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ktmrfs

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appliances I haven't seen any issues even at 7,000ft. Generators another issue. Depending on the design and engine margin you can end up with overload problems that don't appear at sea level.

Our older honda 2000 generator would only run the AC for about 15 minutes before overloading at 5,000ft (use the micro air easy start). The honda 2200 which has a 25% larger engine not a problem. figure a power loss of 3% per 1,000ft if it is jetted for the altitude. more loss w/o jetting.


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Furnace, fridge, and hot water heater all worked fine for me at Fishing Bridge which is at 7,800 feet.


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Never had a problem with the appliances, Except the Onan 4000 generator, on our first trip to Yellowstone, at Madison CG (6800 ft) the generator would start but not run, YUP, Newbie ignorance, after dragging out the manual, I found out that there is an Alt adjustment on it after setting it for over 5000, it started & ran great.


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Our Dometic fridge would get a bit finicky when we were at Morraine Park in Rocky Mountain NP. (8000 ft) During the day it would usually light and burner would cycle on/off as needed. At night it would usually go into fault with the check light coming on after three attempts to light. I know you were able to purchase a high altitude “nozzle” that was supposed to help but I never bothered since most of our camping was at much lower elevations. Didn’t have a problem with water heater or furnace. We haven’t had our new unit that high in elevation yet but wouldn’t be surprised if the results were the same.


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