Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-15-2018, 05:37 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Sweetbriar's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,426
Quote:
Originally Posted by 08Carriage View Post
how much is enough/too little is what started this thread
I say minimum 4000 but 5000 better
Agreed
__________________
2006 Hurricane 31D built on a 2006 Ford F53
Sweetbriar is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-16-2018, 07:41 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
RangeMaggotBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 369
All the answers to your questions can be found under the "Search" heading.
__________________
2014 RAM 2500 CTD 6.7 Tradesman 4WD CCLB Auto
2015 Forest River Rockwood Signature Series Ultra Lite 8289WS w/ Diamond Package
Honda eu2200i generators
RangeMaggotBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2018, 07:44 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
RangeMaggotBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 369
Quote:
Originally Posted by 325BH View Post
Yup. Same exact reason I bought two eu2000i generators (one is the companion with 30 amp plug). Many folks donít realize the options you have with this combo.
Same for us. Nothing more to say. It's all been hashed out a thousand times. Weight, reliability, etc. etc.
__________________
2014 RAM 2500 CTD 6.7 Tradesman 4WD CCLB Auto
2015 Forest River Rockwood Signature Series Ultra Lite 8289WS w/ Diamond Package
Honda eu2200i generators
RangeMaggotBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2018, 07:15 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,143
Quote:
Originally Posted by RangeMaggotBob View Post
All the answers to your questions can be found under the "Search" heading.


I donít see whatís wrong with asking questions on a forum such as this. Asking questions and reading responses is how you learn. New products come out, new links are provided, and reviews may change over time.
The vast majority of topics and questions have been covered before to varying degrees. A forum that contained only topics on which questions had never been asked would be a pretty sad (and small) forum.
__________________
It ainít camping unless you have a microwave.
Yosemite77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2018, 09:46 AM   #33
Member
 
Lafitte1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 50
Yamaha

This works for me on a 50amp 5th wheel with two 15000 BTU air units


6300 ISDE
Carry in bed of truck, ahead of hitch. It is heavy , so I built a dolly / cart for it. It is QUIET , expensive , reliable and runs my whole rig . Have had other contractor grade generators , but this is my "Cadillac" .
__________________
I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case i see a snake ------ which I also keep handy
Lafitte1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2018, 10:13 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
tuffr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Palm Coast Florida
Posts: 10,157
To add a tiny bit to the conversation. At my house I have normal 15amp and one 20amp outlet.

I can run a 15,000btu A/C unit if I plug into the 20amp outlet. I can not run that A/C unit on the 15amp outlet.

This verifies much of what others are telling you.
tuffr2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2018, 10:32 AM   #35
Senior Member
 
Wundertaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,009
I have forest river Silverback 33 RE...with one AC..I have the 2000 watt champion that I really like. Does not run AC but I knew that before I bought it. Only 48 pounds and I can link two together if I want. Works well for me...much less$$$ than hondas too!
__________________
Mike, Betty & Sophie (Guard Cat)
Full Timers from the Great Lakes State of Michigan
2013 Silverado 3500HD Duramax Diesel & 2013 Cedar Creek Silverback

Wundertaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2018, 06:23 PM   #36
Member
 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 72
We went big! Yamaha 6300 watt (200# dry weight). But we also want to be able to use it at our house. So I'm going to work with my local welding shop this spring to fabricate a winch to get in and out of the front storage. I think/hope they can make it happen. Anyone reading this thread with suggestions let me know.
__________________
The Salmons
2018 GMC 3500HD diesel
2016 Cedar Creek Hathaway 38FB2
kksalmon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2018, 06:28 PM   #37
Member
 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 72
That's the one I have. I'm afraid to leave it in the back of the truck, so I'm going to work with my local weld shop to fabricate a winch and swing arm to get it in and out of the front storage.
__________________
The Salmons
2018 GMC 3500HD diesel
2016 Cedar Creek Hathaway 38FB2
kksalmon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2018, 06:49 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 37,577
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff6146 View Post
BTW your going to need at least a 11,000 Kw generator for your rig
Where are you going to put that size gen? My 12.5 Kw weighs just under 800#'s. An 11,000 Kw gen is just over 80 times the output of mine.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft, HWH Active Air
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '21 Jeep JLU Rubicon Ecodiesel
Mr_D is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2018, 10:40 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lafitte1 View Post
This works for me on a 50amp 5th wheel with two 15000 BTU air units


6300 ISDE
Carry in bed of truck, ahead of hitch. It is heavy , so I built a dolly / cart for it. It is QUIET , expensive , reliable and runs my whole rig . Have had other contractor grade generators , but this is my "Cadillac" .

I just sold our Honda EU6500is, relatively in the same class as the Yamaha. But way too big and heavy (350lbs) for most occasional RV'ers. We actually bought it as a backup generator for the house. But after 7 years of never using it, decided to sell it. Now have the two Honda 2000s that are MUCH easier to manuver around. We only have one AC so the 6500 was complete overkill.
__________________
2016 Forest River Wildcat Maxx 262RGX 8,268 UVW 11,754 GVWR
2016 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn Cummins 4x4 CCSB w/5th wheel prep and auto-leveling
B&W Ball Kit & Andersen Ultimate
Nevadastars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2018, 05:32 AM   #40
Member
 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 72
My Yamaha 6300 watt weighs 200# dry. There is plenty of room in the front storage of our 5th wheel. I just need to fabricate a swing arm winch to get it in and out of the storage.
__________________
The Salmons
2018 GMC 3500HD diesel
2016 Cedar Creek Hathaway 38FB2
kksalmon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2018, 05:40 AM   #41
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,807
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff6146 View Post
they do, i have a 13,500 BTU and a 15,000 BTU and they both run on 20 amp breakerís apiece. Hate to break into this topic but about a topic started where Iím wondering how many kilowatts mine would use so I can calculate for solar panels. i found a 13000 kw honda for $1900. practically brand new but i want solar. it will pay for itself 5 times over. just throwing it out there, I have a 2014 43 foot fifth wheel camper has those two ACs I mentioned electric fireplace washer dryer hot water heater furnace and all the normal appliances but it to has 90% LED lights. itís a Forest river sierra 370 RDOK. any chance anyone knows an average kilowatt this thing would produce a day?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff6146 View Post
BTW your going to need at least a 11,000 Kw generator for your rig
No, and why are you talking KW? We are talking watts here. Do you have any idea how big a 11,000 KW generator is? That would be 11,000,000 watts or the starting capacity of 5,500,000 Honda 2000 generators.
aether_one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2018, 09:17 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
Wundertaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 2,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by tfryman View Post
No, and why are you talking KW? We are talking watts here. Do you have any idea how big a 11,000 KW generator is? That would be 11,000,000 watts or the starting capacity of 5,500,000 Honda 2000 generators.
That should run his two AC units me thinks!
__________________
Mike, Betty & Sophie (Guard Cat)
Full Timers from the Great Lakes State of Michigan
2013 Silverado 3500HD Duramax Diesel & 2013 Cedar Creek Silverback

Wundertaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
generator



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How much, how much, how much,is it enough? rvethereyet Going Green 38 11-22-2017 09:48 PM
My new 2014 Outlaw dances a little too much.... OutlawHarley Thor Industries Owner's Forum 26 03-26-2015 04:37 AM
How much is too much - mileage osgoor Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 11-25-2012 08:45 PM
How much play is too much? Mbl Cndo Monaco Owner's Forum 8 11-28-2007 12:47 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.