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Old 08-26-2016, 09:11 AM   #11
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Why buy a heavier and louder model when a Honda 2000 at 46lbs will do the job? There are kits available for extended run that allow the Honda to run for days. Also, the Honda is an inverter genset which is best for sensitive electronic devices.

I would only consider the larger unit if you are buying a larger RV that has a 13.5 or 15K A/C. The A Frame 10K Cool Cat does fine with the Honda or Yamaha smaller genset.
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:29 PM   #12
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I have a 128s and for $600 got a brand new in the box Honda 3000EU. Too heavy to lift in and out every time I go camping so I had a welder put a hitch on the back and bought a rack, put it in and locked it in place. It stays where it is regardless of weather or storage. Runs everything at the same time and is so quiet that it can't be heard during a conversation 20 ft away. I considered two 2000s but the noise of two is more than I can bear.
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:36 PM   #13
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I have a Yamaha 2400 watt generator,it will run a 13,500 BTU air conditioner.They are as quite as a Honda.They cost around 1300.00.
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Old 08-27-2016, 01:55 PM   #14
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Simple answer from a guy with actual aframe experience. Yes, the honda will work fine. I bought a Ryobi as I saved a few over the honda, but you'll be ok.

I run my trailer off a 15 amp circuit in my garage through the factory cord and a heavy 25 ft extension cord, and the AC works just fine.

These cool cats dont pull much, but they work great. mine has only ever struggled when it was 95 out and in full sun.
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Old 08-27-2016, 03:36 PM   #15
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These cool cats dont pull much, but they work great. mine has only ever struggled when it was 95 out and in full sun.
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I haven't had mine in direct sun, but I have been in 95 degrees in the shade. It cooled the A-frame to 70 degrees without running full time. I do direct the Cool Cat vents upward, and crack open the Fantastic Fan cover (leave fan off) to help move the cool air upward. I love the fan/vent roof angle because I can leave it cracked open in any rain, and no rain comes in. Just got to remember to close and lock the vent when we fold down.

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Old 08-27-2016, 06:27 PM   #16
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One nice thing about the Cool Cat is that it turns on the fan first, then kicks in the compressor a few seconds later. This lets the genny kick up the rpm when the fan comes on, which allows for more starting volts for the compressor.
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Old 08-27-2016, 06:51 PM   #17
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Why buy a heavier and louder model when a Honda 2000 at 46lbs will do the job? There are kits available for extended run that allow the Honda to run for days. Also, the Honda is an inverter genset which is best for sensitive electronic devices.

I would only consider the larger unit if you are buying a larger RV that has a 13.5 or 15K A/C. The A Frame 10K Cool Cat does fine with the Honda or Yamaha smaller genset.
My gen is not heavier and can run 15000 btu gen and is still under $1300 and db is the same as a Honda which now are ovr priced. Later RJD
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Aceinspp, what make and model is your generator?


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From one major RV parts vendor for 15K AC
  • Minimum Generator Size:
  • 1 Dometic Air Conditioner3.5k Watts
  • 2 Dometic Air Conditioners5.0k Watts
A good choice is two Honda 2000's in parallel. When AC is needed you take two. When AC not needed you take one. Easy to stow and carry.
This is my choice also, I have two Yamaha 2000 watt generators with the parallel cable and most of the time I just rotate my generators on trips and it is a lot easier to move since each is around 50lbs.
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I rented a Honda 2000 last year just to see if it would work. It did run the CoolCat AC in my 122BH, but not in eco mode. This was at about 3000ft elevation.
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