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What sized generator would my bluebird require to run 2 roof a/c units, t.v./dvd, refrigerator, microwave, laptop and printer and small battery charger?
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My generator was replaced with a 10K unit which makes plenty of power. Bigger is better.
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2 AC units would be about 5.5-6.5kw - depending on their size.
Microwave would be about .8-1kw when running.
Refrigerator would draw up to .3-.5kw when the electric element is on and heating.
I would guess the rest of that is .5kw max.

That's a total of 8.5kw max. But, the odds of all it running and drawing max simultaneously is low. So, you can cut that back a little. IMO, you are looking at needing an 8kw generator bare minimum and that would concern me a bit. I would say that Crit's recommendation of 10kw will be pretty safe. Too much power is far better than too little.
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What sized generator would my bluebird require to run 2 roof a/c units, t.v./dvd, refrigerator, microwave, laptop and printer and small battery charger?
Our 80 SP has a 8kw onan. Never have had a power problem.
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What sized generator would my bluebird require to run 2 roof a/c units, t.v./dvd, refrigerator, microwave, laptop and printer and small battery charger?
I would recommend an Onan 8KW or 10KW Quiet Diesel generator, bigger is not necessarily better that's what I've heard Power Tech quiet would also be nice.
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Our 80 SP has a 8kw onan. Never have had a power problem.
I went with an 8K and it will run all I ever need to at once. 10K would be nice but if you are buying new, there is about a $2k difference.
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Thank you all for the abundance of information pertaining to replacement for my windshields and generator size. I have 2 diesel generators available that have minimal hours on them. They are 3 cylinder engines and put out 120/220 AC @ 60 HZ, 3.3 kw. They are both exactly the same.
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Thank you all for the abundance of information pertaining to replacement for my windshields and generator size. I have 2 diesel generators available that have minimal hours on them. They are 3 cylinder engines and put out 120/220 AC @ 60 HZ, 3.3 kw. They are both exactly the same.
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3.3kw won't be anywhere near enough.
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I had a 6KW Onan in my SOB. It was to small (IMHO) to run the two roof airs, TV, and Refrigerator on electric, etc. at the same time. Did not dare run the microwave as it would bog down when the A/C compressors would kick on.

The BMC has a 10KW Power Tech and does fine with the same load and more.
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