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Old 02-14-2015, 08:07 AM   #15
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50 amp

Scamp,

You make a very good point. 30 amp is 3600 watts so the bigger wouldn't help here.

I wasn't thinking that as I converted my rig to 50amp, but with dual bus bars you actually get 12,000 watts available on shore power. I forgot they were still putting 30am in the new ones
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:09 AM   #16
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Ease of Handling...

One consideration I didn't see is your age and physical condition.
I am 64 and can easily handle each of my Honda 2000s individually, but would probably injure myself trying to man-handle a Honda 3000.

Hard to beat the pair of smaller ones.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:34 AM   #17
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I've got a honda 2000 and 3000 great products, quiet, easy starting, well thought out and best of all not a single issue and the 2000 is 6-7 years old.

I recent looked into the Hyundai generators, while they are cheaper many reviews talk about hard starting and poor service. That's major, those are important differences and saving a few bucks to start won't mean much when it doesn't start or you have other issues and have to wait weeks for service.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:56 AM   #18
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We have full-timed in a 2005 Bambi 16 International, and carried the usual Honda 2000 with us and changed out the Interstate battery for a single gel cell battery. We used our computers extensively, lights, etc. it took about one hour of daily charging to keep us in good levels of electricity, but we couldn't run the air conditioner at all even on it's lowest setting. That Honda generator is about as quiet as they come and starts every time. I considered buying a larger Honda, but lifting it in and out of the truck would have been a challenge because of the weight. So we bought the companion Honda 2000 that hooks together with our original one and now we can do anything anywhere. The lifting weight is manageable and they make great power very quietly. We chain them to the bumper when in use as they are a desirable theft item. Good luck with your travels!


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Old 02-14-2015, 12:52 PM   #19
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I'd normally recommend a pair of EU2000s or the Yamaha equivalent. But, if you expect to need the air conditioner frequently, and it sounds like you do, getting the bigger 3000 or Yamaha equivalent that can run the A/C is probably a better bet - it's half as many parts to deal with, no connecting cables, only one fuel tank (which is larger), etc. The only downside is that it's a lot heavier to move around and store.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:10 PM   #20
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Which parallel kit did you buy? will any do?
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:11 AM   #21
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Where will you be parked when you aren't plugged in? If you're off in the wilds you can pretty much do what you want, but most state and national park campgrounds (at least, where we've camped,) have strict hours for when you can and cannot run your generator. And take lots of extra gas if you'll be running your AC, fridge fan, TV, and computer pretty much non-stop.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:46 PM   #22
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This doesn't address your generator question (as an aside...I have the Honda 2,000 pair and would recommend them)...my concern is the bold plan of full-timing in a 16ft. Bambi. One thing that will make your life easier (and running the generator less) is to get a couple of solar showers...they are cheap...work like a charm...you use them outside the small bathroom...and don't require a power source. jon
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:04 PM   #23
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I went with the Yamaha 2400 and have been very pleased. It starts and runs my Coleman 13.5 in heat or cooling mode, as well as keeping the TV going and the food hot.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:33 AM   #24
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So you dont need to run another generator in parallel? I looked at the Yamaha 2400. Still pricey. I can get two Ryobi 2200 for the same price.
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:26 PM   #26
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for my Sport 16....

I went with the Yamaha EF2400iS. But I bought it through US Carb already converted to TRI-FUEL. Gasoline, natural gas, or propane. I hook it up thru the Sport's bbq connection in the front. It runs a long time on propane, right from the AS tanks.

It is powerful enough to run the AC, or anything else onboard, including my Cuisinart convection toaster oven.

It is very quiet. Inside you can barely hear it run. Outside, you can easily carry on a conversation with it running nearby.

Once I did the break-in with gasoline, and got the adjustments right, it usually starts on the first or second pull (if I remember to push the air purge button first, that is),

I am very happy with it. I did a lot of research before deciding. While the Hondas are excellent units, as well, I am glad I did not go with connecting 2 2000 units together. I would end up taking both units all the time, weighing more and using up more space.

Using propane is the only way to go. No fumes inside the tv, as with gasoline (although I keep some gas in it, but it seals so tight I never smell it). Burns cleaner and longer, too.

Also, if you buy it already converted by USCarb, your 3 year warranty will still be good. If you convert it yourself, that may not apply, (but it is cheaper to do it yourself).

If I were doing full/part timing in my 16, this is the only power unit I would use.

Good luck.

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Old 11-07-2016, 11:00 PM   #27
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Has anyone installed a Cummins Onan QG 3.6 Propane RV Generator on their Sport 16 and if so, where/how??? I'm disabled and cannot lift even the small Hondas. I have a pair that I hook together and run in parallel and they do start the AC Up, which is a MUST in FL, but I just can't lift these and asking about mounting them anywhere turns into a MASSIVE ordeal with debates on it cracking the trailer frame, separating the trailer from the frame, etc...it just seems with the sports coming with 2 propane tanks that the Cummins Onan QG 3.6 Propane RV Generator would be the way to go but the issue then becomes where and how to house.

It's amazing how places will sell these RVs and then crickets when you ask for help with power....
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I can't imagine where you'd put that in the trailer. I had a 2014 16' Bambi and now have a 2017 19C. What is your tow vehicle? Can you find a place to mount it and leave it there and run it that way?
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