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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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  • 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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  • Does etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator Produce Pure Sine Wave for Sensitive Electronics
  • I reached out to the manufacturer who said the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 can run electronics like stereos and televisions but is not pure sine wave. I was told a better sine wave for sensitive electronics will come from an inverter generator because what an inverter does is control the voltage that is produced from the generator, making it safe for your devices. The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts # 333-0002 is a great...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Decibel Output of etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
  • The decibel output the the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0003, which is a single unit from the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit # 333-0003-2-0007 has been tested to be 58 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 its remote control that allows you to start it from...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is the Parallel Power Kit Included with the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators
  • The Parallel Power Kit part # 333-0007 is included with the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 and will NOT need to be purchased separately. I see what you mean about the list and will work to have that added as it is included.
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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 3,800-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 3,000 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start # 333-0001-2 or etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0003. I have added links to video reviews of...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • High Altitude Jet Kit Recommendation for Use with etrailer.com Generators # 333-0002-2-0007
  • Yes, we do have two high altitude jet kits for the etrailer.com generator set part # 333-0002-2-0007 that you referenced. If you will be between 6,000-8,000 feet you'd want the jet kit part # 333-330717003 or if you'll be between 3,000 to 6,000 feet you'll want the jet kit part # 333-330717002.
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  • High Altitude Jet for 4,500 Watt Generator
  • We do have an option for you but do not carry parts for a Sportsman brand generator. Based on my research this generator is a 4,000 starting watt, 3,500 running watt generator. What we can offer is the same type of generator with high altitude jets: - 4,500 Watt Portable Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0004 or - 4,500 Watt Portable Generator - 3,600 Running Watts - Propane or Gas - Electric Start # 333-0005 With either of these generators there are high-altitude...
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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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  • 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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  • Generator 30-Amp Male to Dual 20-Amp Female Y-Cord Adapter
  • Yes, we have just what you're looking for. The Mighty Cord Generator Adapter Y-Cord # A10-G3020Y has a male 30-amp plug to match the outlet on your generator # 289-SUA2000I that splits to two female outlets that will accept standard 110-volt devices. Overall length is approximately 36-inches. Please refer to the linked photo that shows you all connectors on this item.
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  • Do I Need To Purchase A Kit To Use A 30 amp Connection With The eTrailer 3,800-Watt Generators?
  • Here are the outlets you will get with our generator # 333-0001-2: (1) 120V 20-amp (1) 120V 30-amp L5-30R (1) 5V 2.1-amp USB We provide a TT-30R adapter so you will not have to purchase the adapter, but if you do not have a power chord for the 30 amp connection, you will need to grab one. This one is 25' long so you can keep your generators far away from whatever your powering to keep the noise down. I've included a couple videos if you would like to learn more!
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  • Can the Etrailer 3200 Watt Generator run on Propane?
  • Good Question! There are no external connection point for an auxiliary fuel tank on the generator. You should instead refill the on board tank periodically which is 1.8 gal. When doing the video on this generator I did not have any issues with tank capacity however everyone has different needs and ideas. This one would reliably run for 8 hours a day even when we were testing it with heavy loads from some of the 15,000 BTU air conditioners we were using. I will include a photo of when...
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  • Can etrailer Inverter Generators Run Parallel
  • You can run a single etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001 parallel to your Firman WO2981 inverter generator, which is similar to the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0002 but not to the dual etrailer Inverter Generators # 333-0001-2. If you wanted more power you could also run your generator to the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0002 by using the Parallel Power Kit for etrailer Inverter Generators # 333-0007
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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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  • Does 3,800-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators # 333-0001-2 Require Parallel Kit
  • The 3,800-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators # 333-0001-2 do not require a parallel kit to connect together. They can connect directly and do not require any other components to do so. I attached a review video for more info as well.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Does etrailer Generator and Parallel Kit have 50 Amp Outlet
  • The parallel kit of the 6,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators # 333-0002-2-0007 does have a 50 amp outlet on it that has the four prongs. Check out the picture to see the two outlet styles it has.
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  • What Size Generator Is Needed to Power a 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner
  • The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator part # 333-0003 has a starting (surge) power output of 3,200 watts and a running (rated) power output of 2,900 watts. I cannot be sure as to the starting and running power requirements of your air conditioner but the Atwood Air Command Rooftop RV Air Conditioner part # AT15028-22 which has a 15,000 BTU rating requires at least 4,830 watts starting and 1,530 watts running therefore, a single 3,200 watt inverter generator would not be the...
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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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  • 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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  • Can the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator part # 333-0004 be Used for Two Campers or Rvs
  • The 4,500-Watt Portable Remote Start Generator part # 333-0004 be used with more than one RV or camper. The thing is just to not overload it. There are a lot of watts to play with that can be shared with this generator. A couple of AC units would work well. When they are running hard though you will need to limit the other draws you are asking from it. Especially microwaves, hair dryers and coffee pots among other items that draw high wattage. For TV's and other small electronics that...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • etrailer.com Generators that have Gas Caps that Can be Easily Sealed for Storage in RV
  • We have a similar etrailer.com generator set that does have vented fuel caps that you can seal off with the part # 333-0001-2 which is basically same output as the # 333-0002 but this specific generator does not have a cap that can be sealed off.
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  • Generator Cover Recommendation for A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I
  • The best fitting generator cover we offer for the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I is going to be the Storage Cover for etrailer 3,200-Watt Inverter Generator # 333-0009. This will be a little bit too large but with drawstring you'll be able to make it fit the generator tighter.
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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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  • 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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  • Generator Recommendation for RV with 13,500 btu AC Unit
  • For a 13,500 btu AC unit like the Dometic Brisk Air 2 you'd need a starting wattage of right at 3,000 watts. For that your best option is the etrailer.com 3,200 watt generator inverter part # 333-0003. This can put out up to 3,200 starting watts and 2,900 running watts. The # 289-SUA2300I does not have the wattage you'd need as it can only put out 2,300 starting watts.
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  • Total Harmonic Distortion on Firman 10,000 Watt Generator # 333-H08051
  • I spoke with my contact at Firman and he said that the 10,000 Watt Portable Generator # 333-H08051 has a total harmonic distortion of 25 percent, which is pretty standard for this type of generator. For a "clean electricity" unit you will need to go with an inverter generator like the etrailer.com # 333-0003-2-0007. These 2 single generators can be ran parallel to provide 6,000 watts of starting power and 5,500 watts of running power. This is the highest rated inverter generator set...
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  • Does etrailer Generator part # 333-0002 Use Brushless Alternator
  • The etrailer generator part # 333-0002 that you referenced is basically a rebranded Firman Whisper series generator which has the brushless alternator.
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  • Serial Number Location and How to Register etrailer.com Generator
  • The serial number for the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0002 can be found on the one of the white and black stickers on top of the generator (see pictures). The instructions for registering your product can be found on page 29 of the linked instructions.
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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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  • Will the 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator Fit Inside the Stromberg Carlson Trailer Tray
  • The dimensions of the 4,500-Watt Portable RV Generator part # 333-0005 are 25-3/4" long x 21-3/4" wide x 21-5/8" tall which includes the wheels. I don't have any dimensions without the wheels but they look around 1" thick so the base is likely around 19"-20" wide without them. Therefore, it should fit inside the Stromberg Carlson Trailer Tray Cargo Carrier part # CC-255 but it would be very tight.
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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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  • How Loud Is The The etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator
  • The etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start part # 333-0001 noise level is 59 decibels. You can compare the noise level of the generator to a normal conversation which is 60 decibels while a lawn mower is about 90 decibels for comparison. I have attached a video for your reference.
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  • Do 6,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators Come With Electric Start
  • This 6,000 watt portable inverter generator is an electric start that actually uses a remote, and there is just this option available. - Electric Remote Start: 6,000 Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit - Gas - Remote Start # 333-0003-2-0007. The price is shown on the product page and I have added a link to a video review for you to check out as well.
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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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  • Is etrailer Generator 333-0002 Same as Firman W03031
  • The etrailer generator part # 333-0002 is identical to the Firman W03031 that you mentioned. No differences at all.
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  • Does Firman 10,000-Watt Portable Generator Make a Lot of Noise
  • There is not a separate muffler or silencer for the Firman 10,000-Watt Portable Generator - 8,000 Running Watts - Propane or Gas - Electric Start # 333-H08051. It is noisier than an inverter generator, measuring 74 decibels at 25 feet away, which is something akin to the level of noise of numerous household appliances, like a washing machine or dishwasher. If you are looking for something that isn't noisy I strongly recommend an inverter generator, which is quieter. The highest wattage...
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  • Can 2,000 watt etrailer.com Generator Run Refrigerator
  • The etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0001 has a starting (surge) power output of 2,000 watts and then a running (rated) power output of 1,600 watts. Since the average refrigerator uses 1,600 starting watts and 800 running watts you should be good to go but you first need to verify these specs with your fridge to ensure that you don't overload the generator. For your application I recommend going with the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 since you...
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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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  • 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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  • Does etrailer.com Generator # 333-0005 Require Break in Period
  • You do not have to break in the etrailer.com 4,500-Watt generator part # 333-0005 that you referenced as it's ready to go as soon as you receive it without requiring a break in phase. Only thing close to that worth mentioning is that the first oil change should happen at 25 hours of use whereas after that you can get away with every 100 hours. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Which etrailer.com Generators Can be Used with Parallel Kits and Why
  • We have generators that can be used with parallel kits to roughly double the amperage rating but the only styles that can do this are the inverter style generators which produce cleaner power. The # 333-0005 does not have an inverter so it can't be ran in parallel. The parallel generator kits we offer are part # 333-0001-2 with an output of 3,000 running watts, # 333-0003-2-0007 which have an output of 5,500 running watts, and # 333-0001-0002 which has an output of 4,275 running watts.
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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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  • Do the eTrailer Portable RV Inverter Generators Come With a Dual Fuel Mode
  • The 6,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators part # 333-0002-2-0007 are not offered with dual fuel as with most inverter generators. In order to obtain dual fuel you would need to go with a standard generator like the Firman 7,125-Watt Portable Generator part # 333-H05751 which does have a dual fuel mode along with a 7,125 starting and 5,700 running watt rating.
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  • How Often Should Oil be Changed of etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator
  • That's a good question, and the engine oil of the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0005 should be changed every 100 hours, as you can see by the cut out of the linked instruction manual I added for you. This is a propane or gasoline generator with a starting power output of 4,500 watts for gas or 4.050 watts for propane with a running watts output of 3,600 watts for gasoline or 3,250 watts for propane, which is enough to run numerous appliances at the same time - including...
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  • Can etrailer 4,900-Watt Generator Kit be Used with etrailer Parallel Power Kit
  • You can definitely use the 4,900-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generators # 333-0001-0002 with the Parallel Power Kit # 333-0007 so that you have 50A service for your AC units. One thing to note though is that AC units are notorious for having sizable starting (surge) wattage needs. This generator combination has a starting (surge) power output of 4,900 watts and a running (rated) power output of 4,275 watts. As long as all of your power needs are under these ratings then you are good to...
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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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  • 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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  • Is 30 Amp Port of A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator Active without Being Paralleled
  • Yes, the 30 amp port on the A-iPower 2,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 289-SUA2000I is active without the generator paralleled.
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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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  • 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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  • Two Generators That Can be Run In Parallel
  • We do have generators with parallel capability, though the etrailer 4,500-Watt Portable Generator # 333-0004 does not. What you will need is the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators - 5,500 Running Watts - Parallel Kit # 333-0003-2-0007 which has a starting watt output of 6,000 watts and running watts of 5,500 watts, which is the highest-rated parallel kit we offer. I have added a link to a video review of these generators for you to check out.
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier Recommendation for Carrying etrailer.com Generators # 333-0003-2-0007
  • The Reese Cargo Carrier part # 6502 has a 500 lb weight capacity but doesn't quite have the dimensions needed to fit both of the etrailer.com generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 so for a better option I'd recommend the 23 inch by 47 inch Carpod Cargo Carrier part # M2205-2201 as it has the dimensions and weight capacity needed, but what I really like about this carrier is that it's enclosed which makes it easier to secure the generators in and also makes it easier to protect them from theft....
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Comparing A Firman Open Frame Generator and etrailer Inverter
  • The difference between the Firman 10,000-Watt Portable Generator part # 333-H08051 and the etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generators part # 333-0003-2-0007 is not their ability to protect from power surges as they both have this feature but rather the type of electricity they produce. The generator has a total harmonic distortion of 25 percent which means it would not be ideal for sensitive electronics such as a flat screen TV or computer. The inverters only have a total harmonic...
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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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  • Amp Output of etrailer 2,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator
  • The etrailer Portable RV Inverter Generator # 333-0001 has a 2,000 watt staring output and 1,600 watt running output. When converting that to amps using the 120V outlets you get approximately range of 17 amps starting output and 13 amps running output. I have added links to video review for you to check out as well of the 2,000-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator - 1,600 Running Watts - Gas - Manual Start # 333-0001.
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  • Is Full Power Output of etrailer 4,900-Watt Portable Inverter Generator Available on 30 Amp Socket
  • Yes, the surge wattage rating for the etrailer 4,900-Watt Portable Inverter Generators # 333-0001-0002 that you referenced of 4,900 watts is available on the 30 amp socket.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is Changing High Altitude Jets of etrailer.com Generator Difficult
  • The install of the high altitude jets in the etrailer.com generator part # 333-0001 is not overly difficult. Essentially you remove the bowl of the carburetor and then unscrew the old main jet and install the new one. For 3,00-6,000 feet you'd need the jet kit # 333-317717005.
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  • Is etrailer 6,000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator Made by Firman
  • The etrailer generator kit part # 333-0002-2-0007 is a Firman generator. The kit of the two is part number W02982 but individually they are W02981. The warranty 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 Firman W02981 does have the lifetime warranty that unfortunately we do not offer.
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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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  • What Are the Break In Procedures for the etrailer 4500-Watt Generator
  • We consider the first 5 hours of run time on the etrailer 4500-Watt # 333-0005 to be the break-in period for the unit. During the break in period stay at or below 50 percent of the running watt rating and vary the load occasionally to allow stator windings to heat and cool. Adjusting the load will also cause engine speed to vary and help seat piston rings The only thing we do recommend is that the first oil change should happen after 25 hours of use, but after that you will only need...
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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 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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  • Generator to Power 13,500 btu Air Conditioner
  • The etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable Inverter Generator # 333-0002 may be enough to power the 13,500 btu AC in your trailer but you need to know the starting watts and running watts of your AC. Inverter Generator # 333-0002 has a starting power output of 3,200 watts and a running power output of 2,900 watts so if your AC is at or below those levels this generator will work.
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