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Old 06-29-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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What Generator to buy

Looking to buy a generator to power a '13 3006 Windjammer. Most of my camping is at the lake or in the mountains and at all times at least 5280' in elevation. I live in central Wyoming. I also plan on getting a satellite so I can watch football this fall when I am hunting. I want to have plenty of power to watch TV, run a satellite and have the AC running all at the same time. I am considering 2 Honda 2000's with the parrallel kit and wonder if they will provide enough power for what I want to do.

Please give me some ideas on what I will need. Mr. A/C unit is a 13.5k model. Price is not really a consideration, I want to get enough power and do it right the first time.



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Old 06-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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Honda Generators - Wattage calculator They will handle the ac but go here to calculate everything your running.

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Old 06-29-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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I recommend the two 2000 honda generators because of the weight. Larger generators are much heavier. They should do what you want to do with no problem, but be careful if you start the coffee pot or the microwave with all the other stuff running.

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Old 06-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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2 Honda 2000s should provide a maximum of 33 amps of service. Running the AC, a TV and satellite should be OK, but as bob7794 stated, you might want to not want to cut on the coffee pot and microwave. Power management is the key. Same as being hooked up to 30 amp power....the breaker is going to give if too much is going on.

You are wise to be considering the Hondas. Your TV and satellite, as well as other electronics with appreciate the "clean" inverter well as your neighbors for the quiet.

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I've had mine for 6 months now and love it. Only have one and it runs everything except my a/c. If it helps, harbor motorsports in Benton harbor Michigan has a good price on the pair.
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Aaron, I forgot to mention in my PM to you, this is the best price I found on the Honda eu3000is. It included free shipping and I had the generator on my doorstep in 2 days. He also sent me the high alltitude jet with it. Really nice people to deal with. He beat the local dealers price by several hundred dollars.

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We have 2 of the Honda generators and so far we have had no problems, but we don't watch much tv when out camping.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the responses. rkswyo thanks for the website they are $75 cheaper for Eu2000i and at least $150.00 cheaper for the companion vs. BIG R, which is the only place I can get a Honda locally.

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I have a Honda 3000iS and it runs our big 15K A/C and the microwave or iron at same time with no problems. At night we turn off living room A/C and run the smaller bedroom A/C. It uses about 1 gallon of gas every 3 hours. A full tank will run the big A/C for about 12 hours of continuous running. After starting, I keep the generator in the ECO mode to save gas.
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i recommend the two Honda 2000s with a parallel kit or one of the 2000 is a Companion unit.
that way if you don't need a/c, you only need to take one. and 50lbs. each to lift is a lot easier than 130lbs. for the 3000.

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