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Old 05-21-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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Generator size needed?

FOlks, we are. Travel trailer newbies-but are seniors. What size do we really need? I hear quiet is king?

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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What do you plan on running with it? One or two air cons? Microwave, hair dryer? All at once? One at a time?
Add up the watts you want to run at once, usually on the label of the appliance and remember that the start up amps on a air con or heat pump can be double or more the running amps.
We have an 8000 watt (66.6 amp) liquid cooled diesel generator, not something that would be easy to transport, and more than you probably need.

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Old 05-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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One ac, wife's hair dryer occasionally. I hear you only need 1000 watts to keep batteries charged up. We want to go to no services campgrounds like maker richer in ft. Bragg, ca.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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Look into 2000 watt hondas. they can be paired to run a/c or run just one for charging batts. Not cheap, but quiet.

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Old 05-22-2012, 06:08 AM   #5
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Check here for Honda and Yamaha generators. I ahve a pair of the Honda EU2000i and love them.

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Old 05-22-2012, 06:36 AM   #6
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I would have to agree on the Honda EU2000i. It will run 1 AC, keep batts charged, run TV at the same time.

You couldn't run AC and micro unless it was a small one or a hair dryer on high. What's nice about this Honda is if your power needs increase, you can get another and run in tandom. Then shut one down when not needed....saving fuel. They are super quiet, so you and any neighbors will love it.
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Depending on make and model of AC a single Honda 2000 may or may not run it. Our single Honda would run the AC in our TT as long as nothing else was drawing power, including turning off the Converter. For our Montana 1 Honda wouldn't do it so we added a Companion, hooked together AC ran along with misc other things. With our current SOB we have an onboard Onan 5.5K, sold the Hondas.

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