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Old 07-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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What generator to buy?

We recently purchased a Flagstaff fifth wheeler 2013 8528BHWS. I just love the two bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Perfect for our older children. My husband says we need to get a generator to power it when we stay where there is no power source. I want to power everything. I am into Glamping. Recommendations? and how do I keep it secure?

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Old 07-23-2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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I have a two Honda's an EU2000i and a EU2000i companion. I run a 15,000 BTU AC unit. They produce a clean sine wave so the TV's and computers run well. I do run my Water Heater on propane when I'm on the generators.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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I'm surprised other have not given their opinion. You you can get one generator that will run everything in you trailer. I chose to get two and connect them together because they only weigh 50 pounds a piece and are easy to handle. A bigger single generator can be hard to handle.
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just remember, nearly all campgrounds have limited generator hours.
that said, a lot depends on if you want to use the a/c and whether you have two a/c's and what size btu are they.

most likely, you'll need 3500-4000 watts of power. i highly recommend two Honda or Yamaha 2000w inverter generators paralleled.
that way if you don't need a/c, you only need to use one 50lb. one.
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just remember, nearly all campgrounds have limited generator hours.
that said, a lot depends on if you want to use the a/c and whether you have two a/c's and what size btu are they.

most likely, you'll need 3500-4000 watts of power. i highly recommend two Honda or Yamaha 2000w inverter generators paralleled.
that way if you don't need a/c, you only need to use one 50lb. one.
X2 X2 X2

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Old 07-24-2013, 05:01 PM   #6
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Cool

I can't figure out the number of BTUs on this model of Flagstaff. There is nothing in the literature at all that I can find. Actually the literature on this RV is terrible. After 2 months we still haven't gotten TV reception except in the dealer's shop and can't get the DVD to work on any tv but the one in the entertainment area.

Is the BTU count affected by other things? Is it cumulative? I had them install an electric fireplace in the entertainment area for extra heat in the colder months as I expect to be abandoned during hunting season and didn't want to freeze also. Although the fireplace should not operate during times when the A/C is on I never fail to be impressed by human stupidity including my own.

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I can't figure out the number of BTUs on this model of Flagstaff. There is nothing in the literature at all that I can find. Actually the literature on this RV is terrible. After 2 months we still haven't gotten TV reception except in the dealer's shop and can't get the DVD to work on any tv but the one in the entertainment area.

Is the BTU count affected by other things? Is it cumulative? I had them install an electric fireplace in the entertainment area for extra heat in the colder months as I expect to be abandoned during hunting season and didn't want to freeze also. Although the fireplace should not operate during times when the A/C is on I never fail to be impressed by human stupidity including my own.

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So Norma, tell us more about your trailer, make model etc. There are probably owners of the same trailer on this site that could help you but they need to know exactly what you have.
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I have a 2013 Flagstaff 8528BHWS (still haven't figured out what the "85" and the "WS" mean in the model number) It has an electric fireplace added to it and is the Platinum version.

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I have a 2013 Flagstaff 8528BHWS (still haven't figured out what the "85" and the "WS" mean in the model number) It has an electric fireplace added to it and is the Platinum version.

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WS should be wide slide. Not sure about 85.
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