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Old 03-07-2014, 10:23 AM   #11
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I'm glad you asked the question, I was wondering the same thing. My DH took the MH out yesterday and said that when he got to the camp site it was very cool in the coach, now I know turn on the generator and heat or ac.

If you just need heat, you can run your furnace without the generator. If it's not to cold out, you can run your heat pumps with the generator for heat or run electric space heaters off the generator. In the summer though, you definitely need the generator to run the A/C's to keep it comfortable in the coach
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:37 PM   #12
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Correct, abuse the generator, not yourself!
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:13 PM   #13
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How low on the fuel gauge before the generator runs out/stops running. 1/2 tank? I would think there is a safety factor for the coach.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:27 PM   #14
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Generator should cut off when the fuel tank on the coach reaches 1/4 tank. As for using the generator, do it as often as you can. A generator that does not get used is only good for a large repair bill when you do want to use it. IE: use it or loose it.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:59 PM   #15
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Amen yo using generator.... Thanks to a recent ice storm, I got to use my generator for 16 hrs straight and it ran like a champ......
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:27 AM   #16
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How low on the fuel gauge before the generator runs out/stops running. 1/2 tank? I would think there is a safety factor for the coach.
On our 2011, the genertor stops running below 1/8 tank. Shortly after the Low Fuel warning displays on the dash.
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Old 03-10-2014, 12:22 PM   #17
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On our 2011, the genertor stops running below 1/8 tank. Shortly after the Low Fuel warning displays on the dash.
Good to know. When we returned from Florida this year, it was 5 below 0 and I ran the generator for 24 hours to keep the coach warm with electric heat. I was very surprised to find the fuel gauge on E when I took it to storage the next weekend. I didn't fill it up, but 25 gallons moved the gauge to 1/4 full. Before I leave storage next weekend, I'm going to look to see where the generator pulls its fuel. This doesn't appear to be much of a safety factor if you were using the generator while parked. But, hey, that's what that dinghy is for!
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