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Old 06-28-2009, 01:11 PM   #15
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We have used our 2000's in the rain on several occasions. We also have a small youth tent for them, but have yet to use it. We have been putting the generators partially under the back of the Suburban with the control panel furthest under the car. We have not had any problems doing this.

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:29 PM   #16
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This generator question is truly tough to figure out. A number of posts say the Yamaha 2400 will run the A/C unit without a problem and others say otherwise. Mine is only a 13500 AC unit and the book says you need 3500 amps to run it. I would like to run it with just one gen but had just about decided that I needed 2 Honda 2000i's to do the job. I guess I would like to know if the A/C unit will truly start with the 2400 Yamaha and, if so how well does that unit work with the propane set-up? some folks have said it runs well but needs to be primed before starting. Is that correct? All other things being equal (and they never are) propane appears to be the logical choice since other thing in the unit can also run on the propane. jc
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:50 AM   #17
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This generator question is truly tough to figure out. A number of posts say the Yamaha 2400 will run the A/C unit without a problem and others say otherwise. Mine is only a 13500 AC unit and the book says you need 3500 Watts to run it. I would like to run it with just one gen but had just about decided that I needed 2 Honda 2000i's to do the job. I guess I would like to know if the A/C unit will truly start with the 2400 Yamaha and, if so how well does that unit work with the propane set-up? some folks have said it runs well but needs to be primed before starting. Is that correct? All other things being equal (and they never are) propane appears to be the logical choice since other thing in the unit can also run on the propane. jc
Hi, my Yamaha 2400, when plugged into my trailer's 30 AMP cord, will run my converter, my refrigerator, and my 11,000 BTU air conditioner. I have heard that this generator will run the 13,500 and the 15,000 BTU air conditioner, but you have to turn your refrigerator to propane mode. I cannot confirm this; It is hear say until someone with experience can confirm it.
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Has anyone looked at the new light weight Honda 3000. I believe they weight a little over 70lbs. Check out Camper World.
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Has anyone looked at the new light weight Honda 3000. I believe they weight a little over 70lbs. Check out Camper World.

First to comment on whether the Yamaha 2400 efis will run the 13,500 btu AC? Yes it will, it runs the AC on our 28' CCD. I have the tri-fuel option, and the generator runs sooooo smoooooth on propane.

Be aware (and beware) that to get to 3000 watts in a small package, the new Honda has a small fuel tank (less than four hours run time) and it has less sound insulation, so it is almost 8 db louder than the Yamaha.
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First to comment on whether the Yamaha 2400 efis will run the 13,500 btu AC? Yes it will, it runs the AC on our 28' CCD. I have the tri-fuel option, and the generator runs sooooo smoooooth on propane.

Be aware (and beware) that to get to 3000 watts in a small package, the new Honda has a small fuel tank (less than four hours run time) and it has less sound insulation, so it is almost 8 db louder than the Yamaha.
What am I missing? I just bought that EF2400IS with the tri-fuel option and IT WILL NOT START the 13,500 BTU AC unit on my Sport 17. The Airstream service rep just told me that Carrier (who makes the AirV unit) says the unit draws 28 - 29 amps to get the compressor going (3335 watts) and only 12.8 amps (1472 watts) to keep it running.

What model AC unit are you starting with this generator?

I have heard of a "soft-start" modification that might drop the startup amps way down. Any info on that?


Thanks for any help...
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Sounds like there are still a lot of questions about the ability of the 2400IS starting and running a 13500BTU A/C. Some say yes, emphatically and others say no, it won't do it. Generally, if I'm going to err, I will err on the conservative side and get a little more power than is needed, so I sounds like I still need two Honda 2000's to be safe. jc
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Here is a link to the specs for a 13.5K Carrier.
http://www.airv.carrier.com/Files/Ai...e/62-11187.pdf
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