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Old 04-15-2015, 10:30 AM   #15
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I do understand but I cannot understand why people will not take the time to use the search function, newbie or not. It seems inefficient to clutter up the forum with endless repeats. Some of us are subscribed to threads that are of interest with information that might change. It would seem logical that new information should go in an existing thread on the subject, not a brand new thread. Sorry, but I just reached a breaking point on this this time.

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I'm not sure how keeping the forums pristine and devoid of discussion would assist people if the would just SEARCH. It takes discussion to bring out information. The problem with discussion is most often it is filled with opinion which makes it difficult for the inexperienced to find the details they need.

If only NEW information were allowed to be posted in a new thread, the forums would be not only un-cluttered, but they would essentially be a ghost town with maybe 100 threads. Now the natural tendency with people is they want to chime in with their opinions or experiences, so those few threads could grow to be several pages. I don't know about you, but I have a hard time reading page after page of a thread because it MIGHT contain the information I was seeking. Somewhere in the middle of all the responses contains what I put in my search terms, now I have to find it.

I'm sorry you reached your breaking point. I did not reply with any intention to insult you. I just found it ironic that you chose to reply, then complained about the clutter such topics bring.

That being said, there is little room for opinion regarding this topic as electrical theory is fairly well defined.

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Old 04-15-2015, 10:36 AM   #16
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I won't be baited any further today and I won't go look at tire threads today. Nor will I look at tow vehicle threads today. Maybe I will go fire up my 2k Yamaha and see if I can start air compressors, run electric grills, juicers, food processors, pants pressers, and steam dryers......

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Old 04-15-2015, 10:50 AM   #17
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I won't be baited any further today and I won't go look at tire threads today. Nor will I look at tow vehicle threads today. Maybe I will go fire up my 2k Yamaha and see if I can start air compressors, run electric grills, juicers, food processors, pants pressers, and steam dryers......

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Hey Larry... this may be a great day to turn off your browser (AND your generator), have a nice stiff cocktail, relax and just watch the river flow.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:52 AM   #18
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My thanks to those who were kind enough to take the time to answer my questions. I do appreciate it.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:56 AM   #19
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I am going to spend the afternoon at a brewpub...away from the internet and phones.


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Old 04-15-2015, 11:19 AM   #20
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There's a nifty device that allows your batteries to help with the startup load of an AC unit:

MSH-M Series Inverter/Charger - Magnum Energy, Inc.
This sounds like an interesting device. If I understand correctly it could act as a 3 stage converter for charging the batteries, as well as boosting a start-up current when running a generator to power a microwave or AC. As a 3 stage charger would it work with AS single stage converter to stay connected on shore power without cooking the batteries?
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:27 AM   #21
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For all the reason's stated I went with the Honda 3000 pull start generator. One unit will do it all. Light enough that I can lift it into my truck. I used it in February while down in Key West but had no reason to try the AC but " THEY " say it will work. I ran it for awhile in the evenings so we could watch a movie since there was no antenna TV available.
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This sounds like an interesting device. If I understand correctly it could act as a 3 stage converter for charging the batteries, as well as boosting a start-up current when running a generator to power a microwave or AC. As a 3 stage charger would it work with AS single stage converter to stay connected on shore power without cooking the batteries?
It would replace the single-stage converter altogether.

It's a neat device but it costs about the same as a pair of 2k generators, so you have to really want that functionality to go that route.
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Honda 2000

I use 2 of these with 1500 air-heat pump. I turn the fridge And water heater to propane and it take 2000, but you need 2 Gen. To start it, turn off the Air to use Micro.

I like this set up.
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One 2000 will not power the microwave/convection oven installed in most a/s from the factory.

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Old 04-15-2015, 12:14 PM   #25
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To be fair, vBulletin's search (which is the software AIR Forums and lots of other sites use) is absolutely terrible. "site:airforums.com topic" typed into Google or your search engine of choice works far better.

Also, if we would do more of the sticky threads with FAQs, it would reduce the number of redundant threads. But it takes time to gather all of the info and put it in a useable format.

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One 2000 will not power the microwave/convection oven installed in most a/s from the factory.
What are the power requirements for one of those? Ours has a microwave (no convection oven) and the EU2000 handles it just fine. We have a standalone toaster/convection oven that should work fine as well, though I don't think we've tried it.
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Larry, relax a bit. Every day there are new folks trying to learn from the seasoned vets like you. Let them in to your club without biting their head off. Soon they will understand how it all works. Airstreaming is meant to be fun.
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Old 04-15-2015, 12:24 PM   #27
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Don't forget that generator output is affected by altitude. I can run my microwave just fine at Sea Level. At 8000 ft in Yellowstone or Mesa Verde? Forget it.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:12 PM   #28
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Wow... lots of informative comments here, guys. Thank you, all.

I have one EU2000i at present. So, from what I'm reading, I am considering getting a second unit.

Is the EU2000i "Companion" model the best one to get as a second unit?

Any reason a "Companion" model might be less suitable be used on its own, than the regular EU2000i?
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