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emcvay

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d3500ram wrote:

emcvay wrote:

I figured since this is the Trump Camper forum it would be for Truck Campers.

So, to clarify, I'm looking to see whom with a Truck Camper does this.


Well, TC's are most certainly the "RIGHT" camper to have...LOL


Lol winder how that happened!? **** spell checkers ....truck camper forum! Lol

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Thanks. Not a bad idea.

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I don't think the gen set cares one way or another if it is moving or not. Just so it has fuel and is not under water!

Waste your LP if you like, I'll use it only when I need it.
That's why we have camp sites w/juice

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According to AccuWeather it's exactly 100F in my town. My predicted low tonight is 73F.
According to AccuWeather it's exactly 78F in Moses Lake WA. Your predicted low is 49F.

Yeah, I would run that generator.


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TxGearhead wrote:

According to AccuWeather it's exactly 100F in my town. My predicted low tonight is 73F.
According to AccuWeather it's exactly 78F in Moses Lake WA. Your predicted low is 49F.

Yeah, I would run that generator.


LOL very strange for us too. Not unusual to see 95-105 by early June *(even late May) but this year it's been in the 70's and we're loving it!

As for wasting LP -- I'm not interested in that. Just asking the question and pondering the results.

On another note, my 6kw Generac EcoGen uses only 1/2gall of LP per hour so perhaps this little genny sips it even better. I don't know but will have to try to find out.

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Haha...we're just the opposite this year. Seems we went from winter straight to summer. Humidity here kills me. By the time the morning humidity burns off about 10am, it's too hot to do anything. About 2 hours before sunset is the best we can get to do anything outside. I've been in the Houston area all my life and still don't like the weather. Like my Dad said.."Nobody comes to Houston for the weather or scenery. People come for a job. You can always find a job in Houston".

So the generator...yeah I'd run it for the A/C while on the road. Maybe for an hour before you stop to camp. Probably not for 8 hours straight driving though.

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I can't say it's wasting propane. I stopped at Boise on one partially hot day. I probably should have started the cool down before I arrived. It took a while to cool the TC. I specifically went for a weaker AC to run more with less extreme off/on, so it doesn't cool a very hot TC very fast. Outside temps were in the 90s until after dark. Too hot for us to sleep comfortably without AC.


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Posted: 06/14/18 09:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

emcvay wrote:

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Lol winder how that happened!? **** spell checkers ....truck camper forum! Lol


Winder? is that what you open when it too hot?? LOL..[emoticon]

(note to self: step away from the coffee mug, you have had enough already)

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If your running the genset for the AC you might as well AC power the Fridge at the same time.


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d3500ram wrote:

Winder? is that what you open when it too hot?? LOL..[emoticon]

(note to self: step away from the coffee mug, you have had enough already)


Sometimes it's a "winda" that I open to get fresh air... LOL


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