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Old 12-01-2015, 06:33 PM   #11
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I second two 2000 inverter genies.. They are more money than a construction grade but well worth the quiet. I do two Honda EU2000. Easier to move and only run what I need.
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:04 PM   #12
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This gives good basic information.....

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You can probably get a pair of re-loved champions with parallel kit for same price as one Honda. And if you need to go somewhere that you need both ac's look for hook ups. OR...but a 9000 champion with remote start and spend 200 more on aftermarket muffler and put the 230 lb unit in front storage or bed of truck.


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Old 12-02-2015, 12:30 AM   #14
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Spend the money for quiet reliability. If it's not in the current budget, ... Save your pennies until you can afford what really works. If you camp next to us with a 68db generator roaring, I and all the other neighbors will come after you with a baseball bat. Really.:
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Spend the money for quiet reliability. If it's not in the current budget, ... Save your pennies until you can afford what really works. If you camp next to us with a 68db generator roaring, I and all the other neighbors will come after you with a baseball bat. Really.:
And this is why in ask questions.... to avoid being beaten over the head with a baseball bat. Seriously though, thanks guys. This gal is always learning something new and this month it's genies.
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Remember that Db ratings are logarithmic not linear. 68 Db is nearly 4 times as loud as 63 Db.
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You should consider how much power you really need. If AC is not essential then a 2kw would do the job well as long as you pay attention to load. IE...don't use the toaster oven when the microwave in on, etc

I would not recommend buying anything other than a switch mode inverter type gen. We've camped where others were using conventional dynamo type gens and it really can be quite disturbing.

We usually keep our Honda chained in the back of the truck and when we need it, we just use it in place. I also wired in a 800w inverter which is plenty to run TV, DVD and even the vacuum.

That being said, if you do require more power, I'd recommend either 2 2KW portables to avoid heavy schlepping...or...if you really want to go big time...consider permanently mounting a bigger LP gen to the bed of the truck with a dedicated LP tank.
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Remember that Db ratings are logarithmic not linear. 68 Db is nearly 4 times as loud as 63 Db.
What Bob said:

3db difference is twice as loud, 10db is 10 times, 20db is 100 times, 30db is 1,000 times as loud.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decibel

Note: use the "power" (intensity) db scale, and not the "amplitude", for "sound pressure" (loudness).
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Just buy a generator to run what you need. If you buy a 10kw gen, remember your paying for gas no matter what. So usually size up what you need.

Just for a single AC load, I've liked the Yamaha 2400iSHC, but its going to cost you. I've seen them come up from time to time on Craigslist for less than $750
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Remember 4000 watts is only 33.3 amps. We have a 4Kw Onan in our 5th wheel 30amp it run everything we need. A 4kw will not run everything in a 50amp RV.
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