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Old 08-01-2018, 06:35 AM   #1
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Hello from Colorado

Wife and I just bought our first Camper. We where running a pop up before. We are now camping in style in a 2019 Kodiak Cub 176rd with off road package. Excited to be here and learn from everyone. We are completely new to this. Im now in the process of shopping for a Generator setup. We are thinking about a pair of Yamaha 2000w inverter/generators to run them in series. Also the Predators from Harbor freight are looking great as well.

Any words of advice is welcome. Thank you for having me.

James
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:10 AM   #2
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Wife and I just bought our first Camper. We where running a pop up before. We are now camping in style in a 2019 Kodiak Cub 176rd with off road package. Excited to be here and learn from everyone. We are completely new to this. Im now in the process of shopping for a Generator setup. We are thinking about a pair of Yamaha 2000w inverter/generators to run them in series. Also the Predators from Harbor freight are looking great as well.

Any words of advice is welcome. Thank you for having me.

James
Congratulations on your purchase! Welcome to the forum...
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:38 PM   #3
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Congrant's and welcome!

IMO I'd start with one Yamaha ( or Honda) 2000 generator. That should run everything on your camper except the AC. I originally got a Honda EU 3000 (or 4000??) years ago with the intention of running the AC on it and found I never needed it. I see your from CO as well. If it's to hot then go higher
Also, I just recently came across a thread on these: https://www.microair.net/collections...nt=30176048267

It's a "soft starter" for the AC unit. Basically it allows you to run your AC on a single 2000W generator. I have no personal experience with it but from what I've read it seems to work. If it does it's a heck of a lot cheaper ( and lighter!) than a second generator!
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:00 PM   #4
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Welcome to the site.

What does the "off road" package include?
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:21 PM   #5
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What does the "off road" package include?
A sticker on each side of camper.
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A sticker on each side of camper.
Haha, must be the same as the 4 seasons package
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:15 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forums!

Don't forget the generators lose capacity as the altitude increases. Something us near sea level dwellers don't worry about much.

My personal favorites in generators are the Champion inverter line up, with Honda and Yamaha coming in a close second.

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@wahoonc good point. When at altitude we need to keep our fridge on gas (not auto) in order to run the microwave with our 2000W Yamaha or it will overload it. Just habit now and really don't think about it
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Welcome to the forums! Come visit the “cub” pages and meet others who have cubs!
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Wife and I just bought our first Camper. We where running a pop up before. We are now camping in style in a 2019 Kodiak Cub 176rd with off road package. Excited to be here and learn from everyone. We are completely new to this. Im now in the process of shopping for a Generator setup. We are thinking about a pair of Yamaha 2000w inverter/generators to run them in series. Also the Predators from Harbor freight are looking great as well.

Any words of advice is welcome. Thank you for having me.

James
Welcome aboard James!! I've been RV'ing for a while and camping since I can remember, but I'm new to this forum and enjoy reading all the ideas and info... I dry camped quite a bit with the old TT and installed a Fantastic Fan in the ceiling (In lieu of the crappy 4-blade fan). If I opened a few windows and used it as a blower, we could usually get a fair draft going through the trailer. Just a thought... Good luck and hope to meet up at a friendly campfire sometime.
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