Honda 2000i details/questions for user(s)
I haven't pulled the trigger yet but close. I still haven't actually looked at one but have researched on the internet. I'd like to hear from someone who's actually using two of them paralleled together as recommended by so many here on the forum. I realize I can get my questions answered tomorrow when I go to the Honda dealer but I'd like to know at least a little more about it before I go.
I'm considering one "companion" and one 'regular?' unit.
The "companion" is made ready to be coupled. The other has the DC output.
- I guess I need to buy some kind of coupling cable to link the two together.
What can I expect to pay for that? Simple cord(s) or proprietary Honda cable?
- The companion comes with a 30 amp 'twist?' lock receptacle...
(the other looks like a regular 120 in the pics and the non-companion model looks like it has two 120's)
My trailer cable has one twist lock connection but it must go into the trailer. The other end of my cable is a regular push-in 3 prong 30 amp male plug. Will I have to buy/make another cord with a twist lock on both ends? Or is there an adapter?
This is our first trailer and we have never 'boondocked' before. We're going to do it in CO for the first time next week. I guess my biggest fear is depleting the batteries. Will all DC devices work off of the running generator with dead batteries? How long to recharge the batteries with the generator?
(The dealer told me that when I plug in at home it can take up to 3 days to fully charge the batteries)
I realize this is simple stuff for those of you with experience but I'd appreciate any advice or tips.
I might only buy one unit prior to this trip since I don't think I'll need the AC where we're going...I hope. Probably mostly coffee pot, hair dryer,etc.
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