer to get everything cooled down at the end of the day. I wonder what the real savings is??
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Old 05-15-2020, 01:40 PM   #18
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I drive solo to our destination and my wife will fly in - she's not a fan of road trips whereas I enjoy them. It's not about savings, just keeping me cool while I drive 10-14 hour days.

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I've read of those who hang a curtain up behind the front seats and use just the dash. Our 10kw genny uses so little fuel that it's not worth the inconvenience. At the end of the day, our coach and everything in it is cool and comfortable. It's also cool for the DW to recline and take a nap. When not cooling the whole coach, it takes longer to get everything cooled down at the end of the day. I wonder what the real savings is??
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I like reaching our destination with the coach already comfortable, especially in 90 degree weather. I'll run the generator and A/Cs for the full drive, even 10 hours at a time.
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Iíve read several articles making the case that it is more efficient to run the gen and the roof units than the dash air. The engine mounted compressor that supports the dash air can apparently sap a lot of horsepower.
We run with gen and roof units most of the time.
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I've read of those who hang a curtain up behind the front seats and use just the dash. Our 10kw genny uses so little fuel that it's not worth the inconvenience. At the end of the day, our coach and everything in it is cool and comfortable. It's also cool for the DW to recline and take a nap. When not cooling the whole coach, it takes longer to get everything cooled down at the end of the day. I wonder what the real savings is??
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I think the consensus is yes, you can run the genny with the AC on while traveling down the road . . . and now for ANOTHER two pages of people saying you can!
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