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Old 11-30-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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Which generator needed to run a/c

Am considering the purchase of a portable generator that can be taken with me on trips where I would be in unserviced sites. The primary reason for the generator would be to run the factory installed 11000 btu a/c on my 2013 Escape 19'. I already have solar and dual batteries, so the only use for the generator would be to run the a/c in very hot conditions where no services are available. I seem to be finding a lot of conflicting reports regarding the size of generator required to start and run this a/c unit. Some reports seem to indicate that the Honda 2000 inverter generator is suitable, while others indicate a 2400 watt generator (such as by Yamaha) is required. Is there anyone actually using a generator to run the a/c in your 19' and what are you using? Also, under what conditions are you using your generator? By the way, I have no interest in modifying the a/c for soft start. If that is required for the smaller generator to work, including at higher altitudes, I think that I would just go with the larger generator.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:01 PM   #2
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The Dometic 11000 Air conditioner uses 1600 watts, the same as the rated amperage of the eu2000i, the Yamaha EF24500iSHC is rated for 2000 watts. I have no experience actually trying it but lacking such I'd feel safer with the Yamaha as that's the reason you're buying one.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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Hey Dave we are thinking the exact same as you and are going to order the honda powered genset from online at costco.ca it's a 5000 watt made in Canada for like $950 can't go wrong my pop has had that exact same engine on his watertruck pump for 8 years using it everyday to pump off water average of 8000 gallons a day , starts with first pull all times of the year and has never been serviced other than oil . I am going to bolt it into a box to slide into the hitch on the back of the trailer and then the wife can run our pill for bitchy AKA the air lol , cheers mike
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A Honda 2000 with hard start compasitor 'SHOULD WORK' and besides it's quiet compared to some other brands: http://www.littlehousecustoms.com/im...hard_start.jpg
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Hey Dave we are thinking the exact same as you and are going to order the honda powered genset from online at costco.ca it's a 5000 watt made in Canada for like $950 can't go wrong my pop has had that exact same engine on his watertruck pump for 8 years using it everyday to pump off water average of 8000 gallons a day , starts with first pull all times of the year and has never been serviced other than oil . I am going to bolt it into a box to slide into the hitch on the back of the trailer and then the wife can run our pill for bitchy AKA the air lol , cheers mike
I don't see any honda generators on the costco web site. Do you have a link to it?
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Hey Dave we are thinking the exact same as you and are going to order the honda powered genset from online at costco.ca it's a 5000 watt made in Canada for like $950 can't go wrong my pop has had that exact same engine on his watertruck pump for 8 years using it everyday to pump off water average of 8000 gallons a day , starts with first pull all times of the year and has never been serviced other than oil . I am going to bolt it into a box to slide into the hitch on the back of the trailer and then the wife can run our pill for bitchy AKA the air lol , cheers mike
You will be almost certainly be quite unpopular if you run this generator near anyone else - or in a campground. This is from their "Economy" line, for which they give no sound level information, which usually means it is VERY loud.
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Go to costco.ca , click on hardware , click on generators under alternative power and you should find Surge Master SM5000CH 5,000 Watt Portable Generator . I don't like the frame so I will weld a box together that can slide into the receiver keeping the rubber mounts for isolation . This will run anything you care to plug into it and all my buddies can also plug in when we're out fishing , hunting ect. so no need for everyone to pack one , may not come wrapped in a fancy case but for us it'll do just fine , as far as noise it runs at 72db most 2 & 3 thousand watt run at 65db and we will only use it while out on crown land , cheers mike
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Ok, see it now. That is not quite the generator that I was looking for. What I would like is something fairly compact and lightweight, and only powerful enough to run the generator under the conditions I described above. Will have to keep looking.
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as far as noise it runs at 72db most 2 & 3 thousand watt run at 65db
2000/3000 watt Inverter types are 59db at full bore

70db is twice as loud as 60db
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2000/3000 watt Inverter types are 59db at full bore

70db is twice as loud as 60db
Let's keep the discussion on track please, this discussion of noise levels on a generator that is not a contender is not where I would like to see this go. My original question was for those of you using generators to power your A/C on your Escape, what has worked for you?

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