Originally Posted by Shenanigan
We are new to camping and need to buy a generator(s) for our new R Pod. From what I can tell, a Honda EU2000i would run everything except A/C. For that, it looks like we'd need a EU200i companion to start it up (rated at 13,500 btu). Am I on the right track? Anyone have experience with these generators? Are there better ones? thanks!
Hey John welcome to the FRF!
You say you are new to camping? Great! Let me ask a couple questions
and give my 2¢
Are you sure you need a generator?
Here's some food for thought--
How much dry camping will you do? Especially, how many days in a
row will you dry camp?
Can you survive without the AC? Is it hot and humid where you plan
to dry camp? How are the nights?
Can you get by without a microwave for those dry camping days?
I'm asking because a honda 2000 runs about $900.
An extra battery for your trailer runs about $100.
We have a honda 2000 but rarely use it.
We have dry camped in Shenandoah National Park and stayed 5 nights
on 2 batteries. No genny necessary. We even watched a little TV!
Ditto in Pisgah National Forest.
If you expect to only dry camp occasionally and then for just a couple days
at at time, maybe you don't need the expense of a Honda 2000.
OTOH, if you want one you want it! It can come in handy for emergency
power at home if you're prone to power outages. It should be able to run
your home refrigerator and a light or 2. It will run your microwave but
not much else at the same time.
If you want the AC to run on genny power consider the Yamaha 2500.
Also know that some/most? areas don't allow generators to run at night.