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Old 05-18-2017, 09:18 AM   #57
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No harm in running them for extended periods, days even. That's what they are designed to do.

Longest I ever ran mine was about 7 hours and that was an accident. We were in the South West somewhere. Was very hot as we were getting ready to leave. I flipped on the gen and the roof airs so the DW would be comfortable as I disconnected everything, moved the coach a little and hooked up the car. Forgot the gen was on and took off. Was amazed how cool the coach stayed with very little help from the dash air. Kept upping the temp setting so it would not be so cool.

Didn't realize it until I started to hook up in the new campground. I was wondering who was running their gen at 6:00 at night in a full hookup park!!

At least I didn't leave it on all night
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:39 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by UFO Pilot View Post
I once ran my for 2 plus days when the power was out at my home. It kept the freezer and reefer running.

How did you connect the house to your gent to keep the reefer and freezer running please?
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:41 AM   #59
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Go solar, and save the noise. I just purchased 435w Sun Power Panels for $160 a panel. Look on Las Vegas Craigslist for more. 4 Panels gives you. 1540 watts of solar.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:56 AM   #60
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I have a Honda 2000 that I have run for a week after a hurricane. Only time it stopped was to fill with gas and check the oil daily.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:20 AM   #61
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Gotcha, any engine will be better off running constantly instead of going thru heat/cold cycles.

In 24H, if the oil level stays where it needs to be it would be best left on. Of course only if it needs to be though.

I have a OLD 4BFA that powers my tools at work before jobsite power is installed. Runs all day, day after day only stopping to fill gas tank.

I regularly run mine for 3-4 days nonstop
Just check oil and do regular changes
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Run it as long as you have gas that can feed it.

During football season, I will start mine up around 3pm on Friday and it will run until 10am or so on Sunday. I only turn it off for about 4 hours while we are inside the game. It gets quite hot in late August / early September in South Louisiana and my Onan will not blink.
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