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  • Generator for Powering Single 30 amp AC Unit on Travel Trailer
  • The Firman Generator part # 333-H08051 that you referenced is made by the company Firman and would have more than enough amperage/wattage to power the AC units you have on your travel trailer. This has a 30 amp socket like you'd need for your unit and has a 10,000 watt starting output, a 8,000 watt running output and has ability to run on propane as well. Firman generators are among the best generators out there. They are fuel efficient, quieter than most, and are very reliable.
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  • Can etrailer.com Brand 333-0004 Generator Be Ran in the Rain
  • Firman manufactures the etrailer branded # 333-0004 exclusively for us, so they aren't available anywhere else. The closest Firman model would be number P03612 which has a 50 watt higher output and is cosmetically a little different. To see a Firman P03612 you could Google 'Firman Generator Dealers' and look for one in your area. The generator does indeed deliver a trickle charge to the start battery while it's running. It is not recommended to use the # 333-0008 storage cover while...
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  • Is the etrailer 1205 Parallel Kit the Equivalent of Firman Model 1201
  • Yes, the 1205 Parallel Power Kit # 333-0007 (that comes with the 6,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators Kit # 333-0003-2-0007) is the equivalent of the Firman model 1201.
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  • RV Inverter Generator Parallel Kit Compatibility With 50 Amp Coach
  • The 3,800-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators - 3,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start # 333-0001-2 will allow you to use the Parallel Power Kit for etrailer Inverter Generators - 120 Volt - 50 Amp # 333-0007 for your 50 amp RV power.
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  • How to Use etrailer Generator With 30 Amp Plug on RV With 50 Amp Service
  • You can use your RV with 50 amp service along with the 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator # 333-0005. The only thing that you'll need to do so is an adapter, the Mighty Cord Generator Adapter for RV Power Cord - 50 Amp Female to 30 Amp Twist Lock Male # A10-G30450VP. I have added links to video reviews of both the generator and the adapter for you to take a look at.
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  • Firman FIR54FR Versus etrailer Brand 333-0003 3000 Watt Generator
  • Firman manufactures our house brand etrailer generators like the # 333-0003 that you'd looked at. If you're wanting a generator/inverter that will run on both gasoline and LP, you'll want to go with the Firman # FIR54FR generator that you'd looked at, as the comparable etrailer model, part # 333-0003 runs on gas only. There are a few other differences as well, the etrailer brand has a very slightly lower power output when compared to the Firman when it's ran on gas, and the etrailer generator/inverter...
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  • Can etrailer.com Generator # 333-0005 Be Used in Higher Elevations
  • The etrailer.com generator part # 333-0005 can be used in higher elevations with the high altitude jet kit part # 333-335717005 which will allow the engine to run correctly between the elevations of 6,000 and 8,000 feet above sea level. Since you will be at an elevation of 7,000 to 8,000 feet this would work really well for you. And allows the generator to run on propane and gas at that elevation.
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  • Are Replacement Parts Available for the etrailer 4,900-Watt Portable Inverter Generators
  • Yes, we have tons of replacement parts for the etrailer 4,900-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0001-0002, some of which are listed for you below. These etrailer branded inverter generators are made by a company called Firman which have a longstanding reputation for quality manufacturing. Replacement Spark Plug for etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-312455001 Replacement Spark Plug for etrailer 4,500-Watt Generator and 3,200-Watt Inverter part # 333-330723557 Replacement...
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  • Highest Altitude Jet Available for 2,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator
  • The highest altitude jet available for the 2,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator part # 333-0001 is the High Altitude Jet for 2,000-Watt etrailer Generator part # 333-317717006 which is rated for 6,000 to 8,000 feet above seal level. I am not aware of any jets available for elevation above 8,000 feet but the above would still work, the generator would just not be as efficient. The 2,000-Watt etrailer Generator only has one jet. I spoke with Firmarn who is a leading inverter generator...
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  • How Does Remote Pair on etrailer.com Generator part # 333-0003
  • Here's how you would program a remote to the etrailer.com generator part # 333-0003. Flip the engine switch to the RUN I position. Push the battery power restore switch for 3 seconds and release. Press the program button and hold on, the remote indicator light will light up for about 3 seconds and then be off. After that, release the program button.Erase the remote program successfully. Push the program button on the control panel once and the remote indicator light will light up. Push...
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  • Using etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Generator at 9,000+ Foot Elevation
  • For your etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Inverter Generator # 333-0003 we do have the High Altitude Jet # 333-330717003, which is designed to allow efficient generator performance at higher elevations. This is the highest elevation kit available for this particular generator. When using any generator at high altitudes the potential issue comes as a result of the lower air density. This causes reduced engine power because the air mass and air-fuel ratio decreases. The high altitude jet offsets...
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  • Comparing Decibel Levels of Firman 3000w and Dual 3800w Generators Run in Parallel
  • The Firman # FIR54FR has been measured to give off 58 dB at 25' away running at 1/4 load in standard mode (normal conversation is around 60dB). Compared to something like the 3,800-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators - 3,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start # 333-0001-2, you're going to find them fairly similar since the # 333-0001-2 gives off the same 58 dB of noise at 25' away with 1/4 load. I've linked some review videos of these parts, and especially the one Randy did about the...
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  • Can I Connect 2 etrailer 2000 Watt Generators in Parallel
  • You can connect 2 of the etrailer 2000 Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0001 in parallel using the Parallel Power Kit for etrailer Inverter Generators # 333-0007. This will allow you to get the extra watts needed to start and run your AC unit on your Jayflight trailer. I've linked a short video review of the Parallel Power Kit for you to have a look at and see how it works.
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  • High Altitude Kit for Firman 3300 Watt Generator for 6000-8000 Elevation Operation
  • The Firman 3,300-Watt Portable RV Dual Fuel Inverter Generator - Propane or Gas - Electric Start # FIR54FR will require the jet kit # FIR77FR for the 6000 to 8000 feet elevations.
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  • Generator Recommendation for 13,500 Btu Advent Air RV Air Conditioner
  • For your application I recommend using the A-iPower 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 289-SUA2000i-2. This set is similar to the Honda 2200 that you're looking at but it gives you 2 generators (in case you just need to use one at some point) and it's quieter and has a fuel efficiency setting as well. The other generators that we carry run louder and have a greater gas consumption which is why I recommend going with this set. You will need both to provide enough power to your...
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  • Using Generators to Power RV At High Altitudes
  • When you get to higher elevations (typically right in the range where you recently camped - 6,000 to 8,000 feet above sea level) generators do have a tougher time running efficiently due to a few factors but mainly because the lower oxygen density requires more airflow for the mix of air and fuel. Many generators are indeed compatible with separate "high altitude" kits that allow them to run to the best of their ability in this environment. We don't currently carry Yamaha generators...
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  • What Happens if One Generator in Parallel Setup Stops Running
  • A 50 amp plug like what the parallel kit part # 333-0007 with two of the Firman Generators # FIR54FR puts out 25 amps per leg of the 50 amp connector. So if you lost one of the generators it would basically put out 25 amps.
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  • How to Run the E Trailer 2,000 Watt Portable Generator Part # 333-0001-2 in Parallel
  • You will be in great shape using the parallel cables that are included with the 3,800-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators part # 333-0001-2. When I did the video on these we tested them very thoroughly and with a 30 amp camper and there were mo issues running whatever we wanted with them connected with the cables. I can tell you they are capable of every bit of their rated wattage and we were very impressed. I linked the video if you haven't checked it out yet.
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  • Availability of Propane Extension Hose for Portable RV Dual Fuel Inverter Generator
  • The Firman 3,300-Watt Portable RV Dual Fuel Inverter Generator, # FIR54FR includes a propane hose with regulator; you will need to use the included hose with regulator as it is specifically designed for this generator and has a built in solenoid. Our contact on the Tech side at Firman stated that any consideration of altering the operation should be discussed through their tech line.
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  • What Are the Dimensions of the A-iPower 3800-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators
  • Each generator that comes with the A-iPower 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 3,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start # 289-SUA2000i-2 is 20" long x 19" tall x 11" wide.
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  • Generator kit with Two Generators and Parallel kit to Provide 50 Amp Outlet
  • The 6,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit # 333-0003-2-0007 comes with the two generators needed as well as the parallel kit with a 50 amp outlet like you are looking for so it would be what you'd need.
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  • Is There a Storage Cover for the 3,200-Watt Portable Generator
  • I may have a solution for you to cover the 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0003, but there is not a cover specifically designed for this model. However, you can use the Storage Cover for etrailer 4,500-Watt Generator - Weather Resistant # 333-0008 and it will do a fine job- it's just a little bit larger than the 3800-Watt generator, so there will be some excess. This would be the best available solution we have for this particular...
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  • Does the e-trailer 2000 Watt Starting Inverter Generator Need a Neutral Ground Bound Plug?
  • Thanks for the question. The 2,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start part # 333-0001 that you looked at requires just a standard RV type 30-amp plug. It doesn't require any modification to be made to that plug for it to work. When doing the video on this generator we simply plugged it into the RV's plug and all appliances worked great. They do recommend however running a wire from the ground terminal on the front of the generator itself to...
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  • Generator and Converter for Charging Trailer Battery
  • A generator like the etrailer generator part # 289-SUA2000i would be a great option for what you are looking for. You will need a converter to then plug into the generator and charge the batteries like the part # PD9280A and you'd have what you are looking for.
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  • Where are the etrailer Generators Made
  • The 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator part # 333-0005 and all of the etrailer.com generators are manufactured by the Firman Corporation in China.
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  • Can I Turn One Generator Off After My Air Conditioner Has Been Started
  • Yes. There's no issue with using the 6,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0003-2-0007 in this manner and we've seen many users do this in the past.
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  • Firman Dual Fuel Inverter Generator Compatibility with 50 Amp RV Power
  • The Firman 3,300-Watt Portable RV Dual Fuel Inverter Generator - Propane or Gas - Electric Start # FIR54FR will allow both power supplies to be used simultaneously. I recommend using the Power Grip RV Power Maximizer - 50 Amp Female to 15 Amp Male and 30 Amp Male # CAM55025. This is able to use a parallel kit like the Parallel Power Kit for etrailer Inverter Generators - 120 Volt - 50 Amp # 333-0007 which is compatible with Firman generators.
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  • Run Time and Noise Decibels for the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators Parallel Kit
  • The noise decibel for each generator in the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators Parallel Kit # 333-0003-2-0007 is 58 and was measured at 25' away in the standard mode at 1/4 load. For comparison, normal conversation is about 60 decibels. When it comes to continuous run time at max load, I reached out to the manufacturer and my contact said that they don't measure their generators at max load because they don't recommend using them at max load for long periods of time. The...
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  • Recommended Inverter/Generator for AC Unit on 26 Travel Trailer
  • Running watts definitely plays a big role in determining the correct inverter/generator, but one other thing you need to look at is starting or surge watts. When you start up your AC unit (and other things) there is an initial surge of power needed to do so unless you have a start capacitor that lowers the starting watts needed. The best generators come from Firman as they have great warranties and options for their generators, but if you're looking for a lowered priced option with...
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  • Can etrailer.com Generator # 333-0001-2 be Stored in RV Storage Compartment
  • In order for the etrailer 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0001-2 to be CARB compatible like it is it has to have a cap that can totally prevent leaking fumes. So yes you can store in this in a storage compartment and the cap can be totally sealed off.
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  • Does etrailer.com Generator # 333-0005 Have Enough Wattage for RV AC Unit
  • Yes, the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 will work well for you as it has 30 amp outlets on it and was designed for applications like yours. This has twice the wattage of most AC unit requirements too as it has the following outputs: Starting (surge) power output: Gas: 4,500 watts Propane: 4,050 watts Running (rated) power output: Gas: 3,600 watts Propane: 3,250 watts Based on that this would easily handle your AC system and not trip breakers like the...
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  • Can I Use the 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator # 333-0003 to Get 50 Amp Service to My RV
  • We do have an adapter you can use to connect the 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0003 to your amp service in your RV. The adapter I recommend is the Mighty Cord RV Power Cord Generator Adapter - 50 Amp Female to 30 Amp Twist Lock Male - 12" # A10-G30350VP. I recommend the Mighty Cord Adapter because it has a twist-lock design keeps the male connector from vibrating loose from the generator. If you need an extension cord, we...
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  • Warranty Length and Info for etrailer Generators
  • Yes, the etrailer generators like part # 333-0002-2-0007 come with the following warranty: 2-Year limited warranty for residential use 1st Year parts and labor 2nd Year parts only 180-Day limited warranty for commercial use 90-Day parts and labor 180-Day parts only
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  • Availability of Dual Fuel Generator Setup that Can be Paralleled
  • I have a similar generator setup that can use dual fuel and can be paralleled with the Firman part # FIR54FR with the parallel kit part # 333-0007. You'd need two of the # FIR54FR and one of the # 333-0007 and you'd be set.
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  • Recommended Altitude Kit, Spark Plug, And Cover For 3200-Watt Portable RV Inverter 333-0003
  • I would be happy to recommend a cover, spark plug, altitude kit, and warranty info for the 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0003 you mentioned. Starting with a cover I recommend the Storage Cover for etrailer 4,500-Watt Generator - Weather Resistant # 333-0008 which will be slightly large as the 3200 Watt cover was discontinued, but the draw string will make sure you get a secure fit to keep it secure on windy days. For spark...
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  • Generator Recommendation for Camper with 15,000 BTU AC Unit
  • A 15k btu AC unit is going to pull up to 3,500 watts when starting up and then 1,800 watts when running. If this is all you'd basically be running then the etrailer.com generator part # 333-0005 would work well. You'd need to bypass your 1,000 watt inverter though since your AC pulls more than that. If you plan to run several accessories in your RV you'd need to step up to the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003-2-0007 which can support 6,000 watts starting and...
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  • Does My Generator Need To Be Grounded To Function
  • There are some generators that need to be grounded to function. For example the A-iPower 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 289-SUA2000i-2 would need to be grounded using the bolt/nut on the face. I have attached photo of what that looks like. There is not an adapter to ground them but you would most likely need to ground it with an included wire or like the photo shows. If you let me know which generator you have I can look into it for you.
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  • What Type of Generator is Required to Powered AC Unit of Trailer
  • The etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001 could power a smaller 13.5 btu AC unit if it had a start capacitor like the Advent part # ACM135CH but most AC units require more watts than what this can put out upon start up. The start capacitor of this allows it to draw 1,450 watts on start up and when running whereas the Atwood # AT15025-21 draws 3,795 watts on startup and then 1,265 watts once running as it does not have a capacitor. So if you have an AC unit that...
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  • Does the 4500 Watt Portable RV Generator Come With a Muffler
  • The 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator w/ Cover - 3,600 Running Watts - Propane or Gas - Electric Start # 333-0005 does not come with an add on generator silencer muffler, but it does run at a fairly quiet noise level compared to some other generators because of the muffler that is already installed on it. This generator has a 67 dB noise level at 25 feet away when under 1/4 load (60 is normal conversation level) so it isn't going to be overpoweringly loud when used. If you're looking...
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  • Where is the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator Made
  • The 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator w/ Cover part # 333-0005 as with nearly all generators and all the options we offer are made overseas. That said, this is not a sign of poor quality as the manufacturer, Firman, has an outstanding reputation manufacturing quality generators.
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  • Can etrailer.com Generators be Used in Wet Conditions
  • It's not wise to run a generator if it's raining unless the generator is covered with a canopy or otherwise totally out of the rain. The storage cover for the etrailer.com generator kit part # 333-0003-2-0007 is the part # 333-0009 which is weather resistant but not totally waterproof. This will protect the generator from moisture but if somehow the generator and cover was out in heavy rain you'd want to let it dry out after removing the cover so that you don't have any issues once you...
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  • What is Warranty on etrailer.com Generators
  • The etrailer.com generators like the # 333-0003 that you referenced are essentially re-branded Firman generators. The warranty we have for this is: 2-Year limited warranty for residential use: 1st Year parts and labor 2nd Year parts only 180-Day limited warranty for commercial use: 90-Day parts and labor 180-Day parts only The big difference here is that the Firman brand has a lifetime warranty on parts only for residential use. While our warranty isn't quite as good our price...
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  • Is There a Cover for the etrailer 6000 Watt Inverter Generators
  • Yes, the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 contains two of the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0003 so you can use the Storage Cover for etrailer 3,200-Watt Inverter Generator part # 333-0009 to cover either one.
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  • Can etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Portable Generator Power 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner
  • The etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0004 features a starting (surge) output of 4,500 watts and a running power output of 3,600 watts. A standard 15,000 BTU air conditioner typically requires about 3,500 starting watts (this can potentially be quite a bit lower if your AC unit is equipped with a start capacitor) and 1,600 running watts. With this in mind the generator should provide plenty of power to both start up and run your AC, along with powering few other smaller appliances...
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  • Troubleshooting etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator Not Starting
  • I reached out to the manufacturer and he gave me some tips on troubleshooting for your etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005: 1 - It would be best to get the battery charged at an auto parts store (you can also do this using a charger like part # CTEK56353) 2 - Sometimes when running the propane you need to adjust the choke while starting 3 - You can have them clean the spark plug 4 - Disconnect the regulator from propane tank, reconnect turning the propane valve on slowly 5...
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  • Comparing etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator to Honda Generator
  • The etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 referenced in your question is an excellent generator that is actually very comparable to the Honda unit that you mentioned. While we don't currently carry Honda products I did look into the EU3000 and found that the etrailer.com unit does have a slightly higher 3,200-Watt starting output (compared to 3,000 for the Honda). Both units are extremely quiet and rate almost identical in that category with a noise level measurement...
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  • Instructions on Grounding the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator
  • The grounding instructions for the 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator w/ Cover # 333-0003 are as follows: A ground terminal connected to the frame of the generator has been provided on the control panel. For remote grounding, connect of a length of heavy gauge (12 AWG minimum) copper wire between the generator ground terminal and a copper rod driven into the ground. We strongly recommend that you consult with a qualified electrician to ensure compliance with local electrical codes. So...
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  • Decibel Output of etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
  • The decibel output the the 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Propane or Gas - Electric Start Item # 333-0005 has been tested to be 67 decibels at 25 feet away; for context, a normal conversation is 60 decibels. Obviously it will be louder the closer you get but overall this is a quiet system that is easy to use because of it has electric start and wheels so you can transport it easily. I've added links to video reviews for you to check out as well.
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  • Difference Between Generators With or Without an Inverter
  • The difference between a generator that has an inverter, like part # 333-0003, and a generator that doesn't have an inverter, like part # 333-0004, is that the inverter makes it so that the generator can supply power for both AC and DC applications. Generators without the inverter can only supply AC power (like for typical household use). The inverter generators also tend to provide cleaner power and are a little lighter as well. The generators with built-in inverters are extremely useful...
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  • How Long Will etrailer.com 3,200 Watt Portable Inverter Generator Last on Tank of Gas
  • The etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator has a continuous run time at 1/4 load of up to 9 hours. This represents how long the generator will last, on average (assuming it's continuously being used), with a full tank of gas. I have attached a couple short video reviews along with the written manual below that you can also check out.
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  • Is There a Cover for the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
  • Yes, the correct cover for the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 is the Storage Cover for etrailer 3,200-Watt Inverter Generator part # 333-0009.
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  • Can Two Propane Tanks be Connected to Firman 10,000 Watt Generator H08051
  • That is a good question so I contacted the manufacturer, Firman, who told me that the Firman 10,000-Watt Portable Generator # 333-H08051 must use the regulator provided with the generator. What that means is you are unable to use two propane tanks because two tanks would require the use of a different regulator with an automatic changeover, like you asked about. Even without being able to use two propane tanks, the Firman # 333-H08051 is the most powerful, longest-lasting generator that...
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  • Do I Need to Use Regular Automotive Oil for the 6,000-Watt Portable RV Generator # 333-0003-2-0007?
  • For the 6,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator 333-0003-2-0007, you will need to use standard 10W-30 automotive oil. However, it is important to note that there is different recommended oil viscosity if you are going into different temperatures for an extended amount of time. I went ahead and attached the preferred oil types for different temperatures in a chart to this answer.
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  • Total Harmonic Distortion of etrailer 4,500 Watt Portable Generator
  • The etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0004 has a standard total harmonic distortion of about 25 percent. For something with less THD you would need an inverter generator such as the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0003. I have added links below to video reviews of these generators for you to take a look at.
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  • What Is The Maximum Runtime for etrailer 4,500 Watt RV Generator for 1/4 Load?
  • The 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Propane or Gas - Electric Start # 333-0005 puts out 3,600 watts. At 1/4 load the maximum runtime hasn't been tested but is likely similar to the 14 hours because of fuel consumption. The amps used for a cell phone is around 11 watts and a laptop around 100 watts. The idle speed is the consistent running so the output is the 3,600 watts. If you are only running the computer and phone charger, then you definitely could use a...
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  • etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Portable Generator vs Firman 3651 Generator
  • You are correct that the etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 is essentially identical to the Firman 3651 in terms of function, features, design, etc but does differ with regards to the power output. It has a 4,500 watt starting output (with gas) and a 3,600 watt running output (with gas), which is just 50 watts lower than the Firman model. In reality 50 watts will make very little, if any difference in application. I even verified this with my contact at Firman. Because...
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  • Can the etrailer.com 4,500 Watt Portable Generator be Used for a House?
  • That's a great question! The 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Propane or Gas - Electric Start part # 333-0005 can be used to power a house during power outages. Like most generators there are limits to its capabilities of course but it will give you the power you need for your basic needs. If your home has a smaller furnace and city water, you can generally expect that 3000-5000 watts will cover your needs. If you have a larger furnace and/or a well pump, you will...
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  • Run Time of etrailer Generator 333-0005 on Propane and What Size Propane Tanks Can be Used
  • First, you are correct that the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Propane or Gas # 333-0005 should only run on either 20 lb or 30 lb capacity propane tanks. In regards to run time on half power, we can only give an estimate but for a 20 lb tank running at half capacity it should give you in the neighborhood of 10 hours while a larger 30 lb tank should give you something in the range of 14 hours. That said, factors such as elevation can affect run times, and...
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  • What is Difference Between Firman and etrailer.com Brand Generators
  • The etrailer.com and Firman brand generators are essentially the exact same thing just branded differently. The advantage to the etrailer brand is the price is going to be a bit lower. The advantage to the Firman brand is a life time warranty on parts when used in non-commercial applications. The etrailer warranty is 2 years on parts for non-commercial applications. 2-Year limited warranty for residential use 1st Year parts and labor 2nd Year parts only 180-Day limited warranty...
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  • Can Single Remote be Used to Turn On Both Generators of Etrailer.com Parallel Generator Kit
  • Yes, you can program the remotes/generators of the etrailer.com parallel generator kit part # 333-0003-2-0007 so that they both can use the same remote. Here's how to program the two together. Flip the engine switch to the RUN I position. Push the battery power restore switch for 3 seconds and release. Press the program button and hold on, the remote indicator light will light up for about 3 seconds and then be off. After that, release the program button.Erase the remote program successfully. Push...
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  • Could Firman Generator Start and Run 15k BTU Generator on Propane
  • It shouldn't be a problem but it really depends on the AC unit. They don't all use the same start up wattage based on the BTU rating. So what you need to do is find out the starting wattage of the AC unit you have and if it's less than 3,000 watts this Firman generator part # FIR54FR will easily work on propane. Or on gas it would need to be under 3,300 watts.
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  • Can the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators Handle Two Air Conditioning Units
  • The etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 should be enough to power the 13.5k btu and 15K btu air conditioning units on your travel trailer. They have a 6,000 watt starting output and a 5,500 watt running output. The average RV 13.5K btu air conditioning unit pulls 2,750 watts while starting and 1,250 watts while running. The average RV 15K btu air conditioning unit pulls 3,500 watts while starting and 1,500 watts while running. Therefore, so long as...
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  • Who Manufacturer etrailer.com Brand Generators and What is Warranty
  • Firman is the manufacturer of the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0003-2-0007 that you referenced, but if you have issues with yours you can call us! Here's warranty info: Warranty: 2-Year limited warranty for residential use 1st Year parts and labor 2nd Year parts only 180-Day limited warranty for commercial use 90-Day parts and labor 180-Day parts only
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  • Do Both Generators Need to be Running to Pull Power from Parallel Kit
  • You don’t need to have both generators running if you want to run a coffee pot or smaller appliance on one of the 20A receptacles for the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators Kit # 333-0003-2-0007. When you want to use the 30A or 50A receptacle from the parallel kit (which it sounds like you are wanting to do), then both generators will need to be running.
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  • Can Battery of etrailer.com Generator be Charged with Other Generator
  • Yes, if you wanted to charge the battery of one of the generators with the other of the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts # 333-0003-2-0007 you certainly could. It's a 12 volt charge circuit which is what the battery of either could would need.
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  • Can etrailer.com Generator and Power Converter Charge 12 Volt RV Battery Bank
  • Do you have a voltage converter to take 12 volts down to 6 volts for your golf cart batteries? Or are they wired in series so that they have an output of 12 volts? I know sometimes golf carts will use odd voltages so I would need to know that first since everything we offer can only work with 12 volt setups.
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  • Can Remote for etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Generator # 333-0004 Also Shut Off Generator
  • Yes, the included remote for the etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0004 can be used to both start and shut off the generator. I have attached a close-up image of the remote just so you can easily see the "START" and "STOP" buttons. I have also included a short video review that you can check out as well.
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  • Generator Runtime Using 75% Wattage Output
  • You're running wattage needed is 2,200. The A-iPower 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 3,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start Item # 289-SUA2000i-2 has a running wattage of 3,000 watts so you're using about 75% of its power. A rough estimate would be around 5-6 hours.
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  • Generator Kit Recommendation for 2019 Jayco Eagle 317 RLOK
  • The etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0003-2-0007 that you referenced would do a great job supplying power for your 2019 Jayco Eagle 317 RLOK model. When both generators are in use it can provide up to 6k starting watts and 5.5k running watts. The included parallel kit also comes with a 50 amp and a 30 amp socket which covers both common power supplies found on RVs.
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  • Does etrailer.com Generator # 333-0005 have Bonded or Floating Neutral
  • The etrailer.com generator # 333-0005 has a bonded neutral on all of the outlets which means you do not have not to use a grounding rod when using the generator. The outlets are not GFCI though. There is no reset or test button on the outlet.
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  • Checking Oil on the Etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator
  • That is a good question. To check the oil level you just have to put it in until it stops. You do not need to thread it in and tighten it.
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  • How Long Does Tank of Gas Last in etrailer 6,000-Watt Generators # 333-0003-2-0007
  • When the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0003-2-0007 are at a 1/4 load (about what two ACs running would put on it) a tank of gas in each will last 9 hours. So if you filled up before bed you'd easily get through the night. We do not have an auxiliary tank setup for this kit either. I attached a review video for these for you to check out as well.
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  • What is Noise Level on A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator and Can it Power Sensitive Electronics
  • The A-iPower 2,000-Watt Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I referenced in your question is a 2,000-watt inverter generator that can absolutely provide power to electronics like a computer or TV. It will have no issue running and charging these sensitive devices. This particular generator is actually relatively quiet when running and has a noise output that is quieter than a typical vacuum cleaner. This unit will not produce enough noise to drown out surrounding conversation. I do not...
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  • Why Do Instructions for etrailer Generator with Remote Say Disconnect Everything Before Starting
  • I reached out to our manufacturer for the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 about the startup instructions that you referenced and they said that it is okay to leave accessories plugged in but you must have them turned off before starting the generator. So you can still use the remote start to provide electricity without going outside but you need to have everything turned off prior to starting it.
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  • Could etrailer Generator # 333-0004 Power AC Unit and Small Refrigerator
  • The etrailer generator part # 333-0004 that you referenced is rated for 4,500 starting watts and 3,600 running watts. A 9,000 BTU AC unit would draw about 1,000 watts and a small refrigerator would draw about 800 watts (yours may vary) so this would easily work for your needs.
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  • Compatibility of Generator and Transfer Switch with Electronics
  • The 4,500-Watt Portable Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0004 is a great option at a great price for many uses. You should not directly plug in any electronics to this generator because it doesn't have the inverter so just using a transfer switch without an inverter is not recommended. Connecting to power after a circuit breaker is recommended to protect your devices. If you add a transfer switch with integrated inverter like the Progressive Dynamics Pure...
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  • What Brand Engine is in etrailer.com Generators like # 333-0001
  • The brand of engines in the etrailer generators like the # 333-0001 you referenced is Firman.
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  • Changing Oil on etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator # 333-0005
  • The oil for the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator # 333-0005 should be replaced after the first 25 hours of running time, and after that every 100 hours of operation or annually (whichever comes first). The recommended oil type is 10W-30 automotive oil. The oil is drained by removing the drain plug and oil filler cap while the engine is warm. I have attached an image from the generator's user manual that you can also use for reference.
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  • What is the Decibel Level of etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator
  • The etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 has been measured at 67 decibels 25 feet away at 1/4 load, which is just a bit louder than the amount of noise made during a conversation. All generators are going to make some type of noise though this is a pretty quiet one relative to its wattage. I have added links to a couple video reviews of this generator for you to take a look at.
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  • Remote Start Feature on etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Generator
  • You will only need to complete this step during the initial setup of the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 and during situations where you need to choke start the generator. Since this way of starting requires operation from the control panel on the generator, you won't be able to use the remote in these instances. In most cases, after unpacking at your camp site and the initial startup, you will be able to start the generator using the remote control without issue...
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  • Which High Altitude Jet for etrailer Generator with Parallel Kit
  • Yes. The High Altitude Jet for 3,200-Watt etrailer Generator - 3,000' to 6,000' # 333-330717002 is the correct jet for the 6,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0003-2-0007.
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  • Is 2,000 Watt Generator Enough to Power 5th Wheel Trailer Appliances
  • Is your generator 2,000 running watts or 2,000 starting watts? Either way, that's a pretty low amount and I would think that you would need more. I have added a couple cut outs from the linked help article on generators which shows some of the common appliance power usage as well as how to determine exactly how much power your generator will need to be. Should you need more power, as I suspect you likely will, there are a couple of good options that don't have to break the bank, depending...
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  • Voltage Rating of 50 Amp Outlet on etrailer.com 6,000 Watt Portable Inverter Generator
  • Both the 50 amp and 30 amp outlets on the etrailer.com 6,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator # 333-0003-2-0007 are rated for 120V, making them compatible with standard household AC appliances and tools. Only one pin on the 50 amp side is utilized so it is not designed for 240V applications. I have attached a short video review on this generator that you can check out as well.
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  • Generator Compatible with Dometic 13,500 BTU Air Conditioner for Off-Grid Camping
  • The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0003 is a really nice option for your off-grid camping. This generator has a surge power output of 3,200 watts. I don't know what your Dometic unit pulls at startup however that is the biggest issue when off-grid camping because that start pull far more power than it takes to simply run the unit after start and many generators cannot handle the initial draw. For instance the Atwood...
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  • Is 50 Amp Parallel Kit Needed to Parallel Two etrailer Brand 333-0001 2000 Watt Generators Together
  • The etrailer brand # 333-001 generator puts out 1600 watts of running power, two of them paralleled together would put out 3800 watts, which would work very well for the sir conditioner you mentioned as well as your additional power needs. These 2000 watt generators don't need the # 333-0007 50 amp parallel kit UNLESS you need a 50 amp outlet. If you don't need the 50 amp outlet, the parallel cables included with the generators would be sufficient. I've linked to a product demonstration...
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  • How To Register the etrailer Portable Inverter Generators
  • The product registration for the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 will be done though Firman Power on their website as they are the ones who make the etrailer Portable Inverter Generators for us. Once you obtain the generators you can note their serial number and flip to page 34 in the owner's manual for warranty and product registration information which is also attached for you.
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  • Dimensions of Firman 3300 Watt Portable Generator
  • I checked with Firman and they were able to provide me with the rough dimensions of the Firman 3,300-Watt Portable RV Dual Fuel Inverter Generator - Propane or Gas - Electric Start # FIR54FR. This generator is going to be 27" long x 18" wide x 18" tall and weighs 104-lbs when the wheel kit is attached.
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  • Can the Etrailer.com 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator Be Operated at High Altitudes?
  • You will be able to use the etrailer.com 4500 Watt Portable RV Generator # 333-0005 at altitudes but you will need to use the High Altitude Jet # 333-335717005. This jet kit is for use between 6000-8000ft above sea level and is the highest jet kit available. This kit allows this generator to operate at altitude without running lean and you would only experience minor inefficiency compared to the functionality of this generator when operated below 3000-ft above sea level. I have attached...
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  • Comparing etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Generator to Champion Generator
  • The etrailer.com 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 that you referenced is an excellent option and you are correct regarding the manufacturer. This particular unit compares very well to the Champion generator you're looking at. Like you mentioned the lower wattage (by 200) on the etrailer.com generator shouldn't be too much of an issue and there are a couple of features on the etrailer.com generator that are actually an improvement over the Champion model. Doing some...
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  • What Happens if Jets Arent Changed on Generator at Higher Altitudes
  • When you use an inverter generator like the etrailer.com # 333-0001 at higher altitudes (without changing the jets to a high-altitude model) the unit is simply going to be less efficient with its power output. At higher altitudes the air is less dense, which means there's less oxygen in it. What this does is reduce the amount of fuel that can be burned in a compression cycle, which leads to less power out of the generator engine. At altitudes greater than 3,000 feet above sea level...
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  • Can Firman 3,300-Watt Portable RV Dual Fuel Inverter Generator Be Paralleled
  • Yes, you can run the Firman generator part # FIR54FR in parallel with the parallel kit # 333-0007.
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  • Can the Firman 10000w Dual Fuel Generator Be Used as an Emergency Power Source at Home
  • Yes. The Firman 10,000w Dual Fuel Generator # 333-H08051 is the perfect solutuion for a backup power source for your home and can be connected to your home's transfer switch.
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  • How Loud Are 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0001-2
  • The noise level of both of the etrailer 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0001-2 when they both are on is 59 decibels. Which is right around the volume of a conversation or a dishwasher.
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  • Maximum Altitude for etrailer.com 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001
  • The etrailer.com 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001 will run smoothly at altitudes as high as 3,000 feet above sea level. If you plan on using the generator at higher altitudes, you can simply add the High Altitude Jet # 333-330717002, which allows the generator to run efficiently at altitudes of 3,000 to 6,000 feet. I have attached a short video demonstration on this generator that you can check out as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Remote Issues On A Firman Portable Generator
  • The remote on the Firman 10,000-Watt Portable Generator - 8,000 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start Item # 333-P08003 will only work if the engine switch is in the run position and the battery switch is in the run position. If you have both switches in the correct position then the next thing to check is the battery in the remote. If the battery is good then you'll need want to reprogram the remote. I've attached the steps to do so. If the remote still isn't working you may have a defective...
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  • Dimensions of the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
  • The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 measures 23-1/4" long x 17-15/16" tall x 17-7/8" wide. Unless you have a smaller pickup it should be able to easily fit under a tonneau cover.
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  • Will the etrailer 3,600 Watt Portable Generator Power Two Fridges and a Freezer
  • There are two variables we need to pay attention to when selecting a generator, running power requirements and starting or surge power requirements. The running power requirements are essentially what the generator can produce while running whereas the starting or surge power requirements are essentially what the generator can handle when first starting the appliances. If we use averages we can determine that your power needs are around 2,000 watts running therefore the etrailer Portable...
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  • Can Electric Accessories Be Plugged Into etrailer.com Generator Using Remote Start
  • We reached out to our manufacturer for the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 about the startup instructions that you referenced and they said that it is okay to leave accessories plugged in but you must have them turned off before starting the generator. So you can still use the remote start to provide electricity without going outside but you need to have everything turned off prior to starting it. I am sure there will be people who leave the accessories plugged...
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  • Best Generator Solution for Forest River Wildwood 310 RV
  • The 6,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators # 333-0003-2-0007 is going to be the best generator solution to power the accessories you have in your Forest River Wildwood 310. This can provide 5,500 running watts for your AC accessories and up to 8.3 amps for your 12 volt accessories so it will easily take care of everything. The power is also ran through an inverter which provides clean and much more stable power than the open frame generators you sometimes see. For more info I attached...
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  • How Loud is the Etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator and What is the Warranty?
  • I'll try to answer all of these in order for you here. First, the noise level of the 3200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator # 333-0002 was measured 25' away at 1/4 load in standard mode and was 58 dB. When it comes to the warranty, there is a 2-Year limited warranty for residential use and 180-Day limited warranty for commercial use. During the 1st year of residential use the warranty covers parts and labor and the 2nd year covers parts only. For commercial use the warranty is 90-days...
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