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Old 02-22-2009, 09:57 PM   #31
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Re: Generator for Escape

Jim, this is the one Reace is using now

http://www.airv.carrier.com/cac/home...TI1977,00.html

Just from looking around most of the RV sites this is considered a small one.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:06 PM   #32
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THIS Coleman Polar Cub only draws 9 amps, this would be easinly handled by a 2k gen set. Coleman is a fairly reliable company, though I know nothing of their A/C units.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:14 PM   #33
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Wow thats pretty cool Jim (pun intended)
I wonder if it would cool the 19 if it was really hot out.
I also have never heard of Coleman AC units before.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:22 PM   #34
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They claim it cools as well as a bigger one due to its design, but again could be just sales hype. I doubt I would ever be in a really hot climate very often, if really much at all. I have never had A/C and have only had a couple times I felt I could have used it, and that was mostly in a tent trailer. I will try to find a review on it somewhere.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:48 PM   #35
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I thought the whole idea was to camp next to a lake or river and when it gets too hot, to jump in.

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Another model Coleman with lower draw is the Mach 3 P.S. which draws only 10.5 amps and puts out 13,500 BTU. LINK
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I thought the whole idea was to camp next to a lake or river and when it gets too hot, to jump in.

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This coming from someone who undoubtedly has been told to "Go jump in a lake" a few times.

But, your method is my preferred. I just stay outta the trailer during the heat of the day. Hopefully it will cool by evening. I hate sleeping in to hot of a place.
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Too true.

But, I do have the Maxx fan and it sure can move air.

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Hi: All... "Our Escape Hatch" came with a Dometic Duo Therm 579(7180BTU) Brisk Air roof a/c. The operating instructions list Min. Generator Rq'd. 2.5Kw. ** "Experiences people have had in actual use" & ** "Keep in mind Generators lose power@ High Altitudes". : Funny the things you find out when you "Read The Instructions".
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie p.s. we have used it once...near case of "Frost Bite" reported by Mrs. esc. art.!!!
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:34 PM   #40
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Hi All,

We're signed up for one of the 19ft trailers and I'm thinking about getting this Honda EU3000IS generator.

http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/p...lid=EU3000ISAN

I think 3,000 watts is just about right for running the larger AC unit that comes with the 19ft trailer, plus charging the battery, and using a couple other things at the same time. We will be camping in the desert, so there will be times when using the AC is not optional.

This generator is more expensive (around 2,000 USD) and heavier (134 pounds) than the smaller Honda 2000 watt model. That's unfortunate, but I don't know of a good alternative. I think it's important not to get an undersized unit.

I've asked Tammy and Reace about ways to extend the bumper or use the tongue to mount the generator. Tammy said that several people have asked about that, and I'm sure they'll come with something good.

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