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mr_andyj

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Posted: 06/30/21 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OP was specific that the concern was at a HOST site, therefore I would assume the question is not about CO but about the noise that the Host would possibly hear all night long from a gen running.

Depends how loud your generator is.

Depends if you can point it away from the host and if the RV is between the gen and the host. Depends how far away.

In general the Host assumes an RV will be using a generator for the AC all night unless a power cord is provided. This is what RVs do. Otherwise they would not let RVs stay.
If you cannot ask then you have to use your own judgement on this.

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Posted: 07/15/21 01:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2g's wrote:

OP: You're concerned about safety, as you should be. However, first you need to check with the Harvest Host to make sure it's allowed, especially if there will be other campers parked nearby. Most people don't want to hear a generator all night.

Same goes for boondocking... it's just common sense to not park near another if you're planning to do this.


Where I boondock I have no neighbors and that is my purpose for boondocking so my little inverter generator bothers no two legged critters.

* This post was edited 07/18/21 08:59pm by NamMedevac 70 *

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Posted: 07/18/21 06:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cmccain13 wrote:

Hello all, so we have been to a few harvest hosts and its been hot, i don't know why, but I am apprehensive about letting the generator run all night. should I be? Does anyone else do this or do you run your generator all night. The only time I use the generator is at a harvest hose like every two weeks or so.


Just ask the Host. They will let you know their policy. Then do as they say.

This should be what anyone does wherever they park overnight.


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Posted: 07/20/21 10:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I run mine all the time. Change oil, air filter, and spark plugs. I laughed when the dealer told me not to use it often back in 02 when I bought the RVnew. They were thinking I would trade it in and upgrade so they get top $.

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Just remember if you run the Genny. On a motor home use a Gen-Turi to get the exhaust up up and away.. on a Trailer make sure there is no place for the exhaust to go but away and not just from your trailer.

And make sure your CO detector detects

My Motor home 2 hours of Gen time nad BEEP BEEP BEEP that Co detector did its job.

25 hrs with teh Genturi and no beeps.

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