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Old 04-30-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
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Generator for 2003 Cub 236

Hello..We just purchased a 2003 Aerolite Cub 236. We will be going to the Bristol race in August and are looking for a generator to purchase to run the AC. This is our first TT and we have no experiance with generators. Any advice??
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Welcome to the Cub 236 club. I have a 05'. I have come across a few people running Honda 2000 genny's that you couldn't really here running. To power-up a AC you might need a 3000 watt unit.
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Twin Honda 2000 watt generators and a parallel kit will set you back roughly 2400 dollars. A Yamaha 2800 watt generator will set you back between 13 and 1500 dollars. For a 13.5KBTU AC unit you will need a minimum of a 2800 watt generator. The quieter the better in most camp grounds.
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Your talking about using it at Bristol raceway campground. So I bet most of the tailgaters will have gennys. You might want to think about some sort of reflective covers over the bunk ends, or use the drapes to close the bunk ends off during the day...Otherwise being in full sun in August the air conditioner will never keep up. Or you could close the bulkends all together during the day. With also have a Aerolite #236 any full sun exposure really heats it up inside.
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$2,400 for twin Hondas? That is incorrect by a significant amount. I bought a pair (my second pair) fairly recently. Shipping was free and the price was $845 each. No tax. So, $1690 for the generators. You can make the parallel connection (it's just connecting up the wires) in less than an hour for less than $50.00. Total: $1740 or a little less. Even using list prices, and a commercially made connection kit, I could not get close to $2,400 for twins. Somebody is trying to scare folks. The twins are 3,200 continuous watts and 4KW peak watts. So, they have considerably more (1KW) starting power than the Honda 3000. They will start any RV generator at just about any altitude or outside temp. And you can carry one in each hand or one at a time. My twins have started my 15KBTU AC at over 6,000 feet and 100 degrees at a rest stop parking area. There are several wonderful generators out there, including the Yamaha 2,400. But one Yamaha 2,400 will not start my AC at higher altitudes/temps and buying two is out of the question at their prices. (They can be paralleled too)
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I agree on the twin Hondas. I have a 3000 Watt Honda that's whisper quiet, but it's well over 100 lbs., a bit much to get out of the truck by myself.

The inverter generators (like the Hondas and Yamaha mentioned earlier) are a LOT more expensive than those $399 gensets you'll see at Harbor Freight or other outlets. What you get is an almost silent running (vs. sounding like a lawn mower) and clean power so you won't harm your electronics like TVs or computers.
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I am quite pleased with the performance of my RV's choice for Portable Power - Boliy USA, Home of the Boliy Generator
3,000W continuous output genset. Mine is pull-start, which is easy to start; the new ones offer an electric-start option. As you see, the price is reasonable, the specs appear to be slightly better than a Honda 3,000, which has a continuous output of 2,800W. At 80#, I can move it about without strain.
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