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Old 07-03-2007, 10:01 AM   #1
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Honda 3000is Just Purchased

I just bought a Honda 3000is yesterday, it is quiet! I will post updates as I use the unit. Got it on sale at a local dealer for $1799.00 plus state tax. First impressions: Super Heavy for one person to lift (no wheels yet), rugged looking and compact, very quiet, looks easy to service except the battery which is under a cover that has to be removed, although it is a "gel" type battery. Did I mention it was heavy?
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:20 AM   #2
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Valvestem,

Cool name, welcome to the forums! I think I might buy a Honda 3000i also.

Is it heavy?

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Old 07-03-2007, 10:25 AM   #3
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I would really like an update on how you like the 3000. I am looking at generators now. How do you plan to carry you generator?
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:27 AM   #4
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I'm sorry; my mistake. I didn't notice that you were new.

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

As has been said, neat screen name.
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My buddy on our Alaska camping trip last week had the 3000. Don't know why he needs it -- never uses the A/C up there. It is very heavy -- think I've heard 140#. Figures -- since it has its own starting battery. It took two of us to lift it in and out of the back of the truck and it still was a beast. He used a heavy vinyl-clad bike lock to lock it to his B.A.L. stabilizers -- would have been easier to slice thru the stabilizer I guess. He made a simple dolly with roller wheels to move it around his garage but that wasn't for the truck.
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Nice work on the 3000is! I don't have too much experience w/ that, however, my dad bought 2 Hondas two years ago. I thought that they were 2500's, but I noticed on Honda's site that they have they look like the 2000is. Very portable and light weight compared to the larger ones. He bought 2 becasue they can be tied together to power larger items like his AC! It's an electrical device that attaches to both units together and gives him 4000 watts! He's had very good luck w/ them and they are very quiet!

I have a larger style 5000 that's very difficult to get into the back of my Excursion by myself!!!

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Hi valvestem, cool name and welcome to the forums.
I recently bought a 3000 from a co-worker, divorce sale. 2 hours on it. :-)
It is heavy, around 140# but do-able for two people. I lifted it out of the truck by myself but wouldn't want to do that routinely.
While I haven't had the chance to use it with the trailer yet, I plan on keeping it in the truck. If I need to unload it I will either get my wife or daughter to help me lift it, or use a ramp and roll it out/in.
Here is a thread showing what I and others have done to avoid buying the high priced Honda wheels.
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Just some quick follow up to the 2 -2000is hook up. The part that allows them to run in parrell is an "RV Power Outlet box" by Jentran Corp (I believe out of Georgia). Easy to use, easy to haul, very quiet and works awesome! Had I not bought my 5,000 already, I would have gone the other route! I did add wheels to mine which helped some!

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Valvestem; nice handle! Welcome to the forum. I think you can get a remote start setup for the honda 3000. Could come in handy.
Again, Welcome.
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This probably is answered in another thread but can two 2000i be used with a 15000 AC? Welcome Valvestem.
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This probably is answered in another thread but can two 2000i be used with a 15000 AC? Welcome Valvestem.
It seems the majority who have talked about generators and AC would answer "Yes".

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