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Old 06-23-2010, 02:05 PM   #1
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Need a quiet generator for our AC…

We just purchased a Trail-lite crossover 189QB. We’re looking now for a perfect SUV to pull our trailer. We’re about to buy a tow-vehicle, a Tahoe or Yukon, 5.3lt.
Our home is in South West Georgia
Dianne and I, we both are RV- beginners. We use to camping way up in the North Georgia and North Carolina Mountains with a back pack, compass and a tent.
Past 60, things are changing… (Not completely new, but…)

We try to find a good and real quiet inverter generator.
Our A/C is 13’500 BTU, we probably need about 3000 watt power supply.
I am a professional and licensed A/C service mechanic. I could easily install a delay switch for the fan motor (about 2 seconds) to have a painless start on the compressor.

My questions:
Which generator do you use?
Would you install the generator on the back of the trailer with a bracket.
Would it be possible to live the generator there and operate without annoying noise?

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Old 06-23-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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Need a quiet generator for our AC ?

I mounted a 3000 watt Generator (Kipor-made in china) on the rear bumper(which also held the sewage hose) on our 27 foot travel trailer. Our local welding shop. built a nice bracket that attached to the main frame under the trailer. Everything worked real well. Noise was not an issue but the vibration was.
When camping for extended periods I placed the generator on the ground behind the trailer. I was not able to place anything to get rid of the vibration. We had AC, TV, and a receiver for Dish with a tripod mounted antennae. I would use a Honda generator next time as they are way easier to service. The Kipor was cheaper but impossible to service. We sold the trailer. The new owner loves it.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:18 PM   #3
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I need a quiet generator for our AC?

I forgot one thing. While you"re at it don't forget to make room for a supply of gasoline. I made a tray that fit on the bumper that held 2 two and one half gallon containers. We were using a pick up at the time but I didn't want to take the generator and gas out of the pick up every time I wanted to use it. It worked well. We camp mostly in National Park Service camp grounds in Wa State and sometimes Canada. Most of our camp grounds are small and we found that the length of a pick up and trailer created some limitations. We sold the trailer and pickup and bought a nice 29 foot class A that works real well for us.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:38 PM   #4
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Another genset choice is the RV's choice for Portable Power - Boliy USA, Home of the Boliy Generator
. I have a 08 model and am completely satisfied. If it ever requires replacement I would buy another. Read the specs and compare them to a Honda 3000 or Yamaha 2800. Actually, I want the electric-start model, but at my present rate I'll punch out before my present one.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:24 AM   #5
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One solution would be two 2000 watt Honda inverter gens. They can be individually moved or loaded easily. In the cool weather just carry one and if you need ac then carryboth and with a parralel kit you will have almost thirty amps. I had a 3000 watt for a while and it was a little heavy for me although it did a good job.
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If the budget will stand it, I'd choose Honda or Yamaha over the cheaper knock-offs like Boliy and Kipor. They are solid performers and there is a national parts and service network if ever needed. Pricey, though.
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