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Old 08-16-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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We were able to get away in the Scamp for a 4 day camping weekend in N. Florida. Weather was HOT, sunny and dry; the forecasted (60% chance) weekend thunderstorms passed around us. Night skies were clear for optimal viewing of Perseid meteor showers on Friday and Saturday nights.
We were boondocking. The Honda EU2000 gennie powered the portable A/C throughout the night. Reflectix panels in the windows and a rear canopy helped tame the sun's direct rays. A good time was had by all!

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Old 08-16-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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Your Honda ran all night? Good to know because we have one and didn't expect it would run so long. Hard to believe I've had the Honda for a year, carried it, and have never even started it. Probably a good idea to do that before we need it.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #3
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a/c run time

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We were also surprised by length of run time on the generator. Over three nights, we averaged 7.5 hours run time per night on one fill-up of gas per night. We were expecting a shorter time duration, so were quite pleased with the results. The only item that was drawing power was the 5000 btu GE portable air conditioner, set on cool @ 75 degrees F.
Generator is 7 years old. We perform regular PM. Have to keep it ready for use during Hurricane season here in Florida.
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I assume (dangerous to do that) that there would be a longer run time if powering a furnace instead of a generator. Don't know why I care about that because our Egg Camper is all electric. Maybe a furnace someday for boondocking. Can't imagine a 2000 generator would do too well with an electric heater. Maybe. The Egg C. has a built-in 1000 watt heater. Guess I could find out if I got over the lazies.
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