Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-08-2017, 10:57 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Winston-Salem
Posts: 10
Default Generator Recommendation

I am looking for generator recommendations for my 18' Fun Finder. Most of the State Parks in NC do not have electric hookups. I am looking for a generator to charge 2 house batteries and provide electricity for my CPAP machine. I would like the option to run the a/c if needed. Newbie here. Thanks.
__________________

df1210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 01:05 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Oaks, PA
Posts: 52
Default

I would go with anything 3000 watts or better.

some of the champions have a plug just for an RV.

https://www.championpowerequipment.c...att-generator/

I use this when just needing to keep batteries charged.
https://www.harborfreight.com/engine...arb-63025.html
__________________

team dougherty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 01:14 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Winston-Salem
Posts: 10
Default

Thank you for the reply.
df1210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 01:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
twinster2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 354
Default

Get something quite or you will have alot of PO'd camping neighbor.
__________________
2013 Highlander AWD
2010 Fun Finder 189FBR
Into Camping and RC Flying
twinster2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 04:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 2,003
Default

Be sure to get an INVERTER type generator to protect and electronic items you may run. A standard generator fluctuates power and can fry electronics.

I'd recommend a Honda brand and you won't be sorry.

I have two; the EU20o0i and the EU2000i companion and hook them together w/parallel cable set, an RV adapter plug and also have the battery charging cables.

They provide more than enough power to run the microwave, air conditioner and other items. They are super quiet, don't suck alot of fuel and don't weight much individually so easy to handle...plus don't take up much space.

check it out: Honda Generators: Portable Generator Power for Home, Work, and Play

Buy the Honda's and you will not be sorry in the long run.

__________________
2012 Fun Finder XT 276 Toy Hauler & Harley Davidson Ultra Classic with Condor wheel chock
2014 Dodge Ram 2500 AT 4X4 Crew Cab 6.4 L Hemi, 373 gears, tow package, Rambox option, Revolver X2 tonneau cover, Equal-I-zer anti-sway hitch.
Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 04:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
twinster2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 354
Default

I would also recommend Honda but they are $$$.
__________________
2013 Highlander AWD
2010 Fun Finder 189FBR
Into Camping and RC Flying
twinster2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 04:58 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 2,003
Default

Proven high quality generally is and as Hallmark says "When you want to (have) the very best"

Frying the A/C, microwave, computer, cell phone, flat screen TV with a plain ole generator is more expensive IMO. Or have a cheepie crap out on the first night of your 2 week vacation ... however, the decision is the buyers choice as suggestions were requested and given.

__________________
2012 Fun Finder XT 276 Toy Hauler & Harley Davidson Ultra Classic with Condor wheel chock
2014 Dodge Ram 2500 AT 4X4 Crew Cab 6.4 L Hemi, 373 gears, tow package, Rambox option, Revolver X2 tonneau cover, Equal-I-zer anti-sway hitch.
Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 06:17 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Winston-Salem
Posts: 10
Default

I appreciate the input. I am leaning towards the Honda.
df1210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2017, 09:57 AM   #9
Site Team
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 940
Default

For sure you want an inverter generator as opposed to an open frame type. An open frame will be LOUD and the whole campground will not be pleased, especially if you run it at night.
Inverter generators will also provide cleaner power for electronics if you plan to run a computer. Not sure if your CPAP would need that but it might.
Since you mentioned CPAP I assume you want a generator that you can run all night.
It's been a few years, but when I was looking the only 3000W generator that would run the AC all night (I need that where I live) was the Honda eu3000i. You can do it with 2 2000W generators set up in parallel but you will need to have some type of extended run auxiliary fuel tank. Personally I didn't want to fiddle with that.
The only downside to the 3000W Honda is that it's heavy at ~130 lbs.
Whatever you decide on I recommend you check your local craigslist. I find my Honda there for $500 less than brand new and it had only been started once. It still had all the tags hanging on it even.
One other thought, Honda also makes a 3000 W generator called the Handi. It doesn't have a large enough fuel tank to run for a full 8 hrs.
__________________
2011 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab 4X4
2009 210 WBS
Prodigy P3
LJAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2017, 10:35 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Montana
Posts: 1
Default

An option to running a generator all night long, would be to purchase a DC converter for your CPAP machine. You can get them for under $100.00 on line at any CPAP supply supply site. It would connect to your battery and run off 12 volt, I get 2-3 nights on a small AGM stand alone battery.
__________________

bigsky3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.