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Old 10-18-2016, 08:39 AM   #29
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That 50 amp Champion would be great for a job site, but perhaps not so great at a camp ground where the neighbors are so close together..
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:24 AM   #30
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That 50 amp Champion would be great for a job site, but perhaps not so great at a camp ground where the neighbors are so close together..
Sure, but if you were boondocking in a remote area...
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:04 AM   #31
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just got a Honda propane from GenConneX.net, propane is better to use.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:24 AM   #32
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Champion has several inverter generators with a 30A RV plug. They all seem to range somewhere between 2800-3500 watts. I was not aware they made one with a 50A RV plug. Maybe the 50A model is an open frame generator (vs. the quieter closed frame inverter style). My 3400 watt Champion inverter/generator is a little louder than some of the 2000 watt models that I have heard at idle, but seems comparable under load. I rather it be quiet under load as that is more of a realistic measurement for me. It is designed to run propane as sold from the manufacturer and has the built in 30A RV plug. Both are great conveniences. I really like the capability of running my AC off of propane with one generator. I know Yamaha and Honda make great generators, but I really feel like Champion, Powerhorse, and some others are also putting out great generators these days.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:17 AM   #33
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I bought a lightly used Honda 2000 and converted it to Tri-Fuel using a kit from Century Fuel products. I run it exclusively on propane because I am reluctant to carry gasoline in my truck, dislike pouring liquid fuel into a hot generator and love the fact that a 20 lb LP tank will run the generator for days.
Thanks to my highly efficient split system A/C I can charge batteries and run the entire trailer and A/C at the same time on a single 2000 watt genny.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:11 PM   #34
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I bought a lightly used Honda 2000 and converted it to Tri-Fuel using a kit from Century Fuel products. I run it exclusively on propane because I am reluctant to carry gasoline in my truck, dislike pouring liquid fuel into a hot generator and love the fact that a 20 lb LP tank will run the generator for days.
Thanks to my highly efficient split system A/C I can charge batteries and run the entire trailer and A/C at the same time on a single 2000 watt genny.
Help me understand how your running an A/C unit on a 2000W Honda?? Is your A/C a newer 13,500, like is on all the newer AS from 19' to 23' models or is it an older, smaller, A/C unit? I know my neighbor could not get his 2000W to run his A/C as it cycles on/off load was too much for his 2000W gen.
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:18 AM   #35
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We are able to run our 13,500 BTU air conditioner on our 2015 23D using a propane only powered single Honda 2,000 watt generator because we have a Magnum hybrid MSH-3012 converter/inverter that will draw the extra energy needed for the air conditioner startup from the 300 amp-hour lithium battery that gets refilled by either the five 100 watt solar panels the roof or the generator after the air container is running.
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We are able to run our 13,500 BTU air conditioner on our 2015 23D using a propane only powered single Honda 2,000 watt generator because we have a Magnum hybrid MSH-3012 converter/inverter that will draw the extra energy needed for the air conditioner startup from the 300 amp-hour lithium battery that gets refilled by either the five 100 watt solar panels the roof or the generator after the air container is running.
Interesting...how long can you run this set up?I know our last 08', 25' had a bank of solar panels (2000W) plus couple "big" 6V batteries and could run that 1500 A/C for 3 hours on its own without any generator...your set up is interesting for sure. Did you post about those batteries? (cost, set up, etc.?) I have been thinking about similar set up...could either get the 3500 Dual fuel Champion ($900) or look at similar set up you have...not sure it would run the 1500 AC?
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I can run my 11 000 btu a/c with my 2000 watts honda generator. I did it in a very hot day last summer in the overflow of a full camping.
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I've had in order, a Honeywell 2000i, a Honda eu2000, and now a yamaha 2400. My roof top ac is a new coleman Mach series 13500 with heatstrip. The Honeywell could start and run my ac as long as I started before the sun heated up the camper but was louder than was acceptable to me. The Honda could not start my ac even on a cool day but I kept it because it is a little quieter than the 2400. The Yamaha runs my rooftop on cool or heat no matter the temperature, live in alabama and deal with extreme high humidity and temperatures.
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My 3000eui Honda pulls my 13,500btu a/c unit with ease. It sips gas and is so very quite. It is very high quality. I looked at all the other brands and thought why try to save a few hundred bucks on something I need to work when I need it.
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Help me understand how your running an A/C unit on a 2000W Honda?? Is your A/C a newer 13,500, like is on all the newer AS from 19' to 23' models or is it an older, smaller, A/C unit? I know my neighbor could not get his 2000W to run his A/C as it cycles on/off load was too much for his 2000W gen.
Unlike roof units, my split system (compressor sits on the tongue) requires no large start up load, just slowly cycles up from 0 to 10 amps, which is the max current draw on Max Cool. It is also extremely quiet. It is a one ton (12,000 BTU) unit but provides plenty of cooling to keep the trailer at 74 degrees even in 95+ outdoor temps.
While dry camping at the ABQ Balloon Fest we ran the A/C along with the 3 stage battery charger, lights, and fridge with all the power coming from the Honda 2000 running on LP.
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Unlike roof units, my split system (compressor sits on the tongue) requires no large start up load, just slowly cycles up from 0 to 10 amps, which is the max current draw on Max Cool. It is also extremely quiet. It is a one ton (12,000 BTU) unit but provides plenty of cooling to keep the trailer at 74 degrees even in 95+ outdoor temps.
While dry camping at the ABQ Balloon Fest we ran the A/C along with the 3 stage battery charger, lights, and fridge with all the power coming from the Honda 2000 running on LP.
OK; I understand...you have a "hybrid" unit...not a factory installed "newer" roof A/C unit. Makes sense. Glad your able to make it all work. With the 1500 AC, not likely even close to working for my set up. Thanks for the pictures and information.
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