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Old 05-06-2012, 08:38 PM   #11
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We would like to dry camp with our '12 jay feather ultralite 197 which has a 6 cu ft refr, 13.5 btu a/c. What size generator would you recommend? Which one(s) do you use? Don't want to break the bank - most reasonable good ones?
I would recommend to check out the Yamaha 2400. Weighs about 70lbs and should be able to start a 13.5k btu AC. Either Yamaha or Honda is the way to go, however Honda is either 2000, 2 x 2000 or a 3000, where as Yamaha offers an in between unit at 2400 watts. They also offer a 2800 watt that weighs 63lbs but not a suitcase model so it is louder. Both the Yamaha 2400 & 2800 are inverter models.
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I have a champion 4000. Don't like it, to loud, to heavy. Next ones are going to be the Hondas, and parallel kit.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:48 AM   #14
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More info on that please.
Not sure which one you mean, but I think you are referring to the extended run tank. I got mine off of ebay from Wise Sales. You can fabricate your own, but I decided to go this route. They are a little pricey, but worth every penny if you ask me.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-BE...34332853857445
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I bought a Honda EU3000is a couple of years ago for an annual dry camping trip. I wanted to have the ability to run 110v appliances and chargers and possibly run the a/c without too much noise. In those two years my observations are:

1) The unit is heavy, so unless I have help to lift it I run it in the back of my truck.
2) It is super quiet even when the a/c is running. In fact, it if I place it on the opposite side of the camper facing away from any neighbors I can barely hear it over the noise of the rooftop a/c.
3) It absolutely sips fuel and with the larger tank I don't need an extended run tank (difficult mod on the 3k unit anyways).
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Another generator to consider if you can manage without using the AC is the Briggs & Stratton P2000. It is cheaper then the Yamaha & Honda 2000's & comes with a 2 year warranty from a reputable company. It seems to have good reviews & it is $699 on the Briggs site, but $629 on Amazon with free shipping.

http://www.briggsandstratton.com/generators/portable-generators/detail/?name=P2000-PowerSmart-Series%E2%84%A2-Inverter&id={25504E3F-9402-4812-8EA4-28A397F2F643}

http://www.amazon.com/Briggs-Stratto.../dp/B0037C18U4
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