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Old 03-06-2011, 01:18 PM   #11
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We bought a Yamaha EF2400is when we bought our 23B. I have used it during those occasions where we are dry camping. It weighs in at about 70 pounds, and it fits easily in the bed of my truck. It will run our 13.5 air conditioner, at least at sea level. I haven't tried in the Sierra's yet. I know some people rejet theirs when heading to higher elevations. It is very quiet. I included a shot of our 23B at Emma Wood SB, you can't camp much closer to the water without getting wet.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:44 PM   #12
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We recently purchased a Yamaha 2000 watt (1600 cont.) generator and were surprised
when the air conditioner on our 19 Ft TT started up...no problems.
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I doubt that you can get a 2000 watt solar system for $900, the cost of a Honda. Besides, a Honda works in the dark and when cloudy.

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:hihi: This is very true. Plus the solar most likely will not have the power to turn over the compressor for your A/C if you plan to use it. Love my generator super quiet. Thought about parallelling the (2) 2000 but found a guy who sold his Eu3000is for $1200 and it was like brand new in box. Good luck
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We recently purchased a Yamaha 2000 watt (1600 cont.) generator and were surprised
when the air conditioner on our 19 Ft TT started up...no problems.
Is it a 13,500 BTU or smaller?
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We were going to get an EF2400, but ended up buying a used Honda EU3000 for a good price.If it is too heavy I will sell it and get an EF2400.
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:hihi: This is very true. Plus the solar most likely will not have the power to turn over the compressor for your A/C if you plan to use it. Love my generator super quiet. Thought about parallelling the (2) 2000 but found a guy who sold his Eu3000is for $1200 and it was like brand new in box. Good luck
I have 515 watts on the roof and 660 amp hours of batteries... and YES I can run my A/C
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I have 515 watts on the roof and 660 amp hours of batteries... and YES I can run my A/C
I never would have guessed you could run an AC unit with solar power, that is very impressive. I had no idea it could be done, how long does it last?
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I have 515 watts on the roof and 660 amp hours of batteries... and YES I can run my A/C
How much did it cost to get that 515 watts of solar?

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I have a 22FB with the 15K BTU AC. One 2000W Gen will not run it. I parallel 2 i2000 Hondas. They only weigh 47 lbs each and are very quiet, but cost $1000 each.

Running an AC off battery power is impracticle. You can run the AC off a big set of batteries and a huge inverter for a little while, but then it will take a LONG time to re-charge using solar. By the time you invest in the batteries, solar panels, control, cables and inverter, you will be way over the price of the two Hondas.
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