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Old 10-28-2014, 05:31 PM   #11
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I'm surprised you get your a/c to run on hot humid days with that.

I assume you use the 120/240 receptacle which is only rated at 15 amps on the 120 volt side, the 240 volt side is rated at 30 amps.
What's your voltage with a/c running?

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I think you may have ask me about this once before.
If not then do believe me when I say the A/C and television worked just fine at the same time but I did not need to use the microwave.

Never bother to check the voltage because there is no issue.

We were in Pahranagat National wildlife refuge on HWY 93 in NV. it was 98 in the shade next to the water under some cottonwood trees no clue about the humidity.

The FW is a 30 amp unit.


Gen worked fine with a dog bone adapter and Surge Guard.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:58 PM   #12
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I think you may have ask me about this once before.
If not then do believe me when I say the A/C and television worked just fine at the same time but I did not need to use the microwave.

Never bother to check the voltage because there is no issue.

We were in Pahranagat National wildlife refuge on HWY 93 in NV. it was 98 in the shade next to the water under some cottonwood trees no clue about the humidity.

The FW is a 30 amp unit.


Gen worked fine with a dog bone adapter and Surge Guard.
Check next time I'd be interested.

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Old 10-28-2014, 06:27 PM   #13
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Check next time I'd be interested.

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Old 10-29-2014, 11:46 AM   #14
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Mounted a 5500 Onan in the front of our 320rs. We have the residential refrigerator. Never have any issues
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:34 PM   #15
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That's about $2000.00 for two compared to a large noisey one for around $600.00.
Do yourself and your camping neighbours a favour... DON'T get a noisy open framed contractors generator.

It's a good idea to get an Inverter Generator where Honda's, Yamaha's and even Champion has a cheap knock off that is an inverter for clean stable power for your sensitive electronics.
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:24 PM   #16
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2000w inverters (regardless of brand) will run EITHER the micro or a coffee pot and the converter....and rarely a 13k ac with hard start ...my 2 2000i paralleled will run everything and OCCASIONALLY one of my 15k a/c units. ...my 6500i honda will run one ac and the micro and a coffee pot...they are all fairly quiet (the honda more so) ...

Honestly the genny is one of the reasons we are going to a th with built in onan....I hope its decently quiet. ...but honestly, we are rarely In a place where noise is a concern when we need it anyway....
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:33 PM   #17
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What size generator would I need to run my 2015 Columbus 320RS comfortably and what is the minimum size I could get away with? We don't dry camp very often, so I would only need it a few times a year. Can the 2000W honda run the microwave, TV's and AC? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
The best answer is "it depends".

Better question is what do I want to run off the generator at any given time.
It's really just math to start with, a generator will produce x watts/amps and the trailer needs x watts/amps to do x.

Like you we do not dry camp very often and we live in the Texas heat. We chose the Champion Gen that PROTHOS recommended in the 4th post.

Why? We did some research and chose an inverter style because the electricity is much less spikey than a conventional gen ( life of the appliances) uses a lot less gasoline and it is a billion times quieter. The Champion was also cost effective as compared to Honda and Yamaha, I think those are better systems but at 3-4 times the price I couldn't justify it only using it a few times a year.

We have a simple rule; 1 at a time. You can run the AC or the other AC or the microwave or the hair dryer or the coffee pot or the electric heater but just 1 at a time.

If you want to use both AC's, the microwave and the coffee pot at one time you'll need a BIG generator which is gonna be expensive.
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I have a Honda EX4500 that would run my 15K AC, the microwave, etc. all at the same time. Basically anything that you could do on a 30A plug. On a cold day it would run the 15K and the 13.5K but on a hot day it would start them, but kick the breaker after a few minutes.

In testing the microwave could be running and the 15K AC would turn on with very little in the way of voltage drop.
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Thanks for all the good info. I ended up getting a Durostar 4400. We will not need it very often and when we do it will be for short periods and battery charging, so i couldn't justify spending so much money on one that won't even run the AC. This one will also be good for emergencies at home.
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Thanks for all the good info. I ended up getting a Durostar 4400. We will not need it very often and when we do it will be for short periods and battery charging, so i couldn't justify spending so much money on one that won't even run the AC. This one will also be good for emergencies at home.
I hate to break the news to you but it's very possible you won't be able to run your a/c with that generator either.

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