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Old 07-17-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Questions for seasoned travelers

I have a few question for seasoned travelers, what do you carry in case you have a flat? Coke bottle style jack, floor jack, or ramp to drive one wheels up on to lift the other wheel off the ground? Also does anyone carry a small Honda generator like the 2000I or 3000I series to use if you pull over for a rest and need to turn on the A/C. Will a 2000I run just a 15000 BTU A/C or 13500? Not using the generator to run anything else but one A/C, what are your experiences?? Thanks in advance for all that reply.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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I pack a Trailer-Aid ramp and a bottle jack. Unfortunately, I've changed many tires while on the road. The Trailer-Aid is my first choice. I used it to change a tire 10 days ago.

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:14 PM   #3
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On the generator....it is doubtful you will get the generator to start up the ac on a 2000.

I have a 2200 (2400 surge) and I have been successful in getting mine to start using this procedure:

- turn off all breakers except the main and ac
- turn the fan on and let it start for a few seconds
- flip the ac to on and let the compressor start

Everything else I need runs off 12 volt so I am good. Not a very elegant solution, but it works.
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I have a built in Onan 5500 so my 120v air compressor works great as does my a/c to cool off after and during changing a flat. I have a 3 ton floor jack that lives in my 5'er all the time.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:52 AM   #5
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I carry a 6 ton bottle jack. Also, I've built a ramp out of Lynx levelers and driven the good tire up onto the ramp. I also carry a cheap slow to work battery air pump that has helped us out of a jam one time we got two flats at the same time, as it pumped enough air into one of the tires to let us limp to a tire shop.

I've heard it said, but have no experience myself, that a 2000i might run a 13,500 BTU A/C, but not a 15,000 BTU. Altitude (the higher the less likely) is a factor in whether or not a 13,500 will start - it sounds like it's a really iffy possibility.
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We have a 10 Ton Bottle Jack and a AAA RV Plus Card the my company provides to all field personel for their company trucks & trailers, also covers personal vehicles and trailers.
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GOOD SAM ERS.. I paid my money they can change the tire...
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Road side assistance with good sam.
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I can change a tire in less than 15 minutes.

I travel to remote places. Often, outside cell coverage.

One time I had two flats within 20 miles. I had no choice but to call my roadside service. The time from call to back on the road was 4 hours.
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We have a 10 Ton Bottle Jack and a AAA RV Plus Card the my company provides to all field personel for their company trucks & trailers, also covers personal vehicles and trailers.
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Had Good Sams. Needed a tow on our car, the tranny cable broke. They would only tow the car to a tire shop that did NOT work on transmissions. That was the 1 and only time I called Good Sams.
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