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Generators?

I am thinking about buying a gen. for my camper and am looking for some advice. What kind, size, any other advice.

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Get one that is big enough to run your A/C and everything in the RV. Is it going to stay in the RV all of the time or are you going to use it for other things. Look at Shop Camping World for RV Accessories, RV Parts, & other items for Outdoor Enthusiasts. [url=http://www.campingworld.com/browse/categories/index.cfm/Outdoor-and-RV-Accessories/RV-Maintenance/Generators/deptID=3:catID=369:src=brsq]
They have lots of gen. Lots of people are going to this Honda sat up where you can use two of them together. Honda makes a real quite one.

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The main thing is I don't know what size I need to run everything, not sure what all them numbers mean.

My camper doesn't have a place to put a gen. so I will put it on top or in the back on the pickup when moving.

My dad has a Honda 2000 and likes it alot, it is quiet, but he said it won't run his AC. Thinking about the 3000 but it is twice the price as the 2000.

Going to use it this winter when I go south for the winter and not sure if I need AC.

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You are going to need 3500 watts to run the full 30 amps max that most campers have on the shoreline connection.
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If you are buying a portable IMO i would not go less than 5000 watts
then they can be used for other things as well. Such as a backup during power outages

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my 5000 would not run my a/c and refer at the same time in my old camper

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yea, you have to look at the amount of watts each one will be using, so look at all the devices you will be using and get one that exceeds that. because you dont want to max out the genny all of the time.

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I don't know where you are talking about down south,
but if it's south Texas I use my AC a lot down there in Jan -April
My 5500, runs my AC just fine. I have one 15000 btu AC

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Do some research on-line. Northern tool has a RV generator which is low decibel but it might be to small for ya. That will be the brand you will want to research, some will run on propane as well... Db's are kinda an important thing if you are staying in a campground.. don't want to annoy your neighbors.... good luck.

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