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Old 06-22-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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how big generator?

Wanting to be able to run AC 5000 BTU and a refrigerator and lights. I'm looking at a 2000 eu honda . Will one do the trick or should I go will the 3000 eu. THanks.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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2000 should run a 5000 BTU ac unit, but will lag at startup and overload if anything else is running. 3000 will work fine and not be working hard.

my 2000i runs a 5000 BTU window unit in my slide in truck camper, but really struggles on startup.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:20 PM   #3
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Get the honda eu3000 if you can. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
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Difference in fuel consumption between running half load and full load is considerable. Go with the bigger unit!
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Our biggest issue is where to put it. 2000 may be the better option.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:15 PM   #6
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Yea would have to built something to hold the 3000 or run two 2000. Not sure I have a 3500 for home it just so loud. Not sure we could sleep or anyone else of that matter. Thanks for all the input.
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Isn't 2 2000's cheaper and lighter than a 3000?
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Wanting to be able to run AC 5000 BTU and a refrigerator and lights. I'm looking at a 2000 eu honda . Will one do the trick or should I go will the 3000 eu. THanks.
are you saying that your trailer only has a 5000btu a/c? that doesn't sound right.
or are you talking about a separate a/c that you want to run?
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are you saying that your trailer only has a 5000btu a/c? that doesn't sound right.
or are you talking about a separate a/c that you want to run?
no it's a 5000 btu side mount I hear people running a 13500 btu with a 2000eu.
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I have seen some of those trailers running residential ACs. A honda 1000 MAY power it. I saw a guy on YouTube power one with one of those harbor freight 900s.



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