Originally Posted by jfowler218
There is a place in Ventura that rents Honda quiet generators. $20.00 per day I think. I am on the road and don't have the name but look in the Yellow Pages, thats where I found them.
... but be aware that the popular eu2000i does not have enough amperage to bear the load of your A/C compressor's start-up. Campground electric hookups are 30 amps for a reason. You need nearly that much to make sure the compressor doesn't burn itself out by trying to start up with too few amps. Yes, once running it doesn't pull that kind of load. This is exactly the same reason that you should not use a standard grounded outlet 15A adapter at home on your Airstream's 30A plug to attempt an A/C startup. If it works at all you may not do it many times before you incur a very costly A/C compressor replacement.
Honda does sell a pricey set of cables to attach 2 eu2000i's in parallel to meet the amperage startup requirements of your A/C. Others have made up their own -- RoadKingMoe's photo link seems dead right now. Me? I guess I'm in the mild part of the States and need my A/C on infrequent occasions. I have a single eu2000i when I am boondocking in mostly shaded forest sites and find it is sufficient for evening or morning non-A/C loads while not drawing down my batteries. OTOH I try to reserve state park sites with electric hookups as much as possible.