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Old 07-09-2016, 07:58 AM   #15
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Honda 3000is

I have a Honda 3000is generator that we used for our 32' mobile suite. It is really overkill for our 20' Airstream Safari. I would like to trade for ease of handling, if you are in the Massachusetts area.
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:36 PM   #16
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We had a single AC unit on our Sport 22 but now have dual AC units in our Pendleton. As already stated here the 3000 runs one AC unit. I cannot lift mine in and out of my F-150 but just pull it to the tailgate (wheel kit). What I like is being able to run all night on one tank of gas. At least two 2000's are easier to handle. Plus redundantcy is good. Is good.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:59 AM   #17
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Mounting 2 Honda Generators 2000watt

I recently purchased the pair for my 20ft FC. Any suggestions on mounting the generators to the rear or front? I would like to be able to secure it from theft as well.
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Old 07-17-2016, 07:47 AM   #18
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Briggs and Stratton has come out with two generators that you can run individually or paired. The 2000 Watt and the 3000 Watt can be paired together.
I bought the 3000 Watt to run my 23' I must say it does a great job. Plus it was 900$ cheaper than the Honda generator of the same size.
Take a good look at them before you make a decision.
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Briggs and Stratton has come out with two generators that you can run individually or paired. The 2000 Watt and the 3000 Watt can be paired together.
I bought the 3000 Watt to run my 23' I must say it does a great job. Plus it was 900$ cheaper than the Honda generator of the same size.
Take a good look at them before you make a decision.
Just bought the B/S P3000 for $1145 has digital readouts ,the works, and just as quiet
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:00 PM   #20
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J hav 28' FC with dual AC. The 2 Hondas cannot run both AC's. They can run either AC if the other ac circuit items are off.
You hace a 2 zone thermostat. Turn one zone off and run the AC on the other. be sure the AC hot water is off. Probably no TV while AC is on. Try it.
The 50amp electric cord supplied with the dual AC Airstream can easily be hooked to a 50 to 30 plug which plugs into the Honda. I do this all the time and it works fine.
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My two 2000 generators run an a/c and 2 TVs fine. Just don't try the hot water heater, microwave, or hair blow dryer.
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Two Generators Versus One - That is the Question ...

So please help me out here... running a/c is the priority. Solar can help with the rest.

B/S P3000 weighs 50 lbs, has a 1.5-gallon fuel tank for 10-hours of continuous operation at 25-percent load. Running at 59-decibel noise level at ¼ load. So it could run one a/c unit but at a higher fuel usage and higher noise level.

2 x Honda weigh approx. 47 lbs each. So about double the weight. Each unit has 1.1 gal fuel tank and 53-decibels at ¼ load. So 2 units running must make a lot more noise and maybe twice the amount of fuel.

Maybe a single unit B/S is a better (and cheaper) proposition.
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So please help me out here... running a/c is the priority. Solar can help with the rest.

Snip.... So 2 units running must make a lot more noise and maybe twice the amount of fuel.

Maybe a single unit B/S is a better (and cheaper) proposition.
No...not a 'Lot' more noise....about 3db more, for reasons an acoustic engineer can explain.

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So please help me out here... running a/c is the priority. Solar can help with the rest.

B/S P3000 weighs 50 lbs, has a 1.5-gallon fuel tank for 10-hours of continuous operation at 25-percent load. Running at 59-decibel noise level at ¼ load. So it could run one a/c unit but at a higher fuel usage and higher noise level.

2 x Honda weigh approx. 47 lbs each. So about double the weight. Each unit has 1.1 gal fuel tank and 53-decibels at ¼ load. So 2 units running must make a lot more noise and maybe twice the amount of fuel.

Maybe a single unit B/S is a better (and cheaper) proposition.
The Briggs is 84 lbs.
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No...not a 'Lot' more noise....about 3db more, for reasons an acoustic engineer can explain.

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Yes. But the load is cut in half on each generator. Depending on the load, 2 generators can be more quiet than one screaming generator.

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Love the Yamaha and Honda for noise factor and portability; since I will need 2 at some point, I did not want to pay the price of those brands, so looking for alternative. I purchased the Champion 2000W 73536i stackable unit from Amazon last week. I had a Honeywell 2000W unit I purchased several years ago but had never used it since we typically use our portable solar to charge the batteries. Because of tree/shade issues this past trip, I decided to take along the Honeywell and try it out. I used it the first time 2 weeks ago, it was very difficult to start: prime 30-40 times, heavy to move around, and it was so loud when I got it running that I was embarrassed to run it in the campground! I know the other campers close by were affected by the noise, even though the campsites in Glacier are fairly decently spaced. The guy next to me had 2 Yamahas which were quiet and the guy across from me had 2 Champions hooked together. I could barely hear them when I walked up to check them out. I had talked with a couple other owners who had Champions, and they loved this unit. I started reading reviews on Amazon and other review comparison sites; owners seem to love this unit and service from Champion seems to be readily available if needed. I paid $442 plus $43 shipping on Amazon last week. The capacity (1Gal) is close on all of them, and the Champion will run for up to 9 hours. I will likely get a second unit to run the A/C when I return to TX end of summer; don't need air up here in the Rockies in summer so single unit works for now. 2 separate units will be easier for me to maneuver then a larger single generator they offer in the 75531i. Advantage of the larger unit is 3100W will run a 1500 BTU AC; it was on sale yesterday for $600 + $43.00 shipping on Amazon. Today however, it is back up to $791!

The price of the 73546i, 2000W unit I got last week has also increased in price today up to $472 on Amazon. I have seen this happen before on Amazon...price goes up and down with some products overnight! Here is the chart I created....Good luck and please post your findings when you choose and have some experience for us!
Generator Mfg. Model Power Weight Noise Fuel Capacity Cost Honda EU2000i 1600-2000w 47lbs 53-59dbs .95G $999.00 Yamaha EF2000i 1600-2000w 44lbs 51.5dbs $989.00 Champion 73536i 2000 1700-2000w 48lbs 53dbs 1G $442.36 Briggs & Straton P2200 1700-2200w 55lbs 59dbs 1G $632.78
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I'm sure it's to late for a answer but look at the new Briggs and Stratton inverter generator. They have a 3K watt and 2K watt you can tie together.
The 3K watt was 1000$ cheaper than the Honda 3K watt.
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Traded back my Briggs 3000 because it would not work with my 15k a for 2 briggs 2200 works perfectly.
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