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Old 09-07-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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coleman ac and kipor gens

Hi , I'm new here and new to Jayco TT's . Have recently bought a '06 Jayflight 28FKS and am planning on doing some dry camping in warm weather. I need to know if a Kipor 2000 will successfully run my ac, along with my fridge and lights. I don't expect the microwave to be available. My ac works fine plugged into a 110 v shore connection. My rv repair outfit that sell kipor, says he need to know the total wattage of these appliances before he will commit to saying the kipor will work. I understand this concern. I have poured over my Coleman Mach book and there is no mention of wattage requirements. I did not see any info on btu's either so I don't know if it is a 13500btu or a 15000 btu. Any way I can tell easily? I climbed on the roof and looked for a spec plate. Nothing obvious without taking the plastic off. The fridge draws 300 watts on 110 v. The trailer has the wall control for heat and ac and thermostat. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-07-2010, 08:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Basil1! There are techies here who love to answer those questions, but congrats on your "new" tt!
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Do you know what size the AC is 15000 or 13500 BTU?
What altitude do you want it to run at?

I'll tell you why I ask. I have a 15000BTU AC and my Honda EU2000i will run it and only it up to 3000 feet above sea level. We bought 2 of them for the times when we go up higher or if we're heading out for the summer. If I had to do it all over again I would have bought a Yamaha EF2400iS-- It has 2400 surge so it would start anything--

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Old 09-08-2010, 09:12 AM   #4
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:15 AM   #5
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I have the Kipor 2000 and it does everything except my AC. I have never been close to sea level to see if it would work. Why not see if your gen.dealer would give you a deal on a trade-in for a 3000 Kipor? By the way my Kipor was the best investment I made and was hundreds of dollars cheaper than the so called main brands.
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You can find a great deal of information pertaining to Coleman Mach AC units including running amps, starting amps etc. for each model at their web site www.rvcomfort.com. They also offer online suport. Very useful site. I have a problem starting my unit with my Kipor IG3000 and they recomended a Compressor Start Assist Kit including part number. I ordered through my Jayco dealor and it should be here this week.
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Thanks for the replies. I went to the rvcomfort.com site and there must be about 12 different models in the 8000 series. Don't know which one I have.My manual tells me squat about model. My rv repair place has suggested I take the Kipor 2000 and try it. If it works, great, if not, bring it back. A generous offer that I will take him up on. He has a 3000 there as well but I see the weight difference is substantial and the noise level is quite increased. It is the quietness I am after as well as capability. I live at sea level so the 2000 will have it's best opportunity to work. Where I will be going next summer will be at 1800 ft in elev. Do you think this elev. change would make a big difference to it's successful operation?

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Invest in the Yamaha EF2400is, you will not regret it. Good luck.
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The serial number and model number on my unit are located on the AC unit under the filter cover inside the RV. However, you can't go wrong with the option of trying the unit before buying. Good luck!
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I ended up buying a Kipor 2000 after weighing the pros and cons. Tried it this last weekend and it ran my 13500 btu coleman a/c just fine and with all lights on in trailer. I wasn't really expecting it to succeed. This is at sea level mind you. The story may be different higher up. For what it's worth.

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