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Old 11-26-2016, 09:28 AM   #1
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What type Generator

Hello we have a new 2017 25 Flying Cloud Rear twin with one ac Looking suggestions on a generator Honda, Yamaha? Size?
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:38 AM   #2
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IF you want a great generator at a good price look at the Champion at Costco

They have the 2800 w 3100w running for $699.00 or go with the dual fuel
propane/gasoline of $849.00

Either will be great for all your needs including running your air conditioner.

If you go with a smaller generator 1800/2200 range from any number of vendors you will need two to run your air conditioner.

There are many threads on generators here if you need more info.

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Hello we have a new 2017 25 Flying Cloud Rear twin with one ac Looking suggestions on a generator Honda, Yamaha? Size?
There are many options besides the two you mentioned. About 3000W should do it. Get an inverter type, they are quieter. I ran them all before buying mine, got a Briggs and Stratton 3000 inverter.
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We don't plan to run AC in dry campgrounds so I went with a propane converted Honda 2000. I love not having to deal with extra gas containers and having possible issues with a fowled fuel system. I carry a 20lb tank but could also connect it to one of my 30lb tanks. Champion offers a 3000w dual fuel generator. We figure if its too hot we can move or find an RV park with hookups. The 3000w generators are just too heavy for my old back.

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Given we also don't plan to use AC while boondocking, we did the same as KJRitchie with one propane-fueled Honda EU2000i Companion from GenConnex Direct. They also offer a propane fueled version of the Honda EU3000i, which should be able to run your AC. It's supposed to be even quieter than the EU2000i, though it is considerably heavier.

GenConnex Direct will *not* be your least expensive option, but it is a solid choice if you want a propane-fueled generator.

If you want the EU3000I for off-grid AC, here's what you might check: http://www.genconnexdirect.net/honda...d_packages.htm

If you think you can go without AC while boondocking, you might check these options: http://www.genconnexdirect.net/honda...g_packages.htm


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I have a Yamaha 2000 that I carry in my truck bed for at need use. It will fire up everything except the AC. I wasted $800 a few years back on a 3000w cheaper model that I eventually gave away because of constant issues. Yamaha or Honda are more costly but worth the money. BTW to run the AC unit buy two & parallel them for less than $2000 total & you have the option of leaving one home if not needed on any trip.
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Hello we have a new 2017 25 Flying Cloud Rear twin with one ac Looking suggestions on a generator Honda, Yamaha? Size?
We too went with one propane-fueled Honda EU2000i from GenConnex Direct. Didn't want to hassle with gasoline storage. Only wanted a Honda gene my good experience with the brand. Originally, was going to get a companion Honda2000i so that I could run an AC - have since installed a solar / lithium system so the single Honda 2000i is sufficient to supplement my needs. Good luck. Dennis
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This is the one I'm looking at for my FC30

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ic-start/93723

It will run on propane, run one of my ACs, and is quiet. All for $1100.
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:22 PM   #11
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Hello we have a new 2017 25 Flying Cloud Rear twin with one ac Looking suggestions on a generator Honda, Yamaha? Size?
Welcome to the forum!

It might help if you define your parameters a bit more, so as to narrow down the possibilities.

-- do you want to use the A/C reliably?
-- what extra weight and volume can your tow vehicle [TV] carry?
-- can you lift a single 3000 to 3500 watt gen in and out of the TV?
-- are you comfortable with using 2 (lighter) mating gens, like the Honda 2000 pair?
-- will you be able to transport gasoline containers in/on the TV?
-- would you consider a propane-fueled modification/alternative gen?
-- what is your budget?
-- etc.


As someone else mentioned, there are lots of earlier threads on the sub-forum which is dedicated to generator issues:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448/

You might peruse the list of topics, as there are probably a few threads which would be helpful to read, to bring you up to speed. There are so many variables that you are going to get a wide range of opinions here. Narrowing your focus will help IMO.

Good luck!

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Old 11-27-2016, 08:21 AM   #12
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Peter I know this has to had to come up before but to be honest The forum really isn't user friendly The first thing I did was search. But nothing came up . I searched in this thread and at the main screen. I must of been searching in the wrong area . My tow cap is 11700 on a 7300 25 foot FC . I'm prob not going to be running ac when dry and budget is always a concern . I am interested in solar too , but I'll check that out later . So From the suggestions I've received I like he tandem option . I appreciate all the suggestions here and will try and be more specific in the future. Thanks much Larry
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Thanks Fred, yes the search function is not the best, but there are lots of work-arounds that can help.

For instance check Janet's Post #5 here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...lp-156991.html

and Post #9 here by yours truly:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f138...es-145169.html

Once you get used to the organizational structure of the topic outline here, things get easier. For instance, click on Forums tab at the top left, and check it out:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/

then dive into each topic area to see what is contained there. You have probably done this already, so FWIW and FYI . . .

Cheers,

Peter

PS -- Yes the tandem Honda 2000 units (and other brands) are a very popular setup. We were about to get a second Honda 2000, when I discovered the Yamaha 1000 tri-fuel option from US Carb, which we decided to give a try. During our hurricane season, the extra 1k generator, running off a BBQ 20-pound cylinder, was a big draw as it it is very portable, and can handle a variety of small loads here and there around the house. Plus it fits in our tow vehicle van well, and does not have any gasoline to worry about inside the van.
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Yamaha 2400 gas burner will pull your camper, ac included. It's a single unit that is lighter than two hondas, and has the same fuel sipping abilities and quietness as the hondas. A single gallon of fuel will run almost 12 hours at 1/2 load and about 6 hours pulling the ac.
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