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Old 01-29-2016, 08:51 AM   #11
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It must be off eco-throttle to run the AC. For those of you that find the Dometic generator difficult to start I found that the slot for the choke lever was not long enough. The choke was not allowed to be fully closed. I elongated the slot and the generator starts much easier even in very cold weather.
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:49 AM   #12
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Keep in mind, these small generators are not rated for continuous max load. We should consider how well one ( or two) that we want to buy will do on a 105 day and how well it handles a "hot" restart. Ever heard the term "you get what you pay for"?
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:58 AM   #13
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It must be off eco-throttle to run the AC. For those of you that find the Dometic generator difficult to start I found that the slot for the choke lever was not long enough. The choke was not allowed to be fully closed. I elongated the slot and the generator starts much easier even in very cold weather.
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:59 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the input guys. It sounds, like I expected, too close for comfort.
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:13 PM   #15
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I have used a Honda 3.000 for years.
I turn refrig & w/h to propane, turn converter and all other a/c draws off.
Turn eco mode off
Yes very rearely did the overlimit trip but i like the quiet Honda. After the
a/c is running limit additional a/c draws. A hard start kit will benefit you.
Don't forget to re-enable disabled a/c devices.
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If you have an EMS, it will kick out before you harm your A/C anyway.
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:05 PM   #17
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Any recommendations on a hard start capacitor for a Coleman Mach III 13.5. I'm going to try to run it with a 2400 surge, 2100 running generator. Think I can do it?
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It might. But it would run at 100% all the time and no power left to charge batteries.


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Yes, I didn't buy it for that purpose but it would be nice. It's purpose is to charge batteries and make coffee. (It can be paired).

Has anyone found that the hard start capacitor provide a benefit for starting load? thanks.
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When hooked to shore power, I have noticed a difference.

SUPCO HS6 (SPP6) Hard Start Relay Capacitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002YTLFE..._aamRwbBVGJGB1

Being they are rather cheap, I bought two in case another camper needs the helping hand.

Just don't remove the relay that it comes with and just follow wiring diagram on your ac unit.


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