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Old 10-12-2017, 07:36 AM   #99
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Just taking advantage of some good advice from the argue thread.


That thread is fun.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:46 AM   #100
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But given that it was a Class A, they might have needed the generator for a multitude of rooftop air conditioners all running at once. At the Air Midwest Rally a few weeks ago, I was parked near a whopping big 54' Class A that had no less than FIVE rooftop air conditioners!
Yes, The rock and roll tour busses that you see parked outside concert venues run the generator 24/7. They're 20 kw. units and it's just part of the deal. However, I've never seen one in a campground, since they spend their time on the road or in front of hotels. They are also very quiet.
I don't think I'd want a 54' RV since finding a pull through is difficult.
The NASCAR drivers mostly have 45' high end motorhomes and they run on shore power. One or two have specialty semi trailers with five slide outs and are towed by a semi tractor.
Money is no object. Gone are the days when Richard Petty towed his car on a flatbed behind the family station wagon.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:51 AM   #101
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So, the people in the big class A had to be;

A. Stupid
B. A-holes -or-
C. Both

I think it was simple laziness. The guy didn't want to drag his butt out to handle the 50 AMP cable. Easier to flip a couple switches inside, plop down on the couch and continue watching TV.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:09 AM   #102
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Can the neighbors running load AC's in their own RV's really here any generator ?
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:32 PM   #103
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Noise pollution
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:08 PM   #104
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Where appropriate, use your gender. At Walmart, park away from the store... Where there are others, see what they do. Often overnight Parker's will group together and use their generators.
It's all a matter of good taste and respect for others.
Certainly one would not run one in a forest with others within earshot, not at a campground with power available.
All very simple!
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:15 PM   #105
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Where appropriate, use your gender.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:11 PM   #106
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Okay!
Be careful. Most Walmarts parking lots have cameras.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:21 PM   #107
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Be careful. Most Walmarts parking lots have cameras.


Wallmarts are too damn busy, (albeit entertaining at night) but we prefer Lowe’s.....
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:45 PM   #108
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Safe to run the genny all night? We have a different Airstream so I am unable to answer that question. We live and travel in the southwest where summer temps have risen greatly due to climate change, 90 to over 100 beginning in June now. Currently it's October, I sleep nude and I'm still kicking the blanket off because of the heat. Heat makes it nearly impossible to sleep and this is in our house. Our bodies were designed to sleep best at 70 degress or less.

In our Airstream, it quickly heats up inside even when under the trees. When we visit Texas and park in our usual RV park, we are running the AC 24/7, and if we have to run two AC units, then we run the genny. San Antonio temps break over 105 degrees from May to October or November. So AC is just a way of life there. Every RV was running their genny for AC. This summer we went to Idaho August through September 15th. We used AC every single day and almost every single night. So was everyone else.

I think maybe we who live in hotter climates best understand why AC is so Necessary in an Airstream or RV of any SOB. I don't actually like AC much. I don't have it in my house, I love the cool air, but I hate the closed in feeling, no fresh air at all. It wasn't until 2014 that I first felt it was hot enough for AC. I had the Air Conditioner up until last year, and then I asked Chris to please put it in the attic. So now that you know that about me, you'll understand just how hot it has to be, for me to consent to a totally closed up Airstream with no fresh air.

We have never had a word said to us about it by anyone anywhere. I think it's pretty much the norm in all the places we go. We don't use it all night when we might run out of gas. The problem would not be worth the comfort. Chris knows roughly how much gas the genny uses per hour.

I realize that I am holding a different view. I'm not sorry to be different, I've been different all my life. I decided to write this in support of all those who are different, have different views, and/or live differently. We were never created to be clones.

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When it's hot it's hot. All bets off when it becomes unbearable. I though have been camping when it's beautiful outside and temps bearable with a nice Breeze and low humidity and had neighbors not come out of there bus with drapes drawn and onboard Ginny running 24/7. Only to ruin others time there to enjoy the outdoors.
But I do enjoy quite and many don't care a bit.
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I'm in Tucson right now plugged into a 15 amp in a driveway. I ain't got one of those easy start devices, so no ac for me. It was 95 today. About 80 right now. Fans are doin their job. No generator needed. I'll take this over winterizin!
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:03 PM   #111
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Just a bit if information; what if your doctor says you got sleep apmea and you gotta wear a cpap machine to sleep. And you haven't found the combination of batteries and inverters to run that thing with out killing your battery dead by morning. And your other battery dead the next night. Dead to it won't take a charge. So you might have to run a generator at night to sleep. Hate to. Maybe some 6 volt batteries and solar panel would do the job.
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