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Old 11-06-2015, 11:29 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by mel s View Post
I too doubt that Champion makes a generator large enough to produce as much juice as an ordinary 50A campground pedestal receptacle can supply.

Look at the I posted in #4 above. 22 Hp gas engine.

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Old 11-06-2015, 11:31 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by yobo53 View Post
Do we need an inverter generator (pure sine wave), or a regular (modified sine wave) generator will do fine?

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As far as I know all the portable generators are pure sine wave.

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Old 11-06-2015, 11:38 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by pasdad1 View Post
This is a difference between getting a generator capable of supplying the FULL capacity of a 50 amp power pedestal, and supplying just what you NEED.

Most luxury DP Motorhomes still only have diesel generators in the 7,500 - 10,000 watt range...and they mostly have power to spare.
Ours does in fact have an Onan 12Kw gen set. Our dryer is a 240 volt unit so we need to either be on a true 50 amp shore power or run the gen to use it.
The rig is a power hog, so any long term boondocking is out even though we have a little (400 watts) solar. The only propane is a 5.5 gal tank for the cooktop. I did convert some 60 interior halogen lights to LED's, not so much for lower consumption but for less heat. Turning on both AquaHot elements to heat up will draw 4,000 watts alone.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:46 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by bluepill View Post
100 amps times 120 volts = 12,000 watts. (12KW)
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