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Old 03-22-2016, 08:45 PM   #11
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If you get into any elevation it's likely the 2400 will struggle to run the ac.
I have a Honda EU3000Is from a previous trailer and at elevation (say 6-7k) and hot temps it struggles with the ac without a starting cap, plus it's difficult to move in and out of a 5th wheel compartment and won't fit under the folding bak flip cover on my truck when not hooked up, thus I am going to sell it and pick up two Honda EU2000I (1 companion version and one non) and a parallel cord. This will allow the most portability and run a single ac unit easily for the low number of times I run the ac. I only use the generator for the microwave and ac as my solar takes care of everything else.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:24 AM   #12
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I do this all the time in my unit without a genny. Having Maxx air's over the vents allows me to keep air flowing through the unit when on the road. While I know it's not Texas it still gets hot here in the NE and southern states where we travel and have done it. For a quick 45 minute lunch stop it's actually quite comfortable. The units are not going to heat up like a car since they have much more insulation.

By the time the AC starts working you'll be on your way.

If your intent is to stay for the night with a genny and boon dock often then I would look at just getting the factory install. Jayco stopped installing the racks which I have and holds mine perfectly. Nothing else would I trust back there which leaves your TV.

Also since you said your TV was maxed out with a Seismic the 377 with a genny might come in with a 4K pin weight based on numerous threads here. The 375 like I have with a genny I guess would be in the 3200-3300 pin weight range loaded. Also you will have some water since you will need it to flush.
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Old 03-23-2016, 03:39 PM   #13
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If you get into any elevation it's likely the 2400 will struggle to run the ac.
We have found that when at any significant elevation, we are much less likely to need to run the air conditioner, so it works out ok.
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We have found that when at any significant elevation, we are much less likely to need to run the air conditioner, so it works out ok.
True, however out west here it happens quite often that you hit high 80s or 90s at 6k. Nice to be able to flip the ac on to cool it down a bit at times.
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:59 PM   #15
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Many 5ers can be ordered with the onboard generator. Not just available on toy haulers

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Old 03-24-2016, 06:09 AM   #16
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Check options on any considered for a onboard gen.
I never seen it on a TT though.
My fiver was available as a option.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:12 AM   #17
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Dad's 5er is prepped for the generator. Connections are in the front compartment under the pin. Even has the exhaust vent hole already there.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:46 AM   #18
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you don't need AC to eat lunch or take a break to stretch your legs. As for overnites if AC is a must then I would stop at a CG with hookups or plan your stops around Camping
World locations as many have 4 or 5 sites in their parking lot with Elec/Water hookups for free. We use 2 H2000's when AC is a must and hookups are not a reality. We do the Honda thing regularily during the summer on our houseboat.
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When I'm traveling, I sometimes crack open a few of the slider windows, front and rear, to get air circulation through the TT. It helps keep the temp down a little for those short break-stops. Just watch for the rain.
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We have a Champion 4000 watt generator we keep in our truck bed. We have used it for power outages and for national parks to charge up our batteries. Usually when we are boon-docking overnight in Wal-Mart or a truck stop we just use our fantastic fan, which run off our batteries (we have 2). Leaving windows open a bit while traveling also helps keep the air flowing when hot outside.
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