Join Date: Oct 2007
My Motorhome: Swift Kontiki 615
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We have a small Honda bought off e-Bay but have only used it twice.
I would not run the engine as Stanner suggests for several reasons;
it is VERY fuel inefficient and the leisure batteries only get charged once the vehicle battery is fully charged on many systems, that may take an hour or so - so you will be sat on tick over for an hour or so..... with the noise and expense that entails and the wear on the engine.....
when the engine is switched on our satellite system is shut down and stowed automatically, so once some charge is back in it must be restarted - which drains the battery still further....
a generator can be put a few metres from the MH, the engine cannot, so the noise may be much more of a problem for those inside the MH,
on our MH the 12v in the back switches off when the engine is started (UK regulations for NCC registration - grrr....), so with engine on, cannot watch any TV even f could keep satellite dish up.....
if that generator does what you MIGHT need at a reasonable cost, go for it, but use it to supply 240v to the MH EHU unit - the supply is better and uses existing components, the 12v charging system may not work so efficiently and may put excess current into the battery,
sadly Screwfix will not allow me to see the item so I cannot comment on it in any detail, but if it does what you want go for it and then resell it if you no longer need it...