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Old 01-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #11
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Listening to everyone,I have a Troy Bilt 3550 generator,and a Shamrock 21ss.Is this not enough for my A/C and everything else?I haven't been out yet with my new 21ss,and don't want to look like a dummy,so any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:37 PM   #12
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I have a Honda EU3000is and couldn't be happier with it. It runs everything I need and is very fuel efficient. Quiet was very important to me weather I have neighbors or not and this thing purrs like a kitten. The weight is manageable for me.
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Listening to everyone,I have a Troy Bilt 3550 generator,and a Shamrock 21ss.Is this not enough for my A/C and everything else?I haven't been out yet with my new 21ss,and don't want to look like a dummy,so any help would be appreciated.
Is your Troy Bilt 3500 watts? If so, you might not be able to run your microwave at the same time as your AC. But as long as you "manage" your consumption, you should be good. Other "killers" are curling irons, hair dryers, etc.
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Depends a lot on individual circumstances, such as ability to handle a heavier 3,000/3500 watt unit and if there is storage available for it. I would rather have one larger unit but am unable to safely move it so I opted for two Honda 2,000 units with a parallel cable. I can use one for everything except a/c until it gets too hot.
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I have the Yamaha 30SeB which I love. Truth be known if I had to do it over again I would get the 2 Honda EU2000i (with companion). 90% of the time I could have gotten away with running one. The fuel savings alone would have made the second generator free in two seasons.

All of you looking into possibly buying a generator might do well to read my post of 01-17-13 in the General Tech Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar subforum. It is an article where Popular Mechanics tested four 2000 watt portable generators. I couldn't copy it here, but it is a good article.

BTW - Herk, the test included the Honda EU2000i and the article said there was a recall for that model - I believe it was a faulty fuel line clamp.
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Listening to everyone,I have a Troy Bilt 3550 generator,and a Shamrock 21ss.Is this not enough for my A/C and everything else?I haven't been out yet with my new 21ss,and don't want to look like a dummy,so any help would be appreciated.
i think you'll be worrying more about your angry neighbors in the campground, than whether it will run the a/c and everything else!
that thing is about as loud as an open-framed generator can get.

unless you use only for boondocking or racing events.
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should say Inverter Generators, not Inverters!
and these are made in China, with different brand names. Magna and Dometic ones look just like the Ramsond.
you find the same generators with other brand names also. problem with these is warranty service, except the Dometics.
that would be the only version of this generator that i would buy, the Dometic version.
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Love my BOLIY generator!

I have the manual start BOILY generator, will run 15K BTU A/C, micro, TV at the same time. I have modified for extended run time (16 hrs). Uses the same engine as the YAMAHA. Fits right in my storage compartment on my 5 VR Rockwood.

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