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Old 06-22-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Have a 15k BTU AC in my 2010 Cruiser CF30QB, How many watt generator do I need for it to run?
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:23 PM   #2
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I use the Kipnor 3000. You do need to install a hard start capacitor otherwise it will overload the unit.

The capacitor is a SPP5 fromwww.supco.com

It takes about 10 minutes to install and now it works great.

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Old 06-23-2010, 01:23 AM   #3
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I have the hard start capacitor in my 15K AC (in my 2010 CF 27RLX) also and can run it (barely) with my Yamaha 2400is. But if you don't want to worry about power management, you need a larger generator than mine.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:19 AM   #4
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I went to Tractor Supply and picked one up for $300. It's a 3500 watt and runs my 15k ac and every thing else I want to. It will not run the a/c and the micro at the same time, Not sure if the hot water heater was running on electric or gas at the time.

I like it as it's not too loud and it fit's in the basement easily and very easy to start.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:58 AM   #5
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I have a 3500w champion generator. It will runthe A/C and microwave at the same time. It also hasa 30 amp RV plug built in.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:42 AM   #6
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I just looked at the Champion 3,500W generator and it really has a bunch of good reviews. I'm curious how you handle something that heavy in the basement. The data sheet says it weighs around 109 pounds. I can't imagine putting that in and out of the basement on my 30SK. I'm not sure if it would even fit with all the "wonderful things" my DW has in there

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Wow Jeb, that is a very cool install! I'm surprised that the drawer slide could support that much weight when it's pulled out all the way.
What model Cruiser is that in?


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I went to Tractor Supply and picked one up for $300. It's a 3500 watt and runs my 15k ac and every thing else I want to. It will not run the a/c and the micro at the same time, Not sure if the hot water heater was running on electric or gas at the time.

I like it as it's not too loud and it fit's in the basement easily and very easy to start.


I have the same generator; it will not run the A/C and the water heater when using the element. Don't know about the A/C and microwave.
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Wow Jeb, that is a very cool install! I'm surprised that the drawer slide could support that much weight when it's pulled out all the way.
What model Cruiser is that in?

The slides were chosen for their weight bearing capacity. They do fine with no droop.

That's a Paradise Pointe but there's no reason it wouldn't work on a Cruiser. One person can put it in place or remove it when it's not needed with not a lot of trouble. I have a wagon I use to haul it into the garage when I'm not using it. I don't leave it in the trailer only because I think it's better stored inside a building.

I also put in an outlet so it can be plugged in right there in the basement rather than running a cord all the way to the external outlet at the rear of the trailer. The breaker box was put in so that the outlet can be isolated as a safety measure for when hooked to shore power.

The Champion 3500/4000 handles one A/C comfortably but not with the microwave. I also don't run the elec H/W heater while using it. It also runs for a little over 10 hours on a tank, so you can fill it before going to bed and it will run an A/C all night. Since it's under the bedroom, I pay close attention to the carbon monoxide detector in the bedroom and it has never even tweeked. It exhausts into the air and if there is no breeze, I can plug that fan shown in the pictures into it directly and provide my own breeze to carry away any exhaust that might wish to sneak into the basement.

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