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Old 05-14-2016, 01:17 PM   #1
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What size generator?

I have a 2016 Jayco 28BHBE. 1 AC unit and all LED lighting with 42" TV.
What size generator do I need?


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Old 05-14-2016, 01:24 PM   #2
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Depends on what you want to do. Everything accept the A/C? Honda 2000 would be just fine. If you want to run A/C at least a 3000. There are mods you can do, to possibly run the A/C with a 2000 but there are several variables, elevation being a big one. 3000 would be worry free.


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Old 05-14-2016, 01:25 PM   #3
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Any drawbacks to getting a Champion vs Honda. I can't justify dropping that much for a Honda


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Nah, other then noise. If your alone in the woods, who cares? Hide it behind a tree with a longer extension cord.....so you can hear your movie!


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So I can plug straight in, no adapters, correct?
Sorry I'm completely new to camping right now


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It's hard to tell from the photo, but the largest middle plug appears to be an RV 30 amp. Worst case you will need an adapter like this one

Robot Check

Your RV appears to have the same electrical needs as mine, so I'm assuming you have 30amp service. You have 50amp if your trailer plug has 4 prongs.

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Old 05-14-2016, 03:55 PM   #7
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One other factor when looking at generators is "wet weight"...., especially if it will be loaded/unloaded from the back of a pickup frequently by yourself.

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I have 2 Yamaha 2000 generators and when I need the AC I run both in parallel. If you do not need the AC, one 2000 is enough.


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Old 05-14-2016, 06:17 PM   #9
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Greg that is a LOUD generator.. No one will want to camp within a mile of you... Champion does make an inverter style like Honda for about 25% less than a Honda..
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Please not another generator thread!!!! There is in fact no dumb question, but this question has been discussed in no less than 3 recent threads and dozens going back a year or so. Do a search on generators to tap into these past recommendations.

Quick summary: Honda and Yams 2000 are reliable, relatively light and quiet but cost more. Others are acclaimed by some as just as good and cheaper. Its like arguing politics, people have different opinions.

2000's everything but AC and 3000s for Ac. Twin 2000s are good for everything but again are more costly.
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