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SteveWoz

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We just purchased our first motorhome after selling our beloved 5th wheel a few years ago. We're gearing up for our first trip in a few weeks. Since the whole built-in generator thing is new to me, I'm wondering if it's normal to run it while driving in order to keep the full interior cool on hot summer days.

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Posted: 04/29/19 09:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, we do it all the time when weather is hot.

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Yes, you're fine.

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Posted: 04/29/19 10:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Forgot to say check the generator oil level before heading down the road and do not get below 1/4(usually) a tank fuel or the gennie will cut off to avoid running you out of fuel. Other than that, enjoy the coolness!

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I know this is a redundant reply but yes - I do it all the time without issue. It's made to be run while in motion - or at any time for that matter.


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catkins wrote:

Yes, we do it all the time when weather is hot.


Thanks, "Catkins." I figured that's what people do but it's nice to have it confirmed.

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Trackrig wrote:

Yes, you're fine.

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Thanks, Bill!

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I have yet to run my generator while driving...................…however we just bought ours! I will be running it while on the road. It will be a nice change to have a cool interior when we get to our destination!


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turbojimmy wrote:

I know this is a redundant reply but yes - I do it all the time without issue. It's made to be run while in motion - or at any time for that matter.


Perfect! Thanks!

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I rarely have to run the generator for AC. Unless the park only has 30amp I do not crank the generator before getting to the park...helps to have 3 ACs if on 50A.


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