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Old 08-19-2017, 08:17 AM   #16
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Personally I'd spend a little more and get something like this:

https://www.electricgeneratorsdirect...45/p15735.html. 70 dB at 10' puts it pretty quiet, similar to the Honda.

The reason I would go with an RV cycle is that I suspect the duty cycle is much higher than the Honda.
I wanted to get that one, but it was work to configure the front of the trailer to accommodate it. I have a v nose, and we would have had to extend the tongue and mount it on the front, and maybe put a canopy over the generator.

My next trailer will have that RV style unit for sure. Vents from the bottom, run on propane, pretty quiet. You do get a touch more vibration from them, I hear.
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Old 08-21-2017, 09:08 AM   #17
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What do you guys feel about a Generac generator ran by propane?? quality loudness ect..
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I run a 15,000 BTU air conditioner, electric hot water heater, two 1800 Watt induction burners plus a fridge, overhead lights and other small miscellaneous appliances without any trouble on a 7000. The key with any generator is you have to be able to split your load. A 7000 has one independent 30 amp circuit plus two 20 amp independent circuits.
So basically you have a separate cord for each of the 3 circuits?
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Haven't heard anything negative... but being an old guy... I sure like the Onan... which is now part of Cummins... mmm Luck.. ohh always have plenty of head room.. meaning 'more than needed' .. power... less load = more life :)
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So basically you have a separate cord for each of the 3 circuits?
That is correct.
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I've heard several comments about spitting a load between (2) 20 amp and 30 amp outlets. Just keep in mind if you total all of that up it exceeds the rating of the generator.

The screen shot is from the 7000 owners manual on page 77.
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What do you guys feel about a Generac generator ran by propane?? quality loudness ect..
I'm running a champion 3400 on propane noting that at peak on LP gas you will only develop 3100 watts and about 24 Amps as opposed to 3400 w and 26 amps.

I'm running a portable A/C, one led overhead light and one florescent along with the gurus. It does real well its quite but will get annoying to folks around especially if they are camping in a tent. I didn't really answer your question........ but I hope it helps some.

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Personally I'd spend a little more and get something like this:

https://www.electricgeneratorsdirect...45/p15735.html. 70 dB at 10' puts it pretty quiet, similar to the Honda.

The reason I would go with an RV cycle is that I suspect the duty cycle is much higher than the Honda.
That is a good generator . You still have to add things up. Advertised 27 amp at 240 so strictly 120 would be 54 amp total available.
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I've heard several comments about spitting a load between (2) 20 amp and 30 amp outlets. Just keep in mind if you total all of that up it exceeds the rating of the generator.

The screen shot is from the 7000 owners manual on page 77.
You are correct sir, I thought I mentioned this but it must have been in another thread. 45 amps is the max sustained load for a 7000.
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I'm running a champion 3400 on propane noting that at peak on LP gas you will only develop 3100 watts and about 24 Amps as opposed to 3400 w and 26 amps.

I'm running a portable A/C, one led overhead light and one florescent along with the gurus. It does real well its quite but will get annoying to folks around especially if they are camping in a tent. I didn't really answer your question........ but I hope it helps some.

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Are you saying all LP ran Generators can only put out 3100 watts or about 24 amps??
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:31 PM   #26
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I'm trying to figure how to split the load among my pieces of equipment. Maybe I'll figure out which breakers power the big stuff I want, like the AC or 2nd AC or CVAP, and configure a 2nd electrical plugin near the electric panel, and maybe a cutoff switch in case I want it to go back to original setting?

I wish I'd have known about this "split the load" issue when I was designing my trailer. But this is a workable workaround, in any event.

I love my Honda 7000.

And, as one of our friends said earlier, it is super annoying to be parked next to other food trucks with those loud generators!
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