Generator for camper trailer

rklein

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I bought a similar champion from Costco and have been very happy with it. It wasn’t quite enough to turn over the a/c consistently when the weather was too hot. I put a quick start capacitor on the a/c and now it runs it no problem. $15 part from Amazon and easy to install.


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Not to derail this thread too much, can you help with a link to this part on Amazon? I'm fairly handy, have installed solar panels system and inverter in my camper so I'm pretty well set for dry camping. But the ability to run AC would be nice on those really hot days. If I get a generator it'll be a Honda.
 

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There’s different ones depending on which unit you have. I found out about this fix on a rv blog. Just google hard start capacitor.


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a bumper mount was mentioned above.

back in 01 i had a trailer without a genny and i added a reese receiver to the front of my pickup.
i built a pan to install in the receiver that held the 3k honda on the front bumper. worked great.
 
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Brightwhite

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Bumping this back up because I finally made up my mind on the Honda 2200, on Sunday I started looking around online and noticed that supply at various retailers was not there. Now looking at it most places aren’t even listing the 2200 as an available option with out of stock or backordered status. I’m getting the feeling that Honda pulled that model - does anyone know what the deal is there?

I called all of these places!
Home Depot
Sportsmans warehouse
Camping world
The dealership where I bought my trailer
Lazy days RV
And Jax Outdoor

None of them had supply. Amazon is out. The only place I’m seeing is northern tool, but it’s out of stock. Maybe the corona virus has everyone in pandemonium and I am just out of the loop?
 

Voyageur

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There was a recall on those. Had something to do with a potential fire hazard. According to what I've read they will be available again in mid-March. If you do a google search you can get more details.
 
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Brightwhite

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There was a recall on those. Had something to do with a potential fire hazard. According to what I've read they will be available again in mid-March. If you do a google search you can get more details.
Thanks. Yeah I read about the recall, but that was a year ago going back to Feb and March 2019. There was supply everywhere a month ago, they had them at my local Sportsmans, my Home Depot, and a stack of them in camping world when I went in.

None of those retailers I called could tell me what was going on either, which didn’t suprise me... I either got a “not sure when we will get supply,” or “we stopped carrying Honda, but we have these awesome XYZ generators that are even better and less than a Honda!”
 

Voyageur

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Hmm. That is interesting. The local Running's store had a letter posted near the empty generator shelves saying available again in mid-March. I'm in the same boat as you having just decided to go with the Honda 2200. It will be interesting to see what happens.
 
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