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    Question 308BHTS Generator Storage

    I am in the market for a new generator. I am looking for suggestions.

    What kind is your favorite?

    I have 2 AC units and 3 TV's, kids, refer, etc etc etc...

    I feel like I need a big one. Is this one overkill?

    If I do get a big one like that, 2 questions.

    1. Where do I store it?
    2. What is the best way to route the exhaust above the TT if I am at a race or game?
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    Bump. I know you guys have some good suggestions. Your response is appreciated.
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    I'm far from an expert on this subject but I'll reply. I bought two Honda 2000 watt generators for my 5th wheel. When running them together they will power both AC units. The one you mentioned should be plenty powerful for what you want. It does seem large and I have no idea where you would store it. That's one reason I opted for 2 smaller generators. Easy to store and move and I can also use them at home if needed for storms, etc.
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    Well that should handle everything you want it to. You'll need to either store it in the bed of your truck (a real PIA getting it in and out if needed) or have a special rack welded to the frame of the trailer at the rear cause that sucker is 200 plus pounds! There are exhausts designed for "on-board" generators that bring the exhaust above the top of the trailer and you may be able to rigged one for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertschb View Post
    I'm far from an expert on this subject but I'll reply. I bought two Honda 2000 watt generators for my 5th wheel. When running them together they will power both AC units. The one you mentioned should be plenty powerful for what you want. It does seem large and I have no idea where you would store it. That's one reason I opted for 2 smaller generators. Easy to store and move and I can also use them at home if needed for storms, etc.
    I looked at this option, but I was worried about the ability for these two daisy chained generators to "surge" when needed. Good to know that it runs both AC units. That is my primary concern. Honda has great reputation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy's 5th Wheel View Post
    Well that should handle everything you want it to. You'll need to either store it in the bed of your truck (a real PIA getting it in and out if needed) or have a special rack welded to the frame of the trailer at the rear cause that sucker is 200 plus pounds! There are exhausts designed for "on-board" generators that bring the exhaust above the top of the trailer and you may be able to rigged one for this.
    I think I am getting away from the huge Yamaha. My wife would never be able to move it in a pinch. Also, my wallet is not a huge fan of it, though I have no doubt that it is an awesome unit.

    I did more searching and saw this unit

    I have a Suburban as a tow vehicle, and really want to avoid stowing it inside the cabin with the family while in motion. Have you seen any solutions that can utilize the hitch on the rear of the unit? Thanks for the response.
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    I'm not sure if that 3,100 watt Champion generator will run two AC units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HBOMB900 View Post
    I think I am getting away from the huge Yamaha. My wife would never be able to move it in a pinch. Also, my wallet is not a huge fan of it, though I have no doubt that it is an awesome unit.

    I did more searching and saw this unit

    I have a Suburban as a tow vehicle, and really want to avoid stowing it inside the cabin with the family while in motion. Have you seen any solutions that can utilize the hitch on the rear of the unit? Thanks for the response.
    I had this custom rack built for my last trailer by a welding shop. It utilized three (3) separate receivers welded to an H-frame that was welded to the I-beam frame of the trailer. If I were using a single larger generator I would still have a rack built and utilize at least 2 receivers (for the single rack) so that there wouldn't be any rocking side to side as you go down the road. Any decent welder can do this kind of work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bertschb View Post
    I'm not sure if that 3,100 watt Champion generator will run two AC units.
    Me neither.
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