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Old 06-12-2009, 06:21 AM   #71
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Re: Generator for Escape

Interesting article on generators from RV Travel (an online RV magazine - which is free): http://www.newrver.com/publish/RV-generators.shtml
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:49 PM   #72
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Hmmm.. I guess I need to start exercising..
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:19 PM   #73
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Related article, since the generator is there to charge the battery. May not be of common knowledge to all, so enjoy.
http://markpolk.rvtechtips.com/2009/...bad-thing.html
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:30 AM   #74
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Re: Update on Yamaha 2400is Generator

I forgot to post the update.. We went up to Lake Tahoe for a couple of days (elevation 6200) and tried the Yamaha generator.. I think it may be a tad louder than the Honda2000. but it's hard to tell since it was located right next to the trailer and all the other generators that we're running we just kind-of walked past from the road.. The spec's say they are pretty much the same..

It definitely is overkill if you are not interested in running a A/C unit.. The unit is around 70 lbs.. one person can move it, but two makes it much easier to get off/on the truck.. If you're just interested in using Microwave, toaster and stuff like that I wouldn't get it..

The good news is we fired up the A/C it just kicked right in.. I had my worries about the elevation and possible loss of power as I read on different forums that it may not work as well in higher altitudes, but ours did.. so we're keeping it ..
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:10 PM   #75
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I'd like to be somewhere where A/C was required at 6,000 feet.

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Old 06-26-2009, 06:18 PM   #76
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I much prefer being where A/C is not needed at all. At least venturing away from the trailer would be bearable.
I know many love the hot, but it just makes me melt. I can only handle temps over 80F if I have a cocktail in hand, and hanging around some water.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:51 PM   #77
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I totally agree.. but the reason we got a generator is really not for us, but for our dog.. yes we are very crazy.. Shiba is 15 (black fur & lots of it..) and the reason we got the a generator is so we could leave her in the trailer while we are out exploring in the hot weather.. yes we're nuts.. she gets the A/C we get the heat & humidity.. anyway we didn't need the A/C in Tahoe, but was a great test for it.. (I think my wife's hair dryer made the thing work the hardest!!)
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Have to admit I lied. I'm out in the back yard, sitting in the shade and wishing there was a breeze. I didn't go for air though. I have no plans to sit in the desert, inside a trailer, to stay cool.

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Sometimes when we stop while traveling, I wish we had A/C in the trailer for our dog too, but there would be no way to plug it in. We opt to leave him in the car, and just use the remote start to get the car running with the A/C on, at least nobody can steal it then with no key in the ignition. With the doubled insulation and the thermal windows in our trailer, it is almost always cooler in there then outside.

Some day though, when our travels take us south, I will need to get A/C and dependent upon the sites we stay at, quite possibly a genset too. This is why I like to keep gathering others opinions on them.
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