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Old 02-23-2010, 09:36 PM   #15
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Sorry for strictly a battery charger I would not spend my money on anything other than the Honda 1000 watt generator. It is quiet, light, and durable. May not be the cheapest on the market, but you get what you pay for in generators. Plugging it directly into your Tent trailer will charge the batteries relatively quickly.

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Old 02-24-2010, 12:29 PM   #16
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To each his own, whatever one is comfortable with, but I do believe like most selling points DB ratings are somewhat misused for sales. My opinion!
The Wavelength of sound at 2000 hz is close to 0.1715 meters or approx 6.7 inches
Sound Power decreases inversly to it's square every wave length or 4 times less power than at the source.
Velocity of sound is close to 343 meters per second
So the question really is where does the manufacturer measure the rated DB from Or how close to the source?
All things being equal just how noisy is 91db 10 feet from the source based on physics, the level of sound power at that frequency and distance is at the very least 20 times less.
As said previously, the sound from my little 2 cycle stinker was barely noticeable when passing by the RV on the sidewalk on a city residential street and certainly wouldn't cause any loss of hearing unless you wanted to listen by the exhaust.


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Old 02-24-2010, 03:27 PM   #17
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Hi: I've had twin Honda 2000 units since they became available to the public. Over the years I've tried various combinations.

One EU2000 will not run a 15KBTU AC without a lot of cost and work.

One EU2000 may run a smaller AC with the odds getting better as the AC gets smaller. If the AC is a recent model, a 13.5KBTU will probably work, but only near sea level. I don't personally consider one gen and one 13.5KBTU AC to be a reliable combination as we REALLY have to have AC for health reasons.

One EU2000 May run a small microwave, but again, the lower the alt. the better the chances. One unit will not run the Sharp unit that came in our TT.

One EU2000 will run the TV and lights easily. I know some folks have installed big screen plasma units and surround sound, but I think the EU would do those too. You'll have power left over to charge the batts while you're watching TV.

The good news (?) is that two EU2000s can be paralleled quite easily and will run most anything you want. A pair's 4KW peak power will start any AC you're likely to find in an RV. You'll probably trip your 30 amp shore power main breaker before you run out of generator power. They are small and light. I had a pair stolen two winters ago (from my garage) and did all my original research all over again. I picked the Hondas again because I couldn't find anything that could match them for convenience and power.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:50 PM   #18
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I have a Yamaha EU2400i from my TT days.....its got enough jam to run most roof AC units (ran the one on my 2004 Jayflite) and it's so quiet we used to leave it under the slide of the trailer when we ran it...couldn't even hear it inside.

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