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Old 09-15-2020, 12:18 PM   #1
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Generator for FR 23dbh

I'm new to travel trailer recreation. I won't be boon docking, mostly just KOA type sites. I want a generator backup my FR elec system in case it goes out and I can't get it fixed immediately when I'm out traveling. But, I also would like to use this generator in my So Calif home to keep just my home refrerator running and maybe one or two outlets for some lighting in the event my public utility electrical goes out for a few hours, up to maybe 1 day. I'm not too electrically savy with power calculations and electrical in general. Is there a good recomendation for this desiered use or am I asking for too much?
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:25 PM   #2
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This Champion model is a good choice.
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:30 PM   #3
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Generator recommendation ?

So what generator are you recommending?
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:40 PM   #4
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The Champion link in my post above. Champion 3400 watt duel fuel inverter generator.
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:50 PM   #5
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So what generator are you recommending?
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:08 PM   #6
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Champion 3400 watt Duel Fuel

Click on the link above.
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Old 09-15-2020, 02:12 PM   #7
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So what generator are you recommending?
If you clicked on the blue Champion link, it will take you to the one he's recommending.
Mike, here's a simple list:

If you plan on using the generator in a campground, get an INVERTER generator. To run everything BUT the a/c, a 2000w inverter generator will be fine. If you want to run the a/c, then a minimum of a 3000w inverter generator is needed.
If you will only use it at home or boondocking away from others, any cheap 3500w open-frame contractor-style generator will work.
Campgrounds have strict generator hours and rules. Virtually none of them allow running generators overnight.
The bigger the wattage, the larger and heavier the generator is. A 2000w inverter generator will weigh around 50lbs. A 3000w inverter generator will weigh between 75lbs and 100lbs.
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