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Old 09-16-2010
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There have been several discussions on the trade off between running the dash AC off the engine or running the generator and using the 110 volt AC units while driving. The general opinion is that the added load on the main engine is equivalent in fuel usage to the generator, so running the generator is cost effective.

That said, with the kind of output this unit is capable of, it will be a pretty heavy load on the engine. Then you have to deal with power generation when not driving. Running that big V8 will probably not be very efficient as opposed to a smaller 3 or 4 cylinder generator.

I think this is a nice unit, but it seems better suited for a contractor or other industrial application rather than an RV.

Just my thoughts, not a recommendation.
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