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3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start

3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Alex H says:

Yes, if you:

  • Need to start and run a 15,000 Btu RV air conditioner
  • Prefer the convenience of a remote start engine
  • Want a quiet generator that won't drown out conversation at the campsite

No, if you:

  • Want the option to use propane
  • Aren't running sensitive electronics and don't want to spend extra money on an inverter
This inverter generator can easily start and run a 15,000 Btu RV air conditioner, with power to spare. Easy electric-start with remote. Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation. Safe for sensitive electronics. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer generators part number 333-0003 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start. Generators reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Generators - 333-0003

  • etrailer
  • Gas
  • 3200 Starting Watts
  • 2900 Running Watts
  • Inverter
  • Electric Start
  • 120 Volt Output
  • 12 Volt Output
  • Wheels
  • Outdoor Use Only

This inverter generator can easily start and run a 15,000 Btu RV air conditioner, with power to spare. Easy electric-start with remote. Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation. Safe for sensitive electronics.


Features:

  • 3,200-Watt inverter generator provides a portable power source
    • (2) 120V 20-amp outlets power household appliances, tools, and electronic devices
    • (1) 120V 30-amp TT-30R outlet provides a RV connection point
    • (1) 12V 8.3-amp DC outlet charges automotive and marine batteries
    • (1) 5V 2.1-amp USB outlet powers cell phones, tablets, and other portable electronics
  • Integrated inverter lets you safely charge and run electronic devices
  • Electric-start engine with handheld remote offers hassle-free startup from up to 164' away
    • Ergonomically-designed recoil handle reduces effort to pull start the engine if the need arises
  • 3-in-1 Data-Minder monitors voltage, frequency, and running hours
  • Built-in parallel ability lets you pair with another etrailer inverter generator for increased output
    • Pair directly with a 2,000 watt generator (333-0001 - sold separately) to increase power to 4,900 watts
  • Available external parallel kit (333-0007 - sold separately) allows for pairing with another 3,200 watt etrailer generator
    • Includes a 50-amp 14-50R outlet and a 30-amp L5-30R twist-lock outlet
    • Pair with 333-0002 or 333-0003 (each sold separately) to increase power to 6,000 watts
  • Economy mode reduces engine noise and conserves fuel to increase run time
    • Automatically ramps up to accommodate equipment as needed and returns to idle when load is removed
    • Charges cell phones and other low-draw equipment without increasing engine speed
  • Firman 4-stroke engine uses standard unleaded gas - no need to mix gas and oil
    • Cast iron cylinder sleeves help ensure long engine life
  • Whisper series muffler ensures quiet operation - won't drown out campground conversation
  • Safety features promote accident-free use
    • Warning lights indicate low oil and overloading
      • Engine automatically stops if oil level is too low for safe use
      • Circuit breaker stops power flow to connected devices if overload is detected
    • Digital voltage regulator helps minimize voltage fluctuations
    • Spark arrester prevents release of flammable debris - USDA Forest Service certified
  • Clean-running engine meets CARB, cETL, and EPA standards
  • Outlet covers help to keep out moisture and debris
  • Portable generator weighs 90 lbs and includes built-in wheels and carry handles
    • Folding handle makes it easy to roll generator when needed
  • Includes:
    • Generator
    • Battery
    • Remote
    • Battery charge cable
    • 12V DC Battery charger
    • Engine oil
    • Oil funnel
    • Screwdriver
    • Spark plug wrench
    • Owner's manual
    • Quick reference guide


Specs:

  • Starting (surge) power output: 3,200 watts
  • Running (rated) power output: 2,900 watts
  • DC output: 12V, 8.3 amps
  • Continuous run time at 1/4 load: 9 hours
  • Dry weight: 90 lbs
  • Dimensions: 23-1/4" long x 17-15/16" tall x 17-7/8" wide
  • Noise level (normal conversation is 60 dB):
    • Measured at 25' away at 1/4 load in standard mode: 58 dB
  • Engine type: Firman Max-Pro Series 171-cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke OHV
  • Engine hp: 5.5
  • Fuel type: gasoline
  • Fuel tank capacity: 1.8 gal
  • Oil capacity: 0.6 qt
  • Oil type: SAE 10W-30
  • Power line frequency: 60 Hz
  • 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


Note: Gas generators produce carbon monoxide, which is poisonous. For your safety, always be sure to operate this gas-powered generator outdoors.


Certifications

Meets the following important certification standards:

  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • cETL - Compliant with North American Safety Standards

Powerful, Portable Generator

e3200R outlets

The e3200R etrailer inverter generator packs 3,200 watts of clean AC power to get you up and running whether you're at the campsite, worksite, or tailgate party. This powerful generator comes with (2) 120V outlets for powering household appliances, tools, and electronic devices. It features (1) 120V TT-30R outlet for a RV connection, ensuring you'll have access to electricity no matter where you take your RV or if there's a power outage at the campground. Additionally, the generator has (1) 12V 8.3-amp DC outlet that charges automotive and marine batteries. Lastly, it includes (1) 5V USB outlet to charge cell phones, tablets, and other portable electronics.


e3200R handle and wheels

This unit has a folding handle and wheels for easy transport. Additionally, two built-in, ergonomic carry handles give you a simple way to pick up and move the generator when needed.


Safe for Sensitive Electronic Devices

e3200R cell phone

Electronic devices are made with delicate circuitry that requires steady, controlled electrical current. The electrical current produced by standard generators, however, is uncontrolled, allowing extreme fluctuations in power. And these fluctuations can easily damage your sensitive electronic devices.


This generator, on the other hand, has a built-in inverter that controls the voltage that is produced. This important feature ensures the generator is safe to use with your electronic equipment such as cell phones, computers, and medical devices.


Easy Remote Start Engine

e3200R remote control

The generator's engine is designed to start up easily so you can power up faster and without hassle. The key to this easy startup is the electric starter. In conjunction with the remote, turning on your generator becomes remarkably easy and worry-free. Simply turn the fuel valve to "on" and flip the engine switch to the "run" position. Then, push the battery power restore switch for a few seconds and release. At the push of a button on the remote, the generator will fire up and be ready to go.


Before starting your generator, ensure nothing is connected to the outlets. Start your generator and let the engine run for a few minutes to warm up and stabilize. Check to make sure the circuit breaker is in on position before continuing. Once the generator is up and running, you may connect your electrical loads. To follow the recommended order of operation, connect the device with the highest starting watts first, like your air conditioner or refrigerator, and work your way down to the device with the lowest starting watts. By connecting devices in this order, you can make the most of your generator's capacity through connecting high wattage loads when there is more power available.


Built-in Parallel Ability

e3200R parallel ports

The e3200R has built-in parallel capability letting you to pair it with any etrailer inverter generator for increased power output. You can pair directly with a 2,000 watt generator (333-0001 - sold separately) to increase power output to 4,900 watts. An external parallel kit (333-0007 - sold separately) allows for pairing with another 3,200 watt generator (333-0002 or 333-0003 sold separately) to increase power output to 6,000 watts. Additionally, the kit gives you a 120V 50-amp 14-50R outlet. This kit can also be used to pair with a 2,000 watt generator. By increasing the power output, you can run equipment with higher electrical demands.


Economy Mode Provides Fuel Efficiency

e3200R eco mode

With the flip of a switch, you can activate the generator's economy mode feature. This mode adjusts engine speed to match the power demands of your connected devices. When using low-draw devices like tablets, cell phones, televisions, and radios, the engine runs more efficiently to save fuel and keeps noise to a minimum. The engine only runs at normal speed when additional power is needed. For example, when using a power tool, the engine will only speed up when the device is actively being used. This mode is not only kinder to your pocketbook and your ears, it's also easier on the environment.


Safety Features

e3200R safety lights

This generator comes with a number of safety features that protect both you and the generator itself. The control panel contains two warning lights indicating low oil and overloading. When the engine is low on oil, it will automatically shut down to prevent damage. If an overload is detected, either by exceeding the generator's limits or a power surge, the circuit breaker will stop supplying power to the connected devices. A built-in spark arrester helps prevent any sparking that might burn someone or start a fire, protecting both you and the environment. This arrester has been certified by the USDA Forest Service. Also, a digital voltage regulator assists in minimizing voltage fluctuations which helps to maintain a steady flow of electricity.


Choosing a Generator

To choose a generator that meets your needs, you must match the size of the generator (that is, the starting output and running output in watts) with the electrical demands of the equipment that you want to operate.


Power Demands

Starting (surge) wattage is the power a device requires at startup. Running (rated) wattage is the power needed to keep the device running. A large appliance with an electric motor such as a furnace, refrigerator, air conditioner, or washing machine may require 2 to 3 times more starting wattage than running wattage.


It is always best to start your generator with no load connected, then add each device one at a time. Additionally, a good practice to consider is connecting your devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts. As you connect and start devices, your available wattage decreases. This order of operation allows you to start devices with the highest power demands when there is more power available.


Will This Generator Run My RV Air Conditioner?

At etrailer, we perform numerous tests on generators to put them through real-world experience. An extensive part of this testing includes starting and running RV air conditioners. The following table will help you decide if the e3200 inverter generator has enough power to handle this critical function in your RV.


Air ConditionerWill it start and run?
Single 13,500 BtuYes
Single 15,000 BtuYes
Dual 15,000 BtuNo

Running Watts and Starting Watts of Common Appliances


ApplianceRunning WattsStarting Watts
Air compressor (1/2 hp)1,0002,000
Air conditioner (15,000 Btu)1,600*
Air conditioner (13,500 Btu)1,300*
Air conditioner (10,000 Btu)1,000*
Blender400850
Cell phone charger110
Clock radio40
Coffee maker (high setting)1,0660
Crock pot (low setting)1260
Crock pot (high setting)3740
Desktop computer150 - 3500
DVD player140
Electric drill (3/8" / 4 amps)450600
Electric space heater (high setting)1,4500
Floor fan1000
Hair dryer (low setting)1600
Hair dryer (high setting)1,3000
LCD television (32")680
Microwave1,0000
Refrigerator8001,600
Washing machine1,1502,250
Work light (quartz halogen)1,0000

* The starting wattage on air conditioners can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the assistance of built-in capacitors and cold starts. Because of this, we can't list a standard starting wattage as every application can be different.


Determining Your Power Needs

When choosing a generator, knowing the amount of power you will need is crucial to your decision. Whether you are preparing for an emergency situation at home or taking a weekend trip in the RV, planning out your application is essential. The two calculations below provide power estimations that will help point you to a generator that is right for your needs.


Industry Standard Calculation

The Industry Standard Calculation is a quick and easy way to determine your required wattage. It may provide some padding in your wattage requirements, which could give you more power than you actually need, but you shouldn't have to worry about not having enough power. The following steps will help you quickly calculate the correct size generator to meet your application.


As stated earlier, you should always start your generator without any load, and then connect each device one at a time. The following calculation requires this approach to work. However, using this calculation removes the worry of connecting devices in a certain order.


1. Determine the starting watts and running watts for the devices that you want to plug into the generator.

a. Find the starting (surge) watts and running (rated) watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator. Look for a sticker or plate on each device or check your owner's manuals.

b. If your device or manual only shows amps and volts, watts can also be determined through a simple formula. (Amps x Volts = Watts)

c. List all of your starting watts and running watts as seen in Table 1 below.


Table 1

Example DevicesStarting WattsRunning Watts
Air compressor2,0001,000
Refrigerator1,600800
Microwave01,000
Blender850400

2. To find the total starting watts required, add the starting watts for the device with the highest value to the running watts of all the other devices from Table 1.


2,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 4,200 total starting watts


3. To find the total running watts, add all of the running watts together from Table 1.


1,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 3,200 total running watts


To run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 4,200 starting watts and 3,200 running watts.


Advanced Precise Calculation

While the method for calculating your power needs outlined above will work, it isn't the most precise. If you aren't afraid of doing a little more math, you can use the Advanced Precise Calculation to get a more accurate idea of how much power you will need and potentially save yourself some money. Because the calculation above pads in enough power to ensure you can start your devices in any order, it may point you to a bigger and more expensive generator than you need. However, by following the more regimented, order-of-operations calculation below, you'll get a much more precise idea of how much power you need, which could in turn point you to a smaller and less expensive generator.


Again, you should always start your generator without any load, and then connect each device one at a time. The following calculation also requires that you start your devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts. When you connect devices in this order, you can start high demand devices when there is more power available.


1. Determine the starting watts and running watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator.

a. Find the starting (surge) watts and running (rated) watts for each device that you want to plug into the generator. Look for a sticker or plate on each device or check your owner's manuals.

b. If your device or manual only shows amps and volts, watts can also be determined through a simple formula. (Amps x Volts = Watts)

c. List out these devices from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts as seen in Table 2 below.


Table 2

Example DevicesStarting WattsRunning Watts
Air compressor2,0001,000
Refrigerator1,600800
Microwave01,000
Blender850400

2. To find the total running watts, add all of the running watts together from Table 2.


1,000 + 800 + 1,000 + 400 = 3,200 total running watts


3. In Table 3, shown below, the values from Table 2 are used to calculate the highest total starting watts required as devices are connected and running. This number represents the highest power requirement you will encounter as you connect all of your devices to the generator. To find this, add the starting watts of each new device you connect to the combined running watts of all connected devices. The highest of these numbers will be the total starting watts required. And again, remember to always connect devices in order from highest starting watts to lowest starting watts.


Table 3

DeviceStarting WattsRunning Watts of All Connected DevicesTotal Starting Watts Required
1. Air compressor2,000 +0 (nothing connected)= 2,000
2. Refrigerator1,600 +1,000 (air compressor)= 2,600
3. Microwave1,000* +1,800 (air compressor + refrigerator)= 2,800
4. Blender850 +2,800 (air compressor + refrigerator + microwave)= 3,650

* Even though the microwave does not have starting watts listed, you have to account for the power needed to actually run it.


850 + 2,800 = 3,650 highest total starting watts required


In order to run all of these devices simultaneously, you would require a generator with at least 3,650 starting watts and 3,200 running watts. The starting watts are determined by the highest total starting watts required during the calculation in Table 3/Step 3. The running watts are determined by the total running watts from Step 2.



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Customer Reviews

3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start - 333-0003

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (52 Customer Reviews)

This inverter generator can easily start and run a 15,000 Btu RV air conditioner, with power to spare. Easy electric-start with remote. Quiet operation won't drown out campground conversation. Safe for sensitive electronics.

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Nice generator. I haven't tried it on my camper yet but I have no doubt it will work fine. 736438



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Great generator easy to setup and use. Started and run right out of the box. Better than expected. 749899



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So far so good great price compared to other brands out there this size 722394



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What a great generator!!! This little guy runs everything I need to run in my camper. A/C, microwave,fridge, EVERYTHING. So quiet just like the Honda's. Didn't know it was running. As for fuel it ran a good 10-11 hrs. on eco mode the whole time. Delivered in a couple of days like they said.A big shoutout to Etrailer,thank you for a great product and superior service. I would recommend this product to EVERYONE! 726257



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I purchased the etrailer 3200 watt generator to power our 5th wheel trailer over the extended July 4th weekend as a replacement for a Honda EU3000i that had been stolen. We were concerned that this generator maybe too noisy or wouldn't perform as well as the Honda, but were pleasantly surprised by the opposite result. We do a lot of dry camping and used the Honda for many week and weekend trips. We had come to understand that when the AC was running that you couldn't use the microwave oven, but we had no such issue with this generator. We really like the remote start feature of this generator and found it very useful. On both this unit and the Honda, we used the eco feature and found it performed better with the etrailer generator. Over the four day weekend we used less than four gallons of fuel. 667791



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Wow! I’m so Impressed with this generator. I have an Rpod travel trailer and need a compact generator with a dedicated 30 amp outlet to run my appliances. I saw this unit on the trailer website and , with the financing option, bought it. It arrived a couple days before it was expected to. Set up was incredibly easy and on a 100 plus degree day, I had it up and running in a few minutes. I plugged it in and ran my a/c unit on high for over 2 hrs. I heard the unit switch from eco to normal mode as the compressor cycled on and off. No over load unlike the prior generators being run in parallel. I probably won’t ever use all of the other options for electricity but there are plenty. It also is liftable by one person and the wheels and integrated handle mean I don’t have to lug it around for long. This is a home run for me. Thank you! 656400



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I followed the start up prep instructions and it started right up with the start/stop button. Weight is manageable for lifting. Sound levels are low. Seems like an excellent product. So far so good. My wife will ne happy to have AC when we remote camp with our new 5th Wheel. 636322



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We just got back from a week of hunting and using the generator for the first time and we absolutely loved that thing , There were others that used a Honda generator because they are know for being quiet , this generator was just as quiet and the remote start was awesome , I didn't have to go outside to start it up or shut it down. This was also the first trip with our new RV also... So Happy we chose this generator !! 571745



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have just received the unit, do not know much about it yet, have not used it. 657690



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Performed ops check. Functioned as designed, will run under higher loads after break in period. 801125



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This little fellow has performed flawlessly for around 125 hours of use. Unit has performed mixed use of home standby, construction, and recreation. Very likely the best bang for your buck. Just ordered the 2000w version with the parallel kit for increased wattage on standby situations. 792345



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Excellent product a lot lighter and smaller than I thought for the power everything worked exactly as I expected and it arrived way sooner than I thought. I will be buy more shortly. 792228



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Arrived as promised on time. I would have given this a 5 but at first attempt to use the pull starter the rope stayed out I had to jerk hard on the rope and finally got it to return. The generator started right up using the starter or the remote. I haven't been able to hook it up on the trailer and use it yet. 791184



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I can not give it a 5 because I had trouble at first had to fix it but after 850 hrs it has run faultless. I would recommend it. Maybe 4.5 it is quite. I use for dry camping I am a full time rver. I run an ac , micro wave and other applance but not all at once. I have had it for one year now. I boondock about 3 to 4 months a year. 784479



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Seems to be a great product. Will test further soon. Customer service was above and beyond my expectations. Highly recommend 772808



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I just received this product yesterday. I pulled the unit out of the packaging, and proceeded to read about what the unit had to offer. To my surprise, the unit was easy to assemble, and to read the operating instructions. The unit is 3200 watts. I've had problems with generators when using my A/C in my travel trailer. This unit didn't even flinch when I started the A/C. It worked great. I proceeded to further load the unit with battery charging, and running additional appliances in the trailer. The unit performed excellent. I would recommend this unit for the power, and its compactness. 765751



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Great generator except has too small of fuel tank. I use this with my camper and it runs out of fuel in the middle of the night if I'm running my A/C. Is there a extended range fuel tank set up available like the Honda has ? 765528


Comments
Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer any higher capacityexternal fuel tanks for this generator.
-- Tyler M - 03/16/2020

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Great service, shipped right away. 745350



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...just received and did initial start-up -- all went as advertised and per truly easy to follow directions...a bit of a rough idle that seems to smooth out as it warms up. It's a nice touch that oil (& funnel!) and basic tools are included as well as battery installed/charged. Also, the key fob for remote start is already programmed. I'll be glad to add to the review as we use (...plan to use to power RV when boon-docking). I will confess to being a bit chagrined in that I'd been "watching" this one while accumulating/saving just enough "expendable" money to purchase...then, when I was "ready", the price had gone up another $xx.xx bucks :-(. In any event, the generator seems top quality and etrailer's "in stock" ability, famous customer focus, and speedy shipping makes it a pleasure to do biz...again and again. 737419



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I have owned the generator for a year and have had nothing wrong with it. It starts with the remote and is dependable! I would recommend it! 727893



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Arrived fast, start up was easy. Runs great, starts RV ac with no problem. 570884



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Review from a similar etrailer Generator Electric in Generators


Nice product works great ! love eco mode ! lot quieter then standard generator of same size ! SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM ETRAILER 653521


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Works great !
Mike - 06/09/2020

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Review from a similar etrailer Generator Electric in Generators


So far so good, uses alot of fuel under load. Powers both A/C units just fine. 702999



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Review from a similar etrailer Generator Electric in Generators


Generators are quiet and when used with the parallel kit have plenty of power to run our new 50 amp Fifth Wheel RV. 636206



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So far so good. Having trouble with one of the remotes syncing, but am sure we will get it figured out. Both run well and will handle a load. Will come back to update. 666182


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Generator for a 15,000 BTU Rooftop Air Conditioner On Trailer
    I do have some options for you but the correct size generator will largely be dependent on whether or not your air conditioning unit has a start capacitor. If it does then that brings the starting amps/watts way down and you can obtain a much smaller generator therefore saving you money. If you do have a start capacitor then the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 would likely be just what you need but if you don't have a start capacitor then the etrailer 6,000-Watt...
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  • How To Lock an etrailer Portable Inverter Generator
    Yes, there is a handle opening on the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 that you could run a chain or cable like part # e98891 though in order to secure it and protect from theft. This is a very common way of securing the lighter inverter generators that are easier for someone to walk off with.
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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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  • How Are Large Refrigerators Powered When Dry Camping
    Refrigerators do draw a pretty considerable amount of amperage to stay on and keep the food cool. The only way you'd be able to keep it running in a dry camp would be with a generator like the etrailer generator part # 333-0003. I'd go with a 120 volt fridge since generators in general put out more amperage for this configuration over 12 volt.
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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 Type Of Oil Should Be Used In the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
    The 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 will run best when used with full-synthetic engine oil. However, you can use semi-synthetic engine oil as well as conventional engine oil. The specifications in regards to viscosity can also vary based on ambient temperature which you can see using the attached chart.
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  • Can etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 Run 13k BTU AC Unit
    Yes, the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 would be able to supply enough amperage to run a 13k bTu AC unit.
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  • More Info About The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
    On the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 a maximum of 30 Amp of current may be drawn from the 120 Volt receptacle. The noise level on this unit is 59 dB compared with a 3000 watt Honda generator inverter which operates at 50 to 57 dB level.
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  • Starting Watt Power of etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
    The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 has a starting power output of 3,200 watts and a 13,500 btu air conditioner commonly needs 3,800 watts of starting power. So you would need to use the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0004 instead, which offers 4,500 watts of starting power.
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  • Is the 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator Available with Duel Fuel
    The duel fuel feature is typically only available on larger generators like the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator part # 333-0005 which is rated at 4,500 watts. We do not offer the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 with the duel fuel feature. If you needed the dual fuel feature then you would have to upgrade to the 4,500 watt unit.
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  • Decibel Sound Level from etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator 333-0003
    Our etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 creates a sound pressure level of 58 decibels measured at a 25-foot distance. This is the sound level when the unit is operated in standard mode and at 25% of rated load capacity. A higher load will mean more sound pressure. For reference, normal conversation creates a sound pressure level in the range of 50 to 65-decibels while a vacuum cleaner or hair dryer sound pressure is higher, closer to 70 decibels.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Warranty Info for etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003
    You'd reach out to us and we'd take care of you! The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003 that you referenced has a warranty that covers: 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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  • What is the Warranty of the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator 333-0003
    The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 has a two year warranty for residential use and a 180 day warranty for commercial use. The warranty of the Firman inverter generators can vary depending on where it is purchased.
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  • How To Change the Oil in the 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator
    I have attached for you below the oil change procedure for the 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 which was pulled direclty from the owner's manual. The owner's manual is attached below for you as well. In order to get all of the old oil out, you do indeed need to tilt the generator on it's side. While you are at it, I'd also check the air filter as well and replace if needed using part # 333-330723578 and the spark plug part # 333-330723557.
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  • Generator Setup to Power Two 10k BTU AC Units on RV
    In general 10k BTU AC units have a surge wattage rating of 1,800 watts and a running wattage of 1,200 watts so for two of them you'd need a 3,600 watt capable generator setup at minimum. So for that we have the etrailer generator inverter setup part # 333-0001-2 which is rated for 3,800 startup wattage and 3,600 wattage. We normally list this as being capable of supporting two 15k BTU ac units so this would work well for you and also give you a bit of head room in case you want to run...
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  • Availability of Parallel Kit etrailer.com Generators
    The etrailer generator # 333-0003 does have a parallel kit available. For that you'd want the part # 333-0007.
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