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Old 10-05-2016, 05:51 AM   #15
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I am also very happy with my Champion 3500w generator.
It starts easily on the first half pull every time and runs all the systems. It has a 30A plug so you just plug in the RV chord.
Purchased on Amazon Prime for around $300 and was at my house in 2 days, free shipping.
While it is a little louder than the pint-sized Honda or Yamaha units, it cost 1/6 the $$$ and has enough fuel capacity to run about 10-12 hours. That means I can camp a week without thinking about it.

Since we are talking about a Travel Trailer setup, I prefer to leave mine locked in the back of the truck. My RV chord is long enough to reach easily, so I never have to heft the generator around AND it cuts way down on the sound, especially with the bed cover over it... just drop the tailgate and fire it up.
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Same difference right? Running the batteries on a charger isn't any better than just plugging in the trailer, right?
Hopefully the charger, in the RV, is an automatic charger, with 40 to 60 amp output. You can check yours.

That will always do better then a stand alone, fast charger.

It seems that some are suggesting that you get a cheap, LOUD, portable generator. Think about running your lawn mower on your patio for a few hours, while you sit and eat. Not me !

Any inverter generator is going to be quieter then the open frame models. When under a light to medium load, the engine slows down, making it quieter, yet. Even at full load, it will still be quieter then an open frame model.
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Thanks folks, I may have just be over complicating this and batteries will charge when plugged into shore/generator. It's a 2000 Fleetwood Terry TT 27x so I would be surprised if it won't work this way. I will check the manual tomorrow
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