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1200 Watt gen for $199

Postby dhazard » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:38 pm

Has enyone tried this generator? 1200watt 1500 peak, $199.
page two of the add.
http://kragen.inserts2online.com/custom ... oreID=4077

http://www.cpeauto.com/generators.htm
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Re: 1200 Watt gen for $199

Postby Geron » Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:22 am

DHAZARD wrote:Has enyone tried this generator? 1200watt 1500 peak, $199.
page two of the add.
http://kragen.inserts2online.com/custom ... oreID=4077

http://www.cpeauto.com/generators.htm


Couldn't find much googling. Here's a owner review.

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fusea ... 825963.cfm
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Postby dhazard » Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:06 pm

Nobody had anything bad to say, so I picked one up on Friday. So this is a quick little review. It comes with the 12 volt adaptor cable, and a small funnel. Added oil and gas to it, moved the choke to on, pulled the rope and it started on the 1st pull :phew: . It can run my 5000 BTU AC with no problem or the 600 watt Microwave, but not both. The startup surge from the AC does cause it to stumble for a second or two, but it recovers fast. The microwave startup is a little easier for it even thought it has a higher wattage rating, less startup surge. Now for the noise, it is about the same as a lawn mower, maybe a little quieter, but not much. My trailer has a cover for the generator that I will line with sound foam, and I have added a pipe to the muffler to get the exhaust out of the compartment. The pipe and the cover do help quite it some. The generator has a 12 volt DC out that I will use that to power two fans to help cool the case. For now I give it a :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby Miriam C. » Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:56 pm

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Postby dhazard » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:28 pm

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This is the cover for the generator and AC with a little room leftover for storage. I’m to lazy to take it out so I built it in. I try and a good neighbor and keep things quiet, that why it’s in a sound insulated box. But if you want I can get a long extension cord and put it next to your trailer. :R
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Postby Miriam C. » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:39 pm

DHAZARD wrote:Image
This is the cover for the generator and AC with a little room leftover for storage. I’m to lazy to take it out so I built it in. I try and a good neighbor and keep things quiet, that why it’s in a sound insulated box. But if you want I can get a long extension cord and put it next to your trailer. :R


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Postby bledsoe3 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:04 am

Do you have it vented so the A/C cannot draw any of the exhaust from the generator?
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Postby dhazard » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:18 pm

The top sides of the box on have vents and I will add 12 volt fans to blow the heat and fumes out. To let fresh air in the bottom of the box is expanded metal. I have also added a pipe to get the exhaust out of the compartment. Also the AC only pulls air from inside the trailer so no exhaust fumes should get sucked into the trailer.
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Postby bledsoe3 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:24 am

I didn't know if the AC would bring in any fresh air to mix with the recirculated air.
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Postby Arne » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:53 am

Thinking about a generator, can a 1k generator run a pet cool??? meaning, can it handle the start up surge draw?
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Postby bledsoe3 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:55 am

I think Bruce has a 1K Kipor that runs his pet cool. I'm sure he'll respond.
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Postby asianflava » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:20 am

Steve (Sonetpro) has the Petcool 1K Kipor setup too. I have the 5Kbtu window shaker and a 2K Kipor.
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Postby bdosborn » Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:48 pm

Yes, the 1000w Kipor will power the Petcool. I have my Kipor up for sale on ebay. I picked up a 1000W Yamaha that I like better. Quieter and handles large loads better.

On the cheaper side of things I ran across this low priced generator website on a big RV site:

http://www.duropower.com/index.asp?FID=2&level=1

Don't know anything about them though...

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Postby Elumia » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:52 pm

Isn't that yamaha the same one that is offered in a propane version? I bet they have a conversion kit if you were so inclined.

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Postby bdosborn » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:24 pm

Elumia wrote:Isn't that yamaha the same one that is offered in a propane version? I bet they have a conversion kit if you were so inclined.

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Yeah, I'm kind of interested in that. It would be nice not to have to mess with gas. On the other hand, gas is a lot easier to find then propane.
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