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Old 12-12-2012, 04:13 PM   #15
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So after I posted last night I checked Kijiji classifieds, and found a pair of Honda 2000's about 30min from home for a great price. I'm going tomorrow after work to buy them!....<snip>...
Good for you! You won't regret it...and then you'll have two great generators ... which have other uses, by the way!
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:24 PM   #16
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We only need a generator for race weekends and music festivals and that's only 2-3 weekends a year .....
I'd normally agree with those that see construction type generators as being unacceptably noisy - but in this case the operative words to me seem to be "race weekends and music festivals" - and at these events I don't think intrusive noise is a factor ...... heck ..... your neighbours will likely be looking to plug in .....


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Old 12-12-2012, 04:54 PM   #17
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I've got a Boliy 3600, and it's pretty noisy. But, if I run it in the back of my truck with a bed mat and a camper shell, close the tailgate, and the back glass, from about 20 ft away, it's pretty quiet.

However, it only runs for about 15 minutes and then shuts down on high temp.
Gosh Steve,

It's a design issue with your camper shell that could be solved with the box design. If it were in a smaller, sealed box it would be much quieter and would shut off before it overheated.

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Thanks for the feedback, I had been thinking this over for a while and figured the idea would be beat up pretty good here.

So after I posted last night I checked Kijiji classifieds, and found a pair of Honda 2000's about 30min from home for a great price. I'm going tomorrow after work to buy them!

So much for my redneck foam and carpet generator soundproofing, it's Honda Time!
I think we all agree that this is a much better solution.

Congrats on the good score!
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:34 PM   #18
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:59 PM   #19
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Honda 2000's are here!

So I picked up my two Honda 2000's tonight, they seller was great, had the generators ready to go, fired right up and powered a sander to show me they worked.

I had a scare before I went, I found out that many of these units sold in Canada donot have the parallel hookups, luckily mine did and they are here at home now.

The next question is what parallel kit to buy.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:29 AM   #20
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I'd normally agree with those that see construction type generators as being unacceptably noisy - but in this case the operative words to me seem to be "race weekends and music festivals" - and at these events I don't think intrusive noise is a factor ...... heck ..... your neighbours will likely be looking to plug in .....


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You have obviously have not been parked one spot over, trying to enjoy a cocktail in the evening, whilst the neighbor has what equates to a 25 horsepower riding lawnmower at full throttle sitting 10 feet from your awning rug.

(he said with his tongue in his cheek....)

Congrats on the Honda find, you will be much happier.
If they are true companions, one will have a 20 amp twist lock receptacle. If that is correct I suggest the simple parallel kit that is basically wires with banana plugs. It comes with a 20-amp twist lock to 30 amp RV adapter. Works great and small to store.


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Old 12-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #21
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The sound problem all depends on how they park the campers.

At New Hampshire this past summer we were back to back (street side to street side) with our neighbours and had 3 generators inbetween the trailers and that wasn't a problem.
At Jamboree in the Hills we were stagered funny so our neighbours on the street side of the trailer had their awning facing toward the back of our trailer and our neighbours on the curb side had their awning facing toward the front of our trailer and there was no good place for us to put a generator. It was hot and the rear neighbours had no AC. We didnt realize till later that while we were sitting inside enjoying the cool AC the neighbours were sitting outside listening to the 5000w yellow champion



The generators I picked up are not companions, they are two identical EU2000i's so no 30A plug. But for what I saved over buying new I can buy the parallel kit and gas for the rest of my camping days!
I started a new thread on which parallel kit to buy.
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There has got to be a way that a little duct tape and velcro could solve this problem.
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If you have to room and truck to haul a whole house generator,how big does it need to be to run everything like you are hooked up to city power. Feel these are built to be quieter and stronger. Also thinking of a diesel so I do not need to get extra gas tanks for it. Also for a 50 amp hookup so you all know. Just an idea.
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Cooling issues aside, there is good info here...
Soundproofing a Generator! (or other noisy something in a box!) | Super Soundproofing
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:38 PM   #25
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If you have to room and truck to haul a whole house generator,how big does it need to be to run everything like you are hooked up to city power. Feel these are built to be quieter and stronger. Also thinking of a diesel so I do not need to get extra gas tanks for it. Also for a 50 amp hookup so you all know. Just an idea.
Well a 50 amp service is 2 50 amp, 120V lines or 100 amps X 120 Volts for 12,000 watts, so to get the same you need a 12,000 watt generator.

Normally this is overkill for most trailers, enough to use for 4-30 amp hookups in most cases, so you should be able to easily deal with half that or less.
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