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Old 05-29-2009, 10:18 PM   #61
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Re: Generator for Escape

Well went to Yamaha today and tried the 2400 watt model....
bad news it won't run the air conditioner on the Escape 19.

Plan B, the neighbour came over with his Campion 3000/3500
from costco.ca for $419.00 (delivered) and it ran the A/C no problem.

Time to have a beer and a think on this one.

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Old 05-30-2009, 09:25 AM   #62
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Hi Doug,

It's surprising that the Yamaha didn't run the A/C. Spec is 1500 watts - well within the Yamaha output. Did the generator not have enough power to get ithe Carrier started? Was the battery charging system on and trying to draw lot's of juice?

I wonder if the charging system can be turned off while running the A/C. Any thoughts from the experts?

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Old 05-30-2009, 11:43 AM   #63
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Hi Doug,

It's surprising that the Yamaha didn't run the A/C. Spec is 1500 watts - well within the Yamaha output. Did the generator not have enough power to get ithe Carrier started? Was the battery charging system on and trying to draw lot's of juice?

I wonder if the charging system can be turned off while running the A/C. Any thoughts from the experts?

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Hi Edgar

Yes it was the start up draw, I talked to a tech at Carrier
he said you should have 3000 watts or larger.

So today I'm off to look at more generators....
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:44 PM   #64
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Hmmm talk about crazy timing.. We just tried the Yamaha 2400 yesterday on the dometic penguin 13,500 BTU it worked, but you have to put the Fridge on propane (not auto).. It definitely fired up and ran the AC..
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:51 AM   #65
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anyone know if escape will allow you to have a new trailer with a coleman polar cub roof a/c? THis would easily allow a Honda EU2000 generator to be used.

Second, when you use a generator, where do you plug it into on an escape? The shore power cord? would this then give you Both AC and DC electricity inside the trailer through the converter? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:53 PM   #66
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anyone know if escape will allow you to have a new trailer with a coleman polar cub roof a/c? THis would easily allow a Honda EU2000 generator to be used.

Second, when you use a generator, where do you plug it into on an escape? The shore power cord? would this then give you Both AC and DC electricity inside the trailer through the converter? Thanks in advance.
Question #1 is an "ask Rease and Tammy", they're very accomodating.
Question #2: Yep, plug your shore power cord into the generator, and the trailer doesn't know any better... all AC/DC plugs work (as long as you don't run more than the generator can produce). More than likely, you'll just need an adapter from 30AMP to your typical 3 prong 110.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:01 AM   #67
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Re: Generator for Escape

When I finally end up putting an AC unit on my trailer, at this time I plan to go with the Coleman Polar Cub too. It would likely be all I will ever need. Even on the days that have gotten quite hot on the trip we are now on, the inside of the trailer has not got too hot at all, nothing the fan could not handle.

There are start up capacitors that aid most units in dealing with the high draw when starting. I have heard they work great, but have not really looked in to them much yet.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:50 PM   #68
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Update on generator:

We just got the Yamaha2400is and will be testing it out next week in Tahoe.. We purchased from Cabelas and it arrived in 5 days regular shipping.. It's a tad heavy @ 70 lbs, but one person can handle it.. I put gas & oil in it and it fired up on the first pull.. really quiet and will power our A/C (dometic peguin 13.5 BTU).. A tad overkill for the Microwave and regular power, but we thought we would use it as a home back-up system just in case of power outage/earthquake (live 5 mi from SF)
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:40 PM   #69
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Heh Jeff, I'll be following your results. I have a Duo-therm HP (High Performance, not heat pump) 13,500 on Hokie. The reason I went with the HP rather than Penguin, or the Coleman that Escape uses, is that it pulls 10.3 amps rather than 15.5. So, hopefully, if the 2400 works for you, it should work for me. Not looking for a generator right now, but when I do, I'd like to have the 2400 with dual fuel, so I can use the propane already available on the camper rather than carrying gasoline (smelly stuff!!!!!!!).
Have you gotten your Bambi yet?
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:13 PM   #70
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Yep.. we taken out several times.. that's why we opted for the Yamaha 2400is.. so that it will run the A/C..
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