We are looking for a Generator for our 1971 Tradewind. I have plenty of room in the tow vehicle, and some of the places we like to go to would be much more enjoyable with the A/C running. Besides that, the Generator would supply Voltage tot eh Univolt, and charge the Battery for evening 12V
bliss. Anyways, some say a 3000W unitis plenty big, other say don't bother under 5000W.
It seems that he 3000W ( 25A max)units are 5 or 6 hp, run 8 or so hours on 3 gal of gas, and I can lift them by myself. The 5000W units have larger amperages,(30-35A max) larger everything and are substantially thirstier for gas and heavier. So my logical choice would be the smaller model, but I am unsure if the smaller units can effectively run the A/C, and give the Univolt enough current.
Anybody have any guidelines? It seems that many motorhomes have generators in the 3600W range, but they have microwaves, TV's etc. My main concern is the A/C and the Univolt, maybe some small 110V lights for the patio.
I searched the forums, but it seems no one has posted this question. Please share your experience with Generators with me.