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Old 11-21-2016, 03:24 AM   #15
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We drive and operate our coach as we want. Anything less IMO would defeat the purpose of owning it. The cost of fuel is just one variable that comes with operating and maintaining it so I just watch the gauges and pull up to the pump when need be.

Actually, more experienced owners as well as service techs have told us, we're better off running the gen. more frequently and for longer periods of time just to keep it operating trouble free. This includes periods when we're running down the roads.

Kinda makes sense we'd want to use all the options available to us to better enjoy the benefits of ownership.

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Old 11-21-2016, 03:34 AM   #16
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New to MH ownership. When I picked up our coach in Tucson last month, one of the tech guys at the dealership said some folks run the front A/C off the generator while driving instead of the dash A/C.

He estimated the generator uses about 1/4 gal/hr, so that could translate into higher gas mileage. Anyone concur?
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OF course it will impact fuel mileage but not enough to stop us from running the roof air in summer. If you have two airs and your gen is big enough you can run both airs. The dash air will have you sweating profusely.
he is saying he would get better gas mileage running the generator.
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Old 11-21-2016, 05:24 AM   #17
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Not so hot I run dash,if it's real hot I run everything I've got.
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Old 11-21-2016, 05:33 AM   #18
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the way i look at it, if you are that concerned about mpg, you should't be driving a 15 ton vehicle on trips......you should be driving a prius on your trips and stay in hotels or in a tent........we always run the genny and at least 1 roof air when we travel (in hot weather).........just my opinion..
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On a previous coach the dash air was inop when I purchased and others told me to not bother to fix because it did a poor job, si just always used Genny and house air. Other coaches the dash air has done a pretty good job of keeping the front cool. But still occasionally run Genny and house air on really hot travel days so the whole coach is cool on arrival. However with the phaeton having three house air conditioners, it will cook quickly so not needed.

In all cases the fuel consumption is not an issue.
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If you can afford a class A diesel, you can afford to run the generator and be comfortable. Any time the outside air temperature is above 72 Deg. our generator is automatically started and the ACs (3 of them) are all turned on. That way the entire coach is comfortable when we arrive at our destination at the end of the day.
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I will run all 3 A/C's, the 2 roofs and the> . . and when she needs to use the restroom you don't have to pull over and stop right after you just left the fuel station and she didn't have to go then but does now.
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