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LynnandCarol

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How big of generator to run 15K TT AC? Would like to have a little extra power than just the bare minimum!

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My 2200 Honda will start mine the first time, but once hot it will not, even reving it up.


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This is not an exact science, but since you want more than the bare minimum my opinion is that you would look at at least a 3,000 watt genny. The Yamaha model with the battery powered boost should be the strongest performer in that category. If you look at Honda, be aware that the eu3000is and the eu3000 Handi do not have the same power specs.


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3000 won't run 15k air?

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I bought a Kipor 6000 watt portable generator that has a 50amp connector right on the generator. It will run my entire 5th wheel, both air conditioners and a coffee pot. Have not tried the microwave on it yet. I found mine online for $1300. at a site selling out of them. They normally go for around $2200-$2400. so you have to look and look and maybe you will get lucky. I bought mine here:
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The Yamaha 2400 is said to be able to run an a/c.

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I would not buy anything smaller than 3,000 Watts continuous, preferably 3,500 or 4,000 continuous rating.


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jetenbu wrote:

I bought a Kipor 6000 watt portable generator that has a 50amp connector right on the generator. It will run my entire 5th wheel, both air conditioners and a coffee pot. Have not tried the microwave on it yet. I found mine online for $1300. at a site selling out of them. They normally go for around $2200-$2400. so you have to look and look and maybe you will get lucky. I bought mine here:
Kipor 6000 watt generator

I hope this helps with your decision making process.


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Ivylog wrote:

My 2200 Honda will start mine the first time, but once hot it will not, even reving it up.


Honda makes a 2200w model? if you mean a 2000, i have a Honda 2000 and i'm one of the few that can run my a/c with it, but it's a 13.5btu a/c. i don't believe you can run a 15k a/c, no way!

you'll need either two paralleled 2000w models or something with 3000w or more.


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agesilaus wrote:

The Yamaha 2400 is said to be able to run an a/c.

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Yamaha states "most 13.5k a/c's", not a 15k a/c.

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