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Old 11-21-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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Generator question

K, newbie here. I have a 2006 Starcraft pop up and would like to know how large of a generator I need to look for to power it. Heat and hot water run off propane, so electric will be good for lights, refer, and all the little goodies I want to plug in. Thanks all.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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You need to figure out what your loads actually are, including the converter, fridge lights and what ever. Easy way is plug into a Kill a Watt/power use monitor and see what you are actually using.
There are tables that can give an estimate but in reality it may well be less than the estimates.
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Unless you have an A/C then something on the order of a honda 2000 should handle every thing nicely which also would be quiet and light to handle
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:23 PM   #4
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X2, 2Kw should be plenty.

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Unless you have an A/C then something on the order of a honda 2000 should handle every thing nicely which also would be quiet and light to handle
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:37 PM   #5
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If you didn't go crazy you might be able to get by with a Honda 1000. A 2000 would give you as much power as a lot of older State Parks. Don't recall the price difference between the 1000 and 2000, if it wasn't much go for the 2000.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:44 PM   #6
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unless you need a/c, i'd go with a 2000w model. not much price difference between the 2000 and the 1000.
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unless you need a/c, i'd go with a 2000w model. not much price difference between the 2000 and the 1000.
X2 on the advise above. However, if you have an A/C you probably will not get by with less than 4000w. 2 of the Honda 2000 paralled togther work really well, but you have to keep a close eye on the gas unless you buy an "extended run" fuel system.
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K, newbie here. I have a 2006 Starcraft pop up and would like to know how large of a generator I need to look for to power it. Heat and hot water run off propane, so electric will be good for lights, refer, and all the little goodies I want to plug in. Thanks all.
EU200 will do it!!
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Ditto on the EU2000. It's a $1,000 investment, but if maintained it'll last a lot longer, and run much quieter, than the bargain brands.
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EU200 will do it!!
Oh one other thing. I live in CO so i had the store put in higher altitude jets in the carb to ensure it runs at 7-9k ft.

Perfect!!!!
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