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Old 08-04-2016, 08:49 PM   #15
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Post 6 is asking the same question I am asking which has not yet been answered with a definite "no".
I can only assume the answer is no.


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Old 08-05-2016, 01:38 AM   #16
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I saw a Y cable at a rv dealer today that had a 50 amp and 2 30 amp plugs. It was meant to combine 2 30 amp inputs to a single 50 amp output. Not sure it would parallel generators, plus they were 30 amp plugs to fit pedestal outlets and not the generator outlets. So more adapters for that.
If I get back there tomorrow I'll take a picture. Not sure how much it cost either.

"Also, are we being silly expecting to run both A/C units while dry camping?"
My thoughts exactly, might as well just go get full hookups because you're missing the point of boondocking running 2 big generators and having to add gas all the time. Although I could see running one for a little while at night to take the edge off before turning in.
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The purpose of that cable is to plug a 50 amp trailer into (2) 30 amp receptacles at an RV park that doesn't have enough 50 amp sites.


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"Also, are we being silly expecting to run both A/C units while dry camping?"
My thoughts exactly, might as well just go get full hookups because you're missing the point of boondocking running 2 big generators and having to add gas all the time. Although I could see running one for a little while at night to take the edge off before turning in.
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This is the link for where we purchased our Honda 300i generators and the parallel kit.

http://www.maxtool.com/honda-super-q...-and-oil-alert

Then we use our 50 amp plug with a 50/30 dog bone. It works great. When the temperature was 90 degrees at night, we definitely needed the a/c. WE set one a/c to come on a few degrees lower than the other, so at times, only one was going. The gas usually lasted about 8 hours before having to refill.
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I'm still thinking there is no way to haul around a generator big enough to run both a/c units on a 50 amp trailer.
Can someone confirm or deny?
I use a Honda EU6500is and it can easily run both A/C units on our 2014 Classic. It has a 240/120 30A twist lock plug on it and I purchased an adapter off eBay that will convert that to a 50A RV receptacle.

Adapter is labeled: Generator Adapter Cord 4-Prong Twist Lock 30A L14-30 Male to RV 50A 14-50 Female

Think the key is to understand you don't truly have 50A power available so if you are trying to run both A/C units, the electric hot water heater, fridge, microwave, TVs,.....you may run into an issue. I'm fortunate that my generator has a meter on it that I can watch the number of watts being used so I can check when running multiple items.

I'll add that the 6500W genny can be a bit of a beast to get in the back of the truck, but it is pretty much a 2' cube so once in there, it doesn't take up much space and is no louder than the 2000W Honda.
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Will it fit under a tonneau cover?


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Will it fit under a tonneau cover?
Mine does not. It is about 4 - 6" over the rail height of my 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:49 AM   #23
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Hmm...
I wonder how deep the bed is on a '99-'07 Classic Silverado compared to newer trucks like my Tundra?
I guess I can Google it or look in my owner's manual or put a tape measure on it.


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For reference motorhomes can run 50amp service. Onan diesel generator in a 10KW or 12.5KW size. But they are very very large. As pointed out for full 50amp service that means each 'leg' of the circuit has 50amps of 120v power. Not very practical. Domestic A/C units pull about 15amps while running with a larger surge at startup. When running two get one started and when running it's pulling 15amps. Start the second one with a generator that can add greater than 15amps (startup can pull 20-30amps momentarily). And the generator needs to be able to quickly handle the load otherwise you may see the A/C's drop off line.
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We have the pair of 2000 watt Honda generators converted to propane use only using the GenConneX equipment.

Using the Honda parallel cable and a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter, we can run either air conditioner (one at a time) with no issues and the electric power to the refrigerator on our 2014 31' Classic. Our water heater is only propane, so the only other major power hog would be the microwave. The 800 watt solar array feeding the 600 amp hour lithium battery can actually run one air conditioner for about 30 minutes.

Recently on our lot in Show Low, AZ at Ponderosa Shadows RV park, we staggered the startup of the two air conditioners on the Classic and actually had both running at the same time on our 30 amp service. We have a buck-boost transformer on our line and that helped keep the voltage up during the starting power in-rush.

We carry just the single 2000 watt unit with the 30 amp twist-lok connector inside the Mercedes when towing the 23D. We made a six foot custom power cord and installed a transfer switch along with a front power inlet on the 23D. The Magnum hybrid MSH-3012 inverter can draw the boost power from the 300 amp hour lithium battery to start the air conditioner and the single generator can keep it running. Using LED lights, we don't overload the system even with the under 1 amp draw from th Vitrifrigo refrigerator with a Danfoss freon compressor.
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I wonder how deep the bed is on a '99-'07 Classic Silverado compared to newer trucks like my Tundra?
My generator is 28" high and the bed rails of my truck are about 20" high. Measured them today.
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Have both models since 23D is 30 amp and Classic is 50 amp:

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