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Old 03-24-2007, 11:09 AM   #43
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It sounds like you did your homework. I'd now suggest you mount an hour meter on each generator so that you get equal work out of each.
Well, that's a great idea. I almost bought the hour meters, but couldn't think of any reason to other than just curiosity or re-sale, and I don't intend to do that.

I think they said they were about $50 ea. Sometimes I miss some pretty obvious things. smile

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I almost bought the hour meters, but couldn't think of any reason to other than just curiosity or re-sale, and I don't intend to do that.
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There are a couple reasons, first they keep track of hours for routine manintance; second, they also have rpm gauges. Mine came with it installed as part of the propane conversion. Good idea I think.

on edit: this tacometer helds to set the fuel mixture at the optimal level.
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:16 PM   #45
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There are a couple reasons, first they keep track of hours for routine manintance; second, they also have rpm gauges. Mine came with it installed as part of the propane conversion. Good idea I think.

on edit: this tacometer helds to set the fuel mixture at the optimal level.
I'll get them ordered as soon as they open again.

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Old 03-30-2007, 09:05 AM   #46
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Any suggestions on where to purchase a pair of hour meters? Thanks
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Is the extended run gas tank a Honda accessory? When I bought my pair of Hondas I don't recall anything like that being available. Same for the hour meters.
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:37 PM   #48
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FWIW, I bought a Yamaha 1000 propane generator for the basics and couldn't be happier with it.
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Any suggestions on where to purchase a pair of hour meters? Thanks
Try engine meter and tachometer
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:57 PM   #50
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Hour meter and gas tank

I bought all my "stuff" from Wise Equipment (they are in Schaumburg, IL). The hour meters are available from them and I can't say enough good things about them. (I am difficult to please) My only problem with them is that they only ship FedEx and I had unpleasant experiences with them the previous week in getting my new AC delivered. However, this went very smoothly, guess it was just one of those once-in-a-while things.

The gas tank is not a Honda branded item. But it is well made and works fine. I didn't want to get up in the middle of the night to play with re-filling the gen tanks.

I was very well pleased with this whole transaction. If you're going the Honda route I think you'd be happy with this family owned business. Owner's name is Ed. Daughter answers the phone and does the paperwork end. Very nice people.

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Look up Sendec hour meter on google or on ebay. I bought my Sendec, which looks like the Yamaha one on the earlier post, off ebay last year.
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I bought from Wise also and it was a great experience!
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I am also, looking at the Honda EU 2000ia for my 2007 AS Safari 28'. I want to be to charge the batteries and dry camp when needed. If I am reading this correctly I should be able to run everything but the A/C? Also, if I get the battery connection kit, will it charge both batteries? I think I just need to get the 15amp male to 30amp female connection to connect to the AS? I am very new at this and need a little help and wisdom.
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I am also, looking at the Honda EU 2000ia for my 2007 AS Safari 28'. I want to be to charge the batteries and dry camp when needed. If I am reading this correctly I should be able to run everything but the A/C? Also, if I get the battery connection kit, will it charge both batteries? I think I just need to get the 15amp male to 30amp female connection to connect to the AS? I am very new at this and need a little help and wisdom.
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Jim, the 15 amp male to 30 amp female dogleg connector is all you need to run your converter/charger and everything but the A/C.
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You can always install a pair of 6 volt golf cart batteries in series to extend your battery life. I have gone a whole weekend on a pair running the furnace and other 12 volt stuff. They bounce back very well after a deep discharge. Sams has some by Interstate battery and Gander Mountain and Bass Pro sells some by Trojan. the Trojans would be my choice if you can find them. These batteries have a much higher amperage rating (not cca). Look them up on the web for the exact figures.
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I bought my 2000i from Mayberry...good folks and competitive on price. Also got an hour meter. Good investment. Plan on another 2000i soon and will then get the parallel kit and a second hour meter. Need to keep 'em even. Hour meter is also good to plan maintenance.
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