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Old 06-26-2008, 06:48 PM   #15
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Glad you found the problem. Our EU3000 runs our Penguin 15k just fine.
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:50 PM   #16
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GOOD NEWS, Those of you concerned about your generators need not worry any longer. DKDarrow's comments got me thinking more about the cord (thank you). Upon closer examination I discovered that one of the prongs on the 30 amp cord was a little loose and the rubber around it slightly melted. I cut the male end off and rewired it with a kit from camping world. Fired up the Honda and turned the AC on high and tstat maxed cold. Purred like a kitten! No more problems! Thanks everybody!
While I haven't noticed a problem with my Yamaha 3000SEB powering my 13,500 BTU Penguin, I have the same problem with slightly melted rubber around the prongs. I plan on going to the Marinco marine type of power cord sometime this summer.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:44 AM   #17
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Go Honda 3000

This is a great genset. Don't forget to check oil level with each tank of gas, and change oil (I use synthetic) after 50 hours of operation. Also, I turn the gas off whenever I stop my honda. This keeps the gas from sitting in the carb and going bad.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:30 AM   #18
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We're former motorhomers who have finally seen the light and are planning to purchase an Airstream....we always enjoyed having the convenience of an onboard generator and want the same with a trailer. Am also about to buy a Honda 3000 for "hurricane" emergencies with an eye toward using it with the trailer. Two questions:

(1) Do any Airstreams today have on-board generators? (Think the answer is no but a propane powered set wouldn't be an impossibility)

(2) If no to the above where do most folks carry their generators? I'd love to have a pickup truck but don't relish having to buy a new vehicle just to safely transport the genset.

Thanks in advance....look forward to being an Airstream owner soon!
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:44 AM   #19
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We're former motorhomers who have finally seen the light and are planning to purchase an Airstream....we always enjoyed having the convenience of an onboard generator and want the same with a trailer. Am also about to buy a Honda 3000 for "hurricane" emergencies with an eye toward using it with the trailer. Two questions:

(1) Do any Airstreams today have on-board generators? (Think the answer is no but a propane powered set wouldn't be an impossibility)

(2) If no to the above where do most folks carry their generators? I'd love to have a pickup truck but don't relish having to buy a new vehicle just to safely transport the genset.

Thanks in advance....look forward to being an Airstream owner soon!

Hi KLOS and welcome to the forums....

The answers are:

1) - No, but I have seen a few units (some vintage) put a small generator built under the goucho run on propane. Very slick but lots of custom fabrication work.

2) - Most carry in the back of a pickup. If you get a inverter 3K from Honda or Yamaha, they are heavy. Some use 2 Honda 2000s in parallel which weigh much less and easily transportable. I went with a Yamaha 3000 propane conversion and carried it with my Excursion using a front hitch. Nilesrob had this similar setup before me with his Excursion and Honda generator as well.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/566065-post3.html


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...vel-38912.html


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Glad to hear a bad plug was the culprit. Seems to always be something small causing something big. We went with the 2 2K's from Honda and the bridge kit. Boondocked this weekend at an Airshow and it got really hot, we worried about the dog. Turned the AC on high, fridge running on electric, fired those puppies up and had a great time. The dog enjoyed herself too.

They are great gens because you can carry the 4K set up in stages, one at a time. Very happy with ours.

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Old 07-16-2008, 07:45 PM   #21
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This thread anwered my questions about a generator. I thinking along the Honda line but someone suggested to me about linking 2 Honda 2000 units. I have a 25 foot Safari Sleep Six and next year when we go out on our 3 month trip I am going to have a generator.
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