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  1. Hello, I hope this is in correct place to ask this. I have a very small travel trailer, cheap little Sportsman, and it has a 8,000 BTU air conditioner. What size generator do I need to run this little 14 ft trailer in the woods and forests? Do you know of the quietest one and do you know is there specifications on safety concerns in Nat'l parks etc? The generator will probably stay in the bed of truck [I think] Thank you for your time and any info. Snort
  2. I have a 2002 Winnebago Adventurer I purchase new which has a 5.5KW Onan Generator (original). It sat in storage for 18 months unused. The generator started fine when I got it out of storage and will run as long as the RV engine is running and I'm driving. If I stop, say at a rest area, shut the engine off and leave the generator running, it will stall anywhere from 5-15 minutes later. I can usually restart it but it will stall more quickly, 1-5 minutes. As soon as I start up the RV engine and get back on the road, I can start the generator and it will run until I stop again 2-3 hours later. Within 5-15 minutes it will stall. I've repeated this scenario enough times to know it is definitely related to when the RV is not running at high rpm. I have tried leaving the engine idling but that doesn't seem to be enough, I actually have to be driving (higher rpm) for the generator to not stall. I am thinking this is maybe a fuel system pressure problem? Maybe a new gas cap? I can't think of anything else and so I'm seeking help on this forum. When it is running, it runs fine, no missing or sputtering. It will sometimes sputter just as it is stalling but that is all.
  3. We are making big changes this year and are slowing down our adventures as we become seasonal campers down in Silver City NM! We'll still travel some, mostly in the winter happily! Our trustworthy Volvo "Gar" is now going up for sale . We just placed our ad in the "RV's, Tows, and Toads for Sale " section of the Escapees forum. 2001 Volvo VNL 64T660 singled long and setup for several deck bed toys with a lifting bed. Please see our ad for more information. THANK YOU ALL! - Steve
  4. I've been looking for a Toyota Sunrader, and notice almost none of them have generators. Is one very important? How much should I allow for the cost of one in an RV I'm looking at? Is it easier to buy one and add it to an RV, or is a portable one a better idea? Any recommendations on a good portable? I just want to be able to run the AC or the microwave(for popcorn, of course). Sorry for all the questions, thanks!
  5. Hi everyone, I am new to the community. I’m going to be moving into my small RV in the next few months. The refrigerator is not working and it will cost to much to be replaced. I am trying to keep the spending down as much as possible. What are your thoughts on putting in a small garage/patio type unit like cubic 3 ft. A/C freezer refrigerator in its place? They vary in electric usage from $26 to $13 a year and from 197 kWh so 138 k a year. And I will be Boondocking probably 90% of the time for 6 months of the year and on my property with electricity the other six months. I have only one large marine battery, but I do have a generator. Another concern is will it hold up to the shaking and jarring that the RV will have driving on unpaved roads Boondocking?
  6. I am looking into buying a Generator for my RV when Boondocking and keeping it on my acreage. Any advice? I have my eye on a Champion 3400 Duel Fuel Gas/Propane Generator based on my research. It needs to be able to power a 13,500 BTU AC unit. Thanks.
  7. I have had several RV's, all came with a generator, 4000w. Now I have a 5th wheel with NO generator. What do I look for in a portable? I have a 13,500 AC. How many decibels is reasonable? Is an inverted as good as a generator? I know folks talk about Hondas, but how about the ones we can by from Harbor Frieight, $300.00 verses $2,000 just an ol farm boy.
  8. I'm getting hit and miss information on the Champion 3,400-Watt Dual Fuel generator. I need something for summer overnight boondocking to run a 15k BTU air conditioner in the 5th wheel. Propane is a cool option, but no problem burning gas for the extra wattage. Anyone used this generator/inverter?
  9. On my last trip, while running AC on generator, it blew a bearing. What a noise. A local mechanic removed, fixed and replaced the generator. It runs great when started from the generator itself. But when I started it from inside the camper, it ran very rough and did not beep to let me know it was ready to turn on the AC. No other electric items come on either. He has not been able to find the problem yet. Gasoline is good, Converter appears good. Any ideas?
  10. Installed complete solar system in my 2015 RV & no longer need its OEM gasoline powered Cummins Onan RV QG 4000 (4KW) generator. $1,500.00 OBO. Only 90 hours total time. Not really broken in yet. Said to run a 13.5K BTU AC but ran my 15.0K unit just fine. Can't show pix of unit or manufacturer's label due to forum post space limitations. See http://tinyurl.com/ydb54m62 to confirm $2,800.00 price new & see a picture, detailed specs & manuals (owner's, service & installation). -- Model 4.0KYFA-26100; weighs 172 lbs; measures 30.0" L x 19.7" W x 14.4" H. -- Sound is 68dB at 10' on 50% load (easily meets National Park Service 60dB @ 50' requirements). -- Includes exhaust pipe & power wires in conduit. -- Located in Garland TX (Dallas suburb). Buyer must pick it up or pay for freight. Won't take it w/me. -- May or may not be able to make arrangements for pickup after 06.15.17 departure. Feel welcome to call w/questions or to discuss. Thanx, Dilly 214.823.4000 Please see http://tinyurl.com/y8xs3nv2 for our 2010 Prius Type II Hatchback. The perfect toad or an excellent commuter. Also see http://tinyurl.com/y8o8pemq for *free* Thetford Style II (model 42055) toilet.
  11. We bought a 36' Rexhall Rexair RV two years ago and it was fine when we took short trips but now that we want to on the road more my husband doesn't want to drive the RV alone. So we bought a nice used Ford E150 Conversion Van and plan on making that our travel vehicle and live in the large RV. We need to put in a rooftop air conditioner because we have dogs that travel with us and I want them to be comfortable in the back of the van. Any particular brand I should ask for when getting a quote? Also want to get a generator but don't know if I want to get a portable Honda or a Onan built in. What's your comments and ideas on this? Has anyone done this before? I googled and got some ideas on youtube but I want a nice looking vehicle and not a room a/c hanging out the window. We are currently in Phoenix Arizona and if you can recommend any repair or service shops that would be great too. Thanks in advance for reading and making suggestions,
  12. Not sure where to put this so I will start in the General area. We have been living fulltime in our 38' 5er for about 6 years. In saying that we have only moved it 3 times. We are now getting ready to start traveling. Over the next two years we plan on visiting at least 25 states. On many of our stops we plan on volunteering and or workamping for at least a month. Maybe some places up to 4 or 5 months. I am making sure that the 5er and truck are all ready to make the trip, but I have some questions. I have only two 6 volt batteries in my 5er, I am thinking of changing them up, making them 12 Volt batteries. Yes they will be deep cycle batteries. Several question come to mind about this up grade. All thing being equal why do they use 6 volt batteries, is it just the cost? IF 2 - 6V batteries are at 75 Amps you have to run them in series = 12 V at 75 A 900 W 2 - 12V Batteries at 75Amps you then run them in parallel = 12V at 75A 1800W So all things being equal it would seem you get more bang for your buck running 12 volt batteries. I do understand the cost will be much different for 12V batteries over the 6V batteries. What am I missing. Next issue I am wrestling with is should I get a generator or two? Questions that come to mind are: Noise? Thinking about going with two Honda 2000W running them in parallel How often would I use them? We are not big fans of boondocking so my thought is we would most likely use them over night while traveling between locations. So if that is the case is it worth spend $2000 buck, I know only I can answer that question but I am wrestling with is up to 3 or 4 night on the road once a month would I use them that much? While no one is going to have an answer what I want can you at least share with me your experiences? Would I be better off getting a much bigger generator which would make quite a bit more noise and try to install a muffler and extend it down below the bed of the truck as well as maybe building a Noise hampering box, One concerns about the box is allowing heat to dissipate and also access for refueling and maintenance. I guess the last question is with all of this is it worth it to try to get any expanded fuel take for my truck? I have been trying to consider all my options and I don't want to get a lot of nice stuff just because I can. I currently have a 24 gal tank on my truck. Your thoughts? Thanks in advance for your advice. This is really our first time of going out on the road as the time we have spent living it is was 4 years at one location and then a little less that 2 years at another location. Sonny Theobald 2009 Carriage Cameo 2008 Chevy 3500 Dually Loving God and Serving People
  13. My 8kw Onan Diesel generator has been working fine, when I push the pre-heat switch it goes "tickety-tickety" and after about 15 seconds fires right up. This week while running it, it started to emit more of a "clunking" sound, very rythmic and regular (and pretty loud). I shut it down, today checked the oil level (clean and full) and when I pushed the Preheat button again to try staring, this time it gave off the "clunking" sound instead of the quiet purr of the normal "tickety-tickety". Any ideas on what might be the problem? I didn't leave the preheat button pushed long enough to try to start it for fear the clunking was ruining something. Thanks in advance for any ideas / input
  14. I just posted a blog about us having generator issues in our used 1994 Fleetwood Flair. The Onan 4000 (picture attached) worked when we first purchased the RV, so we know it's capable of working. The first time we visited the RV in storage one week later, the generator also still worked. But by the second visit, a mere two weeks into purchasing the RV, the generator would not sustain. Even as we let the motpr run and charged our batteries, the generator would still not remain on. We tweaked what we could on the generator and tried starting it from the outside as well as the inside but no luck. There are usually a few bangs as if the generator is beginning to turn, but it never sustains. Any tips on easy things to check before taking it in to be serviced? Any advice helps. Thanks!
  15. 2009 Heartland Cyclone model 4012. 41' toyhauler has a separate 8 x 12 garage. Can sleep 10+ has 4 queen beds and 2 couches. 1 queen bed in separate master bedroom, 2 queen beds that slide down from ceiling in the enclosed garage, 1 queen bed in a loft in the living room, and 2 couches. Also has a large storage loft over the kitchen - I have never seen this in another camper. Has remote start 5kw Onan generator (start from inside the camper). Has all the normal luxuries of a Heartland toyhauler too numerous to mention. E-mail for questions. $40,000 I know it can be hard to find a truck to pull this. We had this camper picked out for a month before we could find an affordable truck to pull it. So we will consider selling as a package deal with the 2004 GMC 4 door dually in the picture below. It is 2wd, but it is the SLT version with leather interior, bose audio system, durmax diesel with Allyson transmission. Also has an exhaust brake, which allowed me to tow this camper down a 7% grade for 7 miles without using my actual breaks! Will also include the companion fifth wheel hitch (nearly $1,000 new). $53,000 for entire package. See pictures at... http://parkersburg.craigslist.org/rvs/5138183205.html
  16. 2009 Heartland Cyclone model 4012. 41' toyhauler has a separate 8 x 12 garage. Can sleep 10+ has 4 queen beds and 2 couches. 1 queen bed in separate master bedroom, 2 queen beds that slide down from ceiling in the enclosed garage, 1 queen bed in a loft in the living room, and 2 couches. Also has a large storage loft over the kitchen - I have never seen this in another camper. Has remote start 5kw Onan generator (start from inside the camper). Has all the normal luxuries of a Heartland toyhauler too numerous to mention. E-mail ericandsusan1@yahoo.com for questions. $42,000 I know it can be hard to find a truck to pull this. We had this camper picked out for a month before we could find an affordable truck to pull it. So we will consider selling as a package deal with the 2004 GMC 4 door dually in the picture below. It is 2wd, but it is the SLT version with leather interior, bose audio system, durmax diesel with Allyson transmission. Also has an exhaust brake, which allowed me to tow this camper down a 7% grade for 7 miles without using my actual breaks! Will also include the companion fifth wheel hitch (nearly $1,000 new). $55,000 for entire package. Pictures at: http://parkersburg.craigslist.org/rvs/4973705835.html
  17. Selling, unopened, new in the box, never been run, Yamaha EF2000i Inverter Generator. Thought I could parallel with my Honda, but found out I could not before opening box. Purchased from private party seller who got it with the purchase of his new travel trailer. Currently in Livingston, TX, until next week 2/11; then headed east towards Atlanta, GA, then down to Florida for a month or so, then back north for the summer. Great price $850, contact me at 907-306-xxxx
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