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Old 11-24-2015, 04:38 PM   #15
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You'll need to accessorize that Honda generator. You need an adaptor for 30-amp to 20-amp, maybe a short 20-amp extension cord if you don't want to drag out your 30-amp cord, plasticized cable and heavy lock, gas can, high-test ethylene-free gas, stabilizer, oil and oil-changing apparatus, etc., etc., etc. And you'll need to run that generator every month for 15 minutes, year round. If you don't, it won't start when you need it. Hauling a small generator or two is no small commitment in time, energy and cash.
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Old 11-24-2015, 04:46 PM   #16
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You'll need to accessorize that Honda generator. You need an adaptor for 30-amp to 20-amp, maybe a short 20-amp extension cord if you don't want to drag out your 30-amp cord, plasticized cable and heavy lock, gas can, high-test ethylene-free gas, stabilizer, oil and oil-changing apparatus, etc., etc., etc. And you'll need to run that generator every month for 15 minutes, year round. If you don't, it won't start when you need it. Hauling a small generator or two is no small commitment in time, energy and cash.
No need to make things more complicated than they are. It can be hard to find ethANOL-free gas at the drop of a hat, but if you burn all the gas in the tank before storage it's not a big issue. (One reason I prefer Yamaha generators is that they all have fuel shut-off valves so I can easily burn all the gas out of the carburetor at every shut-down.) If by "high-test" you mean high octane, I don't think that matters at all for any of the consumer-available generators. I burn the same regular unleaded in my Yamaha that I put in the F150.

Yes you'll need an adapter from the 30A twist-lock to a 30A RV socket, and a cable and lock is a great idea if you'd like to keep it, but you need that for a good bicycle as well.
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:05 PM   #17
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I am currently using a charger, but I have a new converter that I will install when I get home.

I installed the charger because I had it and I was being cheap, but overall it was a bad compromise and generally a bad idea.


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I see Battery charges on special for very little money. Yes, I would get a 2000 and then plug the Battery charger into the generator after reading A/S instructions for charging batteries.
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I think you'll be happy you bought the 2000 watt.

I bought mine for use power the trailer when needed but have also found it handy in teh event of power failures at home, and also to use in places where 110v is not readily available to run power tools up to and including a small 140amp mig welder I have.

I have ever used the DC 8 amp output - I just plug the trailer into teh gennie and use teh 50 amp charger in the trailer.

Incidentally we also have just the basic charger in the trailer as originally equipped and so if we camp any place on shore power, I disconnect the batteries to avoid any chance of
"cooking" them with the the trailer's charger.

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Wow, air conditioning is really nice and then there are coffee makers and toasters etc. With my twin 2000 I have it all. Just plug int he shore cord and off we go.
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