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luberhill

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I see a few TT’s where we are camping.. two of them have 2000 watt Honda’s and they are pretty quiet,,the other guy has a Champion... that seems to be even quieter. ,,,
Now is 2000 watts enough to power the ac ?? And also what is the quietest ??
Also do you need and invertor generator ?? If so why ?
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luberhill wrote:

I see a few TT’s where we are camping.. two of them have 2000 watt Honda’s and they are pretty quiet,,the other guy has a Champion... that seems to be even quieter. ,,,
Now is 2000 watts enough to power the ac ?? And also what is the quietest ??
Also do you need and invertor generator ?? If so why ?
Thx


From what i have read. No 2000 won't run AC. And in truth. Most CGS won't let you run them after quiet hours any way

* This post was edited 07/13/18 01:32pm by Terryallan *


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Hi,

2000 watts is iffy for running roof air reliably. I would go for the 3400 watt inverter generator from Champion with remote electric start.

luberhill wrote:

I see a few TT’s where we are camping.. two of them have 2000 watt Honda’s and they are pretty quiet,,the other guy has a Champion... that seems to be even quieter. ,,,
Now is 2000 watts enough to power the ac ?? And also what is the quietest ??
Also do you need and invertor generator ?? If so why ?
Thx



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What’s a “genny” is that slang for ac ?? Sorry im confused.. im aware of campground rules, thinking of it when boomdocking...and again what size would I need to run ac and which isnquieyest

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luberhill wrote:

What’s a “genny” is that slang for ac ?? Sorry im confused..

I think Terryallen meant to say air conditioner, not genny.
Inverter generators are quieter than open frame models. And, they supply 'clean' electricity that will not harm electronics, etc..
I don't know which one is the quietest, they all get louder under a load.

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Genny is slang for "generator". I have a 5.5 kw Onan "genny" in my toyhauler, so I am not very knowledgeable about the smaller portable units, My perception from camping with folks that have (typically) 2,000 watt Honda generators is that they are mostly used for battery charging and running a coffee pot or a hair dryer. A 2,000 watt unit might run a 13,000 BTU AC unit, but I think they would be hard pressed to run a bigger unit for any length of time. As far as which is the quieter unit, you can look at the manufacturer's claims.


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Get 4,000 watts to run the a/c reliable, the ref and turn on the microwave from time to time.

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Do do you need an invertor type ?? Also isn’t a 4000 watt a little large to carry around ?? These guys camping here say they don’t need the ac because it doesn’t get that hot

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A 2000 watt inverter generator will usually run an AC if you have the MicroAir EasyStart installed on the AC. Without it, you would probably need two of the inverter generators hooked up in parallel.


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Humm pls explain

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