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Old 09-16-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Looking for a generator for a 26 ft travel trailer. Would like to find something that will run AC and microwave. Looking at a champion 3500 RV ready. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-16-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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if you plan on boondocking with or attend car races with it, you can't find a better generator for what you want.

but if you plan to dry camp, where you'll have neighbors, please don't buy one.
i was going to buy one until i heard one running, compared to a Honda and

way noisier. the Champion is a great generator for certain uses but in a campground is not one of them.

but, there are plenty out there that will argue this viewpoint.

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Old 09-17-2012, 01:05 AM   #3
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We run twin Honda eu2000i generators when we need the A/C as well as everything else; otherwise, one genset does the trick. Check out WiseSales...
they weigh about 47 pounds each
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:05 AM   #4
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I have the Champion 3500. Excellent. No problems. Paid less than $300. with remote and electric start. It's rated at 65 dbls. (Not too noisy).
I have it in the bed of my F250 under the bed cover with a short muffler extension to get the hot exhaust gasses out and around the tail gate area, and a small desk fan clamped to the frame of the generator blowing cool air on the cylinder head that's plugged into one of the 115 volt outlets while the trailer is plugged into the 30 amp RV outlet.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:50 AM   #5
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There is a ton of info on generators on here if you use the search function. My Yamaha runs the AC fine, but not the microwave at the same time. In eco mode, it's very quiet. 65db is VERY loud in an otherwise quiet campground. Maybe not so much tailgating at a football game. Another thing to think about it the quality of the power. An inverter type generator will not mess/cause interference with digital tv's, satellite decoders, sound systems and computers, etc.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:25 PM   #6
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when you run both your twin Honda eu2000i generators when you need the A/C as well as everything else, will it run the microwave also? I usally dry camp when I hunt, the wife likes full hook-ups parks.

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