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Old 01-10-2015, 11:06 AM   #31
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My solar is quieter than your gen.
My shore power is quiet, and it works 24/7!
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:01 PM   #32
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My solar is quieter than your gen.
And a whole lot more expensive!

I'm all about solar, when the process come down a bit further.
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And a whole lot more expensive!

I'm all about solar, when the process come down a bit further.
My solar system has paid for itself.. 6 years of not staying in campgrounds.. not having to run out to find fuel.. no having to listen to the hum of a gen. or smell the exhaust. The group I camp with here in SoCal all run solar all winter..
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:51 AM   #34
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My solar system has paid for itself.. 6 years of not staying in campgrounds.. not having to run out to find fuel.. no having to listen to the hum of a gen. or smell the exhaust. The group I camp with here in SoCal all run solar all winter..
For a full-time that might make sense.

To get to a realistic payback period that justifies the cost, one would have to dry camp a significant amount of time.

Plus, I have never figured out, we like to cap on the shade, clearly you all must camp in the sun?
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:33 PM   #35
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(Sigh) Yet another generator discussion invaded by solar folks.
There are plenty of threads to discuss solar on this forum, and also plenty of generator vs solar. The OP asked specifically about generators.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:39 PM   #36
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Just got the Powerhouse PH4000ri-i. It's fuel injected, so at higher altitudes it doesn't have a problem. Runs 15K a/c and micro-wave same time. Not as quite as the Honda but meets the NP requirements.
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Fuel injection buys nothing at elevation. You need forced induction (turbo or blower).
What you do have is enough reserve capacity that after the 3% loss of HP per 1000 ft of elevation you still have enough left to power the A/C
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Fuel injection buys nothing at elevation. You need forced induction (turbo or blower).
What you do have is enough reserve capacity that after the 3% loss of HP per 1000 ft of elevation you still have enough left to power the A/C
You don't need to change carb jets for alt and you don't have a carb to gum up, worth it to me.
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Sorry, I was only thinking about power output..
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Go with the Champion 3100 generator / inverter, you wont be sorry. Lots of power for a 15000btu a/c unit & very quiet..
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