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Old 05-14-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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My wife and I have a sandpiper 366fl 40 ft. We are looking to buy a generator (not to install) to have with us for boondocking. Not one to run everything just an "entry level", lights at night, fridge (maybe), be able to work slides, levelers. Any ideas??
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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My wife and I have a sandpiper 366fl 40 ft. We are looking to buy a generator (not to install) to have with us for boondocking. Not one to run everything just an "entry level", lights at night, fridge (maybe), be able to work slides, levelers. Any ideas??
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And roof A/C?
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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What is your budget?
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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If you don't need to run an air conditioner, a Honda 2000 would be a great choice. Lightweight, quiet and very reliable. You can also get a companion unit (with 30amp outlet) and connect the two for about 27 amps, enough to run one A/C. They are a little pricey, but worth it IMO...
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #5
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Budget on a generator would at this time would be prob max of $400 +/-
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:42 PM   #6
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For your budget, I would go with this unit so you will be able to power lights, all 12 volts equipment, TV, recharge your batteries and maybe microwave. It will probably not run the ac. Noise level of generator needs also to be considered. You would need to run unit to see if acceptable to you and wife. Good luck.

Generac iX 1,600-Watt Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator-5792 at The Home Depot
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:49 PM   #7
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Thanks will check it out.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
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For your budget, I would go with this unit so you will be able to power lights, all 12 volts equipment, TV, recharge your batteries and maybe microwave. It will probably not run the ac. Noise level of generator needs also to be considered. You would need to run unit to see if acceptable to you and wife. Good luck.

Generac iX 1,600-Watt Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator-5792 at The Home Depot
16 amps?
When battery is low the converter runs 8 amps.
Plus fridge
Plus water heater
Plus co detector
Plus lights

1600 watt is marginal.

normal appliance amp draws
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I saw one at Lowes. I believe it was a champion. 4kw with a 30amp Rv outlet. Doing simple math would power ac. It says 68db which is not more then a Honda. And only 300. I am thinking about buying one. I need it for twice a year at the race track since my generator is now permanently mounted in the race trailer.
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I saw one at Lowes. I believe it was a champion. 4kw with a 30amp Rv outlet. Doing simple math would power ac. It says 68db which is not more then a Honda. And only 300. I am thinking about buying one. I need it for twice a year at the race track since my generator is now permanently mounted in the race trailer.
Yep that will work !
Is that 4000 watts continuous?
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