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Old 05-16-2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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Honda 2000i and 2014 18 international

I just purchased this airstream. I was wondering if the Honda generator would power the A/C. I have not taken delivery of the unit yet. Any suggestions of what I will need. I am looking at surge protectors. Anything else?
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:53 PM   #2
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The Honda 2000 ei is very marginal, and would only work if nothing else is running, such as the refrigerator (which automatically switches to electric power when it sees the Honda, unless it is unplugged to force it to use propane) electric water heater and converter charger. Even tun it is questionable, some report no issues, some say it simply will not work on their units.

Most use a pair of Honda 2000's for AC use, or a larger Honda 3000, which is quite heavy.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:43 PM   #3
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Another option would be a Yamaha 2400!
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:30 PM   #4
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We use two Honda 2000s in paralell to power the AC in our 19'... I believe it's a 13,500 BTU.
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Yes, you need two of them in parallel. I have them and they work really well. Actually one will work except for when you air conditioner starts. With two you have enough for everything all though I still set my fridge and water heater on gas.
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Honda 2000 (pair)...Auto Throttle setting?

When using the two Honda's and if the A/C is cycling, do you turn the Auto Throttle switch ON or OFF?
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You will need the set of 2,000 Honda generators to power the air conditioner... more specifically... get it started. Once it runs I believe your unit will only draw 1,900 w. Its a pain to bring both, so maybe chose a larger unit. But the single 2,000W model is not sufficient, unfortunately. Safe travels. jon
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When using the two Honda's and if the A/C is cycling, do you turn the Auto Throttle switch ON or OFF?
It is best to have the Eco mode switch off.
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Sorry, turn on the Eco mode ie. turn the generators so they do not run any faster and use more gas when the air conditioner is not running. I looked into having a larger generator, but the 2000 is so light and easy to load, plus if one will not run you have the other, plus I have a big yard and I use one of them to provide power so I do not have to string extension cords.
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Honda 2000i vs. Yamaha SEBi 3000

I bought the Yamaha SEBi 3000 which has a boost feature over the SE3000i unit. It has been great over the last 4 years but the only thorn has been it's weight, a little over 100 pounds. If I were to do it again, I would do the Honda 2000i and the Honda 2000 Companion along with the separate larger gas tank and hoses.
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Has anyone had experience carrying a generator on a rear mounted rack?
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Mike do not put that much weight on the back of an AS it will cause frame separation. They have a very special rack for bikes but that's about it. There are a lot of post on frame separation. Some have done mods on the tongue area to mount a generator. But the easiest way is to just keep gen in back of truck. Rand
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