Another rookie question: we are about to embark on a trip out west and the weather forecast is hot! While driving can we run our roof-top AC without the generator running? We have a 2021 Coachmen Mirada Class A. The dash AC doesn't seem sufficiently cool to keep the coach cool enough. Thanks for your advice!
Something to remember when running the generator and traveling down the road. don't let your fuel get below 1/4 tank or your generator will shut down. Most rigs the generator fuel stand pipe is set at about that level.
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There is nothing wrong with running your generator while traveling to use your AC. In fact it will really benefit you when you stop for the night being you wonít have to catch up with the heat. You will lose some mpg, but I have calculated that itís really only about 1/2 to 3/4 a gal that it will use per hour of use. Now saying that mine is a 4000 generator. I do it all the time, driving you can hardly hear it running. But it makes a huge difference keeping up with the heat. But as mentioned just make sure you donít go below 1/4 tank of gas.
Totally agree with the above replies. We had a Class C and it was easier for the AC to keep up but we still would run the AC with the generator. We are heading to Florida (super hot) and we'll be using our AC while driving all the way there.