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Old 02-20-2013, 02:00 PM   #21
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Might want to look into the Yamaha 2400. Quiet, dependable, will run most 13.5k A/C units and cheaper than two 2000's. Thought I'd mention it since nobody else has yet.
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Well, we bit on this one. I ordered the Champion 2k watt inverter genny last night, through Amazon (thanks for the link, BTW). It should be here next week, then we'll see how we like it. Seems like every bad storm we have the power goes out, so I'm thinking it'll serve another purpose besides camping.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:07 PM   #23
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Well, we bit on this one. I ordered the Champion 2k watt inverter genny last night, through Amazon (thanks for the link, BTW). It should be here next week, then we'll see how we like it. Seems like every bad storm we have the power goes out, so I'm thinking it'll serve another purpose besides camping.
I'll probably get one if the AC works with it. Please let us know come spring if it works on your A128 AC.
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I'll probably get one if the AC works with it. Please let us know come spring if it works on your A128 AC.
I'm pretty sure it won't run the AC. Its nominal output is a hair more than 13 amps, and I think the AC needs more than that. But it'll keep the battery charged and will run most everything else in the camper. As Handbuilder says, it'll run the fan on the AC even if not the compressor so that'll be enough most times.

Our solar panels are only useful about 20% of the time, we've found. We didn't use them at all on last summer's 10 week trip, due to the number of cloudy days and forested campsites. That's why we're taking this step.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:24 PM   #25
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Well I found a place we would like to dry camp and having portable generator would be nice. Does anyone have any suggestion?
I have been looking at Honda EU 2000l Generator CARB compliant.
Please let me know what you think.
I just read your post today for the first time. If you go to the General Tech & Repair Forum and look under Electrical, Charging Systems and Solar sub forum, you will see that I posted an article about testing of 4 small portable generators by the people at Popular Mechanics. The article itself is not in my post as I read it in the paper form. The post was made 01-29-13.

Might help you in choosing one.
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