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Old 06-15-2012, 06:51 AM   #1
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What size generator will i need to operate my camper when no power is availible? I believe it has a 13,500 btu a/c.

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Old 06-15-2012, 07:02 AM   #2
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If you need 100% full capacity and you have a 30A service, you'll need a generator capable of providing 3600 Watts. A generator that size can weigh over 120 lbs though. A lot of people will opt for a lighter unit such as the Honda EU2000i which weighs 47 lbs and can have a companion which when combined with the original produces up-to 4000 watts, but isn't inexpensive. Your best bet is to figure out the consumption of the appliances that you need to use add them up and base your decision on size, weight, capacity and cost.

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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I bought the Honda EU3000IC as it weighs only 80 lbs give or take. It doesn't have electric start and has a smaller fuel tank compared to the much larger (but quieter) EU3000IS, but at least my wife can move it around on her own.

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:02 AM   #4
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I use a honda eu3000is when I am camping at the race track. It is heavy, but super quiet and it sips fuel. It runs everything just fine as long as you use some common sense and remember that it is only putting out 26 amps instead of the usual 30 you'd get from shore power. I opted for it over the 'ic' unit because it was quieter amongst several other smaller details.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:36 AM   #5
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I went with the Yamaha EF2400iSHC, runs my A/C, and weighs in around 80lbs wet. I leave it in my truck bed (cable/locked), and just move it near the tailgate when I need to use it.



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