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Old 06-30-2007, 10:13 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by TIMEMACHINE
Boat boy gave us the detail in an earlier post.

Thanks John, I guess I missed it.

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Old 07-02-2007, 03:27 PM   #22
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I have been thinking about this dilemma also. One 3000 generator vs 2 2000 generators. What sold me was the weight aspect. I could probably lift the 3000 size (150lb) into the truck bed but I would not want to do it very often. My wife would be willing to help out but only for a few times.

I decided to go with 2 Honda EU2000i's and a 30amp kit. I got them last week. They are a much more manageable weight. I can carry both of them at one time since they are balancing out each arm. I hooked up the 30amp kit yesterday and connected it to the Airstream. It showed that I was hooked to shore power, like it should. Then I turned on the Air Conditioner.

It took about 2 minutes for the A/C to try the compressor. The 30amp kit has a meter on the front and I was watching it diligently. It was running around 200 (out of a max reading of 4000). The generators were on eco-trottle. Then the compressor kicked in. A huge spike to the top of the meter and a immediate increase in generator sound. After the compressor started the meter settled down to around 1800 and the A/C was working.

The 'hit' on the generators could probably be mitigated by turning of eco-throttle. I also know that there was some type of starting capacitor boost you could add to some A/C's.

I also went with 2 gens because we may not need a full 30amp all the time. I will probably run them out of the back of my truck. Overall, I am very satisfied with them. We will test them on a 'real' trip in about 3 weekends.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:49 PM   #23
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We do appreciate all the input.

Thanks a lot
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