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Old 03-24-2015, 02:23 PM   #1
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New Cherokee 274DBH

Hi all!
My wife and I just bought a 274DBH and are going to pick it up tomorrow.
We are looking into 2 important items to purchase.
A generator that will run the A/C - What size generator? Our salesman said the A/C will pull 21 amps at startup and then drop to 11 amps. How many Watts?

The second is what size TV can the inside and outside bracket hold? I guess weight would be the important thing here.
Thanks so much!
MattyC
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:29 PM   #2
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For the generator there is so many threads on subject, start reading....

https://www.google.ca/search?q=gener...KoTnsATJjoKICQ
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:14 PM   #3
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Hi all!
My wife and I just bought a 274DBH and are going to pick it up tomorrow.
We are looking into 2 important items to purchase.
A generator that will run the A/C - What size generator? Our salesman said the A/C will pull 21 amps at startup and then drop to 11 amps. How many Watts?

The second is what size TV can the inside and outside bracket hold? I guess weight would be the important thing here.
Thanks so much!
MattyC
The most common for your situation is 4KW. You can get by with a 3KW but, if your running the AC and the decide to use the microwave, while the coffee pot is on, your AC will suffer low voltage on start up. Do that a few times and you'll be replacing parts in your AC.
One very popular way to get 4kw is with a pair of Honda EU2000i units. One standard EU2000i and one EU2000i Companion. Use just one when your not needing the AC, or hook them together for 4kw total. Very quiet and long run time.
Compared to an Onan 4kw, they, together, weight half the Onan and cost less too. Shop around, you can buy them as a package with everything you need.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:13 AM   #4
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Thanks!

Thanks fonzie and thanks to GDavidHughes for the help.
We will be looking over these links and generators. Noise is always a concern. Don't want to ruin someone vacation with a generator that would wake the neighbors.
Take care!
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:21 AM   #5
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As far as the television brackets, I can tell you that I have a 32" LED and while light enough to hang, the VESA (the screw pattern on the back for the mount to attach to) is too large for what came with the camper, and it does not appear that PAW makes a larger version.

Check the pattern on the TV you're looking at and ensure that the distance between the holes is the same as the PAW mount that came with the trailer. I believe the one that comes from FR is designed to hold up to a 30 lb. TV.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:32 AM   #6
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Oh and for the record - the 32" LED fits perfectly on the shelf on top of the entertainment center. Just have to use the TV base and not the wall mount.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:23 AM   #7
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Congrats on your new Cherokee 274DBH.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:40 AM   #8
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Going at noon to pick her up. Time is going so slow right now.

I will look into the TV bracket from FR - cdangel0

We are so excited. Half our friends are coming over tonight to see. Just worried I put on a great show backing it into the driveway for the first time.

Thanks - Wiscampsin!
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I'm in the same boat pick up my new 274dbh on Monday and so nervous about driving it. Never really towed anything bigger than a 19' boat! Let me know what your first impressions are with the trailer.
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We brought it home over the ridge where the wind is VERY gusty. By the time we got home (81 miles) the last 30 miles was pretty easy. Just remember that the trailer is wide and you need to stay in the center of the lane. I hope you are getting an electric brake system Astpman. The guy at the garage said not to use the tow/haul button. Not sure if I believe him. He says it just wastes gas. I went from about 14.5 MPG to 9 MPG towing 6100#.
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