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Old 07-02-2005, 10:27 AM   #43
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I was about to pull the trigger & buy two of the Honda 2000's for the portability and increased pwr over the 3000. I struggled with the need to haul gas though or siphon it out of the TV. I ended up ordering this Yamaha instead. It's quiet, and runs on all three fuels, LP, Propane or Gas, by flipping a switch. It also has a unique boost feature so that if additional juice is needed to start a heavier load it kicks in more power from it's own battery for up to 10 seconds. Also has remote start & I'll have a connector to my air conditioner thermostat so that when the AC kicks on it can start the generator. I intend to run it mainly off of propane & carry a spare tank if needed, that way I don't have the gas fumes or have to deal with clogged injectors/carbs if gas sits in it for a while.

http://www.yamaha-propane-natural-ga...m/ef30iseb.htm
Are you familliar with the noise level of a EU2000i, and if so, how does this one compare? Looks like a very nice solution, although quite heavy. I love the idea of the propane/natural gas/dino oil fuel capability.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:37 AM   #44
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We purchased the Yamaha EF300ISEB when we bought our Classic and have yet to use it. This week will take care of that as we head to the Colorado high country to boondock with it for a week or so. I've run it every so often just to keep the battery up and yesterday ran it for a couple of hours while the A/C was on in the trailer in our Texas heat. It ramps up a bit when the load of the A/C and the refrigerator is on it but it's still quiet compared to others I've heard. It's extremely quiet without the A/C pulling a load. Ours is gasoline powered and I would imagine it will use quite a bit if under a full load. I've filled my 5 gal. gas can as a backup.
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:52 PM   #45
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Hey Zoomin, you're practically a neighbor, you should join us sometime when we get the group together for camping at State Parks. I haven't heard it yet, but another forum member did and was very impressed with the quietness. I agree with the weight, it's similar to a 3000 and that's why I was leaning towards 2 x 2000's, but the propane (tri-fuel) option made the diff for me. I don't have gas sitting in a can or the tank. I mounted a front receiver on the burb and will lock it down on that when traveling (kids & dog in the back). They've got a waiting list for these that are modified for tri fuel right now. I like the automatic boost feature as well which I think kicks it higher than the Honda 3000 as well.
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Old 07-02-2005, 06:22 PM   #46
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:04 PM   #47
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Noticed that the messages on this post are from 2005. Wondering if I could get an update on how any of you feel about the Honda EU2000i vs the Yamaha EF2400i. I'm especially interested in info that I have been hearing on the newer generation of AC being more energy efficient or having some type of modifier that can be added to older models that make it possible for the Honda to be used.

Also, wonder if anyone who has done the conversion to the bi or tri fuel on their generator was concerned about the warranty being voided?
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Leigh,
This month marks our one year mark with our Overlander and our 2 Honda EU2000's. I still think we made the right choice! I almost always travel with one and when I need or might need the A/C I carry both.
As far as gas vs propane I only can comment on gas, and I do not feel that gas is or has been a problem over this last year of use.

In fact I have used our Hondas more on our house as backup than we have used with our Overlander...
As far as the one Honda 3000, I have a friend that would like to sell his 3000 and buy 2 x 2000s instead.

Hope this helps and maybe others can share more information about the Yamaha generators.
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:53 PM   #49
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Here is how we transport our eu3000i - with a front receiver and a standard rack.
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Did you lenghten the AC cord, or have extension cord, so you can leave the Eu3000 on the front of your car? Or do you remove from the carrier it each time you use it?

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Old 08-29-2006, 07:24 PM   #51
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EU3000s or a twofer

I have an EU1000 that I used for years for battery recharging and lights in my Popup and SOB. If that is all you want to do, it works well and very light. Bought a EU3000 in 2004 and have to agree that it is heavy. I have a Century top on my F250 and found that if I pop the back window open and slide the generator to the back that I didn't have to take it out of the back of my truck. If we had kept boondocking a lot, I had planned on buying a remote starter kit from SunRV. You can also buy converted EU3000s from them as well. As far as I know, this is the only kit that has an auto choke feature.

If you want better portability and some extra wattage, I would go with the two 2000s.
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Did you lenghten the AC cord, or have extension cord, so you can leave the Eu3000 on the front of your car? Or do you remove from the carrier it each time you use it?

73/gus
I use an extension cord - once I load the generator, I never touch it again during the trip. All I had to do was take a 30 amp extention cord and replace the one end at the generator - to accomodate the twist lock receptacle. The only thing you have to think about is to load the generator with the pull cord facing out - so you can start it without moving it again.
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:03 AM   #53
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The Honda eu3000i is a great generator, but it is heavy. I just found a lift that allows me to load the generator more easily onto my front rack, or in the case of someone with a truck bed the same ease. Very cool, pictures attached for your interest.
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:15 AM   #54
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Neat lift unit. Thanx for the tip.
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Yes Brad, "tres" cool!
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