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Old 05-20-2016, 07:26 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Saint Charles
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Here we go, running down the Road, with Refrigerator stocked, do you run it on Battery and with two dogs riding behind the coach, what about the Air CONDITIONING?

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Old 05-21-2016, 08:19 AM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Forest Hill, MD
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Hello NH65,
In my case, I run fridge a day or two prior to departure. When we leave I turn it off, drive to campground and re-connect to 120v. Have always done this way never had thaw or food spoil. Rarely do we travel more than 10 hrs straight between overnight stops, your fridge will stay cold enough. Have no dogs. Running the vehicle's A/C (not roof) is good for us.

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Old 05-21-2016, 09:03 AM   #3
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Hi Nighthawk, and welcome!

NOTE: The fridge doesn't run on battery, only the really small ones do that. These run on 115v and propane.

We leave the fridge on auto all of the time, so it kicks on whenever it gets too warm. Try to always put already cold stuff in the fridge, so it doesn't have to work so hard.

If you have the MaxxAir roof vent covers, just leave them open, and they will pull the cool cab air through the motorhome. We leave the bedroom and bathroom roof vents open all the time. It also helps to leave the cab-over bunk completely in place, so the cab air is contained and directed through the coach.
We travel with 3 dogs, and two stay on the couch... I seldom get to use it (sigh). One is a 135 pound Newfoundland, and they stay plenty cool with just the cab air.

If it gets REALLY hot, you can run the gen-set while driving, and turn on the roof air conditioner, costs you about 1/2 a gallon of gas per hour to run the generator.

We also leave the thermostatically controlled Maxxair vent fans in the "Auto" setting, so that they will come on if it gets too hot in the back.

Have fun and camp safe!
The Logan's
2016 Redhawk 26XD
Me, Dear Wife,
2 Bluetick Hounds
1 Newfoundland
1 Newfoundland / Black Lab Mix
1 Cairn Terrier
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:59 AM   #4
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Saint Charles
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Thanks, must tell you we bought our Redhawk 26XD with all the extra's you talked about except the Spare tire, everything you said just made sense and it is our first so I just followed your advice thanks....
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:01 PM   #5
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Saint Charles
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1st shake-down outing, just a couple days , everything went well. The 26XD handles well, even for this newbie, getting used to the sway from Semi's blowing by........everyting on the unit seemed to work well. One question which side of the Motorhome should the hook-up for cable be?
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:33 PM   #6
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Eht nj
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Congrats..bought the same one love it..
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:31 AM   #7
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Thibodaux
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I just recently made a trip to Memphis Tennessee I had nine people in my motorhome on the way up there it was a little warm so I ran the air condition on the roof top with the generator it will burn a little more gas but in the middle of the day I had to run it because it was hot in the back like I tell people if you can afford to spend money on gas in a motorhome you shouldnt own one not to be rude but honestly you must have a few coins in your pocket if you have one of these as for the refrigerator I run mine when I travel on auto so when it's on electric it runs off electric when I am parked when I'm traveling it automatically runs off of the gas unless I have a generator on i'm assuming that it automatically pull the power from the generator but I'm not sure I have read and some other forms that is not safe to leave the propane running while traveling other people have suggested to close the valve just keep your refrigerator cold The night before because of the continuous running of the propane if ever you want to get an accident I drive a 31 foot Jayco Greyhawk 2006 I'm 34 years old and I really enjoy traveling in my motorhome

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