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Old 07-16-2014, 06:42 AM   #11
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I use the champion 4000, and it starts and runs the a/c, but after hooking the surge protector to it and seeing that cycle between normal and then reverse polarity, I do not run 15000 a/c on it.....if I don t have a campsite with power I wait till seasonal temps are okay to go to that area....is always Blue Ridge Pkwy in Aug.....that way do not need a/c.....and Gulf States in winter.....good luck.....
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:45 AM   #12
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I have a 3000 watt honda, just sold it, I have run my A/C...and a few other items in our toy hauler at the same time....a lot depends on the draw......there is a chart that you can download on internet with each appliance draw, give you an idea of the load with each one on.....(cant remember the webpage),

Truthfully though when we are out by our lonesome, I use the 8500 watt...it powers everything....
Actually...the Honda (and Yamaha) gennies are made to run in parallel - specifically for this type of application. You run 2 in parallel (special harness and special second gennie) for when you need A/C. Run only one when all you need is lights, TV and (I think) a microwave.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:46 AM   #13
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Hmmm I gotta read the thread all the way through before replying LOL...shoulda just said X6
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:42 AM   #14
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Like has been said manage ur power we used a honda 3000 for four days had our ac(15k) all the lights(led) and mini fridge outside all running off honda big fridge and hot water ran off propane. Could not run it on economy when ac would crank up the idle speed on honda would not rise fast enough to handle the load. We just ran it wide open the whole time it used 5 gals/24hrs and still quieter than any other gen that was out there


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Old 07-16-2014, 12:07 PM   #15
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What's nice about the tandem generators is that they're very quiet, and they're very efficient. Run just lights and a few items, and you can get by on one generator. Crank up the air conditioning and you run'em both.

Another good thing is that they're easily moved without wheels @ 46 lbs.. Down side is that they're so portable that they're high theft items. Honda even sells a steel handle that allows you to chain them to trees, etc. for security purposes.

I'd be just as happy with their EU3000 unit, and at 78 lbs. it can be lifted out of the "basement" and rolled away from the camper.
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We just bought our first TT. It's a 2014 Wildcat 185br. The fridge is electric only. Would the Honda 2000 be sufficient to run the fridge, lights and either the a/c OR a hair dryer?
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:23 AM   #17
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We just bought our first TT. It's a 2014 Wildcat 185br. The fridge is electric only. Would the Honda 2000 be sufficient to run the fridge, lights and either the a/c OR a hair dryer?
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No you would need 2 eu2000 running in tandem.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:18 PM   #18
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I run two Honda eu2000s to run everything in my 30 amp TT, including my 15000 A/C unit. I believe the constant output for the pair in parallel is 3600 watts or 32 amps, although it can surge for brief periods to higher output.
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I use a Lifan energy storm 3600 inverter-generator. Runs the 15kBTU AC just fine.


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I'd be just as happy with their EU3000 unit, and at 78 lbs. it can be lifted out of the "basement" and rolled away from the camper.
That would be the EU3000i Handi for that weight. The EU3000i is about 165 lbs dry.
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