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Old 05-29-2015, 08:40 AM   #15
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2400 is marginal, at best if the ac is in good shape. It may trip the break and will not start the ac compressor fast enough, especially if any other big current draw is on (fridges, water heater) and obviously microwave is always a no-no.
3000w+ is the only safe choice for the system because the average 13,500 btu ac will draw 3000-3600w on startup. Granted, it's only for a second, but we all know how fast electricity works... a second is a long time.
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Agree...it takes every thing the 2400 can muster to start a 13,500BTU A/C unit. All other electric needs to be off plus you have to turn on A/C in steps. First fan for 20 - 30 seconds, then A/C low for 20 - 30 seconds then A/C high.

A 3000w is safer but heavier. The best set up would be two Hondas at 2000w (expensive) hooked together.

Not sure how important a remote start is to you. Remote start has moved up on my list of wants. In the dark, in the rain or a bear is outside the trailer remote start is priceless.
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:46 AM   #17
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I am trying my best not to spend 2k+ on the generator(s) blue or red will cost me�� but I may end up doing it anyway. I really like the idea of a remote start but the only one I have seen was the champion 3kw on Amazon and Northern tool. Price was good and the weight manageable but 2 smaller generators would be easier to handle.

Also has anyone used the extended fuel tank setup? I know they have them for Honda and I think Yamaha. Haven't seen one the Champion.

One more question�� has anyone purchased an extended warranty. The dealer we are talking to offers a seven year warranty that is suppose to be a bumper to bumper type that includes appliances for around 1k. Being a large boat owner, I am very aware that the chances of something or things breaking are around 100%��. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with actually using a extended warranty to get something fixed or replaced?

Thanks to everyone for all the input!
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Install a cap on the A/C, that would solve the problem of starting.

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I am trying my best not to spend 2k+ on the generator(s) blue or red will cost me�� but I may end up doing it anyway. I really like the idea of a remote start but the only one I have seen was the champion 3kw on Amazon and Northern tool. Price was good and the weight manageable but 2 smaller generators would be easier to handle.

Also has anyone used the extended fuel tank setup? I know they have them for Honda and I think Yamaha. Haven't seen one the Champion.

One more question�� has anyone purchased an extended warranty. The dealer we are talking to offers a seven year warranty that is suppose to be a bumper to bumper type that includes appliances for around 1k. Being a large boat owner, I am very aware that the chances of something or things breaking are around 100%��. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with actually using a extended warranty to get something fixed or replaced?

Thanks to everyone for all the input!
I don't trust dealers selling me warranties. Contact RV Extended Warranty Coverage, RV Warranty Specialists - Wholesale Warranties for RV Repair for some contrast on price.
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:29 AM   #20
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Harbor freight has a good quiet inverter genny for around 500 that puts out about 2k watts...

I would go with that.....
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