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Old 08-19-2018, 07:57 PM   #1
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What generator do y’all recommend? Travel trailer has two 13,5k ac units. This is our first trailer so there’s a lot I need to learn. Also it’s 50 amp
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:54 AM   #2
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What generator do y’all recommend? Travel trailer has two 13,5k ac units. This is our first trailer so there’s a lot I need to learn. Also it’s 50 amp

Are you wanting to run both AC's on the generator? You will need a pretty stout unit if so.



You also need to decide if you want a standard loud, rattle your brain type genny, which will be much cheaper compared to the quiet inverter types like the Hondas & Yamahas.



If you plan to camp near other people while running the generator I would suggest the inverter type or you will make a ton of enemies quickly.
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I plan on getting a quiet one. When we take it hunting there are no hook ups. And I think I can get away with just one unit being on. During day I can flip on living area ac and then at night switch to bed ac. But if there’s more than two of us I may need to run both . So what would good option be for both?
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as mentioned above, noise level, how deep your pockets are, how strong you are, how much help you will have. several companies have inverter generators that are quiet but smallsh, as far as i can tell champioin is the only one that makes a 50 amp plug parallel plug kit. the 3100 champion is under a hundred pounds, you would need 2 of them and the kit to run both a\c at the same time. or buy a heavy 7000watt very noisy one and hope that you have help to unload it and load it back up. honda used to make the 50a parallel kit but seems not any more. enjoy the new camper.
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I have the Champion generator below and bought it as a emergency backup if we ever lose power. I wanted something quiet and big enough to run one of our 15k AC units plus keep our residential fridge running until we got power back. This unit fits the bill on all the above. It comes with a 30 amp RV plug on the front and I have a 30 amp to 50 amp dogbone just for this hookup. I also take it with us when we need to go work on blinds out in the woods to run our non-battery powered tools. Had it about 3 years and no issues so far.

https://www.championpowerequipment.c...ter-generator/
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I plan on getting a quiet one. When we take it hunting there are no hook ups. And I think I can get away with just one unit being on. During day I can flip on living area ac and then at night switch to bed ac. But if there’s more than two of us I may need to run both . So what would good option be for both?

I am in the same boat as you. I have 2 Honda 2000's that I can link together and run 1-15K AC on my 5th wheel. In early November it can still be plenty warm during the day but typically it isn't bad enough that 1 AC won't work at night. As we get deeper into deer season and it cools off some I only have to mess with 1 of the generators to run lights/microwave/fans etc at night. It is a great set-up but it isn't cheap.


I have never owned a Champion generator but I have seen tons of positive reviews about them. I am not sure they are as quiet as Honda's but their price tag is much easier to swallow.
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Thanks for all the info guys
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I went this route with a Champion. Watch Lowes for sales.

https://www.championpowerequipment.c...der-generator/
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Looks like champion is the way to go
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Looks like champion is the way to go


Just know that the above champion doesn’t have a 50 amp plug. You can buy the adapter, however you are still limited to the generators output amperage.


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