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Old 01-30-2015, 01:02 PM   #41
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I've run my ac with the 2000i just to see if it would handle it, granted it wasn't 100 degrees when I tried it.

Been debating the need to take it along when we hit Utah for a couple months mid Sept through mid Nov. Will be traveling every 4 or 5 days for a few hours, that and the 160W solar have me thinking I can leave the genny at home.

Running the air is right up there with running the generator, glad we travel in the spring and fall.
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:59 PM   #42
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That being said, I did not realize how loud the air conditioner in my 19' was until I walked around our campsite at Dead Horse Point SP one afternoon when the A/C was on. I was embarrassed to find out that the sound from our A/C could be heard for a large distance away from the camper. After that, we made sure to use it more sporadically when possible and tried to avoid having the A/C on during the night when people are trying to sleep. The DHPSP campground is quite wide open and it is possible that treed sites would have absorbed the sounds better. Of course, with treed sites, you often don't need the A/C.
Another huge noise consideration. I have never had A/C myself, but sure know in a couple campgrounds I was at in Southern Utah, there were a bunch running, and holy crap, a few of them were way more annoying than some of the gen sets I have heard. Plus, there seems to be no restrictions as to when they can be used. I know one next to use ran all night, not allowing me very much sleep.
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:14 PM   #43
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Another huge noise consideration. I have never had A/C myself, but sure know in a couple campgrounds I was at in Southern Utah, there were a bunch running, and holy crap, a few of them were way more annoying than some of the gen sets I have heard. Plus, there seems to be no restrictions as to when they can be used. I know one next to use ran all night, not allowing me very much sleep.
We always take ear plugs, everything is quiet then. Have had all of the above listed issues to deal with.

Try the plugs they work.

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Ear plugs can help, but they don't make noise go away. Bose headphones do much better but they're not that comfortable to sleep with.
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I have tried ear plugs before, recommended to help give me more sleep. I tried them for about a week and just could not sleep well with them in. The thing is, for loud stuff at work, I do wear them or ear muffs.
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We always take ear plugs, everything is quiet then. Have had all of the above listed issues to deal with.

Try the plugs they work.

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You could try putting your thumbs in your ears. Works for me.
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Uh huh. Sure.
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I've been to several US campgrounds with posted generator hours, usually 10-6 quiet times.
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Have seen different standards. Most recently at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Campground the quiet hours are 10 PM-6 AM with no distinction for generators. At Lassen Volcanic National Park the hours for generators were from from 7 AM-8 PM however they encouraged limited use of 45 minutes.
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I've been to several US campgrounds with posted generator hours, usually 10-6 quiet times.
I think that's getting to be the norm and the replacement annoying noise is more likely to be a/c's running well into the night. Not so bad in forest type individual sites but when cheek by jowl

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