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Old 05-04-2012, 08:23 PM   #11
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look at post 5 and click on the link .
right down the things you would use then add up your watts .
normal gennies have 2 sets of 15 amp plug ins with a 30amp twist lock plug .
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:33 PM   #12
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Actually both the Honda and Yamaha 2000 watt generators have dual 20 amp plugs and no twist lock. If it has a twist lock you will need to get an adapter to go to your TT power cord. The Boliy has the standard 30amp RV connection.

The Honda 2000 Companion does have the twist lock.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #13
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Actually both the Honda and Yamaha 2000 watt generators have dual 20 amp plugs and no twist lock. If it has a twist lock you will need to get an adapter to go to your TT power cord. The Boliy has the standard 30amp RV connection.

The Honda 2000 Companion does have the twist lock.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the info everyone, but don't think I'm ready to spend $2500 for a generator....WOW. Happy camping!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:10 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the info everyone, but don't think I'm ready to spend $2500 for a generator....WOW. Happy camping!!
There are much cheaper options but usually at the expense of quietness. Look at the Champions. Some good reviews on them.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:02 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the info everyone, but don't think I'm ready to spend $2500 for a generator....WOW. Happy camping!!
Did you read post #2 and #7? Boily 3600 generator for $1200 and it has a 30 amp plug. It will take care of your needs.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the info everyone, but don't think I'm ready to spend $2500 for a generator....WOW. Happy camping!!
it would help if you gave us an idea of how much you're willing to spend.

the rule is that you have two choices in generators: price or quietness.
you can't have both.

if you aren't in a campground, the Champion 3500 is the best bang for the buck, around $300US. but it's noisy compared to inverter generators.

if you want quiet, it's going to cost you.
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A few weeks ago I went to Kansas Speedway and had a chance to hear every type of generator....I came to camp with our Yamaha 2400...that will run the A/C by the way....But had a chance to talk and listen to both Champion units (inverter type and Conventinal) and must say I was impressed. The 3000 unit was not really that bad. However I must say it was overshadowed by the guy with 10,000 generator that was so....so...so loud we had to park trucks in front of it to just be able to hear each other yelling.

I like my Yamaha....it does what we need it to do. I can handle turning the air off for coffee and microwave use and keep the $1,000 I saved in my pocket. Plus I can move it on my own and it fits in my truck with the cover on.
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What if I didn't run the air?

the day will probably come
when you will wish that you would have
bought one that would also run the AC
now is the time to buy the right one

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I felt the same way about spending $2-3,000 on an occasional use generator. I just purchased the Dometic 3000 for about $1,000. Runs the 13,500 air with everything but the microwave with no problem and is relatively quiet. Haven't used it camping yet but my test runs have been good.
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