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Old 01-01-2015, 03:06 PM   #21
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A little off the OP's thread but may be useful to some. On the advice of the dealer we ordered our 22 foot travel trailer with a 9,000 btu a/c so we could power it with a single Honda 2000. It works great and it was able to keep the trailer cool in 106 degree temperature last summer.
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Old 01-01-2015, 03:11 PM   #22
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A little off the OP's thread but may be useful to some. On the advice of the dealer we ordered our 22 foot travel trailer with a 9,000 btu a/c so we could power it with a single Honda 2000. It works great and it was able to keep the trailer cool in 106 degree temperature last summer.

That sounds like good advice from the dealer. He obviously knew how to work in your best interest. I bought used, and it already had a 13.5 unit installed. Most boat A/C are 16K, so thought the two in parallel would run them.
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Most boat A/C are 16K, so thought the two in parallel would run them. __________________


The problem is seldom in keeping the units operating , its starting the second unit.

The soft start kit might help , but if you are contemplating purchasing an inverter , getting one that will assist the AC system does work well.

The start (LRC) current is only for 1 second or so and will not run down the battery a substantial amount.

This same system , a passing thru, boosting inverter works well at out of the way locations where 15A of 120V is all there is.

With big batts an almost normal lifestyle can be had with the house batts catching up all night. NO electric stoves tho,
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