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Old 07-13-2018, 09:53 PM   #1
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Generator recommendation?

Ok, I’ll admit it....we’ve been “glampers” to this point. Don’t know the first thing about generators. We have 26 foot travel trailer. Any recommendations on first generator? Want to be able to run AC as needed as well as keeping the lights on and running music thru the stereo. Also has to power the coffee pot! Appreciate any insight as we look to make the transition to more “rustic” camping.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:59 PM   #2
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Ok, I’ll admit it....we’ve been “glampers” to this point. Don’t know the first thing about generators. We have 26 foot travel trailer. Any recommendations on first generator? Want to be able to run AC as needed as well as keeping the lights on and running music thru the stereo. Also has to power the coffee pot! Appreciate any insight as we look to make the transition to more “rustic” camping.
biased here but the champion 3100 inverter . or 2 -2000w champions .

rustic camping and TT's with generators is an oxymoron
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:18 PM   #3
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biased here but the champion 3100 inverter . or 2 -2000w champions .

rustic camping and TT's with generators is an oxymoron
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:18 PM   #4
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Which a/c do you have, 13.5k or 15k?
One a/c or two?
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:27 PM   #5
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4. Kw generator. I have one that is branded Powerhouse Fuel injected no carb issues. Works great.
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Which a/c do you have, 13.5k or 15k?
One a/c or two?
15, just one.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:37 PM   #7
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Stay light and quiet with the Honda 2200. Add a easy start module from micro air to the AC and the Honda will run it.

Easy peasy.
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I looked at them all and when I bought my last one it was a champion dual fuel 3500 watt inverter generator.

Most of the time I just leave it in the pickup bed and have a 25 ft extension for my shoe power cord (same gauge).

I can run it on propane or gasoline. 15 hours on a 20# tank of propane which translates into two long battery charging sessions which I only need to do every three days or so.

If running AC a 30# tank will last a couple days if you maintain "generator hours".

This is my second Champion and i still have the original that fills in for storm power outages.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:13 AM   #9
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The big question isn’t really what you want to run...I’d start with do you have a 30 amp or 50 amp plug? Math wise, the power you need is current x voltage. Voltage is 120 V, so you need a minimum of 3,600 W generator if you have a 30 amp connection and a minimum of 6,000 W if you have a 50 amp connection. That being said, I’d give some buffer on those numbers since the AC will cause a power spike and you don’t want it to trip off when the AC cuts on. After knowing that, you will want to consider how loud it is, which will be rated in decibels (dB). The lower the number, the quieter and more expensive. 50-60 dB is around normal speech level. 100 dB is LOUD. Then, you move on to convenience features like remote start and such...hope that helps with a base level of knowledge! Brands are brands...that’s personal preference...
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