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Old 04-19-2024, 01:16 PM   #1
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The CEO would like a generator before the hurricane season starts. Starshine is stored down the street and there isn't any power available to run the entire rig with A/C, frig, microwave, etc. Rethinking the generator choice and perhaps getting a Champion 4650/3650 - on propane 4650/3285. Small form factor, weighs about 100 lbs and will fit under the cover of the F150. Anyone got some real world amperage data for a 2023 FB International?


Our batteries are each a measly 80 amps.
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Well, your batteries store 80 amp-hours (at 12ish volts)

I'm pretty sure all the 23s are still 30A trailers, so having a generator that puts out much more than 30A is just extra. That Champion should deliver the full 30A (at least close to sea level) and if you are into managing power you can probably get away with the next size down.

To make the AC start with much less than that there are "soft start" systems that avoid the big hit when the AC cycles on, but with that big generator you can just use the trailer like you were plugged in at a campground.
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SoftStart

We have a SoftStart so good on that. The big "L" has them for $809 for a few more weeks would be $728 w/o tax for me. I'd of course rather deal with the big "H".
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We have a SoftStart so good on that. The big "L" has them for $809 for a few more weeks would be $728 w/o tax for me. I'd of course rather deal with the big "H".
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It's easier to deal with the "H" people and it's only a few miles away.
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You could always consider the CarGenerator. check that out online. I have a 23’ flying cloud here in Florida also. Got this both for battery back up in case of hurricane. It will also run an appliance in the house. And it’s great for recharging batteries on the road.
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CEO wants it

The CEO wants the generator now since hurricane season is starting and forecast to be major. Only problem is that it's out of stock at both "L" and "H".
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I use two Honda 2000 because of the lighter weight. If you can handle the heavier weight of a 3000 that should be a really good fit for your 30 amp trailer, We have had the Honda's several years, purchased when that was the best option, but I think you have a wider range of quiet generators to chose from and any one of them would work. A single 2000 is good if you are not running ac, and want to conserve fuel. Check With Tractor supply if there is one close by.
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