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Old 09-14-2014, 08:34 AM   #1
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Newbee Generator ?

We have a Flagstaff 832IKBS with two AC units and two Sat T.Vs. My question is weather or not someone makes a 50 amp compatible generator? Do we need a 50 amp generator ? We would like a Honda for the quality, however we don't see one with a 50 amp plug. Also, will the 30 amp generators work with our camper? My wife is in full " stuff for the camper buying mode" right now so I will need to jump on it quick ! Any and all info is welcome. Thanks.
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:47 AM   #2
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Blues....

I don't know all the answers to your question other than Honda doesn't make a generator large enough to power an rv. I have a small honda generator and love it. Super quiet and dependable. But rumor has it honda has one in the works. I have heard people talk of champion generator. I will try to wait for a honda one. Really don't want to listen to a noisy generator if I don't have to!!

Sorry I couldn't be of more help! 😊
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:58 AM   #3
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A Honda generator like the 3000 will work to power your rig but you will limited to 30 amp there's no problem using a 50 amp to 30 amp dog bone to connect to it


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Can you run the AC with the 3000??


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Old 09-14-2014, 10:01 AM   #5
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Honda does make them big enough to run the trailer.

PowerStroke 6,800-Watt Generator Electric Start with Honda GX390 Engine-PS906811P-H at The Home Depot

A dog bone adapter will be needed to get things hooked up.

I would seriously talk to Onan and see what they could mount in the trailer.
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If you need 50 amps then an Onan QD 12500 diesel....but i would figure out how to run less. Heck my house doesnt pull 10kw.

Honda does make a 7KW unit that is EU quiet and gas. I suspect you could get by with it if your careful on whats on at same time. And a heck of a lot cheaper than the Onan.

Here is a Honda engine one that should get you there and at about $3k if you need 50 amp

Gillette GPE-125EH Gen-Pro® 11,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator w/ Honda GX Engine

You can get down to about $2500
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30 amp - 120v = 3600watts
50 amp -120/240 = 12,000 watts

The 50 amp service will have 2 - 120volt sides (6000w +6000w)
Some high end coaches will use both sides for 240volt.
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It's really a simple case of adding up the "draw" of each appliance to determine what you can run with a particular size generator. After you have the numbers for all the appliances in your unit, determine what will be running at the same time, add some additional capacity for a safety factor and you should have what you need to properly size a generator. For example, a 300 watt generator will operate 1 A/C, but WILL NOT operate 2 A/C'a on your RV.
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Can you run the AC with the 3000??


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Yes you can run the a/c with a honda 3000


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Believe me, no one is wealthy enough to power an rv with a 50amp generator unless in an emergency. A 3500 watt Champion (299.00) is quiet enough in an emergency, and your neighbors will be envious.
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