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Old 09-05-2019, 08:01 AM   #21
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For starters, I'm surprised know one has mentioned needing a good sized battery bank. I would start with 4- 6 volts. If you do not need air, get a Honda 2000 (3000 if you need air) and you should only have to run it maybe 2-3 hours a day if that to keep the batteries charged up. Run the fridge and water heater (only when necessary) on propane. We can boondock several weeks at a time on one 30lb lp tank and 5 gallons of gas.

Do not use the on board genny ( as you found out they really suck up propane) and keep a watchful eye on the 12 volt things you use like lights. Do not leave anything on that is not necessary. Use a propane grill for most of your cooking needs.
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Old 09-05-2019, 02:39 PM   #22
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If you want to run 1 a/c once in a while then you could install an easy start from Micro-Air on your a/c and then you could use a Honda 2200 watt or equal Invertor generator. The price is 299.00 for an easy start.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:33 PM   #23
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I added the Micro-Air yesterday. I still need to try and see if my Honda 2000 will run my 15K A/C.
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Old 09-07-2019, 06:27 PM   #24
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It may run it , but something is not going to like it. Think melted cords/burnt ends etc. Get the right tool for the right job !!!
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:09 PM   #25
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I tried the Honda 2000 today and it ran my A/C fine. It only draws between 9 and 11 amps, even upon start up. I would shut off all circuits so as not to overload.
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