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Old 05-01-2016, 08:50 AM   #29
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We purchased a second 2000 generator just to run the AC have done it once in 5 years. Our travel plans are designed to avoid heat. We can't stand the 2 generators and/or the AC running as they are too loud. If we run into heat we decide it is time to move on at least to a park with hookups. Hopefully we will trade up to a unit with ducted air and that will be nirvana.
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:18 AM   #30
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we have the 2 honda's and the best I can tell you you is

don't leave home without them. Many times between camp site destinations they come in handy to weather the storm or aid in AC power.
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:59 AM   #31
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I was in Death Valley two weeks ago, I went with a full hookup spot in Furnace Creek.
Got bumped into a lesser spot (overflow employee housing) with overhanging dead branches and had a ding installed the end cap.
Temps were bouncing around 100*, no shade, only one 2k genny for dry camping, so I went with full hookups.
I'm on my way north to get that hybrid system Lewster installs, sure could have used it then.

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Old 05-02-2016, 01:32 PM   #32
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I grew up in Florida...so was used to the heat and humidity.... then moved out west. Now, when I get back to Alachua County and the Big Bend beaches twice a year I need the AC (although, when it broke down at Ft. Clinch SP last year a 20" fan did the job somewhat). For the 13,500 AC you need both 2,000W Hondas, for sure. So its your decision: Can you put up with the heat and humidity in the southeastern U.S. while having your AS sitting in the sun all day or not? For me, its worth schlepping both units with me unless I head down there after September. Safe travels. jon.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:16 PM   #33
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Ditto on growing up on Florida east coast and then getting ruined by living in San Diego. Nowadays I don't go to Florida without operational air conditioning in the summer. Went to Disney World a couple years ago in the fall, and it was ok. We all get to be "weather wimps" when we get older.


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Old 05-03-2016, 12:17 AM   #34
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Well, it's a slight variation on the theme for me,... wife and I travelled to the BreauBridge swamp area (So. Louisiana) last July for a week and with the heat and humidity I was very glad to have our generator with us. It's a 3500 watt Coleman/Powermate that runs everything and AC just fine. We don't travel to sit in a can during the day, but we occasionally return for lunch and/or a nap and certainly want AC at night in the warm/humid swamp, so we chained the thing to a tree and left it running all day and night to power the AC keeping the AS cool and dry inside. It would run 11.5-12 hrs on a tank of gas (3.5 gals) with the AC running full time. I'd fill it up from a gas can when we left for the day and again when we turned in for the night. It was a week-long stay and we were very comfortable as the result. I don't care for the expense and trouble of twin-Hondas or their copies and am quite satisfied with our solution. (Found it on a sale for $159 plus tax.)
I see a Similar unit for sale at Tractor supply for $329 with the Champion label on it, and would prefer that to maintaining and feeding two smaller units.
(BEWARE of the Harbor Freight model that claims 4000 watts if you shop for a contractor-type gen. My buddy thought he'd made a bargain with it and found that it's improperly designed with only 13 Amp circuit breakers on 120 volt outlets, which means it won't run anything like an AC unit because the breakers won't carry the load and "pop". You need at least 20 amps to run a single AC unit.)
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:24 AM   #35
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Well, it's a slight variation on the theme for me,... wife and I travelled to the BreauBridge swamp area (So. Louisiana) last July for a week and with the heat and humidity I was very glad to have our generator with us. It's a 3500 watt Coleman/Powermate that runs everything and AC just fine. We don't travel to sit in a can during the day, but we occasionally return for lunch and/or a nap and certainly want AC at night in the warm/humid swamp, so we chained the thing to a tree and left it running all day and night to power the AC keeping the AS cool and dry inside. It would run 11.5-12 hrs on a tank of gas (3.5 gals) with the AC running full time. I'd fill it up from a gas can when we left for the day and again when we turned in for the night. It was a week-long stay and we were very comfortable as the result. I don't care for the expense and trouble of twin-Hondas or their copies and am quite satisfied with our solution. (Found it on a sale for $159 plus tax.)
I see a Similar unit for sale at Tractor supply for $329 with the Champion label on it, and would prefer that to maintaining and feeding two smaller units.
(BEWARE of the Harbor Freight model that claims 4000 watts if you shop for a contractor-type gen. My buddy thought he'd made a bargain with it and found that it's improperly designed with only 13 Amp circuit breakers on 120 volt outlets, which means it won't run anything like an AC unit because the breakers won't carry the load and "pop". You need at least 20 amps to run a single AC unit.)
Those low priced generators can be very loud and annoying to others. What is the Db levels of yours?
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:02 AM   #36
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My 3500 Champion is a little loud for being five or ten feet from my trailer, and not so loud at 25 feet. I think that if I was staying more or less isolated in the swamp, I would run my Champion instead of my Yamaha.


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Old 05-03-2016, 08:58 AM   #37
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Those low priced generators can be very loud and annoying to others. What is the Db levels of yours?
On that comment, YES. And solar will make you more of a snob/more aware of the annoyance of others and their generators running non-stop or first thing at 6am in the morning at full throttle when you are accustomed to silence.
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If the generator that the poster ran is like the Champion that I have, it is louder than a Honda or Yamaha inverter set, but not obnoxiously loud as some others are.


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Old 05-03-2016, 11:30 AM   #39
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LOL, we don't see many "solar snobs" in the swamps of south Louisiana...we do see a lot of happy non air-conditioned summer heat tolerant sportsmen/women and tough locals making a living outside, and we have a lot of other air-conditioned local folks and visitors..but RVing "solar snobs complaining about generators" are scarce as hen's teeth. Here, AC by any means, trumps silence on a 90/90 day when camping in an aluminum Bud can in the sun.
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Yep....there ain't no humidity like Loooozianna humidity.

Me, i like to boondock when and where I can enjoy the full, outdoor, freedom-from-hookups experience.

If I need AC or heat, prefer electricity to trying to juggle fuel to run the generator for hours on end.

But....that's just me.


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LOL, we don't see many "solar snobs" in the swamps of south Louisiana...we do see a lot of happy non air-conditioned summer heat tolerant sportsmen/women and tough locals making a living outside........

This is one of those areas where what one person wants might be opposed to what another person wants.

One person wants hear a pin drop quiet, the other wants not to bake in his trailer.

If it was me in the swamp, short of law enforcement telling me otherwise, I would be running my generator.....

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Those low priced generators can be very loud and annoying to others. What is the Db levels of yours?
I haven't got a meter to measure it's db-level but I can say that I placed it behind/on-the-other-side of a large oak from everyone in the campground and it was quieter than the Class-A MH diesel sitting 40 yards away. No one complained about mine but we were all relieved when that guy left.
(To be fair, virtually everyone else nearby were also running gennys at nite, so who was going to complain? It was HOT/HUMID! except inside the AS.)

I'll add this... I've observed the demo at the Campers World of a so-called "quiet" liteweight non-Honda which advertised 76 db and my little gen was louder ...but not hugely so.

Again... if you can place your portable genny behind a tree...an ice-chest... a vehicle, ...etc.... it will make quite a difference.
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