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Old 02-12-2016, 06:03 PM   #11
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I use a 2100W Powerhouse generator (I think it is from Northern Tool). It is a bit bigger than the EU2000i, but 1/2 the $cost$. It comes with wireless remote start (and shut-off), and has all the bells and whistles as the Honda.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:20 AM   #12
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Here is a tip for you... start the gen then plug in and unplug before turning off the gen.. this will avoid nasty spikes that may harm your electronics in the RV.

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Old 02-23-2016, 04:36 PM   #13
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Let the generator warm up before plugging into it or it may cough and die and make sure economy mode is turned off before plugging in.

Even with new trailers I would recommend an updated programmable converter. Batteries need 14.8v or more to get a proper full charge and while some converters will supply 14.4v while in bulk they will typically drop into float charge too early and will then take much longer to charge your battery to full.

Get one that you can program according to the charging specs for your specific battery and you will get much more efficient charging and better battery life and capacity.

Install a battery monitor while you are at it. Well worth the money.
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:56 PM   #14
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Kipor 2000I 10 years old? About $700

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