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Rigdon

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Posted: 09/26/21 04:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

unless the rear cargo carrier is extremely built and the trailer frame reinforced it will not be capable of carrying the weight of a 7000 watt gen.


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bgum wrote:

I would go with 2 Westinghouse i4500 with a 50 amp parallel cord. We have two of their i2500 and they are strong and quiet with good fuel mileage. Two i4500 will provide all the juice you need and at times you will want to run only one.

You can get 50A out of two iGen4500 but only at 120V ! That means only ONE A/C unit !

If you are willing to have an electrician do some wiring, you can change you 50A plug to two 30A plugs. You will need a second breaker panel installed and you won't be able to run any 240V appliances.

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bgum wrote:

We owned a Onan powered by propane in our 5th wheel. It could eat through a lot of propane. My choice for portable generators is gas and for home generators is natural gas.


I have a Cummins 6500 Commercial 220V. It is Very thirsty. Should have gone Diesel.


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I have the Onan 5500 that was factory installed with a 10 gallon gasoline tank built in also. I don't think RV manufacturers offer the gasoline option now but not sure. I do know my gas 5500 works great, runs both a/c's and everything else I use at the same time and runs a bit north of 20 hours on 10 gallons depending load. 11 years full time use, 650 hrs on the Onan and not looking back.

I do use non-ethanol gas and still put stabilizer in every tank plus running the generator every month for 1 hour under load.


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I carry a 6.5 kw Honda in the back of the truck in an all weather enclosure, installed a remote start and it runs everything just fine. Only drawback ,if you're boondocking in 100+ weather you'll be going thru 4-8 gallons a day running ACs, we stay mostly in state parks and most of those have 50A power. In 4 years fulltiming we put about 600 hrs on it and have never regretted the purchase.


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I have a built in Honda 6010 that runs on propane. As others have said, it is very thirsty. But it is secure, reliable, and incredibly convent. I also have a Yamaha 2000 that I carry when I just need to charge batteries (yes, I know I should go solar).

We also have a 7000 Honda that we use on our houseboat. That generator is awesome. Much quieter than either the 3500's, or the 2000 that I have. But it is also a tank. I can't imagine trying to maneuver it by hand.


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Posted: 09/30/21 09:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I put a 5k Gen in our front cargo space and also ran a fuel line with a marine outboard fuel connector down and out the front part of the front cargo space, I bought a 7gal portable marine fuel tank and between the tank connector and the Gen fuel connector I made a 6' fuel line with the female ends.... So weather driving or stationary I could run the Gen and AC units....This would cooldown the RV when we pulled into or camp site, especially nice in HHH weather..A 5k Gen could run both AC units with no problem...


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I recommend you just go with one generator. I just have a predator 3500 that is very quiet and handles my needs. I use only gasoline. For $650 it’s worthwhile to try then you can sell it and not lose much if you want to move up.

If I decide I need more later, I still will not have two,

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What is the fixation with high KW gennys? At home in Bermuda I have a portable 3.5KW genny as backup for hurricanes.

It has been needed a number of times. It runs the house just fine which includes two water heaters & a shallow well pump, two fridges, plus all of the small stuff. Cooking is propane. No heat. No air.


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Veebyes wrote:

What is the fixation with high KW gennys? No heat. No air.

When it come to higher KW gensetsTHe fixation is the A/C.
If no A/C is involved any 2000 watt unit will do. But A/C is a real concern that requires more power. Sleeping/living in a hot RV is not an enjoyable experience


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