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Old 08-10-2019, 04:32 AM   #1
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Noobs just bought 1999 Windsport 29D

Hi. We are Ray and Cake.



We are in our 50s and very new to RVing. We were able to purchase our 1999 Thor Windsport 29D for a really good price. There are a lot of buttons that we don't know what they do. The guy we bought it from had little knowledge. So, we are going to be asking a lot of questions.



We just found this forum and felt it may come in very handy.



We are hoping to become quite well versed, in time. And we hope that all of you will look back and remember when you were noobs.



Thanks,



Ray and Cake
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:41 AM   #2
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Welcome to the best forum around. There are loads of members with a lot of knowledge about RVs. Ask your questions and you will probably get plenty of responses.
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:45 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. We're all probably still learning.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:03 PM   #4
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1st Question

Since we are so new, many of our questions may seem stupid. But,here goes, Do we use our generator when we are driving?, for like A/C and stuff?
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:26 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard! Yes, we are ALL still learning - that's the nature of RV'ing in general, and Thor's specifically :-D

Per generator - as long as you have good exhaust and ventilation, running the generator while driving will present no issue. Depends on your power needs. If it's hot, and you "need" the coach AC running - you can do so. Same for refrigerator if you're low on propane; or have to turn propane off due to tunnel transits.

Just remember that will cut into your driving range proportionately.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:38 PM   #6
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Since we are so new, many of our questions may seem stupid. But,here goes, Do we use our generator when we are driving?, for like A/C and stuff?
As PTS said above, it is perfectly OK to run the generator while traveling. In the summer, I usually start all trips running the house AC and Chassis AC. Once the coach is nice and cool, I shut off the chassis AC and just run the house unit. Engine likes the extra power of with AC dragging it. I have ran the generator for 10 hour travel day. Just remember to keep an eye on the oil level during and after your trip as well as other recommended checks by your manufacturer. Take care of the genny and it will take care of you.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:07 AM   #7
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Thank you. I felt that there was less power when I drove with the generator on.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:50 AM   #8
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Thank you. I felt that there was less power when I drove with the generator on.
Don't worry, the generator has no bearing on the power of the engine. The chassis AC, however, does affect the engine. Your engine is pretty powerful and the chassis AC doesn't affect it much (except in the hills), but, decrease the load and the engine is happier. Feel free to run that generator with your house AC. That's what it's built to do. But, like I said, keep up your preventive maintenance on it. It's one of your very best friends on the road. Happy travels!
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