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Old 06-22-2015, 05:05 PM   #11
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Lol - Tom! I've known you long enough on this site to know you had no intention to my post. I have to work at being very specific in my posts to avoid any misunderstanding in what I try to communicate...and I tend to get lazy in explaining. Which is why I am sporadic in forum activity anymore. I have to think and rethink and focus on reply so it doesn't create problems in comprehension. You're very good at making posts. Me - it's effort...but I plug away. Haha
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:14 PM   #12
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Lol - Tom! I've known you long enough...
Long enough to send those adoption papers so I can move into your lovely camper?
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:27 PM   #13
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Having a 2014 A122, the Cool Cat starts and cools just fine on a 20 amp house circuit (parked in my driveway) using a 14 gauge extension cord. The extension cord never got warmer than the garage air temp, and no circuit breakers popped. I have not looked at the BTU or current rating of our Cool Cat - awkward to access in our model. We lived in the A122 in the driveway for a week while moving out and selling our house.

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Old 06-22-2015, 05:41 PM   #14
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Haha - Tom, you're in a jokey mood! I'd serve ya up some coffee and dessert at any rally we might be at.
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:46 PM   #15
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I use a Boliy 3600SI and cost have the price of one the Honda's 2000 and DB close to them. It will run my 15000 BTU air also. Also has a battery start and only weighs 75 pounds. Later RJD
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:46 PM   #16
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Haha - Tom, you're in a jokey mood! I'd serve ya up some coffee and dessert at any rally we might be at.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:23 PM   #17
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Honda eu2000i

Well, after many posts on this forum, as to which generator to buy, we finally bought a Honda ei 2000 and used it on our last 4-night camping trip to the Eureka Kinetic Sculpture races. We did not use it the first day/night, but on the second nite, we did plug in the trailer battery to the generator to run the microwave and charge our electronic devices on full power for two hours. It was very loud and stinky with gas fumes. The third night we turned on the eco mode (1/4 power) and charged up our electronics for 1.5 hours. Then, the Man turned on the A/C - just to test it - while still in eco mode! 10 seconds of serious chugging/laboring sounds until the A/C fan came on. I told my partner to turn the generator off immediately because that was way too much load for a 2000, according to Dometic and our forum users. Everything "seemed" to be ok with the charging system. But on the 4th night we noticed the trailer battery was laboring greatly and the interior lights dimmed. Ooops! The battery voltmeter he installed inside the cabin showed 11.8...that is bad! We have not taken another trip since (and in the interim had the generator overhauled) but today are testing the charging system. We will take the A122 out tomorrow to test the charging and a new brake controller we had to have installed today. Bottom line: don't turn on A/C with a Honda 2000!
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:38 PM   #18
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Did you try the main power cord to the generator? Sorry if I'm not reading it correct.
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:33 AM   #19
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Should have plugged the shore cord to the Honda, not the Honda to the battery.
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Agreed. Let the on board charger manage the job.

As for the genny, when running ac I leave ours Eco mode off. Sound like the genny was working at full power because battery charge was in bulk mode and probably pulling 7 amps on its own. The ac used the rest also probably going in and out of "surge" mode on genny. Also make sure your fridge is not on auto setting- leave on propane. And I would give it another try- should run ac no problem on your unit.
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