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airdreamers 12-20-2018 10:22 PM

If you intend on running your AC or anything on a generator in high elevations, you might benefit by changing the carb inlet jet to a high altitude jet at a cost of $10+and 30 minute time. Just Google it.

Wconley 12-21-2018 01:23 AM

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Originally Posted by banderabob (Post 2191956)
It wonít run it in the flat of Texas either. Need at least the Honda 2200.....at least Iíve read a post that the 2200 is sufficient.

Iíve run our 13,500 BTU unit from both our household garage 20 amp circuit and with our Honda 2000 generator with no issues. However, we are at only about 400 feet so time will tell if the Honda will work out at higher elevations. The folks at Micro-Air advised putting the Easy Start on our 13,500 A/C rather than the front 15,000 BTU A/C to leave more headroom for other trailer systems. It has also made it easier for us to hook up with only a 30 amp and not the 50 amp cord if we arenít going to be using a lot of electronics. That helps me avoid cursing as I wrestle with the 50 amp monster, much to the amusement of our camp neighbors.

trepine 12-21-2018 02:34 AM

Just add a turbo or supercharger to your generator. That will fix the problem. ;) Thatís why lots of small aircraft have turbos. Itís partly for horsepower, but more to stuff more air molecules at altitude into the engine for combustion. Otherwise your performance drops rapidly as you climb.

Of course the alternate is to just have a larger gen from the start so you have enough horsepower at altitude to generate enough amps.

mbubbaca 12-21-2018 08:33 AM

I've had the easystart on my 25 Safari 2000 for about a year. No problems, I have paired it with a Honda 2200 from the company that converts them to LP only (Propane and Natural Gas Honda Generators - Genconnex)
It worked flawlessly in the Southwest with some pretty hot days and some altitude. When I ordered the generator, they included at No Charge additional carb, jets for the altitude I expect to need. It's been a very good combination for me. I have peace of mind that I am using components that are designed for what I need and by companies that back them. I paid too much for my Airstream to skimp or try and rig something up.

kpm 12-21-2018 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by airdreamers (Post 2192123)
If you intend on running your AC or anything on a generator in high elevations, you might benefit by changing the carb inlet jet to a high altitude jet at a cost of $10+and 30 minute time. Just Google it.

Getting the high altitude jet is easy, but I haven't found any complete installation instructions for it. The closest I've found is on this blog post containing the following instructions:

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The screws on top of the carburetor can be removed and the unit can be separated into two halves. On one-half, you’ll see the main jet, located in the center of the body, and the pilot jet, located near the side. Both jets are brass with a wide slot designed for a flathead screwdriver. Unscrew the main jet and screw in the jet included in the kit. Turn the pilot screw to the position specified in the service manual to match the jet kit you are using. Reassemble the carburetor and reinstall it on the engine.
Do you know how to adjust the pilot jet screw?

Bgibbs 12-21-2018 09:50 AM

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Here is a picture of the broken drip tray mentioned above. If these are touching the roof, you will get a lot of noise inside.

madmac157 12-26-2018 06:58 PM

Easy Start with Westinghouse 2500 works great
 
MicroAir will sell a bundle that includes the EasyStart, all you need to install it for your AS, and a Westinghouse 2500 inverter/generator. The Westinghouse works great, even up to 7000 feet with my 2018 Basecamp. Give them a call and they'll walk you through it all. Customer service was great when I got mine.

Mark

AirUSN 01-08-2019 03:48 PM

So far so good with EasyStart since June '17 Eddie Bauer 25

Shiny16 01-08-2019 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by banderabob (Post 2191956)
It wonít run it in the flat of Texas either. Need at least the Honda 2200.....at least Iíve read a post that the 2200 is sufficient.

The 16 has a much smaller AC unit the a 19.

banderabob 01-09-2019 07:41 AM

I originally posted that my Honda 2000 would start but not continue to operate my AC, we have the Easy Start. In packing for our current trip, I noticed that the Eco-mode switch was on. Anxious to see if it will now run with that switch off.

airdreamers 01-10-2019 01:00 PM

I was told that in most cases you have to turn off the 110V to 12V convertor and run the frige on gas, which also needs 12V for the control board and elec ignitor. Less load on the generator.


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