Interstate: Under hood generator and dealer discounts
New to the forum and to airstream.
We are about to purchase a 2014.5 Interstate Lounge Ext 9 passenger to be used primarily as a daily driver for a large family to use for football, weekend travel, etc.
I understand that there may be better transportation options such as regular conversion vans with porta potty and so forth, however we are sold on the Interstate. (We currently own a Honda Odyssey)
Having said that I need some advice.
Is it possible/feasible to install an under the hood belt driven generator with transfer switch and an automatic high idle switch to run the AC while driving or while parked? In my opinion, the LP generator is too loud to be used when just driving around. The engine should have no problem driving a 3500 - 4000 watt generator. I understand that the engine should not idle at slow rpms for long periods of time hence the fast idle switch.
My 2nd question is in regards to dealer discount off the msrp. On regular RVs there is typically a 25-30% margin built into the msrp. Does the same discount apply to Class Bs?. Most dealers I've contacted are quoting a similar 12-15% discount.
Thank you very much. I am looking forward to your responses and advice.