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bikendan

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Posted: 06/17/21 12:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ferndaleflyer wrote:

Whats an HH location?


As others have said, Harvest Hosts. But there's an expectation that you will purchase items that they make/sell. Not sure what happens if you don't.


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magicbus wrote:

ferndaleflyer wrote:

Whats an HH location?
Free overnight stays at attractions. https://harvesthosts.com/host-locations/

Of course rather than pay for fuel all night for a generator, it would probably be more economical, quieter and less worrisome to stay in a nearby campground and pay for electricity.

Dave


Quieter? Maybe. Less worrisome? Maybe. More economical? Probably not.

The campgrounds I just visited in the last two weeks were charging north of $40 a night, and these were not destination type CG's, if you get my drift.

I might spend $12 in gas a night assuming I'm running the A/C.


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Probably have to be logged in to see the FAQ. If you are parked near other guests, the host's home or neighbors, Farm animals, you need to run the generator very sparingly if the HH says its OK. If its a Museum, Church (yes, there are churches signed up to HH), and other businesses, after hours it probably is less of a problem if no one else is near, and the HH is OK with it.

I signed up, but have not used them yet.

I have an Onan 2500LP underneath my trailer. It exhausts out the side. I have a battery smoke/CO detector (new) identical to the original, I replaced it last year, plus I have a LP/CO detector (12v) that I installed new in the place of the original LP only detector.

Really would not want to sleep all night with a genny running however. It can suck some LP. In fact, I just installed Mopeka LP tank sensors to help keep track of propane levels due to the generator.

https://harvesthosts.com/faqs/#can-i-use-a-generator?

Q: Can I use a generator?

A: Yes, but please be courteous and ask beforehand so that the Host can park you where no one will be disturbed by it. If you are parked near the Host’s neighbors or other HH Members, please use your generator sparingly.

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I run mine all night for 20 plus years. In fact when I pulled out of the garage in my foretravel I would turn it on and never shut it off till I got across the country in the summer. It was on for 5 days straight and no issues. I did have one person in a rest stop in a class C get mad and stare at me while I was cooking and running it. SO I moved and let a refigerator truck pull into my spot overnight. It was poetic justice.


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We once stopped at a rest stop for lunch and had the 2 roof top vents running. It got too hot and I turned on the generator and then the AC. In the middle of eating lunch the CO alarm went off. Evidently the roof top vents were drawing in the exhaust from the generator. I opened tha windows and door and shut down the AC and then the generator. I switched my Fantastic fan from out to in and then closed up the windows and door. I restarted the generator and then the AC. Roof top fresh air being pulled into the MH from the vent fan created a positive airflow out of the MH instead of drawing air in. No more issues with the CO alarm.
I have been to a casino whith free overnight RV parking and the MH next to me ran his generator all night for TV and AC. Also at Rincon parkway in Ventura CA, many run their generators all night for the same reasons of TV and AC. So many have done it but we haven't had to yet.

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SFVdave wrote:

We once stopped at a rest stop for lunch and had the 2 roof top vents running. It got too hot and I turned on the generator and then the AC. In the middle of eating lunch the CO alarm went off. Evidently the roof top vents were drawing in the exhaust from the generator. I opened tha windows and door and shut down the AC and then the generator. I switched my Fantastic fan from out to in and then closed up the windows and door. I restarted the generator and then the AC. Roof top fresh air being pulled into the MH from the vent fan created a positive airflow out of the MH instead of drawing air in. No more issues with the CO alarm.
I have been to a casino whith free overnight RV parking and the MH next to me ran his generator all night for TV and AC. Also at Rincon parkway in Ventura CA, many run their generators all night for the same reasons of TV and AC. So many have done it but we haven't had to yet.


You were running the A/C with the vents open???


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Not that this point matters, but farm animals would not be phased in the least by generator hum. Generator sound is white noise, a constant steady hum. Farm animals are used to tractors combines augers,side by sides, any number of noise producing equipment.
No a steady hum is going to bother no animal,critters will panic at loud sharp random noises like dumpster lids,gunshots, airhorns,etc.

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

We once stopped at a rest stop for lunch and had the 2 roof top vents running. It got too hot and I turned on the generator and then the AC. In the middle of eating lunch the CO alarm went off. Evidently the roof top vents were drawing in the exhaust from the generator. I opened tha windows and door and shut down the AC and then the generator. I switched my Fantastic fan from out to in and then closed up the windows and door. I restarted the generator and then the AC. Roof top fresh air being pulled into the MH from the vent fan created a positive airflow out of the MH instead of drawing air in. No more issues with the CO alarm.


You were running the A/C with the vents open???


But, but that's not even possible according to someone who replied to my post earlier in this thread....LOL


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But 4 pages in and 2 weeks later, the OP hasn't actually expressed why he's concerned about this.....typical rvnet behaviour....
Lob up a question and then realize you didn't have a question in the fist place or you don't care to elaborate/participate, or idk.....

This forum could literally be the BEST comprehensive example of what NOT to do in a Communications class!! Hahaha

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Doesn't Harvest Host have a generator policy? Maybe all or individual, most places I have been say no generators after 10PM.


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