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Old 08-08-2016, 12:50 PM   #211
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truly enjoy your detail airstream journey y'all are taking.
just wondering why you are thinking of a Honda 3000.
just looking at your method of airstreaming would think you would like the solar.
The plan for our next phase of Airstreaming includes a Honda 3000 in the bed of the truck. That way we can hit a Wal-Mart or truck plaza for a quick overnight on a long run. This way, we can have airconditioning or heat pump. Most solar can't handle this.

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Lucy broke camp in Hope Hull, Alabama, and we headed home. We were about 150 miles from home. Lucy made it to Santa Rosa Beach late yesterday afternoon. We got Lucy tucked in her spot in the alley behind the house.

Lucy's trip lasted 56 days, and we covered a little over 9,000 miles. Thank you for joining us. We will do it again soon.

Today's pictures:

- Main Street, Florala, Alabama.
- Florida State Line on US 331 at Florala.
- Sunset last night at Santa Rosa Beach.
- Lucy tucked in at her home campsite.


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Glad you are home safely.
I really enjoyed your trip.
Thanks for sharing!

ps: We were in the exact same parking spot at the Terraport (1st photo in post 206) when we were there in June.
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Thumbs up great trip

That was a cool trip, I want to go back to NS & PEI & Maine. Going to Maine in Sept. Don't know if we're taking the AS.

I like the idea of the Genset in the back of the truck. Leave the back open for exhaust and heat? or fans in the roof of the topper for exhaust and heat?
Interesting, have to think about this.

Your documentation of your trips are always top notch !

Have a good one !
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That was a cool trip, I want to go back to NS & PEI & Maine. Going to Maine in Sept. Don't know if we're taking the AS.

I like the idea of the Genset in the back of the truck. Leave the back open for exhaust and heat? or fans in the roof of the topper for exhaust and heat?
Interesting, have to think about this.

Your documentation of your trips are always top notch !

Have a good one !
We are think of putting two small exhaust fans in the ceiling of the topper. We are considering using the little round one like in the Airstream bathrooms. This way we can keep the generator locked up in the bed of the truck.

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Welcome home after the long trip.
When will Lucy escape again?
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I met some people with an SOB trailer and a Honda 3000 on my last trip. They were unhappy that the Honda 3000 would not run their 15000 BTU air conditioner.

So, be sure that the generator you're considering will indeed handle your AC.

I ran two Honda 2000i's in parallel in the bed of my truck in the Oshkosh airshow campground, and they ran my air conditioner (also 15000 btu) without any problem.

I enjoy reading about your travels and seeing the fantastic pictures.
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Welcome home after the long trip.
When will Lucy escape again?
Lucy's next outing will be to Jacksonville for a family wedding in a couple of weeks. We'll come back to the Panhandle for Labor Day. Then we will probably head out west to do some Moosing in Wyoming.

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Lucy's next outing will be to Jacksonville for a family wedding in a couple of weeks. We'll come back to the Panhandle for Labor Day. Then we will probably head out west to do some Moosing in Wyoming.

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We have a trip to Camp San Blast weekend of Sept. 23rd. First trip in new 25'
Most trip for the rest of the year will be down to Winter Park to visit grandkids.
Hope to make a trip out to Yellowstone next year.
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I met some people with an SOB trailer and a Honda 3000 on my last trip. They were unhappy that the Honda 3000 would not run their 15000 BTU air conditioner.

So, be sure that the generator you're considering will indeed handle your AC.

I ran two Honda 2000i's in parallel in the bed of my truck in the Oshkosh airshow campground, and they ran my air conditioner (also 15000 btu) without any problem.

I enjoy reading about your travels and seeing the fantastic pictures.
All indications that the 3000 can handle Lucy's air conditioner. Everything that I have ever read here on AirForums supports this assessment.

We have had two Honda 2000's for almost ten years, and have used them often. They have worked well for us. I wanted to go with something that is easier to use with an on-board fuel capacity that will make through the night. I do have an auxiliary fuel tank for the 2000's. I has worked well, but is a job to set-up.

What I am trying to accomplish with this change is being able to pull into a Wal-Mart of truck plaza, plug into the generator, and hit the sack in Lucy. I want the process to be as simple as possible.

I already have a Honda 3000, and have tested it running the a/c in Lucy here at the house. It seems to work well.

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We have a trip to Camp San Blast weekend of Sept. 23rd. First trip in new 25'
Most trip for the rest of the year will be down to Winter Park to visit grandkids.
Hope to make a trip out to Yellowstone next year.
We love the Cape San Blas area. We had planned a trip to Carrabelle this spring, but it just never happened. The Forgotten Coast is a great place to visit.

We also make regular trips to Central Florida. We have grandkids
Dade City and Jacksonville.

We have been to Yellowstone a number of times in the last ten years. Shoot me a PM and I will share some info about going to Yellowstone.

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Cool, I like the idea of a exhaust fan. Hmmmm Maxx aire, Fantastic fan, , not bad ideas.

Will have to check out the cooling fans from a late model EMD, SD-50 or SD-60 locomotive. One fan would probably do.
or the exhaust blower from the dynamic brakes. A lot of surplus locomotives out there at auction right now by the railroads since the war on coal.
It could be a AC fan, ( not DC) and it maybe as wide as the bed of the truck..
Overkill ? yeah, Fantastic fan may work better.
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A fantastic fan would allow for thermostat control, but if it rained and closed the lid while the generator was running, it could overheat the generator.

I saw on u-tube that someone made an enclosure for two eu2000s. They used two automotive radiator fans, plugged into the generator's 12v outlets, to cool the generator. Doing it this way would ensure the fans would run any time the generator is running.
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