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Old 01-02-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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We just purchased our first travel trailer a 2007 25 foot Classic

We just towed our new Airstream home. It was a long first day because of weather related road closures. So we did about 650 miles and a lot of back roads. I am amazed at how well this trailer tows. It was like a rock even with the big trucks going the other way on those 2 lane roads.

I am busy trying to understand how everything works. Had a good lesson in learing how to winterize -- I had to go find all the systems described in the book.

I would like to get a generator that can run all the systems including AC. So if anyone have suggestions about size and or where to carry it I would love to have your comments.

Tom
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:04 PM   #2
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I would like to get a generator that can run all the systems including AC. So if anyone have suggestions about size and or where to carry it I would love to have your comments.

Tom
Regular generators are cheaper, loud and obnoxious. Inverter generators are pricey and quiet. You can get a Honda EU 2000 which weighs about 70# for a grand, but it won't run everything. You can get a Honda EU 3500 which weighs about 150# but probably will run just about everything for about $1500. Or hook 2 EU 2000s together and run everything.

If you don't rush into buying a generator and just go camping there is a good bet you will find that you don't need a generator nearly as much as you think you do now.
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I second Lumatic. Use the rig for awhile and determine whether you really want/need a generator or not.

I hate the danged things. Even mine.

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Old 01-03-2008, 11:26 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forums!
Is this your first RV ever? You go big when you jump in don't you? Congratulations, nice first trailer.
The posts above provide you with good info. The only correction I would make is that the larger Honda is a 3000, not a 3500. Unless they now have a model that I'm not aware of. If you go with the 3000, either buy the wheel kit, or install your own. There is a thread showing what a few of us have done for far less money than the wheel kit. Do a search for honda wheels, etc.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:43 AM   #7
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It is a thrill to see folks getting an Airstream, I get all excited again. The newness of mine has still not worn off, it is a great thing in life!

That sounds weird, "a great thing in life". I think I have spent to much time in South America and my English is trashed.
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The only thing I use my generator for is AC- and then it's really just for the dogs. The Yamaha 2400 works well- but there are plenty of threads on that.
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Congratulations, your going to have a blast , we did exactly the same thing our 2008 was the first RV no reason to buy anything else if you start with the best.
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Thanks for all your comments. We will hold off on the generator until we use the trailer a few times and I can figure out where to carry one. I can see there is a lot of help available on this site -- that is very nice.

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