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Generator suggestions?
« on: March 23, 2005, 07:53:43 AM »
We have a 2001 30' Sprinter with a 13,500 BTU A/C and are in the market for a portable generator that will run it with out problems.  I've read about linking two Honda EU2000i's together with a parallel kit.  I also like the sound of the Yamaha EF3000iSEB (w/ boost).  Any comments or suggestions based on personal experience for these two options or others?

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Re: Generator suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2005, 08:30:08 AM »
I don't have any experience with those particular gen sets, but it is my experience that an air conditioner of that size will start and run on a 15A branch circuit as long as the voltage on that circuit is at or above 110 (before starting the a/c).  That suggests that any gen set capable of providing a continuous 15 amps ought to do the job. Of course, you may want a larger size so you can run other tings simultaneously.
Gary Brinck
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Re: Generator suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2005, 06:30:52 PM »
Hello there

Would recomend a onan 4000 watt generator. we have one and have no problem running any thing at any time and have had many comments on how quiet it is. hope this helps
Earl and Mari Fuhrman
F250 Extended Cab Super Duty,7.3 turbo Diesel, with super chip, 5inch power tuned exaust,cold air ram intake, and extra springs
Our rig; 2004 Montana 5th wheel 3675rl
Travel with three dogs ,jessie, snowie, and toby