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Old 11-12-2012, 10:20 AM   #1246
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I hate to admit it but I bought a piece of Chines crap from Harbor Freight. After three years it's fine.

Find your own link you lazy fucker.
"Sunny Sarasota" must not be so sunny today
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:23 AM   #1247
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I guess it depends on how you use it but I have the Honda 2000i and I don't see much need for a solar panel.

I can run minimal lighting and the water pump for days on just the battery. If I need more, I have the Honda. YMMV

I'd like a solar panel for boondocking, but I rarely get to do that anyway...
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #1248
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"Sunny Sarasota" must not be so sunny today
Clear sky, 10 kts of breeze, 81 degrees, the bay is gorgeous, mullet jumping. Enjoy your cold rain.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:26 AM   #1249
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I guess it depends on how you use it but I have the Honda 2000i and I don't see much need for a solar panel.

I can run minimal lighting and the water pump for days on just the battery. If I need more, I have the Honda. YMMV

I'd like a solar panel for boondocking, but I rarely get to do that anyway...
I'm checking some travel trailer forums and found this:

"I have the Yamaha 2400 inverter and it runs my 13,500 AC, and TV at the same time just fine. Don't even think about using anything that has a heavy draw with it like a Microwave, toaster, coffee maker, it will throw the breaker.

Also, be sure you have the fridge and hot water controls set to "propane". "
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:28 AM   #1250
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"2000 RUNNING watts, the honda 2k is 1600 running watts, 2000 surge. A 2000 running watt generator should surge to 2400-2500 watts. The honda 2k at sea level starts most AC's, at 5000 feet it is hit or miss (if you have a soft start cap or not mostly), 8-10k not much chance."
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:31 AM   #1251
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I'm checking some travel trailer forums and found this:

"I have the Yamaha 2400 inverter and it runs my 13,500 AC, and TV at the same time just fine. Don't even think about using anything that has a heavy draw with it like a Microwave, toaster, coffee maker, it will throw the breaker.

Also, be sure you have the fridge and hot water controls set to "propane". "
Depends on you and how you like to camp. I rarely use anything more than a fan, don't carry a tv or a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, sheesh are we camping or what?

Never mind.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:41 AM   #1252
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Depends on you and how you like to camp. I rarely use anything more than a fan, don't carry a tv or a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, sheesh are we camping or what?

Never mind.
Barbers Motorsports is about thirty miles from my house. April is the Indy Race (I have to work a convention that weekend ) and June is the AMA/Triumph Superbike Classic. These are both three day events and they allow RV's but they don't have electrical hookups. June in Alabama can be hot. I can't wait
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #1253
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Find your own link you lazy fucker.

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:39 PM   #1254
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Clear sky, 10 kts of breeze, 81 degrees, the bay is gorgeous, mullet jumping. Enjoy your cold rain.
Mullett jumping? Okay then....it's a fish? Correct? Not some dude's hair?
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:03 PM   #1255
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We have both, on the coasts mullet is a fish, between I-75 and 1-95 it's still a fashion statement.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #1256
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We have both, on the coasts mullet is a fish, between I-75 and 1-95 it's still a fashion statement.
That's gold right there. Spot on too!

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Old 11-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #1257
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Depends on you and how you like to camp. I rarely use anything more than a fan, don't carry a tv or a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, sheesh are we camping or what?

Never mind.
At this stage we like to refer to it as 'outdoor living'.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #1258
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At this stage we like to refer to it as 'outdoor living'.
Very true. In my 20's and early 30's I back packed all of the AT through the Smokey Mountains and all the side trials over a 10 year period. Slept in shelters and back pack tents. Now, a travel trailer is roughing it
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:30 PM   #1259
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At this stage we like to refer to it as 'outdoor living'.
Been there. Don't have a problem with it. Just don't need it anymore.

Call me Pseudo NatureBoy. Sometimes with a fiberglass shell. I usually prefer a bike, backpack, and hammock, but that's another story....


This is why I bow out of the conversation.

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Old 11-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #1260
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"2000 RUNNING watts, the honda 2k is 1600 running watts, 2000 surge. A 2000 running watt generator should surge to 2400-2500 watts. The honda 2k at sea level starts most AC's, at 5000 feet it is hit or miss (if you have a soft start cap or not mostly), 8-10k not much chance."
But they make a mate to the 2000 that links up so you have a 4,000 that are still easy to carry, quite and you only need to run them both when you need them both. For all but the A/C (or microwave), one of the 2000s will run your rig fine.

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