Generator and Driving
- Thanks to all who contributed comments on my tire questions - my
Superior now has new radials running on split rims. With the group
guidance, I persevered till I found a truck tire outfit who knew
there stuff. Just required radial tubes and new flaps to make the
Now for my next dumb question! My Superior has roof air but no engine
A/C. Is it acceptable to drive with the generator (Onan 4KW Model
CCK) running the roof A/C?
- Hi Manny
Yes it is acceptable to drive with the generator running to power the roof
air. You should however shut it down while in a filling station. Expect your
apparent gas mileage to suffer some, the generator may take a gallon an hour.
If you travel 60 miles in that hour, and average 8 miles per gallon, you burn
7.5 gallons to push, & 1 to cool. That would make apparent mileage 7 MPG. A
small price to pay for comfort
One other tip: You may have to direct all of the cool to the front of the
coach to counteract the additional engine heat created while driving.
> A/C. Is it acceptable to drive with the generator (Onan 4KW ModelBy all means use the generator!!! My 1984 34 foot Pace Arrow uses
> CCK) running the roof A/C?
less fuel (6.5kw), stays as powerful and is much cooler by running
the generator. I can run 2 roof airs and still do better on fuel, I
also run a fan to blow the cool air into the drivers area.
Shut everything down at fuel stops and keep cool, Bob.