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Old 07-03-2007, 06:26 PM   #15
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Two Honda 2000is with the "combiner" saved our fannys in Monument Valley last week. It was 85 degrees at night and blazing hot during the afternoon. The generators ran four hours at a time without a problem. Whew!
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:07 PM   #16
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This probably is answered in another thread but can two 2000i be used with a 15000 AC? Welcome Valvestem.
I'm thinking valvestem's 3K can do the job as well.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:17 PM   #17
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If you have a 3000, and have wheels on it, there is no reason why you can't get a pair of aluminum ramps to roll it up into and out of the back of the truck. They fold in half, and are about 30" long when folded for storage. No sense getting a hernia lifting these things.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:24 PM   #18
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If you have a 3000, and have wheels on it, there is no reason why you can't get a pair of aluminum ramps to roll it up into and out of the back of the truck. They fold in half, and are about 30" long when folded for storage. No sense getting a hernia lifting these things.
Where would one get said magical ramps?
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:32 PM   #19
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Where would one get said magical ramps?
I saw then at Northern Tool this afternoon. If you don't like the price of the aluminum ones, the steel ones are half the price, and twice as heavy, also at Northern. Here is a photo of one of the steel ramps I have for this sort of thing, the aluminum ones are similar, except, of course, they are aluminum:
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Cool! I assume the steel ones weigh less than the 3000 gen?
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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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