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Old 05-07-2006, 10:49 AM   #15
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I've got a 7500 watt Generac with a wheel kit, and I can move it on and off the pickup bed by my self, with ramps. We don't use the Generac for camping, but we could if we had to.
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Old 05-07-2006, 03:12 PM   #16
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Regarding carb gum up or varnish - When exercising your gens it's always a good idea to shut them down by turning off the fuel switch letting the gen stop by simply running out of fuel and thereby not having any fuel left to sit in the carb and varnish up the works over time.
I have personally had bad luck doing this. The float can stick in the "down" position, flooding the engine next time you turn on the fuel. Never a good thing.
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Old 05-09-2006, 05:19 AM   #17
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Sometimes Option 1 is not all that bad. Camping by yourself can clear your head and make you feel good. But if you need to have AC, the Hondas are the way to go. I have a 3000 that I keep locked in the truck that runs a 13.5K AC. Two 2000s also work well.
I was looking at a yamaha 2400 propane powered model and wondering if that would have the capacity to start and run the AC with no other loads. The yamaha web site says it will operate most 13500 btu units. Is that their form of a disclaimer? The price and weight are certainly appealing.
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Old 05-09-2006, 05:59 AM   #18
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peegreen, when you are "on the edge" a lot of variables come into play. Sometimes my EU2000i will start mine, sometimes it won't. Depends on how hot it is. As a rule, I do NOT use my Honda to run the A/C. Hondas are expensive to buy and repair and so are A/C units. Therefore, I would recommend you NOT run the A/C with the Yamaha unit.
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Another small engine tip: Always use high-test gas. Premium gas will dissolve deposits in the carb that 87 octane will not. I had a snow blower that ran poorly, needing the choke partially on, until I ran it for 1/2 hr. with premium. That cured the problem. For the volume of fuel used in small engines, the price difference is small. And of course, use sta-bil in the last tank before storage.
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Old 05-09-2006, 07:45 AM   #20
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For engines that have sat a while and run rough due to clogged carburetors... I have had good luck adding Chevron Techron to the gas. Run the engine and within 10 minutes it will be running like new again. Be sure to get the kind labeled "Techron fuel system cleaner" (about $6.00), not the kind labeled "Pro Guard" (cheaper, but does not work as well)
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I was looking at a yamaha 2400 propane powered model and wondering if that would have the capacity to start and run the AC with no other loads. The yamaha web site says it will operate most 13500 btu units. Is that their form of a disclaimer? The price and weight are certainly appealing.
Peegreen,

The gasoline version of the Yamaha EF2400 may just start a 13.5K AC unit, but propane models provide slightly less rated power. You may cross over the threshold with the propane model to where it won't start the AC unit and then you'll have a pretty expensive battery charger! Check it out real carefully.
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peegreen, when you are "on the edge" a lot of variables come into play. Sometimes my EU2000i will start mine, sometimes it won't. Depends on how hot it is. As a rule, I do NOT use my Honda to run the A/C. Hondas are expensive to buy and repair and so are A/C units. Therefore, I would recommend you NOT run the A/C with the Yamaha unit.
I am "on that edge"....Is there any way I can check to see if my AC is in fact running from my home power?? I am no electrical guru but I don't think enough power is getting to the unit to jump start the compressor. When plugged in to my house power I'm just getting a hummm. Bad news?? I'm at the point were we are looking at a generator just to see if it will fire up.

Yesterday my husband and I went and checked out the Honda's..love the 2000's as they are so light but are leaning toward's the 3000...super quiet. Everything I have read here on the forums makes me want to go with the reliable Honda's name...alot has been said in here about the new Yamaha w/ boost but I haven't really read any real feedback from actual users....especially after rseagle said it would not get the AC fired up on propane and Pick sounds like he's deff not recommending it. Thanks for any info..Ann
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Hi all: Just a Honda 2000 camping experience to share with the microwave convection oven. Sherry is learning to use the micro/conv oven, so she thought she would make a quiche. Ok, so turned on the Honda 2000 and we fired up the oven to preheat, oven strugged to stay on, but then kicked in, and warmed up fine. Honda power raised and lowered depending upon the heating process. Went to actually cook the quiche and honda would not power enough to keep the oven on. Solved the problem. If I would have read manual (duh) it says to turn the eco throttle off when powering energy items such as the microwave. Tried that and it worked fine. Only thing is, that Honda sure is working (and a bit loud too) so the engine is running smooth but hard.

Quiche turned out great.

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Yes, I don't recommend trying to start/run a 13,500 BTU A/C unit off of a Honda EU2000i generator.

Enduroryda, you should be able to start/run your A/C off of your house power, IF you are not using a long, undersized extension cord. Plug your A/S power line through an adaptor without extension cords.
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Two EU2000's sound like the way to go!
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peegreen, when you are "on the edge" a lot of variables come into play. Sometimes my EU2000i will start mine, sometimes it won't. Depends on how hot it is. As a rule, I do NOT use my Honda to run the A/C. Hondas are expensive to buy and repair and so are A/C units. Therefore, I would recommend you NOT run the A/C with the Yamaha unit.
I had a Yamaha 2400 that I used for 10 days solid after Wilma hit us last year. It ran a portable room air conditioner rated at 12 amps and some lights and a fan or two. It ran solid for those 10 days, only stopping to re-fuel and change the oil. No problems what so ever! Didn't even breathe hard .
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I had a Yamaha 2400 that I used for 10 days solid after Wilma hit us last year. It ran a portable room air conditioner rated at 12 amps and some lights and a fan or two. It ran solid for those 10 days, only stopping to re-fuel and change the oil. No problems what so ever! Didn't even breathe hard .
Running on propane? How many BTUs was the A/C? Reason I ask is cause I am still saving for the Yamaha propane unit and though I doubt it'll power a 15k BTU Penguin, I figured if one person knew, who had one..... it'd be Lew!
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Running on propane? How many BTUs was the A/C? Reason I ask is cause I am still saving for the Yamaha propane unit and though I doubt it'll power a 15k BTU Penguin, I figured if one person knew, who had one..... it'd be Lew!
Hey Twink,

It's not the BTU rating per se, as there are 'high efficiency' units out there now with equal BTU ratings but less amp draw. That is the key...the amp draw and consequently the corresponding watts the unit will need (P=IE) part of Ohm's law. The Power in Watts equals the voltage (120 X Current (amps)). I've seen 13,500 BTU units rated from 10.5 to 15 amps. Depends on the compressor and blower motor specs.

You can find the amp rating of your 15K BTU unit. There should be a data plate on the upper section under the shroud, might be in theh mannual, or you could just call Dometic (or whoever made it) annd give them the model and serial # and they will have the info for you.
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