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Old 05-13-2018, 06:53 AM   #1
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Diesel generator

I am new to campers/RVs and trying to get ahead of a few issues before they arise. I am picking up my north point 377rlbh in 3 weeks and have some questions around power. For the first year this 5th wheel will be run on generator power every weekend. I'm buying a diesel generator for longevity and fuel consumption reasons. With this 5th wheel will I need a generator with a 50 amp receptacle or will a 30 amp run all I need. I was told a 50 amp service is needed for shore power but I'm not installing electricity for the next year or two because the price is through the roof.. the 5th wheel is for a fishing camp for my family and I since I run charters weekly and the drive is killing me.

Anything else I need to know, I read that someone rewired their TVs so they could run them when not on shore power. Does that mean they won't run off a generator? Also, I am in S louisiana so both ACs is a must.

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Old 05-13-2018, 07:15 AM   #2
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To run both AC units you need 50 amps. There may be a way to run both on only 30 amps but you wonít be able to run anything else
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Old 05-13-2018, 08:53 AM   #3
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Need 50 amp 240v with a neutral and you will be gold.

They probably ran their TV's on an inverter. That takes battery 12v dc and converts it to 120v ac.


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Old 05-13-2018, 10:39 AM   #4
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Thank yall, anyone have any experience or suggestions for diesel generators... right now in leaning toward the 5kw generac as it was a 50 amp receptacle, and do I have to worry about damaging small electronics? I only say that because I see a lot of talk around generators with or without inverters.
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Our Seneca is 36' with two generators. I came with a Onan Quiet Diesel 9000.

It easily powers all of our AC needs in the hot humid months along with our other appliances.
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Yeah mine isnt coming with a generator... had I thought this through earlier I might have had it ordered with one..
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If u did order it with one they only offer propane
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