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Old 05-26-2005, 07:59 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by 74Argosy24MH
I wonder if they calculated any $$ amount for wear and tear on the generator when running it 8-10 ours a day. They ain't cheap to maintain.

John, since you went there, and it was a place that makes money from sevicing generators when they need maintenance or repair that is recommending running the genset...
Then again, the worst thing to do to something that is supposed to run, is not to run it.
Just my $1.95, which is $.02 adjusted for inflation and fuel cost...

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Old 05-27-2005, 06:23 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by swebster
Don't forget us motorhomers live to calculate our fuel mileage improvements no matter how slight.....But maybe I'm just a MoHo Nerd.


Once you recognize that you harbor latent tendencies - be it latent Hippy, latent Computer Geek, latent MoHo Nerd, or latent Whatever (being politically correct)...anything "hidden within"....
- gets a whole lot easier once you come out of the closet.

Hello...My name is Dennis and I AM a MoHo Nerd.


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Old 05-27-2005, 06:35 AM   #17
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I own a 1995 LY MH. I have taken many trips either way, running the dash air or running the roof top. With out using my "Scientific Calculator" I have came up with a coin toss on what is cheeper. Over all the motor as more power with out the dash air on , so I tend to run the roof top a bit more. Also the other thing to do is to run the "roll down A/C" . If the days are nice just open all the windows and tie back the blinds and enjoy the road. Enjoy the open road Jim.
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Old 06-17-2005, 08:53 AM   #18
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Roof a/c vs. engine

My old MH did not have the dash air in place so I've always used my Generac 40G as the power for the roof a/c as well as my computers. The manufacturer says .5 gal at full load on this unit so for me it's not that big of a $ or mileage hit. While I'm stopped to see customers of course I'd be running the roof unit to cool the MH anyway. When weighing the cost of retro fitting a/c to the dash/engine the cost of using the generator in place makes sense.
The new 28' AS will be getting a 15k ducted unit in the next couple of weeks. I'm not sure if the Generac is coming over or I'll be lucky enough to be able to throw a new Honda 4010 in the belly.
The 28'er came with an out of commission Trans/Air engine driven a/c unit that now is available for parts if anyone wants them...
Has anyone ever seen a swing down headliner section along the spine of a MH? This is where the forward a/c duct work distribution tree will go I think.
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Old 07-10-2005, 09:18 PM   #19
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I'm with Andy on this.

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