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Old 01-21-2011, 12:27 PM   #21
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I researched generators for over a year before deciding to go propane over gas. It was a simple idea... I didn't want to fuss with stinky gas. I only use my generator to charge the batteries or for a couple of hours to cool down with the ac. I chose a company that makes them propane from the ground up, rather than a conversion like found with a yamaha or honda. The downside to the model I bought is it was a tad noisy, so I took it to a local guy who builds custom mufflers for snow sleds and dirkbikes and got a new one fabbed up,now it purs so pretty. I hook up the generator to my second 15# tank on the TT and can get many many hrs off it on low load. I am in the works on a custom bumper to hold the generator this year, its tiresome loading it in the truck then in the garage back to the truck, etc. Heres a link to the company I went for:

DuroPowerŪ - DP3500LPG 3500w Propane Generator w Free Shipping!
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:32 PM   #22
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Have you tried the AC at those altitudes ?? Mine works fine at 3500', but have never used it above that. As a precaution, I make sure the fridge is on gas only, and turn the AC fan on low beforehand to lessen the load.

I got my Yamaha 2400ISHC a couple of weeks ago. Over the weekend I tried running my 13.5 BTU A/C on my TT. I live on the high plains of Wyoming at 7200 ft and I am happy to report it worked like a champ at altutude!!
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I got my Yamaha 2400ISHC a couple of weeks ago. Over the weekend I tried running my 13.5 BTU A/C on my TT. I live on the high plains of Wyoming at 7200 ft and I am happy to report it worked like a champ at altutude!!
That is great to know, and it will be good for future generator/AC questions here.
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I got my Yamaha 2400ISHC a couple of weeks ago. Over the weekend I tried running my 13.5 BTU A/C on my TT. I live on the high plains of Wyoming at 7200 ft and I am happy to report it worked like a champ at altutude!!

what else did you have on at the same time??? Fridge, TV, stereo???? lights

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what else did you have on at the same time??? Fridge, TV, stereo???? lights

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When I start the AC on generator power (EF2400is), I make sure everything else is off, including the fridge on propane only.

I also have the AC fan only up to speed, so that does not contribute to the load when the compressor starts.
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When I start the AC on generator power (EF2400is), I make sure everything else is off, including the fridge on propane only.

I also have the AC fan only up to speed, so that does not contribute to the load when the compressor starts.
Ok,
Once you have it started then what else do you run with it.???
I ask since for us it will be important to run the AC system as well as a laptop, cellphone, some lights, fridge on propane all at the same time.
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Ok,
Once you have it started then what else do you run with it.???
I ask since for us it will be important to run the AC system as well as a laptop, cellphone, some lights, fridge on propane all at the same time.
Hmmmm, other than a couple of lights and the water pump, I haven't tried anything else. I you want to run everything that you listed, you will need a bigger generator.

Other than a very small amperage amount for the control panel, the fridge on propane doesn't need much draw on propane. I always cut that to propane only before I plug in the generator. If you leave it on automatic, when you plug in the generator it is going to automatically switch to 120 volts, meaning the heating element is then on 120 volts instead of propane.
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Anyone have any input on the Powerhouse 2700?
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Anyone have any input on the Powerhouse 2700?
With a listed 58-67 dB noise level, that makes it quite a bit noisier than these:

Honda EU200iA: 53-59 dB
Honda EU3000iSA: 49-58 dB
Yamaha EF2400iSHC: 53-59 dB

The Honda and Yamaha dB ratings are 1/4 to full load. The Powerhouse ratings are from no load to full load.
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And remember that DB ratings are logrithmic not linear. Therefore 67 DB is LOTS noiser than 56 DB. It's NOT a smal difference.
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