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Old 09-28-2013, 01:45 PM   #31
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Just bought 2 champion 2000 watt generators at Costco last week and the kit to connect them. Perfect setup for us. One will power the TT even the air conditioner fan but not the compressor. It's a little sp 189 Surveyor. Both run air And micro at the same time. They are about 50 pounds each so they are doable with my back. Paid $479 ea and $60 for the connector. Bonus I put one in a wheelbarrow and use it in our yard for hedge trimmers etc. Not Hondas but also not over $3000. They are about a decibel or two louder than my neighbors eu2000i Honda which is still pretty quiet for a liquid gas generator.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:56 PM   #32
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Just bought 2 champion 2000 watt generators at Costco last week and the kit to connect them. Perfect setup for us. One will power the TT even the air conditioner fan but not the compressor. It's a little sp 189 Surveyor. Both run air And micro at the same time. They are about 50 pounds each so they are doable with my back. Paid $479 ea and $60 for the connector. Bonus I put one in a wheelbarrow and use it in our yard for hedge trimmers etc. Not Hondas but also not over $3000. They are about a decibel or two louder than my neighbors eu2000i Honda which is still pretty quiet for a liquid gas generator.
With 4000 watt you can run quite a bit. I think it was the snake turbo that put up a list of what everything pulls. I copied it and hung it inside my cabinet door. I'm kidding about the snake part, but it's good to shake a tree now and then......
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #33
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It's actually only 3200 watts for two Champions.
(3400 for two Hondas.) That's part of why I'm thinking about the Ryobi's (3600w) but they are louder.
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:41 PM   #34
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I bought a B&S 5500 at Sears @ 185lbs I use a snatch block to load it.

I still chain it to the hitch and my high lift.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #35
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Sorry for the noob question, but my first generator is on the way (Honda eu2000i) from Camping World, and it just dawned on me that I'm not quite clear on the hook-up. Do you guys recommend plugging the pop-up 30-amp plug directly into the generator to run the converter? Or do you connect the generator to the batteries just to recharge? Or both? We're heading up to Yosemite National Park for a week in mid-October....so want to make sure I can at least knock the chill out of the air at night! Thanks!
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Sorry for the noob question, but my first generator is on the way (Honda eu2000i) from Camping World, and it just dawned on me that I'm not quite clear on the hook-up. Do you guys recommend plugging the pop-up 30-amp plug directly into the generator to run the converter? Or do you connect the generator to the batteries just to recharge? Or both? We're heading up to Yosemite National Park for a week in mid-October....so want to make sure I can at least knock the chill out of the air at night! Thanks!

Both ways are just fine.

If you want to run the A/C, furnace or what ever you have that's not 12v plug the 30a into the gen, if not then just use it long enough to charge the battery.
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Both ways are just fine.

If you want to run the A/C, furnace or what ever you have that's not 12v plug the 30a into the gen, if not then just use it long enough to charge the battery.
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Note that you have to have an adapter to do that. There is no 30-amp plug on that generator.
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Also a 2,000 W generator may not be enough to run your A/C.
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I just bought the Champion 4000/3500 watt generator from HD for $274.00. It runs my AC and microwave at the same time. Weighs 107 lbs.
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