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Old 08-20-2015, 05:04 PM   #15
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They are both very good. I would probably go with the one that has the best price if all other things were equal. The extras that you like on the Yamaha would tip the scale. I bought my Honda online. Got the best price, paid no sales tax and had it delivered to my door at no extra cost.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:21 PM   #16
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I have two of the Hondas. Had them about 2 years. No issues and both have fuel shutoff valves.


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Old 08-20-2015, 05:22 PM   #17
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I've boondocked places where it is hot enough that air conditioning feels good midday (mid 90's) and cool enough that I wear a light jacket at night (low 50's). Fairly common in parts of California and the west. A pair of 2000 kw generators is perfect for those conditions: you run the pair for 2-4 hours midday for your midday nap, and you're ready to go as the temps become pleasant again late afternoon. I wouldn't boondock where the temps are consistently in the 100's, because the AC isn't up to it anyway (unless you like it a lot warmer than I do). The pigtail that connects the two gens has a 30 amp outlet.

In the early evening, I just run one of the gens to run the microwave, etc, and no gens later in the evening when all I want to run is the TV.

If I didn't already have 2 good gens, I'd jump on the deal you noted in a second.


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Old 08-20-2015, 05:24 PM   #18
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Debating mentally ...Honda vs Yahama. Both have great reputations, both 2000's can be parelled. Yesterday a online add advertised the Yahama for $869, very tempting. I initially was all Honda but the Yahama has two features I really like, larger fuel tank & a fuel shut off so you can cut the fuel supply while the genarator is still running emptying the carburetor thus preventing stale fuel from gumming it up.
Never any problems with carbs but as with everything that I own that burns gas and sits I always add Seafoam fuel additive.It keeps the fuel fresh and the algae growth at bay.
You cant go wrong with Yamaha or Honda.These little Gens sip very little fuel.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:39 PM   #19
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Are two EU2000s running together in companion mode noisier than a Honda Handi 3000w generator?

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2 EU2000s running together isn't that much louder than one. Sounds a little louder, but Running in the bed of my truck on a rubber mudflap, at about 5' away, I found roughly about 72db with one EU2000, goes to about 74db with both EU2000 running. With out the mudflap under the generators, they set up a heck of a drum reverbing in the steel Omaha tool bed of the truck.
Don't know what the 3000w generator db numbers is.
If you're looking at a cheaper Yamaha unit, check it's instant starting power; some won't start an air conditioner even though the rating says it should. Saw that ruin someone's vacation a few years ago, the cheaper brand wouldn't fire their air-conditioner on a hot day.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:15 PM   #20
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I Have 2 Honda 2000i's, one is a companion. Have never used both in tandem because we tend to not go where A/C is needed. I bought them together about the same time as the trailer after reading stuff online about needing 2 to run the A/C. Soon learned that one was enough for our idea of the Air Stream lifestyle. If you can get by without needing the ac or the heat pump one 2000 will serve you well. Suggest starting with the Companion. I keep them both "just in case" we ever find ourselves in a hot climate without a shore line.


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Old 08-20-2015, 07:26 PM   #21
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Joe,

They are both very good. I would probably go with the one that has the best price if all other things were equal. The extras that you like on the Yamaha would tip the scale. I bought my Honda online. Got the best price, paid no sales tax and had it delivered to my door at no extra cost.
I believe the decision in made, Yamaha. I agree that online, no tax free shipping is a no brainer. Their is a 30 Amp plug adapter out there for around $10 that makes the Airstream cord adaptable.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:34 PM   #22
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I have an eu2000i and it does run my new Atwood AC fine. That's why I bought the Atwood because I didn't want to buy another generator.
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Craig, what model Atwood and size?
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Anybody tried the WEN? Similar performance for a lot less $?
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I do like the idea of converting a generator to run on LP. Much more convenient fuel to transport and use, although higher in cost...
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Chief- Atwood RV Air Conditioners

It's 13,5K but they call it a 16,000 equivalent.
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i went into a local dealer and told them about the price i could get online. the guy called the owner and they matched the price for me. i prefer to shop locally when i can so this worked out great for all of us. give it a try, it never hurts to ask. i bought the Yamaha instead of the Honda, both great units with some differences worth noting.
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The Honda has a little screw valve on the carb bowl, to drain it for storage. there's a clear plastic tube to let the small amount of gasoline drain. Is there another fuel valve on it somewhere?

I don't do Yamaha anymore. Period.
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