jcliff wrote:I apologize for what is bound to be a stupid question. I have a new RV (71' Chevy Sportscoach) and I bought it with a generator but it is old and VERY loud. I actually haven't seen the RV yet, it's being stored in NV, but I am heading out there in a couple weeks.
I wanted to buy a Champion Power Equipment 3500/4000-Watt Generator. My question is, the maunual says that there is a 110V power cord. The Champion's power outlets are 120V. Are these compatible? If so, do you think this size generator is going to be large enough for my rig? I'm not going to be sucking a lot of juice. I mainly need the generator to keep the battery charged, lights, hot water heater and such.
yes, compatible most electric stuff is 110-120 V
you genny is ok, assuming all normal loads in the RV. Although it may struggle to start an A/C unit if it's an older one and very large.
Are you saying it has an electric water heater? if so, something like that is a huge power draw, you'll want to check the specs. But, I'd be surprised if it's electric, most I've seen are propane.
a good check is to see what size genny is coming out...........and use that size, or bigger.