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Old 04-16-2016, 06:37 AM   #51
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HBillSmith, thanks for the input. I'm not experienced in the TT world at all. It's why I'm on here reading and learning. I like the Onan myself but figured if I could save a few thousand may be worth it. The TT TH im considering has just 1 AC is why I figured it could handle it. Im saving a few more pennies before I buy and will then make a determination. Enjoy and appreciate all the input from you and others.

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Old 04-16-2016, 07:32 AM   #52
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I have a Onan 5500 quiet gen set in the fiver and works great. I do have a Generac 7k for my house and that thing is a beast and starts up quick even after sitting for a few months when I forget to test run her monthly but it is not quiet by any means. Lol. Of course, it is for house use and is outside the garage when needed. It is very reliable though. Had her 4 years and zero issues. At times, the fuel will sit a while but I do use Lucas ethanol stabilizer and try to run her every so often to keep the carb clean.

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Old 04-16-2016, 08:18 AM   #53
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Two Honda eu2000 With parallel kit. Easier to load one at a time. When camping I switch off running one at a time to charge the battery but can use both if running air. Very quiet.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:29 AM   #54
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You will like the Champion 3100 I had a Honda and like my Champion just as much.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:37 AM   #55
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I concur regarding the Champions. I came across them by accident, but their design is no accident! 100% designed for the RV Market. Amazing how inexpensive and perfect. They have a wide selection. For those that only need a single 30amp line consider the model 100222 that I purchased at your local LOWES. It is already wired for a 30 amp RV connection as if you are plugging in at a pole! No adapters needed. Here is the link
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:58 AM   #56
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The 100222 is not an inverter and quite loud.


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Old 04-16-2016, 10:38 AM   #57
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No Kidding - a generator. But it does the job and you don't need 2 in parallel to get 30 amps or run your AC. It may produce noise, but all of them do, it's a question of how much.

The point I was making without getting too technical, it is a single phase generator! NOT the standard multi-phase that only lets you use half of the output it creates unless you are using 240Vac. That would mean you would need an 8K multiphase to do the job of the 4K single phase. My point is that the 100222 does the job of a LOUDER, HEAVIER, more EXPENSIVE 8K.

I spoke to a person the other day that was passing through with his TT and his Honda 2000 gets too hot (has a metal box around it to not get burnt!) and it will not run his air conditioning - and he only has the 13500 BTU ac.

Regarding Sound, it is 68 dBa at 23 ft. I will try to be more than 25 feet away, ...

If you want an invertor generator, Don't purchase a 100222, but if you want the real thing, consider a 100222 that's all. BTW, Champion makes an IG version that was in the link I provided.
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:39 AM   #58
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my yamaha ef3000iseb has been great. has 1000's of hours on it have owned it for 8 years or so. Runs a good 20 hours on full tank on low setting only about 2 1/2 gals. it is heavy though will run ac fine. If i was to buy again it would be two 2000 yamahas ran together much easier to lift
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:33 PM   #59
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Own Champion 3500w (100222)and Honda 2000i.
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NO WAY would I subject my fellow campers nor myself to the noise level of the Champion.
Moving it farther away will probably put it closer to another camper.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:02 PM   #60
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My goal was to get the quietest generator for camping as possible. That is the Honda 3000 . The added plus is it will run my air conditioning if needed.

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