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Old 06-23-2011, 02:16 PM   #11
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i do have the 15 a/c...i do try to time things,..but,..theres always someone that'll push the toast down,w/a hair dryer a/c etc etc going,...i figure,if i needed a 400 gen,..i'd get a 5000.... not real big on asian made stuff,but honda does make some pretty good gas eng's...i was looking on tractor supply home depot etc,and found a briggs unit that sounds pretty good,..but,it does,...look heavy....and,i aint gettin any younger .. :>) but have a stout son in law...
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:19 PM   #12
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i know its prob in my book,..but i'm too lazy to go out there and dig thru all that in a 200 degree camper,..so,... do u all know,what that 15,000 a/c and micro wave draw,...not too worried about variables,..just those,i guess,.... then,i'll go up 500-1000 watts ??
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:46 PM   #13
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jwb023 One other thing to remember is that your circuit breakers are built to trip at 80%+- of thier rating. Some will trip sooner than others. Larry
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:53 PM   #14
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We have a 3000 watt honda and it runs the AC no problem but is quite heavy to lug around.

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Old 06-24-2011, 08:48 AM   #15
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yep,....all great info.....thanks all..
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:24 PM   #16
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i do have the 15 a/c...i do try to time things,..but,..theres always someone that'll push the toast down,w/a hair dryer a/c etc etc going,...i figure,if i needed a 400 gen,..i'd get a 5000.... not real big on asian made stuff,but honda does make some pretty good gas eng's...i was looking on tractor supply home depot etc,and found a briggs unit that sounds pretty good,..but,it does,...look heavy....and,i aint gettin any younger .. :>) but have a stout son in law...
If it's got a Briggs engine, it's just plain too loud. Won't work for you in any campground.

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Old 06-24-2011, 03:28 PM   #17
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wont need it in a campground
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:28 PM   #18
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I have a Champion 3500W. I live in North Central Texas. I use it to cool down the TT while loading and unloading. Over Labor Day, we used it for 4 days in West during Westfest. Over 100 degrees. We ran the A/C and everything else except the hot water heater. It works great. I made ramps to load it into the bed of my truck. I have also used the Honda 1000 and loved it. I was not using A/C. It was really quiet and easy to start. Personal choise.
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We had two Honda EU2000's and I gave one away to an old shipmate in need. Partly becuase we never had to use it, but mostly because he'd do it for me. We can run our AC with one-- but nothing else can be on. Been using it that way for 5 years on this trailer and 3 years on our last trailer and we haven't had a problem. One of the best things I bought for that trailer besides our 6 volt golf cart batteries (that are going on 6 years old and still work fantastic!).
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Multiply your service amps times the 110V and that is what you'll need in watts. You may want to measure the voltage. Our voltage runs somewhere around 110 to 120v. 3500 to 4000 watts for 30 amp service, and up to 6000 if you have 50 amp service.

Generators run clean on propane but it is pricey. When I had a motor I ran the generator all the time on the road for the air conditioning. I didn't have slide outs. Once I went to the 5th wheel with slide outs I didn't use the generator very much. Seemed like short stops on the road weren't worth the effort to open the slide outs. My 5th wheel was inconvenient, to say the least, when the slide outs were in. Once we were parked at an RV park we had AC power.
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