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Old 10-13-2008, 03:44 PM   #1
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I am looking to mount an Onan 2.8 generator under my TT. At first I was looking to use two Honda EU2000i together but would like to have remote electric start. So, due to size and weight I've been interested in the Onan 2.8 microlite. The problem is that my roof air is an upgrade and is 15,000 btu ducted unit. Has anyone had any experience using the Onan 2.8 with a 15,000 btu roof air? I know I would not be able to run anything other than a few lights which I've converted to flourescent while running the air cond. but I'm wondering if the air conditioner is too much for the unit.
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I am looking to mount an Onan 2.8 generator under my TT. At first I was looking to use two Honda EU2000i together but would like to have remote electric start. So, due to size and weight I've been interested in the Onan 2.8 microlite. The problem is that my roof air is an upgrade and is 15,000 btu ducted unit. Has anyone had any experience using the Onan 2.8 with a 15,000 btu roof air? I know I would not be able to run anything other than a few lights which I've converted to flourescent while running the air cond. but I'm wondering if the air conditioner is too much for the unit.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:35 PM   #3
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I can't answer your question but take a look at this often overlooked generator from Yamaha. Wireless remote start and can handle your a/c. I have one and it's a very nice unit.

http://www.wisesales.com/YamahaEF3000iSEB.html
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:56 PM   #4
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2.8 KV-FR/6823...This model certainly would since it is rated at 2800 watts and 28 amp load.Spec sheets for the 2800
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:16 PM   #5
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According to the Onan 2800 Manual it is rated for 2800 watts and 23.3 amps @120v, which is borderline for a 15k btu a/c. Onan says in the manual that it is suitable for a 13,500 btu a/c PLUS a 600 watt base load. That "plus" may be enough to get by on if you make sure everything else is off or on propane. It also says 14.7 cooling amps or less with that 600w base load. What is the rating on your 15k btu a/c?

In my opinion it will probably run ok if the compressor is in good shape such that the starting amp draw is not too bad. Once in awhile it might trip a breaker when the compressor cycles on, though.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:28 AM   #6
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First, welcome to the forum.
Can I ask, why do you want to mount the generator on your trailer? I have never been a hugh fan of Onan products. I think they are over rated and somewhat over priced compared to the offerings from Honda and Yamaha. That being said, on my last TT I fabricated a trailer hitch platform that was bolted to the trailer frame, to that I was able to carry my generator locked down to prevent it from accidentally walking off. This platform also was the base for my bike rack, so I could also carry two bikes. Instead of mounting it under the trailer where it would be vunerable to road damage you might consider other alternatives and a bit bigger generator.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:06 AM   #7
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Thank you for your responses to my post regarding the Onan 2.8. I have sinced talked with three large businesses that market and service generators of all types and sizes and each one has been pretty adament that the 2.8 is too light for the trailer. Especially where altitude is a factor. I am going to look at the larger Yamaha and Honda but may ultimately stay with my first plan which is pairing two Honda EU2000i generators, especially since I already have one. This gives me the most amps and the lightest weight. Just doesn't give me electric start which would be nice.
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