I run my TC A/C with the Honeywell 2200W surge/2000W cont. inverter genset. It will not run the A/C and the micro at the same time.
Same as me, the Honda 2000 will run the AC from sea level to about 3000 feet, but not the Air and Microwave at the same time, my reasoning for choosing the 2K is weight, noise level, and the higher in altitude I go the less I need the AC, and at home I have a 30amp circuit to run the air when loading, cleaning or fixing...
PS, this past 3 day weekend camping at 9000 feet, we ran the Honda for aprox 8 hours, and only burned about a half a tank of gas.
2000 F-350 Crew Cab 4X4 Longbed 7.3 SRW
Bilstiens, Bags & Happijac
1996 11'6" Weekender side entry (The Beast)
It really does depend on the size of your A/C unit.
The bigger the model - generally the larger genset will be needed.
We can run our SMALL air conditioner with the Honda 2000. BUT as others have already pointed out - we can't run the A/C AND the microwave at the same time. Also our microwave draws a bigger initial power surge than our A/C - and it will trip the generator sometimes if it's set on econo mode.
Ditto on running the frig and water heater on propane unless we're on shore power. You would be burning that much more gasoline to run them with the generator. If you're worried about running out of propane - we always top our tanks off if we're going to be boondocking or dry camping for any length of time. BUT you can usually find a place to buy propane when you're traveling if needed.