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Old 09-10-2007, 07:29 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how big of a generator we would need for a 64 overlander?
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:45 AM   #2
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Hi and welcomr to the forums.

There's about a bazillion threads on this and they express a bazillion opinions.

If you only need to recharge the coach batteries a Honda eu100 has you covered. Light and cheap.

If you want to run A/C, Microwave, refrig etc all at the same time most folks opt for 2 eu2000's in parallel. eu2000's are still light and easy to move around.

If you want to just run the A/C or Microwave. A Honda eu3000 will do the job but it weighs 180 lbs.

The thing the majority of Members agree on is. Use Honda or Yamaha gensets.

Both are very reliable with a long use life and also of importance they are very quiet. Thus you and your neighbors are not irritated by the racket of a discount genset.

Hope that helps.
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:38 PM   #3
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The EU3000 weighs 144 lbs, otherwise everything GoinCamping said applies.
(It's still heavy, I have one)
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Old 09-10-2007, 06:49 PM   #4
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It should be mentioned that noise pollution makes generators fall into 2 categories: 1. more and 2. less obnoxious. There is a universal law the more obnoxious something is the cheaper it is. Inverter generators generally fall into category #2 although those who find any noise not of the birds and bees when camping should be in category #1. Honda makes generators on both ends of the obnoxious continuum. Surprisingly a 3000 eu is quieter than its less powerful little brother the EU 2000 which I have. The 2000 weighs about as much as my wife's make up case while the 3000 is hernia material. I also find I really need to use a generator a lot less than I anticipated. I just got back from a month on the road spent about 50% of the time in campsites without electric hookups and only used it once. Unless you plan to do extended boondocking it may not really be necessary.
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FYI- Just about all campsites restrict generator use to early morning and late afternoon.
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The folks above have given you the basic information ...if you really want your head to hurt, here is the link to the subforum on generators and solar...Goin Camping's estimate of a bazillion opinions just may be an understatement!

Generators & Solar Power - Airstream Trailer & Motorhome Community

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I'm wishing I would have spent the extra $300 bucks and bought the two Honda 2000 with the parallel kit ...much more maneuverable than 3000 which seems to get heavier everytime I try to move it. We also have only used it maybe twice in the the last year and a half.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:46 PM   #8
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Thank you for generator information

Hi everyone
Thank you for all who responded to my generator question.We are still up in the air about getting one but information was very valuable.
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