air conditioning in my class C

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Hey everyone, I am new to the RV world. I put my generator on in my driveway so I could run the air conditioner while decorating my new RV and also allowing my cats to adapt and hang out with me while I worked. I had it running for an hour and a half, and I didn't feel like it had gotten very cool. When it is hooked up to the 30 amp electric, will it cool off faster? Or is it the same run by the generator as it is by the 30 amp electric?
 
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Depending on how hot it is it can take quite a while to cool down. I would ussually have to open the dump vent and let it blow directly until it cooled down. On really hot days, if it was not started in the mornig, it would take forever. It also, depends on what size A/C you have. Mine was 15,000 BTU and still struggled in 90+ degree weather.

Do you feel cold air blowing out of the dump vent, the one on the A/C unit?
 
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WA, MT or somewhere else!
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2018
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Newmar
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Mountain Aire 4047
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40'
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2014 Honda CR-V
Hey everyone, I am new to the RV world. I put my generator on in my driveway so I could run the air conditioner while decorating my new RV and also allowing my cats to adapt and hang out with me while I worked. I had it running for an hour and a half, and I didn't feel like it had gotten very cool. When it is hooked up to the 30 amp electric, will it cool off faster? Or is it the same run by the generator as it is by the 30 amp electric?
There should be no difference in the cooling whether the AC is running on shore power or the generator. @AbdRahim is correct that if you start with a warm coach, it will take quite a while to cool it off. The trick is to get the AC going early and prevent the coach from heating up.

TJ
 
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2020
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Newmar
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Dutch Star 4369
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43’ 9”
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2016 Colorado
When it comes to cooling a coach staying ahead of the heat is paramount. It also depends a lot on the insulation of each coach and size of the AC unit. @TJ&LadyDi correctly pointed out that there will be no difference on shore power vs generator.
 
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