Originally Posted by ie2special
I've not seen one yet, do they not come with them? If not how do you camp without a park and have power?
I have seen TWO Trailers that were factory equipped with generators (it is an option on larger trailers) not counting emergency operation center type trailers (Which are usually so equipped after market)
One was a gasoline generator with a removable tank the other I do not know as all I spotted was the exhaust pipe.
Normally trailers do not come with generators. but you can get them that way if you plan on doing a lot of camping "off the grid".. Trailer folks often purchase portable generators.. Some of the more popular ones are:
Honda EU-2000i Two of them optionally in parallel
Equivlent Yahama (EF-2000i or EF-2400i)
Champion Invertor generators (MAKE SURE THEY ARE INVERTER MODELS)
Kipor inverter models (Likewise)
Avoid the open frame "Contractors" special as they will rattle the rafters with the noise level
Fact: Was talking to a Yahama dealer one day, He had 3 generators on the ground. EF-1200i, EF-2400i EF-3600i
HE coudl not tell if the 2400 was running (I could but he could not) without feeling for exhaust.. I could not on the 1200,
Course once they were loaded down they spoke right up
This was at a rally with lots of jabber type noise in the background.
The model number is the peak (Surge) wattage, most of them are capable of sustained on the order of 80-95 percent
IF all you need is to keep your batteries charged, a TRUE 1000 watt generator (EF-1200i) will power a Progressive Dynamics 80 amp converter.. a EU-1000i will power a 60 amp PDI converter. If you want to power air conditioners you need at least 2500 watts for most of them, some need more epically if they have not been cleaned lately.