June '17

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rv-pro.com June 2017 • RV PRO • 63 "For instance, our 2000 model will run everything in the RV with power management – although maybe not all at the same moment," he says. "But, it's not large enough run the air conditioner. If you have one air conditioning unit you might parallel two 2000s together, but if you have a 50-amp coach with two airs, you're going to have to step up to some- thing like our 7000." The greatest challenge for consumers and the dealers who serve them is making sure buyers get the best size and type of generator for their individual needs. For- tunately, a lot of the manufacturers' mar- keting and training goes toward making sure it's a match made in heaven. Sheehan, for instance, says Yamaha is proud of its online tool for educating would-be buyers that includes a wattage calculator. "We try to make it easy for our cus- tomers," he says. "We've created a tool that allows the customer to see poten- Generac Power Systems has introduced a power bar to its newer units that tells the user how close the inverter generator is getting to its maximum load and how much gas is in the tank, translating that info into how many hours the generator can continue to operate given its current load.

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