gordon2, and All,
Thanks so much for the great advice. I should have included this information for context,
I have to preface all of this with the fact that I don't like the noise produced by generators either. It's an unpleasant addition to our sweet serene camping experiences we seek.
Mine is more than a want, however, if I hope to camp as I have epilepsy and the heat I experience can induce seizures which I have under control rather well-when I am in normal conditions. I no longer drive, because of the seizures, and so I have someone take me out with my camper to leave me for some days so I may paint
, my occupation.
gloriafredricks.com has some of my paintings from my camping trips or travels, my favorite time to paint
. I have loads more photos to add from the east coast and Arizona area, I just haven't taken the time to do so.
Anyway, back to the reason for the post:
gordon 2 I do like the Honda. They have always been a great choice. The money was a concern but, I've always read they are the best and I am out for days and sometimes beyond cell reach.
Bob, I agree, these can be easily taken and as I want to have mine mobile from camper to boat, can I make it secure enough?
As for running mine, I like to be out camping in abandoned farms - with the owners permissions, or near a butte, often places farther away from the crowds as I am really an off the grid camper without need of any amenities as I like to paint
Darral T - I wonder if that brand wasn't what I purchased for my electric golfcart.
I could legally drive the electric golf cart and took it out on the bike paths-which no one else used and the city/county said I could-and I would charge my Trojan batteries while driving my cart! I was always pushing to see just how far out I could get with my cart and that generator!
It was a bit noisy, but, when in town, I didn't mind that as people would see me more easily, and be less inclined to run me over - which almost happened a few times!
I just looked at what you suggested, it's really heavy, but very affordable.
Do I need 3500 to 4000 Watts just to push out enough juice for the AC?
Or do I need that much wattage for it to last the night? If it is the latter, I would almost prefer to buy two smaller ones and have to change them than have the one heavy one.
cmartin - You gave me more clues to what I need and I found this:
Champion Power Equipment No.75531i Inverter Generator, 3100-watt
for $899 on Amazon
The stats from the webpage on Amazon:
Quiet, lightweight and portable; the Champion 3100W Inverter Generator provides clean, quiet power for campsites, RV's, cabins and other remote locations. 2800 Watts Rated, 3100 Watts Maximum output is powerful enough to start a 15,000btu air conditioner. Inverter Technology provides clean power (safe for sensitive electronics) and variable speed engine to reduce noise, conserve fuel and lengthen the life of the engine. Lightweight - only 80 lbs and includes integrated wheels and stow away handle. Quiet - only 58 Dba. Powered by Champion 171cc OHV engine designed specifically for the 3100 Watt inverter generator will run 8 hours on a full tank of gas at 25% load. EPA/CARB approved for sale
in 50 states. Features fully enclosed durable housing with easy carry handle, 1 - 120V Duplex outlet (5-20R), 1-12V DC Outlet w/cables included, and 1 - TT30 Receptacle - RV Ready. Includes: Overload Protection, Low Oil Sensor and Economy Mode Switch. Dimensions: 24.2" (L) x 18.5" (W) x 19.7" (H). 2 Year Limited Warranty. Champion has the best Product Quality and Customer Service in the business. All Champion products are cover by our Lifetime Free Technical Support and 2 Year Limited Warranty. All product technical, service and warranty inquiries must go through Champion and our 24/7 tech line 888-696-0668 FREE or a Champion Authorized Service Center, call 888-696-0668 FREE for a location near you. Champion products cannot be returned to a retail store or e-tailer, please call 888-696-0668 FREE or email email@example.com
So, the only question left - If I purchase a 1500 watt generator that is lightweight will it have enough juice to run a portable AC but then tap out in the middle of the night?
I do like the lighter weight
Do I need at least 3000 watts?
Looking forward to more from you! Many thanks for your generous input!