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Old 01-02-2019, 01:10 PM   #1
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generator question

I have a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7 195RB TT
What would be the best generator I could purchase for it?
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Old 01-02-2019, 01:47 PM   #2
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We generally camp below 7000 feet and find that the Honda 2000i is adequate to power lights and the A/C. If you try to add microwave it wont be enough and its iffy with a toaster or coffeepot..

We rarely use the microwave anyway..

What we like is the quietness of the genny. There are others cheaper and some similar to the Hondas but in our area the dealer only services Hondas.

It seems to do the trick when we need the furnace all day.. Running the furnace just kills the battery in a few hours.
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:36 PM   #3
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Pair of the Hondas would be great tied together. Use one as needed, two when necessary. (Sounds like a Doctor's Prescription)
I'm more a Class C type person but with your TT I would POSITIVELY check out the Champion line of gens.
Very price friendly, great options: dual fuel, remote electric start etc
Have not seen a single complaint on them. They're really progressive and taking more of the gen. market away from Honda & Yamaha.
Buy larger than you think you'll need and you'll always have "enuff"
Let us know which way you go
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:29 PM   #4
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And I will counter with buy minimal for your needs. You can upsize later. Ours has the capability to be paired with another similar generator.

You will not die with minimal but if you find you want more power buy more power. Each pound mounts up and with your tow combination that does count. We have similar power and payload. We budget weight wise for bicycles. More important than excess power to us.

We have been camping for many miles with the minimal genny.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:14 AM   #5
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Iím also very happy with a pair of Honda 2000ís. Lightweight, quiet, always starts up. I can run our AC with one, but if anything else needs power while the AC is on, then I need to run both. Small enough for loses of storage option and I can pick them up and move them without help.
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:05 AM   #6
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Iím also very happy with a pair of Honda 2000ís. Lightweight, quiet, always starts up. I can run our AC with one, but if anything else needs power while the AC is on, then I need to run both. Small enough for loses of storage option and I can pick them up and move them without help.
Excellent point made: the smaller gens are a whole lot less weight than one large one. Save your back.
Sure great choices in the gen market. Hard to go wrong with a good quality inverter gen.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:34 AM   #7
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I have a Yamaha 2400ISHC generator. I choose it because it's "light" enough for me to load into my truck (75lbs) but has enough power to start/run my 13.5K A/C unit. There is some power management required. If you're going to run a microwave or coffee maker you need to turn off the A/C, run those other appliances and then restart the A/C. You do have to wait about 5 minutes after you turn off the A/C before you turn it back on (that can be while the microwave and coffee maker are running) to allow the high side pressure in the A/C line to diminish.

That said if you don't mind spending the extra dollars getting two Honda 2000's to run in parallel would be a good option since they are lighter (easier to move around) and if you only happen to need the power from one generator you only have to run the one and if one generator fails you have the other as a back-up.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:02 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm thinking about getting 2 of the Honda EU2000I generators. Where is the best place to buy them?

Considering weight and size it's better to buy 2 honda EU2000I generators rather than 1 EU3000I. Does everyone agree?
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm thinking about getting 2 of the Honda EU2000I generators. Where is the best place to buy them?

Considering weight and size it's better to buy 2 honda EU2000I generators rather than 1 EU3000I. Does everyone agree?
I agree that 2 are better and lighter to move around than 1 3000 is.
However, I have the Yamaha EF2000iSv2. The thing I liked about these is that they have a fuel gauge and also, you can shut off the fuel to the carburetor during storage. You can't do that with the Hondas.
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I agree that 2 are better and lighter to move around than 1 3000 is.
However, I have the Yamaha EF2000iSv2. The thing I liked about these is that they have a fuel gauge and also, you can shut off the fuel to the carburetor during storage. You can't do that with the Hondas.

Hmmm, the Honda's don't have a fuel shut-off valve?

All of the generators I've owned have had a fuel shut-off valve which I used every time I'm going to shutdown my generator. I shut the valve off and let the generator run the carburetor dry which helps to prevent aging gas from gumming up the carburetor, so I'm surprised the Honda's don't have them.
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