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Old 11-06-2021, 11:00 PM   #21
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I went with 2 champion 2000 watts invertor generators with parallel kit, (they were on sale at $350 so got 2 for $700). The larger ones were too heavy for me to pick up and move around. If all I want to do is charge the battery and heat with the microwave in the morning, I only need to run 1. Only occasionally do I need to run both (since I boondock in the mountains do not need the AC much)
Good deal and sounds like a smart choice. May I ask where did you find them at that price?
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Old 11-06-2021, 11:14 PM   #22
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Good deal and sounds like a smart choice. May I ask where did you find them at that price?
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Old 11-07-2021, 10:54 AM   #23
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Good deal and sounds like a smart choice. May I ask where did you find them at that price?
Just something worth mentioning. Champion has offered two different styles of 2,000 watt inverter generators over the last few years.

One was a "Cube" style, stackable, and the latest looks more like the Honda units with somewhat of a "Bowling Ball Bag" appearance (single handle on top and somewhat rounded edges and corners.

In talking with a Customer Service person at Champion a year or so ago about this model (considering purchase at the time) he intimated that it was somewhat disappointing to them as they had more "issues" with them than the rest of their line. Not a bad generator, just that Customer Service was "busier" with them for whatever the reason.

When they made the change to the current design it would not be surprising that many stocking Dealers offered some close-out prices. The Current Model appears to be selling more in the range of $450+ so the price mentioned earlier may be long gone. Also, inflation may well have increased the price even more.
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Old 11-07-2021, 12:01 PM   #24
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If you don't already have surge protection and transfer switch, I strongly suggest you do it. Most hard wired surge suppressors come with a small display showing the incoming power (either shore or generator). They also show how much you are using. I have used this to learn how much my major power draws use.

Why is it important to know how much you are drawing? If you pull over what your converter/inverter can handle, one of two things will happen. You blow fuses, or you melt wires.
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Old 11-07-2021, 07:01 PM   #25
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I had 1800 hours on my Predator 3500 inverter hen when I sold it. Ran my 15k AC, coffee, and microwave at the same time if I was below 5,000 elevation.

Only ever changed the oil, cleaned the air filter, and 1 spark plug.

My new toy hauler has an NPS 5500 and I miss my predator….
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:10 PM   #26
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The well-loved $300 Champion 3500w/4000w surge open frame contractor-style generator has been a favorite of the RV community for at least decade.
BUT it is not appropriate for campground usage.
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:34 PM   #27
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What Generator and wattage would be recommended for a 2020 26rr Toyhauler. I'd like to power as much as possible.
I agree. Two 2000 watt or a 3000 watt. You wont be able to run everything at the same time, but youll be able to everything individually.
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:44 PM   #28
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Generator for Boondocking?

If you search FR forum I think you'll find that the Honda EU2200i is considered the best generator on the market for it's bulletproof reliability, "clean" output, and because it is the most quiet running generator in it's class. If you're camping in the desert with nobody else around then noise isn't an issue, but if you're camping in an area where you will have neighbors a noisy generator can be a real nuisance.
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Old 11-23-2021, 03:59 PM   #30
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When HF had the Predator 4400 invertor generator in stock, i picked one up. I have about 120hr on it. I do have a smart start on the AC. I also have a Honda eu2000 that does fine, but i have to be more selective of what I power up on the TT. You will be hard press on any generator that will power everything at once.
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Old 11-23-2021, 07:20 PM   #31
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What Generator and wattage would be recommended for a 2020 26rr Toyhauler. I'd like to power as much as possible.
Easy to move around and leave one at home if needed.
The two run my 1300BTU AC fine with Microwave to boot.
Walmart had the 2500 cheap and deliverd in 2days.
Im hoping the 2500 with the easy srtart will run the ac.

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Old 11-23-2021, 09:40 PM   #32
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Sam's has that big invertor Champion dual fuel at a good price. IMO, 3500 running minimum. I'm running mine off a 2200 watt and it handles the 13,500 AC but I also added a supco capacitor to the AC and fan start delay to lessen the starting load.
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Old 11-23-2021, 10:06 PM   #33
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I have a 2021 model 26rr and parellel 2 inverter generators. Each one is 2200 watt surge, 1800 running watts. I use them for the AC, microwave, 10 cup coffee pot, and charge the batteries. Since those are the only items that really need 110 AC. Unless you try to set the hot water heater to use 110 AC mode, it works just fine. I also have a 240 watt solar panel that helps with the batteries after a night of the fridge running (12 volt DC).

My reason for having 2 gens is the following:
They occupy the same amount of room as my champion 3000w generator.
They are quiet
If one fails, I still have the other one.

Hope this helps you out.
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Old 11-24-2021, 08:48 AM   #34
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Boondocking only. This will be my 2nd year of traveling, and later this year will go full time as I retire. Thanks for the info.
If you're only boondocking, I'd suggest a 4000 or better genset, supplemented by solar. Lots of threads here and other RV forums to get specifics. Also some VLOGS on YouTube.
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Old 11-25-2021, 01:52 AM   #35
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As others have said, dont waste your money on HF junk (read the bad reviews, ignore the others). The new Champion Dual Fuel models are holding up very well and are a much better quality gen/inverter for an RV. Plenty of power to run a 15K ac and everything else.
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Whatever you get make sure it is quiet. If you plan on Boondocking you will be most likely be running the generator later and earlier than in campgrounds. If you have neighbors in the area I am sure they don't want to hear it running at all hours of the day.
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