Thanks, again. I phoned the county offices today and they initially were not clear if camping was allowed. But I told them there was a sign that said that one could camp for no longer than five days in a row. So the man said that if the sign was there we could go ahead.
The park has two areas so if anyone else is there in a tent (which I doubt) then we could move to the other area.
My main concern was running the gen while we sleep as we have done it before and the gen exhaust points away from our van. The gen is built in.
Marilyn w/ Joe, 2000 Xplorer Class B van, usually pulling a Ranger bass boat.
Smudge, (in photo) a Shih Tzu/Yorkie Mix and Gizmo is waiting at the Rainbow Bridge
Make sure you have 1 or 2 Carbon monoxide detectors. I prefer 2. We used our eu2000 this weekend at a boat ramp parking lot while we slept in the boat. The genset was locked to the rear bumper of the truck and pointed in the opposite direction. You can't be too careful with CO.
Regarding running a genny at night we had a terrable incident on the way home from Florida this spring,while over-nighting at a Fling J south of Cinncinatti at about 2:30 AM our carbon monoxide alarm went off and woke us from a sound sleep,what had happened was that some very ignorrant self obsorbed person with a toy hauler pulled up right next to us and was running his genny with the exhaust pointing right at my side door and of course the fumes were coming in through the storage bay door just in front. I got up and went outside and thought how it was impossable for this goof NOT to know this was wrong to do! as a result i said to hell with it and continued back to Canada with five hours of sleep. This is the first time i have ever experienced a negative thing on the road by another RV'er in the fifteen years i've been RV'ing so i guess the odds had to catch up with me.
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We do it all the time, and yes the CO detector will wake you up.
I will suggest that you build a generator alarm. I am adapting one of those automatic flashlights with a piezo horn so that if the power quits the piezo horn switches on with the light. I am more worried about theft (though with the cable, I don't think they will get away to beat my 12G).
It is smart to know which way the wind is blowing and make sure your exhaust moves away from the RV. Most of the tragic stories of CO poisoning have to do with pointing the exhaust in the wrong direction. One I saw had the exhaust all but blowing into the TH.
If you can locate away from your trailer all the better.
Giz'mom, I'd strongly advise you to inspect the Onan's exhaust as much as possible. I think your Xplorer has a 4.0? Dunno how much of the internal muffler inside the green box is visible thru the access door, but I'd consider getting a mechanic's inspection mirror and using that and a flashlight to do a lookee-lookee for split seams, etc as much as you can. Check the tailpipe underneath for pinholes and loose clamps. Shine a light up into the compartment to look at the seams and corners.
Yes, I've done it quite a few nights with my 2.8. I check the CO detector each time, and plan to replace it this year.
Jim, "The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement."
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These are some of the many reasons why we avoid the need for AC unless there are electrical hookups available. Happily here in Arizona it is a simple matter to camp at higher, thus cooler, elevations. I won't run my Honda's all night to provide AC, too easy to avoid the need in the first place. If I'm not awake they, and usually just one, are not running. No possibility of theft or danger of carbon monoxide.
I know that much of the rest of the country doesn't have our altitude and weather options but if carbon monoxide doesn't seriously scare you.... it should! Even if you are doing everything right it only takes one moronic bozo (as noted above), to pull in, fire up and kill you and yours. Be safe out there.
We usually travel in the Spring or Fall, so no need for A/C during the night. In the Summer, we go camping with the GKs, so we are plugged in at the cg. However, this summer we will be traveling and occasionally boondock overnight, so we will be running the gen for the A/C at night. I don't feel comfortable running the gen while sleeping, so I got a GENTURI, which puts the exhaust above the roof. Peace of mind.
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dont forget to replace the CO detector every 5 years, or go by what it says on the back. we just replaced ours. it was dated 1998! put a sticker on the front of the unit to remind you. i had to remove mine to find out that it was original to the rv.
also, as said above, a gen-turi is great. either purchased or home-made.
1999 Winnebago Minnie, 29', Triton V10, mostly stock. So far...