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Old 01-25-2008, 07:31 PM   #43
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Slighty different stroke here. I bought a generator i could afford, that would run the a/c in the heat. Found out it is TOO LOUD for me or even patient neighbors. Anybody had any (successful) luck in boxing the things with foam or something to quiet it down, without overheating the unit? I'm thinking a couple increasing sizes of plywood boxes but haven't thought out the ventilation yet. Maybe tall, open topped boxes might work.
I have seen it done and it makes a noticable difference. I have also seen throwing a sleeping bag or heavy blanket over the generator makes a difference.

I have wondered if a larger muffler could be rigged up anybody try?
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:41 PM   #44
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"Quiet" is combination of everything. I own build-in Generac, that has good muffler, but the engine itself make high-whining noise I can't stand.
Somebody on another forum took Honda EU2000 apart. Even the air intake had fancy shape of several small tubes leading to filter box.
You can take construction generator and start improving it. Good muffler from Harley (they always replace them with straight pipes, so actual mufflers can be free) , better engine shrouds, better crankshaft and balancing. By the time you get satisfy you spend more money than new Honda cost and end up with one ugly generator.
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:51 PM   #45
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update to update

So today I went out and bought a Champion 3500w genny. Thought I'd save a few bucks.

I managed to pick up a used Honda eu1000 cheap and love it. putt putt putt. So I just wanted a bit more umphf for ac etc with the Champ.

Well noisy! I'm going to take it back and keep my eyes open for a used eu2000, then I'll parallel the 1000 and 2000 together.

So that's the latest...
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:20 PM   #46
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...keep my eyes open for a used eu2000, then I'll parallel the 1000 and 2000 together...
no can do.

IF you eventually wanna use a parallel kit,

both gensets must be the same size...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...00i-18554.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...0is-23976.html

so for ac potential that means 2x eu2000i...

there are perhaps a DOZEN good threads here on this issue...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...0-a-13986.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...ors-19770.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...0-a-19725.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...00i-35433.html

but self discovery is another option...

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there is also someone here with 2x2000 mounted on the tongue behind lp tanks...

but you'll have to find that thread on ur own...
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:27 PM   #47
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well there are lot's of folks over on rv.net who do it routinely.

Only one way to find out.
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:46 PM   #48
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well there are lot's of folks over on rv.net who do it routinely.

Only one way to find out.
When I asked the same question I was told NO. Let us know if you can.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:08 PM   #49
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This forum is occupy by "paper experts".
Read the reply #47 one more time
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Kajtek, I read the link you provided (at least the posts that immediately appeared) and agree that some folks are linking them with some success. I wonder whether it is a good idea to do this routinely. For example, in order to get his AC to work, he linked them, then set the thermo way down so that it would not cycle on and off (the way a normal, comfortable setting would be). Then at night, he'd let some of the cold air out so he could sleep. I guess.

Would the manufacturers support this? Or could it be a plot for them to sell more 2000s and fewer 1000s? Inquiring minds want to know.

I think you'd agree that you should not mix battery sizes or types on a multi-battery rig. But perhaps not. But just on paper, that sounds reasonable to me (not to mix them).

I can also find plenty of folks who will do lots of stuff, and make it work - however I am not convinced of safety or long-terrm efficacy.

Thank goodness for paper experts so I don't have to go out and find out everything for myself.

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Old 01-30-2008, 11:32 AM   #51
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Place me in the "uneducated" camp.

Dumb and ashamed. But I'll get over it.

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Old 01-30-2008, 01:16 PM   #52
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Eu2000

there is also someone here with 2x2000 mounted on the tongue behind lp tanks

I have to look mre closely but it seems that would be a tight fit. Ive had my 2000's for a couple years for my vendor unit and love them. You can use one or two.......very flexable. I remember my dealer talking me into this option....much more portable and carry them anywhere. Mounting these easily moved units would make me nervous...unless secured well. I chain mine...... (which can also be cut, I suppose) hehe also I have little plastic signs attached warning folks of an embedded tracking device.....
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By the way, I don't mean to "Shout" with my name in all caps...been looking for a way to change this...but doesn't seem to be an option now that I am committed.
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HEY JIM, WE'RE FINE WITH ALL CAPS!!!!

but if you wanna change this a mod/admin can do it for ya...

maybe.

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...I have to look mre closely but it seems that would be a tight fit...
i'm not suggesting we should mount them on the tongue, only that it has been done.

and the tanks/jacks may need to be moved slightly for this, there is the weight issue and turning radius may b reduced...

mswartz has a 3000 on his...

external

and grizzy did the 2x2000 on his with a neat'o rack and locks and shields...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f198...mbi-13142.html

the more camping, the less i use the genset, but do like having one in the truck...

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Old 01-30-2008, 02:38 PM   #55
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on a side note
Hey TrophyJim2...are you in the trophy business? That's what I do over here on the westcoast! We also have a 27' FB
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By the way, I don't mean to "Shout" with my name in all caps...been looking for a way to change this...but doesn't seem to be an option now that I am committed.
You can ask a moderator or admin to have your name surgically altered. It's relatively painless...
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