Originally Posted by MarioDC13
First post here. I have a 1993 Brave 27' the cab/driver compt. AC isnt workimg at the moment can i drive and run my generator and power the overhead? If so can i start jt while driving or should i start before driving??
A couple small points may help to decide!
One is when we want to start the generator, it is a heavy load and may take some time for fuel to reach the right places, so it can take a bit of cranking to start at different times. That can mean it takes a fair amount out of the batteries!
One thing to know about the RV is that both the start and coach batteries are connected together as we drive! That means when RV engine is running the alternator is working to keep both coach and start batteries charged!
That can be important to start the RV engine or having running if you are driving and somebody else is starting the engine, as a way to make sure the generator has the best power to start and also not be running the battery down!
Just good practice to always start the engine first as it normally starts much easier/quicker than the generator.
Many don't and get away with it but they risk trouble if things as things are not always in the top shape?
It is a good idea to let the generator get started and smoothed out before hitting it with a heavy load like AC.
Kind of like somebody throwing you a bowling ball while you are trying to stand up? Maybe okay but better to wait a bit!
Older RV will not have the automatic start and later tricks that new have, so don't spend much time sorting how to get it to do that!