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Day 14 - Full Predator 3500 Generator Tour & Setup! || #RVLife


Harbor Freight Predator 3500 Watt Generator Pushed To The Limit!!

We know the Harbor Freight Predator 3500 Watt Generator is a great value and super quiet but can it power our entire NuCamp RV TaB 400 teardrop trailer? We push this inverter generator to the limit in this video.

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Generator for my RV - Predator 3500 Generator

After getting my RV setup for camping I quickly realized I needed a generator for dry camping (boondocking). I went with Predator due to positive reviews, price, and overall met all my needs.

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FULL TIME RV : 100 hr Service & How to and Review Predator 3500 Generator

FULL TIME RV : How to and Review : Predator 3500 Watt Super Quiet Inverter Generator 100 hour Service

Location of video: Banff Canada - Village II Campground

Predator 3500:

Harbor Freight Predator 3500 Inverter Generator

We needed a generator and I chose the Predator over a Honda or a Champion.

Predator 3500 Watt Super Quiet Inverter Generator from Harbor Freight

We got rid of our Champion 4k Generator and got a Predator 3500 Inverter/Generator! The Predator 3500 watt inverter/Generator is way quieter. It is also more fuel efficient.
The predator 3500 Inverter/Generator features electric start, a 2.8 Gallon fuel tank and super quiet at 57db.
So far it runs perfectly. I recommend the predator 3500 Inverter/Generator for RV and camping. I got it at Harbor freight but is also available at Amazon under various labels.


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Harbor Freight Predator 3500 watt generator Noise Test running the RV Air Conditioner?

In this video, we test both the Harbor Freight Predator 3500 watt generator and the Generac ix2000 generator for noise levels while running our Dometic 10,500 btu Cool Cat air conditioner in our 2018 NuCamp T@B 400. We measure the sound using a decibel meter app on our iphone from 23 feet away from the generator.


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Predator 3500 Inverter Generator

We decided it was time to pick up a generator. We were leaning hard towards a Honda, Yamaha, or Champion, but couldn't say no to the price of a Predator from Harbor Freight.

I unbox it, get it running, then do a break-in oil change. Overall we are VERY happy with it so far.

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Electric and Solar POWER Off Grid: Our Poor Man's RV Solution!

It is time to share our 7 AFFORDABLE sources we use for electric and solar power off grid: Our Poor Man's RV Solution for bringing power wherever you go! In today's episode of Playing with Sticks we will be taking you through our off grid solar power system plus show you how we bring portable power that doesn't require solar panels or any energy from the sun. Links to some of the products we mention in this video can be found below.

Boondocking or camping off grid can be an amazing experience without power. However, sometimes our family craves those creature comforts such as a nice little heater, a cup of coffee, lights, and refrigerated food. In this episode we will be sharing the 7 items we bring with us to supply electricity for weeks on end while we are off grid. We will be sharing a few unique power supplies we bring along on every boondocking trip plus our rv solar panels, rv inverter, our newest portable power station aka solar generator, and our trusted little 27,000 mAH portable battery bank. A handful of items highlighted in video are listed below with links.

Rockpals just sent a code today for Playing with Sticks viewers to get 15% off a 300 watt powerstation purchase. Complete transparency here, Rockpals is not paying us anything to highlight their products and we get no kickback or commission from any of the items you purchase from them. We truly enjoy their product and thought you may as well. Link Code: PLAYWM(15% off)

Coleman 6 watt solar panel
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Rockpals 300 watt solar generator
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Affordable Inverter w/pure sine and high reviews
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If you are new to the channel we take out small camper trailers through Alaska and share with you some of the tips and trips we have learned along the journey. In this season of life we have primarily been boondocking off grid in our teardrop trailer and a 13 foot Scamp trailer.

Westinghouse iGen2500 Vs Predator 3500

We want to run an RV air conditioner. 3500 or 2500 watts? I give my opinion on it... for what it's worth.

EasyStart 364 use discount code WW81 for $25 off!
Westinghouse iGen2500
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Our first RV Solar installation had a glaring problem that I didn't realize until I researched the battery manufacturer website. Now that our solar setup is perfect, I want to run the AC anytime as well :)

RV Solar and RV Generator write up:

In this video I show you the components we use for our solar, as well as the generator we carry so we can run anything in our camper anytime we like. The key is having the generator in a spot where you essentially forget about it until you want it.

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Predator 3kw Super Quiet Generator from Harbor Freight

what to expect and how to get it ready to use. Add oil and connect battery. Check out part 2 for starting and running the generator. (decided to compile more into part 2, will have it up soon)

RV SOLAR- Going off Grid

Kind of... We are still in a campground that offers electrical hook ups- we just can't reach!
So we figured this is a great opportunity to try out our solar power. Good thing we did too because so much went wrong!

The Predator 3500 Review

Install a 30 amp RV Power Outlet

Watch this video as well for an update:

In this video I’ll show how I install a 30 amp power outlet on my house for convenient shore power to the truck camper.
Everything was done for less than $60. Only took an hour or so to do the install. We have a truck camper with 30 amp Service and from time to time we have friends stay here with their vans or trailers.

I am not an electrician. This job can be very dangerous and can cause injury or damage to property. Consult a licensed electrician. Make sure it’s done correctly. I am not responsible for injuries or damages.

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My Setup:
Truck: 2007 Ford F-350, DRW, Crew Cab Lariat 4WD.
Camper: 2003 Fleetwood Elkhorn 11J
Tie Downs: TorkLift Fast Guns and Frame Mounts
Solar Panels: Renogy 100 watt monocrystaline on the roof
Renogy 100 watt portable suitcase.
Bodiak Front Hitch
Custom folding Rear Patio. DIY.
Renogy 20 Amp MPPT Solar Controller
Krieger 2000 Watt Inverter.

Cameras: iPhone 6, iOS 11, Lightdow HD LD6000 Sports Cam

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Inergy Off Grid Solar System Generator Back up

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Today on the WADZ UP channel we set up our Overlanding Off the Grid Solar System Generator and review why we upgraded from Kodiak and the pros and cons compared to other systems like the Yedi Goal Zero. We also set up our solar panels and test its charging ability. New and Improved Inergy Kodiak is now the Apex Solar Generator. Inergy is taking their solar generator to the next level with faster more efficient charging, updated LCD screen, and improved expansions with a soon to be released Lithium Ion battery. The Apex comes with a shoulder strap and AC wall charger.

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1100 Watt-hour (90Ah @ 12.6V)
Lithium NMC Battery
1500 Watt AC Inverter
500 Watt (30A) Maximum Input (MPPT Charge Controller) - Charges in as little as 3 hours of ideal sun conditions.
Dimentions: 16″ Wide x 15″ Tall x 8″ Deep
Weight: 25 lbs
Battery Expsansion: Compatible with both 12.6 deep cycle Lead Acid/AGM & Inergy Lithium-ion Batteries
(2) USB Qualcomm Quick charge 3.0 Ports / (2) 5V 3A USB-C Ports (smartphones & small tablets)
NOT Compatible with MC4 Adapter. Only accepts Inergy Solar Panels, Car Charger, Standard AC Charger, and Quick Wall. EC8 solar panel input - NOT compatible with previous solar panels without 30' Neutrik to EC8 Solar Panel Cable.
What can it Power?

Smartphones (5-7 watts): 100+ hours
Tablets (25-40 watts): 40+ hours
Laptops (50 watts): 20+ hours
Electric Blanket (Queen Size, 75 watts): 14 hours
50 LED LCD TV* (65 watts) : 16 hours
Microwave (1,000 watts): 1 hour
Refrigerator* (18 cu ft., 20% duty): 33 hours
Chest Freezer (9 cu ft., 15% duty): 50 hours
Sump Pump (1/3 HP): 2.5 hours
Basecamp LED Light (6 watts) : 183 hours

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Thousand Trails Membership Money Saver

This video is a Thousand Trails Membership money saver. I meet Jim and Brandy Reneau who sale membership at much better prices than going through the main site or home office. They saved us tons of money so we wanted to share with the rest of the RV community. There information is below and please like, subscribe, and share this video.

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How to Power an RV Air Conditioner with Solar - Full Time RV Living

Everyone wants to know how to power an RV air conditioner with solar - or if it's even possible! So lets dive right in and figure out how to power an RV air conditioner with solar! Check out the blog post on our website for more details!





Check out the rest of our videos:

Check out our video install of the Micro-Air EasyStart 364 soft start so you can power your air conditioner with a small generator or inverter:

***INFORMATION UPDATE*** Our 13,500 BTU RV air conditioner actually pulls about 150 amps instead of 73 amps while running. In the video I did not allow the A/C to run long enough for the compressor to kick on. Unfortunately this means, to run our A/C regularly, it requires roughly double the wattage of solar panels (so 1500 watts) and at least double the amp-hour battery bank capacity (150+ Ah per hour of A/C usage at night) described in the video. However, at these high current loads the battery’s Ah capacity drops considerably and won’t last nearly as long as it would at lower current loads so you’ll probably need much more than 150 Ah battery capacity per hour of usage. The starting wattage information is correct however. But installing a soft starter can alleviate the high starting wattage requirement and therefore a smaller inverter, such as a 3000 watt inverter, can be used.
The message is still the same though. To regularly run the A/C on solar you will need an incredibly big solar array and battery bank. So much so that, in my opinion, it is not worth it. Your best bet is to either get used to no A/C or - and I hate to say this - run a generator when you need A/C. Thanks!!

Since making the series of videos and posts on RV solar, one question is continuously asked by a multitude of people. Is it possible to power RV air conditioning with solar? The short answer is yes! So lets find out what it takes to have a solar powered air conditioner!

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Champion Power Equipment 75537i 3100 Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote Start

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Coleman 333264 Propane Fuel Pressurized Cylinder, 16.4 Oz
Quik Chair Folding Quad Mesh Camp Chair - Blue
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Camco Mfg Inc 44543 Large Stabilizer Jack Pad with Handle, 2 Pack

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Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Levelers, (Pack of 10) by Tri-Lynx
Camco 39755 RhinoFLEX 6-in-1 Sewer Cleanout Plug Wrench
Cartman 14 Cross Wrench, Lug Wrench
Rubbermaid Cooler, 10 qt., Red (FG2A1104MODRD)
Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp
Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector

Main camera: TBA
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Additional action camera: GoPro Hero 3 White Edition
LED light: NEEWER 160 LED CN-160
Drone: DJI Mavic Pro
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Sony MDR-7506 Headphones


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Wanted to give you guys an update on how the Kodiak has faired. Honestly I'm really impressed, I kill most electronics, especially something like this coming at a lower price point and offering really modern specs, I haven't had a good track record with tech like this. Its not the best possible solar solution, but its obvious that's a beginner solar setup in order to keep the price down and allow people to upgrade later on if they find it's needed. Inergy also offers a series of accessories not included in this review, so that's something to think about for your solar battery bank setup.

Lastly I've been really admiring it's portability, it's the gas tank for my trolling motor, the cordless attachment to any corded tool I have, and a great way of keeping work moving forward. Thank you Inergy for the Kodiak, Captain Mike loves it, and the whole bay is better off for that quiet efficient power, so he can keep carving.

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I'm a Canadian photographer from Ottawa who got rid of everything to travel the world. I make vlogs sharing my ups and downs, and my adventures in vans, on motorbikes, and on sailboats.

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Champ is my handsome 14-year-old Labrador, who travelled almost everywhere with me for his whole life. He loves chin scratches, fetching sticks, and scarfing down cheeseburgers and pizza.

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I drove a 1992 Dodge Ram B350 camper van all over North America for about two years.
Travelling by motorcycle made for some unique trips. I explored the Canadian Maritimes (and deserts and backroads all over the continent) on a 2002 Kawasaki KL250 Super Sherpa dual sport bike, and also rode my 1999 Yamaha V-Star XVS1100 cruiser with a Champion Escort sidecar across my home country twice.
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I live and travel economical by using free camping and mooring, cooking my own meals, thoroughly researching products and how-to’s online, practicing a DIY approach, and being as efficient as possible with my resources. I've struggled financially for most of my life, and although I'm blessed with helpful friends and family as well as being able-bodied, white and male, I don't subscribe to the belief that you need someone footing your bills in order to pursue your passion. So, I learned that you DO need to sacrifice comfort, consistency, safety, and a traditional career but that it IS possible, worth it, and the only lifestyle that makes me happy.
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