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Old 08-24-2014, 07:15 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by sushidogchip View Post
What size/number of air conditioners do you have? A single 13.5k BTU AC won't cool the trailer off as quickly as dual 15K BTU ACs will. How well your trailer is insulated , if it has dual pane windows, is set-up in direct sun, the relative humidity, wind speed, altitude, the trailer's square footage, ceiling height, etc. also affects how fast it cools down.

I vote for the pair of EU2000s too as they are lighter and easier to move and set-up outside (when you go to town and need AC at the trailer). Plus if AC is not needed, just battery charging, only one is necessary, cutting your fuel use in half. A pair will also produce more power than a single EU3000 (3,200 watts/4,000 watts surge vs 2,800 watts/3,000 watt surge.) On the down-side they must be pull started while the EU3000is can be started remotely with a touch of a button if needed (with a $200 add-on).

They make an anti-theft bracket that fits over the plastic handle of the EU2000 Honda generator making it more difficult to cut through and steal.

Have a 13.5 K.........direct sun and it worked

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Old 08-28-2014, 07:53 AM   #16
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I went with a Yamaha 3000iseb. It was @ $2900 CDN with taxes in. It is very quiet and has electric start.

I have the generator postioned between the hitch and the toolbox at the front of the box. I can load it with a 2X10 plank and I keep it locked and covered in the truck. This position keeps the weight forward and doesn't add another obstacle when hitching.

The Yamaha has a boost function and will add available watts when required. It will start a 15000 BTU AC no problem. Our Landmark was prewired for a generator in the cold storage so I just added another 50 amp power cord so I can easily reach the generator while travelling. Plus it allows me to also power the coach from the front if my rear cord will not reach the park pedestal.

This is a common set-up and the members over at our Heartland forum where excellent with set-up advice.

The Yamaha is a nice unit, it is very quiet, doesn't use a belt and I don't have to service 2 generators. It just works for us - others will have different needs.


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