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Old 06-04-2011, 08:37 AM   #11
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It will be "iffy" running the A/C and fridge on a 2000 watt kip. Maybe doable IF you switch the fridge over to propane.. BUT.... those kips are rather loud when you are out in nature... add a car muffler to it.. and make a box to put over it to help control the noise.. ( see the muffler I put on mine in the mod your rv section)
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:49 AM   #12
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It will be "iffy" running the A/C and fridge on a 2000 watt kip. Maybe doable IF you switch the fridge over to propane.. BUT.... those kips are rather loud when you are out in nature... add a car muffler to it.. and make a box to put over it to help control the noise.. ( see the muffler I put on mine in the mod your rv section)
Sorry Seann, I will very much disagree with you. My Kipor 2000 is just as quiet as any of the best known generators. My Kipor will not do my A/C due to the elevation in Alberta and when I go to British Columbia. The only reason it gets used is to top my batteries, run my TV in the evening and once in a while I need to use the microwave to defrost something, and once in a while if I want to use my Keurig coffee maker. I have never had a complaint about noise and most of my camping is without utilities.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:28 AM   #13
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I have a 2200 (2400 peak) and I have run my air a couple of times. To ensure success, I shut off every breaker except the A/C. I turn the fan to on so it slightly lessens the startup load, then I switch the thermostat to A/C. I generally will run my fridge on propane just to lessen the load (it uses so little propane anyway). I have only done it a few times, but it has worked fine and is a good compromise since I dont want to lug the big noisy 5500 watt genny. On occasion I have turned on the converter to top off the battery, but I always crank the A/C way down so it does not stop/start at all.
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