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Old 08-04-2015, 06:42 PM   #1
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Motor home --- power while on-the-road. I own a bumper-pull RV, but we are leasing a

1. Is the generator necessary to run the motor home a/c and/or fridge while traveling?
2. How much fuel will I be using by running the generator in this manner?
Any tip, secrets or suggestions would probably bring back some color to my knuckles while driving.
Thank you in advance.


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Old 08-04-2015, 06:56 PM   #2
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1. Is the generator necessary to run the motor home a/c and/or fridge while traveling?
2. How much fuel will I be using by running the generator in this manner?
Any tip, secrets or suggestions would probably bring back some color to my knuckles while driving.
Thank you in advance.


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The generator must run in order to use a/c while driving. The fridge will run off propane unless the generator is running while driving. Very little fuel is consumed by the generator; however, when your gas tank gets to 1/4 full, the generator will no longer run. Hope this helps!
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:23 PM   #3
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SkipnTerri, thanks! Wasn't aware there was still propane to the fridge. Big help!


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SkipnTerri, thanks! Wasn't aware there was still propane to the fridge. Big help!


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Just remember that the propane will be on until you turn it off.
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The generator will use about 3/4 gallon per hour at fulload.
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Old 08-05-2015, 12:58 PM   #6
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If it a diesel generator it will probably use only 1 to 2 gallons per hour. As far as the white knuckle driving goes, just sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
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Thanks, each of you. ...and the tip about white knuckles...


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There are some residential fridges now in the newer MH's that do not run on propane. Double check to be sure. Ours runs on propane or electricity. We only run generator for a/c when temperatures are high +95 or when we have grands riding with us, otherwise dash a/c is sufficient to cool us.
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1. Is the generator necessary to run the motor home a/c and/or fridge while traveling?
2. How much fuel will I be using by running the generator in this manner?
Any tip, secrets or suggestions would probably bring back some color to my knuckles while driving.
Thank you in advance.


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Refrigerator should be able to run on propane. If so it uses very little.
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