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Old 10-21-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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Newbie w a new Tundra and a new 8329 Rockwood on order

I am researching portable generators for out new TT. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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Get the Honda 2000 Companion. It comes in red or camo. Or if you think you will need to your AC, get the 3000
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One word..."Honda". The 2000 for no AC, X2 for AC. Pay for the best and forget the rest.
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I have two Yamaha 2000's ... Runs my 15 k a/c without a problem. Their very light weight, but either Yamaha or honda work great.
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That's right. You can buy a cheap one for $700 or pay $1000 for the best. If you spend $700 now, plan on spending another $700 very soon. "A cheap garden tool is an expensive garden tool"................. Period
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can't give any advice without knowing what you want to use it for.
charge the batteries, run the A/C,
boondocking or dry camping, will you have neighbors and do you want cheap or quiet?
just saying you want a generator is not enough information.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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Type of generator

That's part of my problem, I don't know what we are going to need it for. I've never owned a TT before but we plan on using it 6 months a year.
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That's part of my problem, I don't know what we are going to need it for. I've never owned a TT before but we plan on using it 6 months a year.
Dry camping/boondocking is camping without electrical hookups. Many make the distinction that the former is where you're in a campground and the latter is when you're not in a campground (are in forested areas). You may also end up parking without hookups if you use Walmarts or other rest areas in your travels.

What type of camping are you planning on (and where)? You only really need a generator if you're going to be doing much dry camping. What amenities are you going to want when you're dry camping?
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Get 2 Yamaha/Honda 2000 or one 3000. Will cover all your needs.
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Don't buy one now. Use your new RV 1st & then explore how you might use a generator. As other have noted Honda & Yamaha are at the top & very quiet. If noise is not an issue then something like Champion at a much lower cost is viable. You can have a new generator delivered in a week, so don't feel rushed.
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