Originally Posted by paluka44
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.