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Old 04-06-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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I have a 2010 32bhds that has a 15000BTU ac and want to know if a Genny with 3300 Watts surge; 3000 Watts rated output (110/120 Volt) will run it ok.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:43 PM   #2
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I have a 2010 32bhds that has a 15000BTU ac and want to know if a Genny with 3300 Watts surge; 3000 Watts rated output (110/120 Volt) will run it ok.
Probably. Usually thos AC units require about 1800 watts running, but a bunch more to start, or cycle on and off. So... it depends on the surge length of time that the generator will produce. Now, at 10,000 feet, and 110 degrees, it may not. But that's pretty extreme. The better generators will probably do fine.

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Old 04-07-2011, 09:14 AM   #3
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What I usually do on generator is keep my fan switch on - which cuts down just a little on the overall startup current. If my battery is somewhat discharged, I will also cut the breaker off to my converter during startup, along with most of the lights off, etc

Until I got an EMS, I didnt realize how much power the TT uses just operating normally...just having my lights on inside is pulling almost 8 amps. Add the fridge, water heater, etc and it is in the upper 20s.
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A friend has a 13,500 AC and runs it with a 2,400 watt Yamaha generator. You should be ok.
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I have a 32BHDS also, I talked to my dealer about this, the service guy told me that while a small generator might start and run the A/C, something to think about is how long you plan on having your tt. He said that a 3,500 would start the A/C, but over a few years it would put a lot of wear and tear on the compressor. He recommended at least a 4k generator for it.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:13 AM   #6
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A previous poster stated his new Yamaha generator is super quiet and has boost feature. And, it comes within included wheel kit. Three great things of CG generator.

re: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ghlight=yamaha

Hope this helps in your research as well.....

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Start the fan first then a min later start the A/C... dont try to use the microwave or elect tank heater while you have the A/c on (or any other high amp drawing device)
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Go to Camping world and buy a plug in voltage meter. If volts drop under 106/107, (greenzone stops @ 110 volts) you are damaging your motor. Watch it, figure out what you can run. We have a 4,000 watt Onan and when boondocking, we can run 2 major appliances at one time. So if we have 2 running and she wants to use microwave, you have to shut something down first and then turn on the microwave. Yes, my honey is trained!

We normally run refrig and hot water on gas when boondocking which completely takes them out of the equation. Major current draws include, AC, Electric hot water heater, coffee pot, microwave, inverter recharging battery, electric skillet and toaster.
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Thank you all for the replies. If anyone else would provide anymore info please do
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