Originally Posted by snowwillow51
I was really hoping the 2000 Yamaha would charge the batteries for dry camping!
Wooooo there pardner. The Yam 2000 or the ever popular Honda 200i will both power anything in your camper expect the AC. Some people have been able to power up the AC with a 2000 but that is really not enough output. Don't underestimate what you can do with the Yam 2000. I'm a Honda owner, but by all account the Yam 2000 will get it done too. You can power up a battery charger, run the microwave, the TV/sat receiver and as many fans as you want. Make sure your water heater is on gas and not electric. The microwave is a power hog, so you may need to power down the charger and a few other things when it is running. Where are you guys getting your info about generators??
As for the roof vent and installing a fantastic fan; I would not mess with cutting another hole in the roof. That is almost never a good idea. Just replace the existing stink fan/vent with a FF. They come from the basic exhaust all the way to In/out, a tstat, and even a remote. I installed the basic exhaust fan in my new White Hawk [in the bathroom opening] as my experience with my previous TT was that I almost always [99% of the time] ran the fan pulling air out thru the roof vent and selectively opened windows where I wanted the inflow of fresh air. You can cool the main salon during the evening or while cooking and the bedroom at night.
You might want to direct your ??'s to this forum rather than where ever you have been getting advice up to this point. There are experts on just about everything camping related [or at least we think we are] and some of us [myself included] have already done pretty much all the dumb stuff and can help you avoid them.