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Old 10-09-2017, 09:31 AM   #1
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Should my generator be enough?

Hello everybody. I just recently went dry camping with my 2017 Jayco 26.5 bhs and I have a 1000w Honda generator. After reading other post I thought this would be enough generator to run the camper other than the Microwave and water heater. When I plug the camper into the generator it goes in to overload. Could there be something wrong with my camper?

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Old 10-09-2017, 10:10 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

Have you tried turning off your main breaker before plugging in? Maybe one or more A/C devices (converter? fridge?) are switched on.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:23 AM   #3
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I made sure that the fridge and water heater where turned to propane. I also went one fuse at a time and it would run fine with the converter fuse off. Should the converter really be pulling that much electricity just to charge the batteries and run some LED lights.
I have had multiple campers and this is the only one I have had a problem with.

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Old 10-09-2017, 10:42 AM   #4
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I might try turning the fridge and water heater off instead of to propane. Some fridges default to ac if its available. Also, if your battery is really low, your converter will be drawing a lot. As an example, a 45 amp converter can draw as much as 600 watts.

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Old 10-09-2017, 10:47 AM   #5
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Hello everybody. I just recently went dry camping with my 2017 Jayco 26.5 bhs and I have a 1000w Honda generator. After reading other post I thought this would be enough generator to run the camper other than the Microwave and water heater. When I plug the camper into the generator it goes in to overload. Could there be something wrong with my camper?

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This is the generator I would have recommended if you want to operate most of the camper, Honda EU3000iS Model Info | Super Quiet 3000 Watt Inverter Generator | Honda Generators.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:54 AM   #6
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Thanks everybody! I just find it confusing that it has only done this on this unit. I don't know if this has anything to do with it but when I first took it out a couple weeks ago I went trough 6 fuses just trying to get the rear jacks down and the slide out. It seemed to have fixed it self because I didn't blow a fuse this trip.
I turned every breaker off and switched one on at a time. It only goes into overload when the converter is on.

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If it just a generator issue would a 2000 work. Looking to stay with in Budget.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:16 AM   #8
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If it just a generator issue would a 2000 work. Looking to stay with in Budget.


Do you know someone with a 2K you can use to test?


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This website is very helpful also.
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Get another Honda 1000 and run them parallel. Then you can run everything but A/C.
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