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Actually the AC did better today. I started everything early in the morning and we minimized going in and out. It stayed decent in the heat of the afternoon.
I would never shut it off in TX heat. Let it cycle overnight and as the sun comes up it will run continuous all day.


Running on the genny. Don't have a 30 amp to plug in to. Prefer not to run the genny all night.


While on the subject of running on the genny it is common in hot weather that the dash air will not keep you cool enough on the highway so you leave the roof units enabled then when you get too hot you start the generator and they come on. Have you tried this yet? On my coach if I left both enabled they would both try to start at the same time and kill the generator. You might want to know in advance if you are going to have that issue.

I ended up putting an extra start capacitor on one AC and a Micro Air easy start on the other. That may have been overkill but now the generator starts both without issues.

This issue taught me a lot about the circuits in the RV. At various times when both AC's were left on I tripped the breaker on the generator, one or both of the breakers in the breaker box and I think the breaker on the inverter charger. Other than having to stop and troubleshoot no real harm was done.

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That's great info. Thanks!

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bsheet2....Do your slideouts have covers?


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I absolutely love our AtWood and if I could find one pre Dometic or if Dometic didn't make any changes to the AtWood brand I would not hesitate to buy one again.


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ArchHoagland wrote:

bsheet2....Do your slideouts have covers?


Yes. The slide outs have covers.

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bsheet2 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

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Actually the AC did better today. I started everything early in the morning and we minimized going in and out. It stayed decent in the heat of the afternoon.
I would never shut it off in TX heat. Let it cycle overnight and as the sun comes up it will run continuous all day.


Running on the genny. Don't have a 30 amp to plug in to. Prefer not to run the genny all night.


Perhaps not the wisest choice to run the generator while sleeping. Three people recently died in two different incidents, at the Sturgis motorcycle rally. They were overcome by carbon monoxide from a generator, while they slept in an RV.


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Expyinflight wrote:

bsheet2 wrote:

time2roll wrote:

bsheet2 wrote:

Actually the AC did better today. I started everything early in the morning and we minimized going in and out. It stayed decent in the heat of the afternoon.
I would never shut it off in TX heat. Let it cycle overnight and as the sun comes up it will run continuous all day.


Running on the genny. Don't have a 30 amp to plug in to. Prefer not to run the genny all night.


Perhaps not the wisest choice to run the generator while sleeping. Three people recently died in two different incidents, at the Sturgis motorcycle rally. They were overcome by carbon monoxide from a generator, while they slept in an RV.


I believe that all motorhomes with generators should be equipped with a Gen-turi or equivalent and should have a functional carbon monoxide detector. I think that the detector is required in all new units now. I have heard of case where the carbon monoxide came from someone else's generator, so best to be prepared on the detector.

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Groover wrote:

I believe that all motorhomes with generators should be equipped with a Gen-turi or equivalent and should have a functional carbon monoxide detector. I think that the detector is required in all new units now. I have heard of case where the carbon monoxide came from someone else's generator, so best to be prepared on the detector.

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X2! At rallies, the very least they could do is establish a separate parking area for those with the stacks.


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Thanks for that info. I have detector installed. But I really like the stack! Will keep that on my wish list.

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