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Old 09-05-2016, 08:54 PM   #1
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Rv generator suggestions

Wondering if anyone has any recommendation on a decent Rv generator for dry camping. Looking for something small and not too loud that will power the microwave, the toaster, fresh water pump, and coffeemaker, not necessarily all at the same time. AC would be nice to run but I know that bumps up the wattage requirement by quite a bit.
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:47 PM   #2
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Boliy 3k watt generator for about $999 from bottomline trading will do it all for you and it weighs about 78 lbs.

A little cheaper and may or may not run your a/c http://www.costco.com/Champion-2800w...100302560.html

If you don't want to power a/c then HarborFreight has an inverter generator that puts out about 1600 watts for $349 on clearance.
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Google "2000 watt inverter generator" and you will have a week's worth of reading and info.

Be aware that these small units get stolen regularly.
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Google "2000 watt inverter generator" and you will have a week's worth of reading and info.

Be aware that these small units get stolen regularly.
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Honda
Yamaha
Champion
Smarter Tools
Kipor
Ryobi
Generac
to name a few.
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Google "2000 watt inverter generator" and you will have a week's worth of reading and info.

Be aware that these small units get stolen regularly.
We usually put a cable/lock on ours for a slight deterrent. And I'm sure some get stolen, but I don't think it's a regular thing. At least I've never heard of any being stolen from campers we have met over the years.
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It just takes 30 seconds to run a cable around the handles and around a tree.

Most crime occurs as a crime of opportunity.
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Champion 3100w, light, quiet, and enough to run my 15k AC (also added a hard start capacitor to help).
3100 Watt Inverter Generator - Champion Generators 75531I - Portable Generators - Camping World
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Please get a nice, quite Honda, Yamaha or similar and not one of the obnoxious annoying cheap loud ones!
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Thanks for all the ideas. I never considered that these things can be easily stolen either - good idea to cable them up.
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Thanks for all the ideas. I never considered that these things can be easily stolen either - good idea to cable them up.
Yep, lots of threads on generators. Start at the top with Honda/Yamaha. If those are too pricey then go to the second tier of champion/boliy. All others are in the least desirable tier three in my opinion.
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