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Old 01-22-2015, 06:46 PM   #11
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They don't have a hard start but a factory normal. A capacitor is needed to start the compressor. RV AC's are engineered to run on low volts at times as they know it's gonna happen.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:20 PM   #12
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Fair point Texashighsheriff, just thinking to far ahead about some boondocking that may or may not happen...
Not sure adding a hard start capacitor will have much impact on being able to boondock. You will still need a generator to run the AC, with or without a hard start cap a 2000 watt generator will NOT run your AC. You will require 3000 watt or dual 2000 watts to run AC. Maybe a Hardstart will make a Yamaha 2400 watt get set work more frequently.
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Not sure adding a hard start capacitor will have much impact on being able to boondock. You will still need a generator to run the AC, with or without a hard start cap a 2000 watt generator will NOT run your AC. You will require 3000 watt or dual 2000 watts to run AC. Maybe a Hardstart will make a Yamaha 2400 watt get set work more frequently.
This leads exactly to my next question and going to hijack my own thread.
So what are the opinions on generators. If I had the cash it would be two honda or two yamaha s. So here goes what are the thoughts on the champion 3100 or two of the little champion inverters or a single yamaha ef2400. To me the two smaller champions have more running watts. I have my sights on a good used yamaha 2400 and have read good reports on the champ 3100.

Let me have it I've read a million different forums on this...
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It's a personal preference. But I would go with Honda or Yamaha.
I have two 2000is Hondas. At around 50 pounds each I can move them with no problems. Use one when don't need Ac and two hooked together for AC. I run a outboard gas tank with hooked to both. Will run 15-24 hours on one tank. That's less than $14 day at current prices.
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Yeah from what I've read they are awesome! Thanks.
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