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Old 07-03-2007, 07:50 PM   #21
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Cool! I assume the steel ones weigh less than the 3000 gen?
Yes, about 25 pounds or so each for the ramps.
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Discussion of the 2000 vs 3000 and parallel kits for the 2000 will come up if you simple search on: eu2000i parallel
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Folding aluminum ramps

Terry, my sister bought me a pair of folding arched aluminum ramps to wheel my Yamaha gen into the back of my pickup. I can't remember where she bought them but here is a picture of the plated ramps. They are 80" long and a little more than 11" wide for each ramp. All that is stamped on the ramps is MIHC and the date the ramps were made in '06. They are only 15 lbs. each. I place them next to each other, hook the safety straps into the hitch holes and tighten them. They have a small lip on the outer edge which keeps the gen from running off the edge.
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I have the Honda wheel kit on order, but I am concerned they are a little small to go through any rough ground or grass. Maybe even snow depending on the season. Once I get and mount them, I will post updates about them.

I can muscle the generator around by myself, but as someone else already said, I would not want to do it all the time. Maybe one of those balloon tire garden carts I've seen in gardening catalogs would be an alternative too, like this one:Nursery Wagon ó 1000-Lb. Capacity | Carts + Wagons | Northern Tool + Equipment
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I like simple. Wasafari on the forums put a set of inflatable tires on his 3000. It is easier to carry one piece of equipment than two:
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Thats pretty good!

I want to see one with a gearmotor and sprockets that can drive itself up the ramp.
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Thats pretty good!

I want to see one with a gearmotor and sprockets that can drive itself up the ramp.
I suppose I could take the seat off my Amigo electric scooter to mount a generator on. Of course, then there would be another motor, brakes, steering, and battery to maintain. But it would have lights, turn signals, and a horn...And a cool luggage rack.
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Thats pretty good!

I want to see one with a gearmotor and sprockets that can drive itself up the ramp.
Anyone drag it up with a winch?
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I like simple. Wasafari on the forums put a set of inflatable tires on his 3000. It is easier to carry one piece of equipment than two:
I'd like to see the details underneath the Honda as to how the axle was attached. If possible.
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When I got my 1000 I got it fron Northwest Power tools. They had the best price by far. It included shipping too. Check them out also get the Batt. charge cable. its well worth the extra money. When I got mine it was 9.95. I think someone told me they were 19.95 now. Im not sure if thats right or not but give it some thought. Here is the site northwestpowertools.com Ralph
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A friend just told me the charge cables are 12.00 now...
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axle attachment on eu3000is

as I recall, I removed the the screw on rubber feet at eahc corner, enlarged those holes and drilled a companion hole for the u-bolts. pretty straightforward job, double nutted the wheels on the inside and used self lockers on the outboard side of the wheels.
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as I recall, I removed the the screw on rubber feet at eahc corner, enlarged those holes and drilled a companion hole for the u-bolts. pretty straightforward job, double nutted the wheels on the inside and used self lockers on the outboard side of the wheels.
Thank you very much for the pic post and details, have a safe and happy Fouth Of July!
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Welcome to the Forum..Nice handle`
I bought my 3000i (abt the same price as your's) from an estate sale.
The poor guy never got to even fire it up. I agree abt the weight..Whew, that is one heavy sucker.
Interested in some of the ideas here abt the ramp/wheels.
Haven't tried it yet to power the 15k A/C but, it looks like it can handle it.
Here in the NE..It makes a great B/U to power outages during snowstorms.
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Interested in some of the ideas here abt the ramp/wheels.
Haven't tried it yet to power the 15k A/C but, it looks like it can handle it.

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Vern,our brother in law's 3000 will handily run their 13500 btu unit, plus extras. It does get a bit louder when running near capacity. It is also not as fuel efficient as the 2000 and smaller units (duh).
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Thanks Terry..
I wondered abt the fuel consumption. If I am not mistaken, someone on the forum converted the Honda to run on propane? Next month, I'll be using the Airstream and, will check that out.
Right now, I am painting the house. Grrrr, no A/S for me till..
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I would like to know more about the folding ramps. Looking for something like that to load the ATV and haul the ramps with me. Looks like they are long enough and folds in the middle. Very nice..
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Thanks Terry..
I wondered abt the fuel consumption. If I am not mistaken, someone on the forum converted the Honda to run on propane? Next month, I'll be using the Airstream and, will check that out.
Right now, I am painting the house. Grrrr, no A/S for me till..
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wasafari's 3000 pictured above is converted to run on propane, you can see the lines and regulator in the photo.
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not to hijack this thread but yeah I had the US Carb conversion done by the local propane shop, I've heard all the "not as efficient" stuff, all I can say is it works fine, runs my 13500 ac, runs my house during power outages, and can sit unfueled for months on end without gumming up the carb. Also, don't have to carry extra gas as 2 full 30 pounders are way more than I ever use on a trip. And, it is very easy to lean out at altitude (no jets to change, just lean out the mixture screw). Oh yeah, I went the cheap charlie route on ramps, couple lengths of 2x6 do the trick nicely.
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not to hijack this thread but yeah I had the US Carb conversion done by the local propane shop, I've heard all the "not as efficient" stuff, all I can say is it works fine, runs my 13500 ac, runs my house during power outages, and can sit unfueled for months on end without gumming up the carb. Also, don't have to carry extra gas as 2 full 30 pounders are way more than I ever use on a trip. And, it is very easy to lean out at altitude (no jets to change, just lean out the mixture screw). Oh yeah, I went the cheap charlie route on ramps, couple lengths of 2x6 do the trick nicely.
Jack, it is starting to look like you are the poster child for Honda 3000's...
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