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nano 05-23-2011 05:30 PM

We are looking to purchase a generator for our camper. For those of you that have a 15,000 btu air conditioner, what size generator do you use?

bikendan 05-23-2011 06:04 PM

for that size a/c, you'll need a minimum of 3000watts.

do you want quiet or cheap? can't have both.

donn 05-23-2011 06:12 PM

My Yamaha 2800I starts and runs my 15K BTU AC unit just fine. Even at higher elevations.
But just to be sure you will need two Honda/Yamaha 2K's and a parallel cable or a big old heavy 3K generator. Most people opt for the twins. Much easier to handle 55 pounds vs 135 pounds.

nano 05-23-2011 06:14 PM

An RV dealer has a used '07 Boily generator. 3600 watts. Are those any good? It's the owner's generator and he's asking $850.

nano 05-23-2011 06:21 PM

After doing a little searching, I see the name is actually Boliy.

papap 05-23-2011 07:11 PM

Nano, not sure where you live. I have a Honda at home. I thinking about selling it. I think it is around 4500 watts. I just bought a motorhome and will no longer need it. I live in Southwest Louisiana.

nano 05-23-2011 07:14 PM

I am in Michigan.

papap 05-23-2011 07:21 PM

Can not help you there sorry.

toadswife 05-23-2011 08:51 PM

We just bought a Yamaha 3000 watt quiet run generator. Runs everything in camper, Rockwood 2502s. It is heavy but my husband and i can handle it. Like the auto start, and it runs for 20+ hrs on a tank. It took us a while to choose 1 but after some studying, pricing and advise of other campers, it was best for us.

bikendan 05-23-2011 08:55 PM

there are mixed reviews of the Boliy. on paper, they seem great but very limited service centers and lots of revisions, have damaged its rep.

go to's tech issues section and search for Boliy.
you'll get hundreds of posts on it.

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