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Posted: 05/31/22 08:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the AC is running for cooling the trailer aren't you in it and most likely have other things on (tv, radio)? So how loud is the 2000w or 2200w generator? Where is it placed under your chair window?

I know when my 2000 or 2200w generator is running for long periods with the air conditioning I don’t hear it inside but then I'll connect a second 30a cord to my 50a which will put the generator 25' away with the exhaust blowing away from the 5th wheel.

Lugging around 130# or more generator doesn't sound like fun.


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"Lugging around 130# or more generator doesn't sound like fun."

My 3500 watt Harbor Freight inverter/generator (which I rarely need or use) is always in the truck bed. Its heavy, but I only have to move it to the tailgate, so weight is not much of an issue.


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Posted: 05/31/22 12:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cptnvideo wrote:

"Lugging around 130# or more generator doesn't sound like fun."

My 3500 watt Harbor Freight inverter/generator (which I rarely need or use) is always in the truck bed. Its heavy, but I only have to move it to the tailgate, so weight is not much of an issue.


Your solar/ battery system is very similar to mine and in 6 years of continuous boondocking I have never felt anything larger than 2-2200w generator was needed, whether throwing a hold over charge or running the AC even at 7-8,000' elevation on a hot day. I suppose having the hydrid inverter/ charger has its advantages though.

If a person had the large generator before hand and don't mind carrying it in the bed of the truck no reason to get rid of it. Having options for different camping....glamping needs makes roughing it easier. [emoticon]

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Itinerant1 wrote:

Cptnvideo wrote:

"Lugging around 130# or more generator doesn't sound like fun."

My 3500 watt Harbor Freight inverter/generator (which I rarely need or use) is always in the truck bed. Its heavy, but I only have to move it to the tailgate, so weight is not much of an issue.


Your solar/ battery system is very similar to mine and in 6 years of continuous boondocking I have never felt anything larger than 2-2200w generator was needed, whether throwing a hold over charge or running the AC even at 7-8,000' elevation on a hot day. I suppose having the hydrid inverter/ charger has its advantages though.

If a person had the large generator before hand and don't mind carrying it in the bed of the truck no reason to get rid of it. Having options for different camping....glamping needs makes roughing it easier. [emoticon]


We actually bought the genny just before taking delivery of the 5th wheel. I debated about how much genny to buy but finally decided to have more than needed than the other way around.
BTW, we're currently at 7856' elevation on the edge of the Mogollon Rim.

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Itinerant1 wrote:

Cptnvideo wrote:

"Lugging around 130# or more generator doesn't sound like fun."

My 3500 watt Harbor Freight inverter/generator (which I rarely need or use) is always in the truck bed. Its heavy, but I only have to move it to the tailgate, so weight is not much of an issue.


Your solar/ battery system is very similar to mine and in 6 years of continuous boondocking I have never felt anything larger than 2-2200w generator was needed, whether throwing a hold over charge or running the AC even at 7-8,000' elevation on a hot day. I suppose having the hydrid inverter/ charger has its advantages though.

If a person had the large generator before hand and don't mind carrying it in the bed of the truck no reason to get rid of it. Having options for different camping....glamping needs makes roughing it easier. [emoticon]


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Cptnvideo wrote:

Itinerant1 wrote:

Cptnvideo wrote:

"Lugging around 130# or more generator doesn't sound like fun."

My 3500 watt Harbor Freight inverter/generator (which I rarely need or use) is always in the truck bed. Its heavy, but I only have to move it to the tailgate, so weight is not much of an issue.


Your solar/ battery system is very similar to mine and in 6 years of continuous boondocking I have never felt anything larger than 2-2200w generator was needed, whether throwing a hold over charge or running the AC even at 7-8,000' elevation on a hot day. I suppose having the hydrid inverter/ charger has its advantages though.

If a person had the large generator before hand and don't mind carrying it in the bed of the truck no reason to get rid of it. Having options for different camping....glamping needs makes roughing it easier. [emoticon]


We actually bought the genny just before taking delivery of the 5th wheel. I debated about how much genny to buy and finally decided I would rather have too much than not enough.
BTW, we're currently boondocking at the edge of the Mogollon Rim in AZ at an elevation of 7856'. Definitely no need for A/C.

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Oops, double post. Computer glitch.

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www.microair.net is the one I use.
Use discount code of FATE to get $25.00 off.

I installed one on my Coleman Mach 8 a few years ago. I show how to install it in this video


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