Originally Posted by nicktano
I purchased a 24R Forester mbs with diesel genset. I have actually had 2.
The AC would not run on diesel generator on both units. The factory in Elkhart, Indiana could not get it to run either so they replaced the Dometic 13.5K ac unit with an Atwood 13.5K ac unit.
The Atwood unit runs beautifully and I have never had a problem running it on generator. It has a lower initial power drawer than the Dometic and also has a nice handheld remote feature. I live in the southwest and have dry camped in 105 to 110 degree temps with no problem running off my diesel generator.
I hope this helps. I love my 24R. I have put over 10K miles on it in under 5 months.
Now if only someone could tell me where the fresh water tank drain plug is?
I know this is an older post - but I am getting ready to replace the Brisk Air II on my Forester MBS with diesel generator. Looking at the Atwood installation guide, it appears you need a 12 VDC feed to the Atwood rooftop unit. Do you know how/where FR tapped into a 12 VDC line to feed this, as I don't think the Dometic unit uses 12 VDC at the rooftop.