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Old 07-27-2016, 10:45 PM   #101
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We just bought our first TT. What gender should we buy and why? Also when looking a campgrounds, they say 30 or 50 amp. What the heck does that mean?
Your dealer should have offered training. Shame on them. There is a lot to know and learn. Some just makes life easier. Some is SAFETY related and very important.

Take your time. Read some posts on RV threads and learn how to search for topics.
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We just bought our first TT. What gender should we buy and why? Also when looking a campgrounds, they say 30 or 50 amp. What the heck does that mean?
Congrats you your new RV.

Figure out what type of camping you will do before you go and buy a generator. How will you store it when not in use. Keep it safe. Small gensets has a tendency to grow legs and walk away.

We have a Yamaha EF2400ishc. We had a genbox custom made to fit the generator (exhaust and air intake doors). The generator can be run right in the box even if it is raining. You need proper ventilation/exhaust to run a generator in an enclosure. More info on a blog post I wrote.

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Old 07-29-2016, 12:31 AM   #103
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Congrats you your new RV.

Figure out what type of camping you will do before you go and buy a generator. How will you store it when not in use. Keep it safe. Small gensets has a tendency to grow legs and walk away.

We have a Yamaha EF2400ishc. We had a genbox custom made to fit the generator (exhaust and air intake doors). The generator can be run right in the box even if it is raining. You need proper ventilation/exhaust to run a generator in an enclosure. More info on a blog post I wrote.

That's a nice setup, I'm planning on doing something like that myself.
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Old 07-29-2016, 12:47 AM   #104
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We have a Yamaha EF2400ishc. We had a genbox custom made to fit the generator (exhaust and air intake doors). The generator can be run right in the box even if it is raining. You need proper ventilation/exhaust to run a generator in an enclosure. More info on a blog post I wrote.

Just curious if you added anything to prevent the vibration transfer into the trailer?
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:32 AM   #105
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I haven't bought a generator yet but I like the idea of running it on propane. Was that an easy conversion and how much did it cost?
I believe the conversion cost me about $150.00. Because I purchased a used Honda, I had to remove the carburetor and send it to them. They drilled the throttle body and sent me parts to interconnect. It was very easy. The directions were easy to follow. Takes a second to adjust the fuel flow once all is connected. The biggest problem I had was buying quick connect gas fittings that mate properly. They may look the same and still not open the safety valve in the female end. I made the mistake of not tested my hoses before taking the to a state campground with no utilities. We survived and still had a great weekend.
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We have a Yamaha EF2400ishc. We had a genbox custom made to fit the generator (exhaust and air intake doors). The generator can be run right in the box even if it is raining. You need proper ventilation/exhaust to run a generator in an enclosure. More info on a blog post I wrote.

Just curious if you added anything to prevent the vibration transfer into the trailer?
Most of them are sitting on rubber feet I had a Honda construction site generator sitting on the tongue and never had an issue
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We have a Yamaha EF2400ishc. We had a genbox custom made to fit the generator (exhaust and air intake doors). The generator can be run right in the box even if it is raining. You need proper ventilation/exhaust to run a generator in an enclosure. More info on a blog post I wrote.

Just curious if you added anything to prevent the vibration transfer into the trailer?
Hi Scott and Liz...... good question. The generator has "rubber feet" on it and no issues at all, except you can hear the unit.

The good part of having it like this is that if i'm not around, my wife can just go out and unlock the door and run it. No need to carry it around.

Rain or shine (actually mostly on cloudy and rainy days) it runs inside the box. We do not use it as much any more since we added a solar system (Solar Elite with 4 deep cycle batteries) to our righ.

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Hi Scott and Liz...... good question. The generator has "rubber feet" on it and no issues at all, except you can hear the unit.

The good part of having it like this is that if i'm not around, my wife can just go out and unlock the door and run it. No need to carry it around.

Rain or shine (actually mostly on cloudy and rainy days) it runs inside the box. We do not use it as much any more since we added a solar system (Solar Elite with 4 deep cycle batteries) to our righ.

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Thanks for the info and the pics!!! Very nice setup. Well done.
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Figure out what type of camping you will do before you go and buy a generator. How will you store it when not in use. Keep it safe. Small gensets has a tendency to grow legs and walk away.



We have a Yamaha EF2400ishc. We had a genbox custom made to fit the generator (exhaust and air intake doors). The generator can be run right in the box even if it is raining. You need proper ventilation/exhaust to run a generator in an enclosure. More info on a blog post I wrote.
That's almost exactly what I want to do! I saw some plans on RV.net's forums that someone had made a quiet box for their generator and I was thinking of introducing some of that into the same design concept of what you have here.

Your setup looks great, though.
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I bought two generac iq2000's with the parallel kit. Three days in to a 7 day camping trip, only running them for AC in the afternoon and for battery charging duty, the AC cycled and tripped the overload on both units. They would not reset. Called generac, and they said the generators needed to be replaced. I took them back to camping world thanks they gave me a full refund. I now have the Hondas eu2000's with the parallel kit. Don't make the same mistake I made. Go with the Hondas. Just my two cents.
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