Generator - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Modifications and Alterations
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-28-2018, 02:46 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 2,499
Generator

Heading to a nearby lake next week with the kayaks. Temps here are in the 90’s but cooling down still nicely at night. Have a site right on the water, but no utilities so tested the Wen 2000 generator with the new grounding plug.
Worked great, no errors on the EMS. Couldn’t run the AC on econo mode, but it started and ran fine on regular throttle.
Looks like we’ll be able to run AC for a couple of hours in the afternoon if we need it just to cool things down.
__________________

Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2018, 03:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 13,247
Getting near time to do a visit up here to escape that hot weather, Greg. Though, it will be hitting 25°C (77°F) here today. Just shy of melting temperatures.

A week of hanging out at a lake sounds like a mighty fun thing to do.
__________________

__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2018, 03:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 2,499
Three more years, Jim and we’ll be heading ur direction. Gotta get the last one out of the nest so we can officially hit the road. Ron did some time at Lake Pleasant after Quartzsite which is where we’re heading and it’s quite a nice setup.
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2018, 06:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
azjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ, Arizona
Trailer: gone, 19 and 21 & now we have 17B
Posts: 524
lake Pleasant

Greg, our son and his wife will be there this evening with two kayaks. They'll cross the lake to the bar and then back. He's up there about once a week as they are in NW Peoria.
Jack
azjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2018, 08:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: North Van., British Columbia
Trailer: 2014 Escape 19
Posts: 4,039
Yes, Lake Pleasant, nice place. Of course, after Q'site, any lake would look good.
Enjoy.

Bar, what bar?

Ron
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 11-02-2018 4-38-02 PM_0135_resize.jpg (300.3 KB, 68 views)
Ron in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2018, 11:07 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Escondido, California
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19'
Posts: 903
Finally went over to the Dark Side...

Lake Pleasant must be a very popular getaway for Phoenix residents when it starts getting hot and it isn't very far away. A couple of cooler hours would be nice with the generator.

Finally went over to the "Dark Side" and purchased a Honda EU2200i (converted to propane) for those times when additional cooling is nice or a little battery charge-up is needed...to keep the ice frozen for margaritas. My battery monitoring system turns the generator off when the batteries are charged up to my set-point...only used when necessary.
__________________
480 Amps 12VDC Battery Capacity,
350 Watts Adjustable Solar Panels,
2500 Watt Inverter;
"Want Some Ice Cubes?, "Want a Frozen Margarita?", Want a Jump?"
hotfishtacos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2018, 11:40 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Los Osos, California
Trailer: 2014 21 2013 Yukon
Posts: 2,820
Noooo! Wasnt your original tagline "No generators"?

Well, i guess we can believe the "auto shutoff" claim, else you'd be just like the others we suspect of watching porn Seriously, why do people run them all day even when they arent running an AC
__________________
"Are You Sure?
- Russell Casse, Independence Day
Rossue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 12:16 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Escondido, California
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19'
Posts: 903
Yes! Good memory. ..."What generator??"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rossue View Post
Noooo! Wasnt your original tagline "No generators"?

Well, i guess we can believe the "auto shutoff" claim, else you'd be just like the others we suspect of watching porn Seriously, why do people run them all day even when they arent running an AC
__________________
480 Amps 12VDC Battery Capacity,
350 Watts Adjustable Solar Panels,
2500 Watt Inverter;
"Want Some Ice Cubes?, "Want a Frozen Margarita?", Want a Jump?"
hotfishtacos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 10:15 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
sclifrickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Port Townsend, Washington
Trailer: 2017 19 “Lilly”
Posts: 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by hotfishtacos View Post
Lake Pleasant must be a very popular getaway for Phoenix residents when it starts getting hot and it isn't very far away. A couple of cooler hours would be nice with the generator.



Finally went over to the "Dark Side" and purchased a Honda EU2200i (converted to propane) for those times when additional cooling is nice or a little battery charge-up is needed...to keep the ice frozen for margaritas. My battery monitoring system turns the generator off when the batteries are charged up to my set-point...only used when necessary.


Would you mind sharing details about your propane conversion and your auto shutoff setup?
__________________
There is no such thing as political correctness. Just correctness.
sclifrickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2018, 04:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Escondido, California
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19'
Posts: 903
I still do not like generators because I feel they spoil the tranquility of camping but I sometimes need one so I purchased the smallest, quietest one I could find that will run my air conditioner and set it up on an automatic shut off for battery charging so it doesn't run any longer than necessary.

The generator I selected is Honda's new EU2200i which I converted to propane with this kit I installed made by HutchMountain.

Products | Hutch Mountain

I can now run on Propane, Natural Gas or Gasoline. I don't want to haul gasoline cans when I already have two propane tanks in front of the trailer.

I don't want to haul the generator inside my Honda Pilot so I built a hitch-mount with a lockable security plate system for the hitch receiver on the back of the Escape 19'. Two covers are installed over the generator while underway to keep it clean and dry. It is really secure back there. Even with this additional weight on the back of the trailer the tongue weight is still over 10%.

https://www.powerequipmentdirect.com...mpaign=product



I made a mounting bracket for the Low Pressure Switching Regulator to manage the propane flow to temporarily mount on the rear bumper near the generator when I'm using it.



To automatically shut off the generator I installed a programmable Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor system with Blue Tooth communication.



I also installed a 12VDC propane solenoid tied to the battery monitor switch relay to allow me to shut of propane supply to the generator when I want it to stop. It plugs right into the trailer low pressure supply quick disconnect receptacle. I can set the shut off limit based on desired % of battery charge. It works well allowing me to leave the trailer knowing the system will shutoff at the right time.




Quote:
Originally Posted by sclifrickson View Post
Would you mind sharing details about your propane conversion and your auto shutoff setup?
__________________

__________________
480 Amps 12VDC Battery Capacity,
350 Watts Adjustable Solar Panels,
2500 Watt Inverter;
"Want Some Ice Cubes?, "Want a Frozen Margarita?", Want a Jump?"
hotfishtacos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.