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Old 09-10-2016, 01:44 PM   #21
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Honda 2000 will do the trick!

We have a 2015 Rockwood 2504S, and power it with a Honda 2000 generator. This generator powers everything but the air conditioner. We may add a second Honda 2000, which can be connected to the other generator providing 4,000 watts of power. This would enable running AC.

Compared to most generators the Honda is quiet, and easy to start. I haven't timed it, but have run the generator for at least 4 hours before I had to add fuel.

Even though the generator doesn't make a lot of noise, I am still looking for an enclosure or a design of one that will significantly reduce the noise without overheating the engine. Why? I was a tent camper for 40+ years, and I use to hate listening to RV generators run in a beautiful forest. We run it minimally...mainly to keep the battery charged and run the heater on really cold days.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:18 PM   #22
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Hi GaryS502,
Try mounting your Hondas on rubber mats. I installed
my Onan 2500W propane generator on 3/4 inch rubber. Really kills the noise. I also built a checkplate box for over top.
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Old 09-11-2016, 02:51 PM   #23
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Hello Ian and thanks for the sound absorbing tip. Excuse my ignorance, but what is a checkplate box? Do you have a pic that you could share of your design?
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:44 PM   #24
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Hi GaryS502,
I don't store my TT at my house. I plan to do work on it this week so I'll take pictures.
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:02 PM   #25
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Hi GaryS502,
Here's your pictures.
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Old 09-13-2016, 06:11 PM   #26
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A gen set to run Everything, now that a bunch. Just add up your wattage and that will give you a good idea. A Honda 2000 will run your microwave and TV and Hot water heater but not at the same time. It won't run the AC any time especially if it is hot weather like 90 plus degrees. I have a Honda 3000IS Handi and it won't run the AC in ECO mode but handles it fine in normal run. but only runs for 4 hours on a tank of gas/ Good Luck with your search
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I'm using a 2400 Westinghouse. Made in China. $617 at AP Electric. Works great and runs the AC but if you want to run the AC and lights, etc.. etc.. you'll need much more.

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Hi GaryS502,
Here's your pictures.
Please share your pictures with your FR friends!!
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Inverter Generators - Generac IQ2000's

Just purchased a 2504S so researched Inverter generators. Ruled out RV generators because of weight and noise. Was told Honda's were the quietest. Considered Chinese knockoffs but concerned about quality over time. Found Generac IQ2000 designed specifically to compete head-to-head with Honda at half of the price. ISO test by independent third party confirmed that IQ2000 at half-load was in fact, quieter. Units are assembled in Wisconsin - do not know about parts but seemed like the best bet compared to other Chinese knockoffs (most also only 2 year warranty). Purchased from Lowes (posted at $799.00 - They matched Amazon price that was 10% less at $719.10. Used Lowes card to get additional 10% off (business account) - saved another $71.91 now down to $647.19 each. Purchased Parallel kit at ~ $160.00 and two IQ2000 units to get 4000 watts. Purchased 3-year extended warranty from Lowes at ~ $100.00 each to get coverage out to 6 years (IQ2000's are 3-year factory warranty). Used for the first time this last weekend and all seems well. Liked load indicator bars and time-left-before-out-of-gas readout. Economy-Standard-Turbo switch seems useful, too.
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Hi JaiLun,
Was not aware of the Generac IQ2000. Know Generac well enough.
A electrician friend of mine installed a 5000W in his back yard for his house. Great products! This info is good to know.
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