roof air question

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by OctaveDr, Apr 10, 2002.

  1. OctaveDr

    OctaveDr New Member

    hello! i am glad to find this forum...
    my question is this: i have an older motorhome, dash air is needing an expensive repair...is it ok to run the roof air conditioning off the generator while i am traveling? thanks in advance!
    larry
     
  2. Gary B

    Gary B Senior Member

    roof air question

    Hi OctaveDr, yes folks do it all the time, even when their dash is working and its hot. Just don't have your roof air on before you start the generator. Happy trails GB
     
  3. OctaveDr

    OctaveDr New Member

    roof air question

    thanks gary, i wonder what the difference in fuel consumption is compared to the dash air?
     
  4. jerry fuhrman

    jerry fuhrman New Member

    roof air question

    RV gen sets average 6/10ths of a gallon per hour, and yes it is
    less than engine air requires. It does not have the cooling effect for driver and passenger, but its better than no air.
     
  5. phillyg

    phillyg New Member

    roof air question

    And if you're running the generator, you could set up a small fan to blow air towards the driver, too.
     
  6. OctaveDr

    OctaveDr New Member

    roof air question

    i will try it with a fan...good idea, thanks
    L
     
  7. rv wizard

    rv wizard New Member

    roof air question

    Not only is it more economical to run the roof air; it is also good for the generator. Since a lot stay in campgrounds with full hookups the generator does not get a chance to run much. It is important to run the generator with at least 50% load for 2 hours a month. This is considered maintainance.

    Mike, Amy, Ashley, Candi
    2000 Gulf Stream Scenic Crusier on Spartan M.M. 330 hp. 6 spd. Allison
    #3 & #8 NASCAR
     

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