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Old 06-02-2014, 04:03 PM   #11
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I leave mine flipped open since I only run the house A/C and the genny. If it's closed, or down, the guys driving (me) doesn't get cool air.

I find the genny uses less gas than running the cab A/C. It also keeps the load off the engine.

We purchased our new 3010ds 2 months ago. I did not realize you can drive while running the generator. Is there any thing special I need to do besides turning on the generator and A/C before driving?
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:09 PM   #12
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We purchased our new 3010ds 2 months ago. I did not realize you can drive while running the generator. Is there any thing special I need to do besides turning on the generator and A/C before driving?
You for sure can. I fire ours up before leaving home or camp and run it the whole way.
Takes a huge load off the trucks engine to not have its A/C running, I think the generator uses about 1 gallon of fuel per hour no doubt that's a lot less than what the engine uses to cool the cab.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:42 PM   #13
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You for sure can. I fire ours up before leaving home or camp and run it the whole way.
Takes a huge load off the trucks engine to not have its A/C running, I think the generator uses about 1 gallon of fuel per hour no doubt that's a lot less than what the engine uses to cool the cab.
Great idea. I had read that you can do that but wasn't sure. I will be towing a trailer with mine so any extra HP I can save for towing will be worth it.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:07 PM   #14
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The genny only burns .6 gal per hour at half load. Once the compressor is running the ac typically only draws 12 amps, just slightly less than half load. Our gennys are really rated at 33 amps , but it's fused for 30 amps.

If it's below 90 degrees outside we can get by with just running the house air. Summer time in Texas means we've got to run both the house air and cab air to stay cool.
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I'm not sure how we got on generators when the original topic was overhead storage, but thanks for everyone's input anyway.
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