Originally Posted by leitchtj
Tim with my the first post here...
I am reading all of the generator questions but still am left with some level of confusion. Seems that a 4K gen set would run my 26rlws with 30A service.
Is my TT generator ready? Do I just plug it in to the 30A svc input?
Do I need an inverter, or is my TT already equipped?
We have been out about six times since buying this trailer last fall. Great fun... but always at parks with some/all hookups. Will try dry camping starting with a trip in March 2015. I have an idea of how to do it with limited conveniences and just with battery power for lights and such.
Looking for some advice/direction. Thanks, Tim
I had an Ah Hah moment today. We are dry camping and I hooked up my Honda EU2000 generator to the shore power connection on my TT. I started the generator and it immediately went to full speed. It ran for awhile then dropped to economy mode and then jumped back to full power again. After about 20 minutes it settled into economy mode and stayed there.
Fast forward two hours. DW is beginning to draw water to wash dinner dishes. I ask if she wants me to turn on the gas hot water heater. She replies, "I've got plenty of hot water."
Turns out that I had not turned the electric water heater off and my poor generator was trying to heat water and recharge the battery at the same time.
Back to the topic at hand, the only issue I have with the Honda is that it does not have the oomph to run the AC. I was considering purchasing a Honda 2000 Companion but I am too close to max weight. I could leave the dog home but DW would not hear of it.
Grey Nomads, Ron and Sue