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Old 02-02-2013, 02:02 PM   #21
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I am looking at he dometic. Where did you get it for that price.
Not for certain, but it might have been AdventureRV.net. Ordered it online last year.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:23 PM   #22
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Hey... Mark here. Good info. Not sure if you saw my post below. I am going to try one of the dometics I think. From what I read the Honda 3000 will run everything in the trailer including the outdoor fridge simultaneously no problem.

You are right about unplugging the fridge... crazy how perfectly placed that outlet is. Try just opening the fridge and turning it off inside?

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So I gave it a go. I purchased the 200i Champion at Costco hoping to "get by." Here's what happened; my neighbor also had one, so I purchased the parallel kit and hooked them up. It would only run my AC if everything else was was turned off, meaning I had to reach back and unplug my outdoor fridge (super pain in the ass). Every 20 or so minutes, it would "overload" and everything would shut down.
So luckily Costco took it all back. Now I've got $600 in my pocket and headed to purchase the Honda EU3000i.
I'm hoping this will allow me to use the AC, TV, Lights, etc. with no problems.
Please let me know if you have experienced problems with it running these items.
I have a 2012 Prime Time Tracer 3150 BHD. The AC is 13,500 I believe.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #23
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Please consider your next door neighbors at future camp sites when purchasing your generator. We do a couple of NASCAR races each year. It never fails that we will get a Champion or some similarly loud generator parked right next to us. Of course the owner of said noisemaker will have it as far away from them as possible, which puts it pointed right at us. Very rude. There should be a law that if your generator is greater than 60db, you have to keep it under your own awning so you can enjoy your inexpensive purchase.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:11 PM   #24
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look at the ONAN homesite units. I run my ac micro on a 2400 yes they are not the quietest. a real good thing to remember is if your trailer has a 30amp plug you want something that is capable of at least 3600w or if a 50amp plug 6000w. this could be surge as your camper will not pull at max amps constantly
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:19 PM   #25
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Kf4mnc - Looking at the spec sheet for the Ryobi, it only has a 1 gal fuel tank. It states it uses 3.5 gal per hr under load. That means refueling every 20 min or so, allowing for cooling period for you don't have a "hot flash" if you do spill a few ounces of gas on something hot, I would look elswhere. It also states a 4.5 hr run time at 50% load???? Seems the spec sheet needs to be looked at closely and determine if the tank size specified is what what you get. One gal seems really small.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:31 PM   #26
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I also have champion generator 3500/4000 bought at tractor supply for 299. I have had it a few years and love it. Comes with 30 amp rv plug and runs my fifth wheel with 15k ac with no issues a few friends have also bought them after seeming mine. I saw a black max the other day at Sams Club that looks similar to mine but has Honda motor for 399. If I was in market I would definitely consider it.
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