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Mike&LisaHumphres
06-15-2009, 12:23 PM
We have an 2009 BIGHORN 3410RE I would like to use a portable generator, do I need to buy a regulator OR is there one built in our unit?

porthole
06-15-2009, 12:36 PM
What kind of regulator are you referring too?

Probably the only item you would have to buy besides a generator is a power cord adapter.

I have a Honda 3000 inverter model. Very quiet, decent size gas tank. It weighs about 135 pounds.

Mike&LisaHumphres
06-15-2009, 12:40 PM
Thanks are you using a surge protector?

porthole
06-15-2009, 01:02 PM
The Honda I use is the inventor model, so it outputs "clean power".
So to answer your question, no, I am not using a surge protector.

I don't have my new trailer yet, but one of the first upgrades I will do is adding a battery backup for the TV and sound system.

I have a Cyclone ordered with a built in generator. Using a battery back up ($100 from Costco) will solve any brown or blackouts and any surges for sensitive electronics.

It will also be where we plug in the laptops for charging.