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Old 07-03-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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running Both AC's while Driving?

Do you run both AC's while you are driving your Class A?

we'll be driving thru Vegas this weekend and forecast calls over 100 while we go thru it, how do you keep your MH cool inside?

we have the 5.5 genie on our 2013 GT 351DFS....just wondering what everybody does?


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Old 07-03-2013, 06:56 AM   #2
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We only use the front unit on AC while traveling. Generally it's not too hot and there's no one back in the bedroom as we travel. When we stop to rest we have turned the 2nd unit on.
You can always run the rear unit on Fan only and the front unit on AC. The ducting is shared front to back by both units. The generator will run both units. However if you stop and use the microwave and a coffee maker you may trip one of the breakers on the generator. Found that one out from experience on our way to Myrtle Beach a few years back. I believe DW was using a hair dryer at the same time as well.
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We're leaving at Noon on a 112-mi. trip to Lake Isabella, and both a/c's are running right now to pre-cool the unit. It's probably going to hit 108 here and up there today, so they'll both run all the way up there, one on all night, and both on all four days that we're up there! $$$$$!

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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thanks much - I really appreciate your comments. We were coming back from 102 weather with both AC's running and the Genie turned off but I think the kids overpowered it since they went in the back to watch TV....and then both AC were off so I was puzzled!
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Went to Myrtle Beach last year it was 104 in North Carolina a/c could not keep up it felt like a microwave oven. I tinted my drivers and passengers windows it made a big difference in the amount of heat inside the a/c does not have to work as hard. Went to Florida I only needed to run the dash a/c
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:54 PM   #6
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Hmmm, I never thought about that, but why should the back be so hot though?
I mean it was roughly 103......
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Coming home from Lake Tahoe Tues, coming through Ridgecrest, CA it was 109. Had both airs on plus the engine air. Nice and comfy inside.

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We were coming back from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca it was 102...... and heading to Zion, UT forecast calls for 107.....Yikes!
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Do you run both AC's while you are driving your Class A?

we'll be driving thru Vegas this weekend and forecast calls over 100 while we go thru it, how do you keep your MH cool inside?

we have the 5.5 genie on our 2013 GT 351DFS....just wondering what everybody does?


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I run all 3 air conditioners when it's hot. The two on the roof and the engine air. I've never had an issue keeping it cool and I've never blown a breaker.
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Do you run both AC's while you are driving your Class A?

we'll be driving thru Vegas this weekend and forecast calls over 100 while we go thru it, how do you keep your MH cool inside?

we have the 5.5 genie on our 2013 GT 351DFS....just wondering what everybody does?

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I have a 5500 onan on my 360 and while on the road I can only use one ac unit because when I turn on the second on the gfi flips. Any suggestions?
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