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Old 11-05-2018, 08:41 PM   #41
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I agree on the 2 predator 3500 inverters from HF. Mine run perfectly had one for years and got another one and run in parallel, again with no problems. runs everything in my 2018 3920fb.

I keep mine in the back of my truck under a foldable cover locked into place with a 50ft 50amp cord that plugs into the trailer ours purr like a kitten !!

this is the Honda parallel kit that I use.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Honda-G...1cQ:rk:31:pf:0

this is my back up firman that I have just in case
https://www.firmanpowerequipment.com...it-50amp-1201/
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:42 PM   #42
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Lightbulb Generator Recommendations

The OP obviously isn't interested in useful information, hence the top secret capacity of his A/C system which is the limiting factor on minimum generator size pretty much 100% of the time.

I've got a 4500 continuous / 5500 surge Generac, and starting the same 13,500 btu camper A/C unit like On-Wheel mentioned puts a noticeably heavy load on the generator. That's barely a 1 ton unit, and a far cry from what most anyone would consider an "HVAC system".

You can study and calculate all you like using extended performance data from whatever manufacturer, and it ain't gonna tell you a thing about what it takes to start a compressor. That's entirely a function of the Locked Rotor Amperage of the compressor itself.

Funny thing is, if you read the reviews on the generator at niche sites, they're horrible when they come from anyone who attempted to use it at near full capacity. One guy said it has a 14 amp breaker, and when he monitored the actual current draw, he got an instant trip at 14.5 amps. That alone says its unlikely to start anything bigger than a small window unit. Another one said he bought it for charging an off-grid battery bank. He could control the charge rate, and therefore the current draw on the generator, and he was getting consistent trips at 6 amps. Sounds like quality control ain't one of their strong points.

But they're cheap, and sometimes that's all that really matters
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:49 AM   #43
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I have a 2014 Montana Mountianeer. 295RDK 1 AC 50 amp plug. How big a gen would u recommend? can I get by with a 30 amp plugin. Also I have 2 solar panels they are 225 a piece, and 8- 6 volt batts. I want to be able to charge them up after a few cloudy days. Thank u
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I have a 2014 Montana Mountianeer. 295RDK 1 AC 50 amp plug. How big a gen would u recommend? can I get by with a 30 amp plugin. Also I have 2 solar panels they are 225 a piece, and 8- 6 volt batts. I want to be able to charge them up after a few cloudy days. Thank u
A 2000 watt with either a 20 or 30 amp plug will recharge your battery bank.
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OK what do u recommend to run trailer on a cloudy day. such as heater and tv?
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OK what do u recommend to run trailer on a cloudy day. such as heater and tv?
2000 watt will run all of those or your microwave or coffee pot if done individually. I have 2 Honda 2000s - I only use both to run air-conditioning.
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So do I need a 50 amp plug or will a 30 do to just run the trailer on rainey days or on days with no sun to run a/c and TV's
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So do I need a 50 amp plug or will a 30 do to just run the trailer on rainey days or on days with no sun to run a/c and TV's
You will find very few gennys with 50 amp plugs. Most of the 2000 watt have 20amp plugs but you can get them with 30 amp. 30 amp is all you need.
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Honda 2200 companion has the 30 amp plug as do some others.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:33 AM   #50
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go with dual hondas. 2- 2200 watt are workable for one a/c. (actually you can run the 13.5 btu a/c with one of the 2200 watt generators).



when you get bigger generators it may become a problem with storage.


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I leave my 2 predator 3500 in the back of the truck under the cover no issues with storage. Depending on the need I can run 1 or both.. figure out what your needs are and go from there.
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