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Old 07-20-2016, 02:05 AM   #1
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Just bought our first TT. Now what generator do we buy?

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?
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:18 AM   #2
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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?
That means the electrical the CG has. Your trailer came with an 30 amp cord or 50 amp cord. Sorry do not know what you mean by gender?...
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Old 07-20-2016, 04:19 AM   #3
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I am going to take a "WAG" that you mean "Generator"? Start at the Top with a HONDA and work down to your price level,results and NOISE will follow the Price point! Like W/D says you will need Elect adapters! If your unit is 30A you could/will need "At Times" a 50 to 30,a 30 to 20, if 50A you will also need "At Times" a 30 to 50! And you will always need a Extension Power Cord, most of the Time a 30' 30A Cord will suffice with the proper adapters! Youroo!! PS and always have a Tester for the Power Supply that you are going to Plug into! Better "Safe than Sorry"!
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:19 AM   #4
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I bought a new Generac iQ2000 based on good reviews, lower price than Honda, and very low noise level. It started right up, was impressively quiet, but that is all that was good. It wouldn't power my small R-Pod with nothing turned on except the clocks on the microwave and DVD players. Then, it leaked gas all over everything in my truck bed. I think I got a lemon! Returned to Lowes for full refund. After reading more reviews, I saw that a number of people have had the leaking gas issue. My next purchase will be the Champion 3100 from Lowes for $799. I have read many good reviews and it should run the AC, yet still almost as quiet as the Hondas.
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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?
Are you planning on staying places that do not have electrical connections? If not, then really no need for a generator, since the park will have electric.

Since you are new to the TT world, I always suggest a few articles to begin your RV education on, that you can peruse at your leisure to help familiarize yourself with certain generic things that apply to most all RV's.

Basic RV Electricity - RV Information (RV Maintenance)

RV Electrical Systems
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We just bought our first TT. What gender should we buy and why?
Gender?:what::what:

You need to provide more info.

What do you want to run with the generator?

Where do you plan to use it?

Do you want quiet or cheap?

How heavy can you handle?
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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?
Hi, and welcome!
Just like your house has 200 amp service (or similar), your TT has 30 amp or 50 amp service from the power pole. If you only have one air conditioner it's most likely 30 amp service.
If you are looking at campgrounds that offer electrical service you are not going to need to buy any generator. If you plan on boon docking or dry camping in the future, you'll want the most quiet generator you can afford. A generator has a way of shattering the tranquility of the camping experience and should really be avoided as much as possible.

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After pricing inverter generators large enough to run the AC. I had sticker shock to say the least.

My wife and I decided to go this route.
This size Champion generators are quieter than traditional open frame generators on their own. And with the addition of the sound deadening box. It is as quiet as my dads Honda whisper.
The box is made of 1/4" plywood, caulked seams, furnace filter material, and two electric fans to draw air for cooling.

I have found this combo to be a great way to save money on the generator, and have plenty of quiet power.









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I would be careful about heat build up. That must be one heavy generator. My two Honda's weigh 47 lb apiece. You buy what you like. I have had my Honda's for eight years. I use them at my house some.


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Heat build up has not been an issue.
The weight is very manageable.
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