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Old 06-28-2010, 04:50 PM   #29
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Wise Sales now offers a billet aluminum gas cap for the Honda Genny's to be used with an extended run fuel tank - it has a 1/4 NP threaded hole in the center to attach your own fitting, hose, and tank...

I bought one last month, and it's a quality machine product - I made up my own extended run tank and saved big $'s compared with the tank set-ups offered as a complete package...

check it out...http://www.wisesales.com/DurationTanks.html
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We got the Honda EU2000i Companion about a year and a half ago from our local Honda dealer...and just got our 2nd, a regular EU2000i, from Harbor Power House in Benton Harbor, Michigan...$879 which included a bottle of oil...no tax, no shipping...ordered it Friday, and it arrived at our doorstep via FedEx in Tucson today (the next Wednesday). Great personal, polite customer service, too. (PM me if you want more info and who to contact.) We aleady had the parallel cables... We put in oil, gassed it up and cranked it up...started on the 2nd pull (once we got gas into the system)... then shut it down and paralleled it with the Companion (so EASY with a Companion) and wow...they work great! We can now do AC with ease! And the interesting thing is that running the two is no louder than running a single...amazing. Now we're ready for anything!
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:24 AM   #31
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Just curious, what is the runtime on two Honda EU2000's powering the air conditioner? Also, how long when both generators are connected to a single 6-gallon auxilliary tank?

I'm just curious how much fuel one has to carry when camping in 100+ degree weather...
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We researched the cost through mail order, etc...the cheapest we could find was $879, no tax and no shipping...BUT you have to pay shipping insurance...so they get you one way or the other. We ended up buying one locally at the Honda motorcycle dealer which also carries the generators...a regular EU2000i was $850 and the Companion was $950. AND they prepped it, tested it under load and walked us through its care and feeding...and if ours is in the shop, they will give us a loaner. We also go a promotional for 12 months no interest... So check your local dealers, too...don't just assume you can do better through mail order. We like the customer service by buying locally, too.

Ditto; we had one repaired under warranty by our local dealer. Wife dropped it off one morning and picked it up the next day. The local dealer was the same price as the ordering over the net.

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We purchased the twin Honda 2000's at a local farm and garden supply for $899 and $999. We try to support the local economy as much as possible. They offered a discount to any Veteran....no proof necessary, just my "word" --of honor.

If I have questions or advice, I drive 4 miles to the store. If a return is necessary...no problem.

These gennies are terrific, particularly powerful and lightweight, and for those who have aging backs, that is an important issue. We stow ours in the covered bed of our pickup, which is covered by a Roll-N-Lock cover....so the 2K Hondas fit very neatly beneath the cover.
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Just curious, what is the runtime on two Honda EU2000's powering the air conditioner? Also, how long when both generators are connected to a single 6-gallon auxilliary tank?

I'm just curious how much fuel one has to carry when camping in 100+ degree weather...
We have a pair of the Honda 2000's that we have used to run Lucy's 13,500 btu A/C on numerous occasions. With the 1 gallon tanks on the generators, if I top them off at 11:00 PM, they will run until about 7:00 AM before they run dry. We have one of the six gallon auxiliary tanks. We get more or less 24 hours run time from this amount of fuel.

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Honda six gallon aux fuel tank

The aux Honda fuel tank that you refer to ,is this a Honda accy or a will-fit ? Does the aux tank work well ,if not a Honda product, where is the tank available from ? Thanks
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We have a pair of the Honda 2000's that we have used to run Lucy's 13,500 btu A/C on numerous occasions. With the 1 gallon tanks on the generators, if I top them off at 11:00 PM, they will run until about 7:00 AM before they run dry. We have one of the six gallon auxiliary tanks. We get more or less 24 hours run time from this amount of fuel.

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I am a little confused. When you run the 2K Hondas to power your A/C do you connect the aux. tank to the system, or can you run the gennys all night on their 1 gal fuel tank? If you obtain 24hr on 6 gal of fuel=4hr/gal -----is this figure for both generators? If so the efficiency would be about 8Hr/ gal each. My foggy math this morning after only one cup of coffee would suggest that you top off the Hondas and run them all night without having to connect them to the aux. tank. I believe the manual states a running time of about 7 hrs on a tank of fuel, but recently mine failed to achieve that benchmark.

Where do you carry your fuel in your TV? We have a covered bed (Roll-N-Lock--not a shell) of a 1ton, and I am afraid of carrying fuel in the bed under the cover because of the sun/heat accumulation and of course the fear of fire.....if that happened it would ruin my day.

I have investigated the aux. tanks and they certainly seem to be a wonderful system for dry camping.......

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The aux Honda fuel tank that you refer to ,is this a Honda accy or a will-fit ? Does the aux tank work well ,if not a Honda product, where is the tank available from ? Thanks
The Auxiliary tank that I have is not a Honda Product. The one i have is made by Duration Tanks. I bought from Wise Power Equipment in Schaumburg, Illinois. I have had this tank for 3 years, and it cost $130 when I bought it.

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Hello Brian,

I am a little confused. When you run the 2K Hondas to power your A/C do you connect the aux. tank to the system, or can you run the gennys all night on their 1 gal fuel tank? If you obtain 24hr on 6 gal of fuel=4hr/gal -----is this figure for both generators? If so the efficiency would be about 8Hr/ gal each. My foggy math this morning after only one cup of coffee would suggest that you top off the Hondas and run them all night without having to connect them to the aux. tank. I believe the manual states a running time of about 7 hrs on a tank of fuel, but recently mine failed to achieve that benchmark.

Where do you carry your fuel in your TV? We have a covered bed (Roll-N-Lock--not a shell) of a 1ton, and I am afraid of carrying fuel in the bed under the cover because of the sun/heat accumulation and of course the fear of fire.....if that happened it would ruin my day.

I have investigated the aux. tanks and they certainly seem to be a wonderful system for dry camping.......

Zigi

Actually, I can usually get more than 24 hours of run time when using the auxiliary tank. Varies based upon how much power I am using. During the day, the A/C cycles more often, using more fuel. I can usually get a night of run time without the auxiliary tank as the air is not cycling as often, and there are not as many other electrical things being used. Sometimes I put the refrigerator over to gas overnight to extend the generator run time.

We carry our generators and the auxiliary tank in the back of the Suburban. The auxiliary tank is usually empty. We fill it when we are about to use it.

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Quick question: Will the air condition start OK with both Honda generators in "economy mode"? (We purchased our 2000i's at the end of last year, and haven't run the air conditioner yet, except for a 15 minute test with "eco mode" turned OFF.)

By the way, I assembled our own auxillary tank from parts, using two "The Upper Red Caps", Mercury Outboard fuel lines and fittings, and a plastic marine fuel tank from West Marine. The new plastic tank seals much better than the old metal tanks from years ago, and I feel comfortable transporting it in our covered pickup bed, even in the southwest desert summer heat (110+ degrees). We have had absolutely no leaks or fumes that I can detect.
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We run our Honda 2000's in the eco mode all the time. When they sense more power demand they will rev up. We have noticed that the Honda 2000's have a noticeably harder time handling the load of the air conditioner over about 7000 feet altitude.

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Do you think they would handle a new 15,000 btu a/c at 7100 ft?
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Do you think they would handle a new 15,000 btu a/c at 7100 ft?
If the Honda doesn't handle your issue, I'll bet the Yamaha 2400 will.
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