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Old 06-24-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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Generator Size

I have a X23B and would like to purchase a generator for it. We frequently camp at over 7,000 feet so that needs to be taken into consideration.

I want to be able to run everything EXCEPT the air conditioner. I may run the fan if necessary, but don't need the air at that elevation due to temperature.

What size generator would you recommend? I am looking at mainly a Honda or Yamaha for quietness.

Thanks for the feedback/suggestions!

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Old 06-25-2014, 06:21 AM   #2
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A 2000 Honda or Yamaha will most likely do the job. I say most likely only because I'm assuming that you will be using a microwave at 7000 ft. That is the only iffy part of the equation. The rest of your things in your RV will run on either unit at that altitude. We ran a 3000 Honda at those altitudes with AC and had to be careful that we only ran one heavy user of power at a time. I consider a microwave to be fairly heavy user of power. The one we use pulls 1500 watts. Your converter, fans and refrigerator will all work satisfactorily at that altitude. In all likelihood your microwave will make the grade if nothing else is pulling on your power.

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Old 06-25-2014, 07:17 AM   #3
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Stick with your idea of Honda or Yamaha. The Chinese clones are cheaper but do not deliver the advertised power. Been there, done that!!!!
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:06 AM   #4
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we have a 2400 Yamaha and at 75 lbs I can still get it in and out of the truck by myself. It would give you a little extra comfort zone and still sips gas on low loads..
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:27 AM   #5
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Make sure that what ever jenny you get will run at the altitudes you will be running it at. I have a 2006 Yammy 2400. If I use it at 6500' or higher, I have to manually rejet it to run leaner otherwise it carbons up. Hopefully new models automatically adjust the air/fuel mixture. It take about 20 minutes for me to swap out the carb jet each time.

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