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lane hog

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Posted: 07/16/09 12:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We run the generator when moving only if we need the roof air. South of I-40, we don't have much of a choice because the dash air hardly cools the cab down, let alone the coach...

The rest of the time, we open up the coach windows and do some of that "free" 4-60 air conditioning...

If the kids want to watch a movie or charge cell phones, the inverter works fine. It's just not worth $7/hour to run the genset just for that.



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Posted: 07/16/09 10:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have no problem running our gen while driving. I only use it when I need AC or something that requires the gen - sometimes it is the batteries


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lane hog wrote:

...It's just not worth $7/hour to run the genset just for that.
Interesting comment. However, my generator only burns about 1/2 gallon per hour and at $2.15/gallon would only be a little over $1.00/hour.


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It's just not worth $7/hour to run the genset just for that.


Yeah....not even close. You need to get that fuel leak fixed!! [emoticon]

About 1.50 in these parts


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