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Old 04-19-2016, 08:55 AM   #15
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Yamaha claims that it will start "most" 13,500 btu air conditioners, it starts my ancient Armstrong. 11,500 btu unit.

Others on this forum say it starts their modern 13,500 units.

I can say that the unit will make almost 30 amps for a couple a few seconds. (According to my amp gauge)


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I just saw a Honda eu2000i for $899.00 at Sportsman's Warehouse a few weeks back in store. Online though it's $100 more. They do have a store in Southaven, MS, depending on where you are in MS...

http://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com/s...3338/cat128610
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:09 AM   #17
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For me the the most economical route to premium on site power generation that is capable of running my air conditioning was the purchase of a single Yamaha EF 2400 iSHC.

I shopped Amazon for the lowest price and took delivery two days after purchase.


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Nice and capable but At 75 pounds a bit heavy for me to lift in and out. 45 pounds is about my max. Currently $1336 on Amazon.
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Adding this to the mix, it looks like in practice the Honda is slightly quieter than the Yamaha, but not that significant.

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Old 04-19-2016, 10:17 AM   #19
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I have two Smarter Tools generators powered by Yamaha with a parallel cable set up. They weigh about 45 # each, so lite enough to lift out of the Suburban. All up cost for the system is about $1.200.00. They came from Costco. They have the fuel shut off and fuel gauge. Very quiet, and also will power the A/C with some power left over for battery charging.

A flyer just came in from Camping World. They are running a special of $50.00 off any Honda generator.
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I do not want to mess with having to carry and use extra gasoline. Planning on going to tri-fuel conversion and use propane. By all reports the conversion kit work very well and the conversion is an easy process. One company sells Yamaha generators pre converted . The prices are slightly higher at this time than buying the generators and kits separately.

http://www.yamaha-propane-natural-ga...m/ef2000is.htm
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:23 AM   #21
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I installed an LPG/natural gas kit on two of my generators. It was a straight forward process. (One kit installed on two gens at different times).

They ran well, but started much easier on gasoline when cold.

I started on gas, cut the gasoline valve off, and when the engine started to stumble from lack of fuel I would turn on the LPG.

They WOULD start on LPG, but I know that those recoil starter ropes only have so many pulls in them before they break.

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I installed an LPG/natural gas kit on two of my generators. It was a straight forward process. (One kit installed on two gens at different times).

They ran well, but started much easier on gasoline when cold.

I started on gas, cut the gasoline valve off, and when the engine started to stumble from lack of fuel I would turn on the LPG.

They WOULD start on LPG, but I know that those recoil starter ropes only have so many pulls in them before they break.

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What would you estimate your fuel consumption on propane compared to gasoline?
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I guesstimate about a 30% increase in consumption at a heavy load, maybe 15% at a light load.


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I guesstimate about a 30% increase in consumption at a heavy load, maybe 15% at a light load.


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On propane how many estimated hours run time on a 20 pound bottle?
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I never ran on propane long enough to exhaust a bottle. I did the conversion at about the same time that I bought my gas powered Yamaha.

Mainly, my propane gen is meant to be a home backup device now, it is too loud to take camping..




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Here's some really good information on propane fuel consumption and generators.

http://www.yamaha-propane-natural-ga...onsumption.htm
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Anyone check out the Generac models?

6719 iX Series 2000 inverter.. today this is a valid link..

http://www.amazon.com/Generac-6719-P...1182246&sr=1-2
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Back to the threads title.

I got two Yamaha EF2000iv2's for $831.95 a piece. Got the Parallel Power RV Cables for $84.95 and shipping was $69.51. No Tax.

Total was $1818.36

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Hope the math is right.
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