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Underoath1842

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Would this be an okay one for us? Also do I need 30 or 50 amp? Sorry if these sound like stupid questions. I have been reading other posts but didnt see anything about this.
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Would this be an okay one for us? Also do I need 30 or 50 amp? Sorry if these sound like stupid questions. I have been reading other posts but didn't see anything about this.
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Get 50 amp with a dog tail to let you reduce down to 30 amp if you need to. Most RV parks are set up for 50 amp. With 50 amp you don't have to worry about how many appliances you can use at the same time without blowing your circuits, especially if you are running 2 air conditioners at the same time.
Buy a " Progressive surge protector 50 amp", cost a little more but you get much more protection. The Camping World surge protectors are cheaper but don't give you much electrical protection compared to the "progressive" surge protector.

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Last question. What's a dog tail? Lol and thanks for the rest of the advice

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The generator would be mostly used for when out on the land with no one around, so I guess its loudness wouldnt really matter. Thanks again everyone.


Well then I suggest looking at Champion inverter 3500 watt gens, a lot cheaper than Honda or Yamaha and work well.


i have this generator and i runs my 15k btu ac.. mine is gas/propane model. i don't run anyother heavy power users like microwave while ac is running

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Last question. What's a dog tail? Lol and thanks for the rest of the advice


It is a little electrical cord 2' long that has a 50 amp connector on 1 end and 30amp on the other end. you can also buy a dog tail that is 30 amp on one end and 110 on the other end if you need to plug you trailer in when you have it home. 1st look to seek the size of your trailer/RV electrical cord. The 50 amp cord is bigger than the 30amp. If your trailer was has a 50amp, and you get into an RV park that only offers a 30 amp connection, then that is when you connect your dog tail. Just go to Amazon or Camping world to buy the dog tail. They are not real expensive.

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Underoath1842 wrote:

Would this be an okay one for us? Also do I need 30 or 50 amp? Sorry if these sound like stupid questions. I have been reading other posts but didnt see anything about this.
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Look at your main breaker. If it’s 30A, then get a 30A. Same with 50A.
That’s the minimum of surge protection. I would go with a Progressive Industries surge protector.
Also good to have are a 30 to 50 amp dogbone and a 30 to 15 amp dogbone if your camper is 30A. If it’s 50A, then get dogbones made for that size. These allow you to plug into various outlets.


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I see them being called "dogbone"...same thing?

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Before I order...which I need to do soon....is this what you're talking about?

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Underoath1842 wrote:

Oh one more important question....my AC is 15,000 btu, I'm wondering what the cheapest most reliable quiet generator rd would work for that?


Harbor Freight 3500 watt with electric start. Do get the extended warranty.

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Champion 3400 watt with remote electric start.


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MarkTwain wrote:

Underoath1842 wrote:

Last question. What's a dog tail? Lol and thanks for the rest of the advice


It is a little electrical cord 2' long that has a 50 amp connector on 1 end and 30amp on the other end. you can also buy a dog tail that is 30 amp on one end and 15 on the other end if you need to plug you trailer in when you have it home. 1st look to seek the size of your trailer/RV electrical cord. The 50 amp cord is bigger than the 30amp. If your trailer was has a 50amp, and you get into an RV park that only offers a 30 amp connection, then that is when you connect your dog tail. Just go to Amazon or Camping world to buy the dog tail. They are not real expensive.


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