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Old 10-22-2013, 08:13 AM   #11
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Above posts pretty much cover the ??. If you're still needing something to push you in one direction or another, go to a couple campgrounds [w/o hookups] and talk to fellow campers. I think you will quickly see a conscience.

All I will add is that these things [the good ones anyway] are pricey. Don't buy cheap and expect premium performance.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:46 AM   #12
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We bought the Honda EU2000I and the Honda EU2000I companion. This set is designed to run a 30 amp system including a 13,500 BTU air conditioner. it includes a 30 amp receptacle and adapter and comes with the parallel cables. I found ours at http://www.wisesales.com/eu2000i-com...generator.html Free shipping and no sales tax. You might also take a look at the Berg dual feed extended run system for this set-up.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:58 AM   #13
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I have the Champion 3100W inverter. Chinese version of the Honda Handi. Used and abused this year and it has performed flawlessly. Have had Champion before and never had an issue. Their customer service is second to none. That being said.....Honda and Yami are the reigning kings but they are spendy.
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Will the Honda + Companion be able to handle an AC 15,000 BTU? The more people I talk to about generators the more they lean to the Hondas.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:14 PM   #15
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Here is the language straight from the Honda web-site. You can go here and do some math and figure it out for certain. http://powerequipment.honda.com/gene...r#Recreational

"Recreational applications: RVers:
The primary factor you need to consider is the size of your AC unit(s).

The EU3000 Handi and EU3000is will power most 13,500 BTU AC units
Larger AC units may need two EU2000i’s paralleled together.
The EU6500is works well for fifth wheels and RVs with dual AC units.
The AC’s needs may vary based on many factors, including the ambient temperature and the efficiency of your model. Your dealer can help you to select the best generator for your individual situation.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:25 AM   #16
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My EU3000is ran a 15k this summer no problem so I'm sure the 2k and companion would too.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:25 PM   #17
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Thanks for the replies, I will most likely go with the Hondas.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:32 PM   #18
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Perhaps a little late - starting up the A/C unit ( compressor start) will cause a peak draw of current/ amps from the gen, then fall back down to a running rate. You may find a 15k compressor drawing close to 15 amps for a second or two when the compressor first starts. You can add a " hard start capacitor" to the existing set up on the roof, and reduce that down closer to 9 amps, much more tolerable on some smaller gen sets. Inexpensive way to manager power draw. Search internet for DYI parts
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I picked up a Hyundai 3000sei. (Portable with electric start, pure sine wave, 2800 peak/2600 operational, 70lbs) <$850 in Canada and it works very well. Runs the A/C while on eco mode after startup and I can run all my lights (LED) and water pump. I do turn it off if I want to run the Microwave, and only run it long enough to cool of the trailer (approx 15 min per hour). Certainly opens up the options when you can't find a site with power.

No it's not as quiet (60-65db) as the Honda or Yamaha, so I am going to build a small insulated portable cabinet to reduce the noise.

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FWIW I switched out my 2 EU2000i's for a single EU3000is. Gotta love Craigslist. Reason for doing so? I simply wanted the quietest generator I could find and I only wanted 1 engine to maintain.
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