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Old 06-20-2016, 02:05 AM   #1
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Quiet Genorator for 50 amp service trailer

I am looking for a quieter portable generator for my Kodiak 291 RESL I have a Homelite 5700 and it carries the trailer ok but man is it loud so I am looking for something quieter and the trailer has been upgrade to a 50 amp service.
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Quiet means inverter, but you won't find them in the 50 amp range. Here's what I'd do: Buy one (or two) of these. Very nice. If you need a full 50 amps to run a second AC, then create a "one 50 amp receptacle into two 30 amp plugs" adapter. In other words, one side will revert to it's original 30 amp, and the other will be the second AC 30 amp. Then position the two 30 amp plugs into the two separate inverters. http://www.championpowerequipment.co...ter-generator/
The adapter will run the same neutral and same ground to each side, but each side would have it's own "hot" (black)
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:56 AM   #3
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Honda makes a 7,000 watt quiet run generator It should power up just about everything. But it ain't cheap! Figure $4,000 range. What you may want to do is determine what you really need to run and use a smaller generator. The Champion 3100 inverter generator is a good compromise. It won't run everything but it will run enough to get you by.

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The Honda eu7000 has a four prong 30 amp plug (just like my old Ridgid 6500, that is probably about as loud as your Homelite) that will deliver 30 amps to both sides of a 50 amp plug and power two AC's quitely.
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When I grow up, i'll have one of these.
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When I grow up, i'll have one of these.
My camping buddy had to build a special rack just to haul his eu7000 around and has to call me to come over to load it every time he goes camping because it wieghs almost 300 lbs.

Why don't you just get a toyhauler with an Onan onboard???

I hauled a portable generator around for years, the Onan and onboard fuel has made boondocking a lot easier!!!
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Why don't you just get a toyhauler with an Onan onboard???
Haha, I can barely fit a 24ft camper on my property, and I have no use for a $60,000 diesel truck, and I have no toys to haul around. That about covers it.

Wifey has no interest in boondocking, so i'm thinking it would be mostly used for our frequent power outages around here. We loose power for at least 7-14 days a year around here. Last winter was 10 days straight with an absurdly loud generac.

Even though it's heavy, I could deal with it for a camping trip or two, if needed.
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I have no use for a $60,000 diesel truck...
Yea... every time I park in the last row at the market, I have to remind myself why I have a dually????
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Thanks for the input everyone

I do like the Champion except for the fact I have or order it online as I would really like to have a new gen set for a trip this weekend and the fact it only holds 1.6 gallons of fuel.

I like the Honda eu7000 except for the price tag I only dry camp a few time a year so the $4000 price tag pretty much rules it out.

I have been look at the PowerHouse brand one at Northern Tool
FREE SHIPPING Powerhorse Inverter Generator 3500 Surge Watts, 3000 Rated Watts, Electric Start, EPA and CARB Compliant, Model# LC3500i | Inverter Generators| Northern Tool + Equipment


I would love to have a toy hauler but my company truck would not like to pull one and since I get free fuel I pull what the company truck can. If I was buying the fuel I would probably go back to a motorhome.
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Looks good! Be sure to fabricate a 3-prong twist plug to a female TT-30 receptacle, in order to get the full 30 amps to your TT. Using the "household" adapter to a regular outlet will limit you to 20 amps.
Since posting, I found this: http://www.electricgeneratordepot.co...ale-rv-adapter
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My camping buddy had to build a special rack just to haul his eu7000 around and has to call me to come over to load it every time he goes camping because it wieghs almost 300 lbs.

Why don't you just get a toyhauler with an Onan onboard???

I hauled a portable generator around for years, the Onan and onboard fuel has made boondocking a lot easier!!!
HA! I did the same on my Sunnybrook. Mounted a 4k Onan and 19 gallon gas tank on it. Used trailer jacks on all for corners so I could roll it around as a standalone unit or mount/remove from the camper myself. When I sold it, the buyer was thrilled
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I would love to have a toy hauler but my company truck would not like to pull one and since I get free fuel I pull what the company truck can. If I was buying the fuel I would probably go back to a motorhome.
My company downsized me to a freaking Subaru Legacy... can't even tow a popup with that! And it can't be flat towed behind my motorhome!

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Found another at Amazon

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Looks good! Be sure to fabricate a 3-prong twist plug to a female TT-30 receptacle, in order to get the full 30 amps to your TT. Using the "household" adapter to a regular outlet will limit you to 20 amps.
Since posting, I found this: Electric Generator Depot - DuroMax XP3130RV Generator RV Adapter 30A male to 30A Female RV adapter
Better yet!: https://www.amazon.com/Camco-55272-R...+to+rv+adapter
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I bought the Powerhorse 3500 from northern tool it was $1499 but I got a $200 gift card for buying it

Will see if I can make it this weekend with only one AC if not I will go back and get another one but haven't made my mind up if I will just get the 2000 watt or another 3500 this one can parallel with either
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Quiet Genorator for 50 amp service trailer

I've read several good reviews about the Powerhorse!!!


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Well quick up date getting ready for my weekend trip I hooked up the new Gen set it made it one hour then started pouring fuel out of carb....


We see what northern tool will do...
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Quiet Genorator for 50 amp service trailer

To save your weekend maybe you can unscrew the bowl on the bottom of the carb to see if the float or a line is stuck / loose???


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For our old outback TT I bought a Hyundai HY2000SI generator from Walmart online... Unlike the Honda EU2000 which only has 2000 peak watts and 1800 running watts, the Hyundai has 22oo peak and 2000 running watts. There is a video on Youtube with it starting a 13,500 BTU without hard start capacitors... It ran just as quiet as the Honda For a HELL of a lot less that the Honda!!! And you can buy 2 of them, hooked-up together and still be cheaper than 1 honda. Just my 2 pennies.
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To save your weekend maybe you can unscrew the bowl on the bottom of the carb to see if the float or a line is stuck / loose???


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Thanks for the help I could have probably of fixed it my self but I kind of wanted my money back so I took it back to Northern Tool in OKC

They were very helpful however I didn't get my money back. they did however look at it as soon as I bought it in and told me the carb was missing the gasket. They replaced it with in 30 minutes and I was back on my way to Kansas City.

Got to camp site and fired up the gen set and it ran well carrying one AC unit lights TV Satellite etc until the rest of the first tank of gas ran out. About 5 hours of run time on what was 2.6 gallons but who know how much ran out of the carb before gasket was replaced.

Filled backup with fuel and it ran about 30 minutes then tripped. I went out reset it and it ran for about ten minutes and then started to pull down and trip off again. thought maybe it was overheating as it was in direct sun so I shut it down and when to the race I was in town to attend got back and fired it back up but it still would not start the AC unit I had been running most of the day... I goes back to Northern Tool when I can get around to taking it to them
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Are you drawing from the 30 amp outlet or the 20? Also check oil; it has a low oil shutdown feature.
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