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Old 06-04-2014, 02:09 AM   #15
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Now my gears are turning again. Thanks! :-)
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:03 AM   #16
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Appears that it would be simple to create a tube to direct exhaust fumes in any direction you pleased if that were a problem. Jim
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That turned out very nice. Thank you for sharing and for including the pics.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:25 PM   #18
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What about noise and vibration? I keep mine on the ground a few feet away from the trailer with the exhaust pipe pointed away. It is almost inaudible.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:58 PM   #19
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I actually drilled into the flange of the actual battery box itself. It has 1/2" lips on either side of the box.There is no stress or torque on the lid or hinge.



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Hey there, we are taking a trip to Yellowstone next month and I'm thinking about purchasing a Honda 2000i and the Low Pro Mount you have on your Bambi. I'm wondering how the set up has performed for you so far? Do you leave the generator on your Bambi when you're away from the trailer? Has the system posed any inconveniences for you so far? Are you 100% happy with the set up? Thank uou😄
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Just returned from 10 day trip around Wyoming and western South Dakota. We were boondocking in National and State Parks about 70% of the time and therefore on battery power. I left the Honda in the rack the whole time, simply removed the cover, cranked it up and charged the batteries. No more noise than having the generator on the ground. No exhaust issues in the trailer. Know that you cannot power the A/C with the 2000i unit. You can power the convection oven through the inverter although I do not know how healthy that is for the batteries. Overall it works very well. The only hassle is dealing with the cord, would be nice to have a hard wired plug in the A-Frame area. Don't forget to buy the Honda waterproof cover for the unit. It gets pretty wet back there when on the road in the rain.
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Just returned from 10 day trip around Wyoming and western South Dakota. We were boondocking in National and State Parks about 70% of the time and therefore on battery power. I left the Honda in the rack the whole time, simply removed the cover, cranked it up and charged the batteries. No more noise than having the generator on the ground. No exhaust issues in the trailer. Know that you cannot power the A/C with the 2000i unit. You can power the convection oven through the inverter although I do not know how healthy that is for the batteries. Overall it works very well. The only hassle is dealing with the cord, would be nice to have a hard wired plug in the A-Frame area. Don't forget to buy the Honda waterproof cover for the unit. It gets pretty wet back there when on the road in the rain.
Glad our lock system is working out for you.
Please note that despite what the video shows in the original post, we have now switched over to matt black baseplates - for looks and even more durability.

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Old 06-11-2014, 09:48 AM   #22
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I would love to not have to carry it in the Suburban with me but what about all the controversy about mounting items (especially heavy ones) to the frame?
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Admonitions against mounting items to the frame (or rear bumper) refer to the frame aft of the axles, not the A-frame at the tongue. You could certainly come up with ways to overload the A-frame but reasonable things like a 2kw generator or a bike rack aren't going to be a problem.
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Thank you very much for the Low Pro update. I'm sold! I am aware the 2000i will not power the AC, however, do you know if it will it power the microwave? Lastly, do you use the generator to recharge your batteries + power the AS? Or do you use the inverter power until your batteries run low and then recharge with the generator?
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Thank you very much for the Low Pro update. I'm sold! I am aware the 2000i will not power the AC, however, do you know if it will it power the microwave? Lastly, do you use the generator to recharge your batteries + power the AS? Or do you use the inverter power until your batteries run low and then recharge with the generator?
We ran the microwave thru the inverter to power the microwave. But normally we ran the AS thru the batteries and then recharged the batteries.
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Gotcha. About how long did you have to run the Honda to recharge your batteries?
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With all LED lights in the trailer I rarely get the batteries down below half even after 3/4 days. So a generator charge only lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours max. No idea what a charge time would be from near zero battery level.
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Last question. I promise! Since you are simply charging your batteries, would a Honda 1000i work as well? We have solar panels on our AS and will be in Yosemite for 6 days so I'm trying to figure out if I need the 2000i because a friend is willing to loan me his 1000i
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Last question. I promise! Since you are simply charging your batteries, would a Honda 1000i work as well? We have solar panels on our AS and will be in Yosemite for 6 days so I'm trying to figure out if I need the 2000i because a friend is willing to loan me his 1000i
Borrow the 1000. It should have plenty of juice for charging. And you'll have saved some cash.
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