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Old 08-22-2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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Generator Choice

I just purchased a 17' Rockwood Signature Series 8328BS Travel Trailer and am looking to get a generator but not sure what size I will need wattage wise. I know the a/c, fridge and tv will pull a lot. I figure I should try and get a quiet one also to respect the neighbors.
Any help is appreciated.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:38 AM   #2
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Brownie, welcome to the forum!

This question comes up a LOT here and there are many, many discussions about this very question.

Please use the search function.
You will find many threads and many opinions about what is...'best'.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:39 AM   #3
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Need little more info on size of AC. You can spend a lot depending on type and size Gen or spend about half if b you shop around and not buy big brand names., Personally I use a Boliy 3600Si will run a 15000 btu ac of course you won't run anything else if you have a 13500 ac you can run a few other things. Go here to review http://bottomlinetrading.com/BOLIY.html Later RJD
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ok thanks
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:45 AM   #5
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is yours the red or blue one? Im looking a them on amazon.
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Old 08-22-2016, 02:39 PM   #6
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There are thousands of generator threads here.

The quiet ones are INVERTER generators.
The gold standard are Honda and Yamaha.
In the past decade, new brands have appeared to challenge them.
Champion has become the most popular of the group.
There's also Boliy, Generac, Kipor, Powerhouse and others.

IMHO, the best choice is two 2000w inverter generators with parallel kit.
That way you only need one if you aren't going to need a/c. One will run everything else.
And one will only weigh around 50lbs.
But if you need the a/c, the parallel set will give you up to 4000w of power.
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I will be dry camping and cant determine how much wattage ill be using for fridge, tv, lights, a/c. I was looking at the Generac 7500.
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I will be dry camping and cant determine how much wattage ill be using for fridge, tv, lights, a/c. I was looking at the Generac 7500.
The noise from that generator will ruin any camping trip you will ever attempt to bring it on.
That is a construction site generator, where noise is not an issue.
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Start reading........

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is yours the red or blue one? Im looking a them on amazon.
Red one. Just remember you can run frig and water heater on gas. Later RJD
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