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Old 10-11-2016, 05:35 PM   #15
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I've been using a gasoline Honda 2000 with no problem running the AC on our Sport. Very quiet and portable. Gasoline has a higher btu value then propane
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:12 PM   #16
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Alas, MsTara I'm in the same predicament as you! I myself just purchased 23D two weeks ago and just got back from our first 3 day test run. Wife and i decided we will need a generator too and have come to the conclusion to use propane generator. I dont have alligence to Honda but may go that route. Only thing we haven't decided on is to go with one 2K or two in parallel. The sweet spot would've been a 3K so we'll see. This is where I'm looking to purchase http://www.genconnexdirect.net/honda...g_packages.htm

Our TV is a Touareg TDI, and now way ill have gas in it, nor the AS, or even on my TV roof rack >.<
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:06 AM   #17
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Finally, a rational generator suggestion!

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Yes, it is. Get it from USCarb. They are an authorized Yamaha dealer and sell Yamaha tri-fuel modified generators that are certified by them and covered under the Yamaha 3 year warranty. I have one and use it on propane most of the time. Your hardware for the outside barbecue will get you hooked up. You may need an adapter on the generator side, but the hose and connector from airstream will connect to the bbq hookup. Propane runs cleaner and much longer. Be sure to follow instructions you get from USCarb.
OMG Rich! I wish I had seen this awhile ago!!! I have asked, asked, asked for help with the whole generator nightmare. I'm disabled and CAN NOT lug around my 2 honda 2000s not to mention dealing with the gas is a nightmare! Something on wheels is doable, especially if I can use the onboard propane, which everyone was telling me I couldn't.

I'm still a newbie...could you please walk me through how you connect to the AS propane? I only have my honda's so I can go either route, with a yamaha or champion (the champion looks appealing, dual fuel I believe, on wheels, lotsa plugs and looks super friendly as a household backup generator as well). You use the Yamaha? If you were in FL blasting your AC, how long do you think you could last on 2 full AS tanks?

Really looking forward to a reply here! This is the first thing that has made a bit of sense about the best way to power the AS with a generator! TY! TY! TY! I don't know the first thing about propane hookups, so I'm really going into this blind and any additional info you give would go a LONG way!
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:39 AM   #18
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I use a Honda 30000i Handi... It weighs 78 lbs and has wheels...Its more than enough to handle the air conditioner and a few other appliances...Also small engine repair shops recommend using premium fuel in small engines..
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That's CT, Not FL ;)

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Yes, it is. Get it from USCarb. They are an authorized Yamaha dealer and sell Yamaha tri-fuel modified generators that are certified by them and covered under the Yamaha 3 year warranty. I have one and use it on propane most of the time. Your hardware for the outside barbecue will get you hooked up. You may need an adapter on the generator side, but the hose and connector from airstream will connect to the bbq hookup. Propane runs cleaner and much longer. Be sure to follow instructions you get from USCarb.
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I've been using a gasoline Honda 2000 with no problem running the AC on our Sport. Very quiet and portable. Gasoline has a higher btu value then propane
Well, I was going to thank you for that; however, I'm in FL and I'm just not so sure that would fly down here with the kind of heat and humidity we have, which is parallel to a hot sauna. Even the 2 in parallel are probably being worked pretty darned hard, but I'd love to hear if anyone has actually pulled this off in a hot as h*ll state like FL!
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:01 PM   #20
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Sorry, I didn't see this right away. I haven't been on the forum for awhile. Just got on to resolve and electrical issue and saw your post.

I would contact USCARB. They have several after market conversion kits. I think they have them for Hondas as well. Also, recently found this link

https://www.microair.net/products/ea...nt=30176048267

It appears to allow weaker generators to kick on smaller ac units. You might get by with a lighter weigh Honda this way. Good luck.

To answer your question...I have never used more than a bit over one of my propane tanks, running air, stove and all, camping for up to about 4 days in the mountains. Much longer than gas will last...have run out of gas when I used to rent trailers and use older hondas to run the heater at night.

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OMG Rich! I wish I had seen this awhile ago!!! I have asked, asked, asked for help with the whole generator nightmare. I'm disabled and CAN NOT lug around my 2 honda 2000s not to mention dealing with the gas is a nightmare! Something on wheels is doable, especially if I can use the onboard propane, which everyone was telling me I couldn't.

I'm still a newbie...could you please walk me through how you connect to the AS propane? I only have my honda's so I can go either route, with a yamaha or champion (the champion looks appealing, dual fuel I believe, on wheels, lotsa plugs and looks super friendly as a household backup generator as well). You use the Yamaha? If you were in FL blasting your AC, how long do you think you could last on 2 full AS tanks?

Really looking forward to a reply here! This is the first thing that has made a bit of sense about the best way to power the AS with a generator! TY! TY! TY! I don't know the first thing about propane hookups, so I'm really going into this blind and any additional info you give would go a LONG way!
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