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Blue Snoopy is a 2012 Nova Vita Caravan pulled by a 2012 Nissan Navara ST Dual Cab Ute.

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Using a Generator For Air Conditioning
We attempted to run the AC (Dometic 3300) in the new Winnebago with a Kipor 2600 generator.  With the generator running, the AC “moaned” and the compressor refused to start.  The fan in the AC unit worked.

Spoke with Dometic who advised that a 2kva generator with invertor technology should start the unit.

Spoke with Sydney RV and Michael advised that the Kipor WILL run the AC unit provided that you TURN OFF the electrical power to the water heater if it has been left on.  The water heater draws .5kva power when running.  After starting the AC unit, you can restart the water heater on electrical power or run it from gas.

Needless to say, the information from Michael was correct.

Calculating the Vehicle GVM Weight
When calculating overall weight, remember:

– 1 litre of water weighs 1 kilogram (100 litres weighs approximately 100 kilograms)
– 1 litre of diesel fuel weighs approximately .86 of a kilogram  (100 litres weighs approximately 86 kilograms)

Fuel Consumption

Please see separate posting on this subject.

GPS – “Go Home”
We all take for granted the ability to select the “Go Home” option on a GPS when heading in that direction after a trip.  Whilst this option saves you from having to type your address as a “go to”, it also provides any thief who may steal the GPS with a record of where you live.  Rather than storing your address as “home”, store a nearby intersection or possibly the local police station as your “home address”.  Also, if your GPS retains “bread crumbs” or has a trip log, ensure they are deleted as they provide an indication of your residential address.

Last updated: 20 October 2009