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Old 06-04-2019, 04:26 PM   #1
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I am taking a trip this summer and will not be at a campground. I would like to be able to run the A/C. With that being said, I know that I will need a generator. What generator would you recommend for a Forest River Wildwood 27-QXBL?

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Old 06-04-2019, 04:54 PM   #2
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There are many threads about this subject, here is one.....

Best Inverter generator for 30 amp service
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I am taking a trip this summer and will not be at a campground. I would like to be able to run the A/C. With that being said, I know that I will need a generator. What generator would you recommend for a Forest River Wildwood 27-QXBL?

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If you will NEVER use it in a campground, any 3500w and up open-frame contractor-style generator will work. Champion's 3500/4000w open-frame generator is very popular and sells for around $300. I own one for home backup power but it's LOUD.

IF you think you MIGHT use it in a campground, DON'T get any type like I mentioned above. You need to get an inverter generator with at least 3000w of power. Honda and Yamaha are the gold stand this type of generator but there are many lower priced alternatives now.
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Here is a good one that is just as quiet as a Honda generator.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBDCE1S...v_ov_lig_dp_it

Not cheap you may be able to find a better price if you shop around but shipping will be high.
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Champion is a good unit. Wish you lived closer as I have the 3100 w/remote start in my garage to sell.
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Re: Generator

Is there such as thing as having too much generator. I have been looking at a generator that I can use with my RV, but also can be used at home during emergencies.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the BlackMax (7500 Running Watt)?
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Is there such as thing as having too much generator. I have been looking at a generator that I can use with my RV, but also can be used at home during emergencies.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the BlackMax (7500 Running Watt)?
If it's the one I'm thinking of, it's a loud open-frame contractor style generator and NOT appropriate for campground usage.
A link to it would help.
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Is there such as thing as having too much generator. I have been looking at a generator that I can use with my RV, but also can be used at home during emergencies.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the BlackMax (7500 Running Watt)?
As Dan mentioned, noise level could be an issue.

Otherwise, the larger the generator - the more fuel it's going to consume. A couple of years ago, we did 2 weeks of camping with a bunch of friends. Having a pair of Honda 2000 generators let me tailor my generator use to what I was running inside. I used maybe 1/4 of the fuel as my neighbors with their Onan 5500 generators.

Now I changed rigs and have the Onan 5500. The convenience of the built-in is hard to deny. I'll take the extra fuel use.
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Thanks for the quick response. I just so happen to see at the local Sam's Club. Disregard...as I was looking for a link to post, I saw some mixed reviews that give me pause, to include the noise levels that you mentioned.
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I am taking a trip this summer and will not be at a campground. I would like to be able to run the A/C. With that being said, I know that I will need a generator. What generator would you recommend for a Forest River Wildwood 27-QXBL?

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Do yourself a favor and buy a good inverter generator.
We have a Champion 3100 (not electric start) and it runs our camper, including A/C, beautifully.
I leave it in the truck bed while on, just a few feet from our bedroom window and we can sleep with no problems.
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