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Snowwolfe

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Posted: 08/27/20 03:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After decades of owning motorhomes we decided to join the 5th wheeler ranks within the next 12 months. We will be purchasing something in the 35 foot range and it will have 2 roof mounted AC units.
When we stop for meals would like to turn the gen on and one of the AC units. Then use either the microwave OR coffee pot during our break.
Will the 5500 watt units run one of the AC's and either the microwave or coffee pot at the same time?

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Posted: 08/27/20 03:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Should run with no problem!
5500 in some models are 120/240 four wire and may even run both airs and microwave.


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Posted: 08/27/20 03:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, you can run basically everything (even two ACs) with the 5500 generator.


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Look into a load support inverter/charger. I'd recommend Victron, or Outback.


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Posted: 08/27/20 04:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agreed. Should work fine.


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Posted: 08/27/20 05:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 5500 runs 3 a/c with no problem


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I can run both A.C's and microwave with my on board 5500 Onan lp


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Posted: 08/28/20 06:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i did the same thing 14yrs ago for the same reason but we also traveled with 2dogs, and to also dry-campe very now and then...so I installed a 5,000w Generic PrimPac..works great to operate 2 ac units plus the microwave...I belive going 5k and about you'll have no problem....


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Just sold our eu3000is Honda, fired up the 15k AC and microwave at the same time for the buyer,purred like a kitten.

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