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Old 06-03-2014, 11:52 AM   #1
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I have a Jayco 27 G2 travel trailer and was just wondering what generator would be best????
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:54 PM   #2
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I guess that would depend on what you expect to run with it, how quiet you need it and if it needs to be lifted by yourself, how heavy can it be and lastly how much $$$ you have to spend.
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:03 PM   #3
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I have a Jayflight 23FB G2 and when we dry camp I use my Yamaha 2000 watt genny. It is quiet, easy starting and is easily carried. If you want to run your AC, etc you will need a larger model. My unit runs $1,000 at Cabela's. It is more than adequate to keep my batteries charged up.
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I have a Honda 2000I. It runs my 13.5K air conditioner. It runs my microwave. Will not run both at the same time. Usually heat my water with propane when not on shore power. Quiet, about 48 lbs. easy to lift, and operates about 8 hours per gal in eco mode. Reviews rate the Yamaha and Honda pretty much the same.
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3000IS Very happy with it, the remote is a neat feature.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:26 AM   #6
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I have both the Champion 2000 & 3100 watt invertor generators. The 2000 is quiet and adequate to recharge the battery and small appliances. It doesn't run the AC or microwave where my 3100 will. Just paid $799.00 for the 3100 and so far I am happy with it. It is 1/3 the cost of the Honda and lighter. It does not have electronic start on it though.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:33 PM   #7
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Question for you ? I have a Honda 2000i but have not yet used it with our new 22fb . We will be doing our fisrt dry camping in a couple of weeks and would like to know the best way to use this generator to charge my battery? Do I get the adaptor and connect it directly to the battery post or do I use the trailer 30 amp cord with the 110 adaptor plug and have the generator push the power through the trailers inverter ?

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Most I talk with just charge it thru the converter.
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I have both the Champion 2000 & 3100 watt invertor generators. The 2000 is quiet and adequate to recharge the battery and small appliances. It doesn't run the AC or microwave where my 3100 will. Just paid $799.00 for the 3100 and so far I am happy with it. It is 1/3 the cost of the Honda and lighter. It does not have electronic start on it though.

What's the noise level like with the 3100? I was thinking of getting one.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:15 PM   #10
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Hello fellow trailer people. Just new to the forum and the Jayco family. This topic of generators seems very confusing to me. One person says a 2000 will run his AC another says no way. I am only starting my research on this topic but don't understand why there is such a difference of opinion. I would think that a lot of the AC's in this thread are of the 13500 size so why does it work for some and not others. For me, I would rather carry something lighter and cheaper if possible but not if it will not do the job.

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