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Old 05-25-2015, 01:02 PM   #1
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Generator Requirements

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I have purchased but not yet picked up a new to us 2013 294bhs Jayco Swift. I am shopping for a inverter generator that will run the AC Unit (13.5) As we are in Newfoundland Candada the AC unit is not going to be used that often but I would like to use it when needed. I tried to get a Champoin 3100 but no luck. Now I'm looking at an Energizer 2800. Does anyone have any experience or advise on the Energizer unit. I don't want to spend 2500 for a honda 3000 and I don't want any Chinese crap either?
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besides the A/C what else will you be running off the generator?
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I don't want any Chinese crap either?
Don't know if they are crap but I believe both Champion (I have one) and Energizer are manufactured in The Republic of China
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You can get 2 Champion 2000W inverter generators if you like that brand. Put them in parallel to run the ac and use one if just charging a battery or some small demand.
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Don't skimp on a generator, a good one will last for years, and be quiet too.

I have the Yamaha EF3000iSEB. Yes, it is pricy, but it is the last generator you will need. Very quiet too. Runs my 13,5000 air and the microwave at the same time.

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Thanks for the input
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I ran into a Cabelas/Champion 3K or 4K genny and you could hear it over half the campground. I have a Yamaha 2k watt which is too small for your application but it is extremely quiet. I am sure Ensigns 3K watt Yamaha is also very quiet. You get what you pay for.
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Champion Genny

Yea, the standard 3-4k watt genny is quite loud. The 3100 inverter generator unit is much less noisy. Unfortunately I cannot find anywhere in Canada to buy it!!!!
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Did you try Costco
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Don't skimp on a generator, a good one will last for years, and be quiet too.

I have the Yamaha EF3000iSEB. Yes, it is pricy, but it is the last generator you will need. Very quiet too. Runs my 13,5000 air and the microwave at the same time.
I have the same one. The only caveat is that I could only run our 13.5K A/C as long as the generator was running in full power mode. When in Eco mode, the generator wouldn't come up to full speed fast enough to start up the A/C and pop the internal breaker on the generator due to overload.

Even at full speed, you can have a fairly easy conversation standing right over top of the Yamaha. They are *very* quiet units, even more so in Eco mode. The same could be said for the equivalent sized Honda as well. During our last power outage, I had ours running to power our fridge. I could still hear our neighbor's generator over ours, and it was one street over from us.

Our new trailer has a built-in generator, so my trusty Yamaha will likely be devoted to just emergency and "back 40" duty now.
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