Generator advice thread

Discussion in 'Towing, Vehicles, Maintenance and Repairs' started by Jackie4Hits, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Jackie4Hits

    Jackie4Hits
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    I'm looking at buying a generator. 95% of what I need it for is charging house battery while dry camping. The other 5% is to run the microwave for hot pockets and pizza for the kids. I borrowed a 2000w champion that falls right on its face and dies when trying to run the microwave. My friends 2200w power(something) will run the microwave but its wound out doing it. I should have bought the 3200w firman from costco when it dropped to $469 with manufactures discount before Christmas. That generator went up in price to 639. Still a good deal but I'm trying to explore other options. My other thought was to buy two 2000w ipower generators. One fir charging or both when needing more power. Would I be better suited with a large generator or two smaller in parallel when needed? IMO a large generator to just charge up a 12v battery might be overkill and inefficient. And yes, I know Honda is the best, but for only being used s few times a year, spending that kind of money is a waste.
     
  2. mdcamping

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    Do you ever plan to use A/C? I see your using a microwave. You will have more options if you buy a 3000+ Watt Inverter generator. When you get older camping in heat & humidity gets old real fast, just something to consider.

    Black Friday/Christmas is coming, there will probably be some deals out there. :cool:

    Welcome to the forum!

    Mike
     

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