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Old 11-01-2015, 03:58 PM   #1
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Question looking for 50amp generator

I'm looking for a generator for my Montana 3750 that I can hook up to my 50amp cord. Lots of generators have the 50amp receptacle but only rated for 30amp. Is there some kind of adapter or a way to modify them for 50amp service? I'm looking at the Champion dual fuel Generator. Thanks
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True 50 amps for an RV is 12,000 watts (50 amps X 120 volts X 2 (L1 and L2)), does Champion even have one that large?
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:08 PM   #3
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This is what I was looking at: Champion 7000W Running / 9000W Peak DUAL FUEL Generator w/Electric Start
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This one will give you full 12,000 watts

Powermate 12,500 Watt 653cc 22 HP Subaru EH65 V-Twin Gas Powered Portable Generator With Electric Start

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CMLIFK..._aEQnwbFZZXC9R

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Old 11-01-2015, 06:09 PM   #5
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Full 50 amp service is as has been pointed out 12,000 watts.

But most 50 amp RV's come with less than half that (Like 5500)
Yes you can adapt.. but the generator needs to be a 120 volt generator to adapt.. or you can split it (120/240) and watch how much power you draw But a 12,000 watt generator is ... Kind of heavy.
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Here is a smaller 10,000 watt 16 HP unit

DuroMax XP10000E 10,000 Watt 16 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit And Electric Start

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Yeah, hope you plan on boon docking, because those generators are NOISY!
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This is what I was looking at: Champion 7000W Running / 9000W Peak DUAL FUEL Generator w/Electric Start
That should be enough for any reasonable needs. My MH has 8000 watt Onan Diesel, and it runs everything I need, including 2 A/C units. Is your question how to wire up a generator to the 50 amp service in your trailer? If so, it will require a special adapter.
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Not within 1/4 mile.
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Get an Onan 5500 it will rin 2acs weighs 300 cost 4000 on line free shipping
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Get an Onan 5500 it will rin 2acs weighs 300 cost 4000 on line free shipping
OP states he wants a 50 amp generator, that's going to take at least a 12Kw generator.
Of course you can use an adapter but you won't end up with the 100 amps you need for a true 50 amp RV setup.
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If you have a generator compartment pre wired for 50 amps install one of these. Rated at 58.3 amps with two 30 amp breakers.

Cummins Onan QG 7.0 Gasoline RV Generator | 7.0HGJAB-900 - Norwall PowerSystems
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