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Old 03-29-2008, 12:55 AM   #71
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an expert here on the forums said that i could run the air conditioner on just one honda eu2000. the airconditioner burnt up.
Hi Kevbo, probably the same expert that said that you gotta have a gnarly 3/4 ton Diesel to tow your trailer.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:01 PM   #72
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Wasn't me. I'd 'a said he needed a RED truck.

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Old 03-30-2008, 08:44 PM   #73
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The 3000 will start my 13.5K BTU air conditioner, but probably not any bigger. I rarely use it for that though. It does take some work to wrestle with it, because of its weight.


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I own 2 of the 2000EUi's and love them. Since we upgraded our 34' Excella to a 15k AC I'm glad we made this decision. One downside of the 2000 is that the fuel tank only holds 1.1 gallons.

To change this I purchased 2 new gas caps from Honda and drilled them out. In the new hole, I used some JB weld and glued in an Evinrude marine fitting. The final step was to purchase 2 marine fuel tanks and hoses from Academy Sports and we now have a fuel capacity of 7+ gallons per generator.

No more running out of gas in the middle of the night in the heat of the Texas summer.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:07 PM   #74
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Interesting solution....

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Interesting solution - on the marine fitting/tank thing, do you have to prime the hoses ie. fuel to the end of the hose before hooking up, or what? please enlighten....

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Old 03-31-2008, 12:22 AM   #75
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:19 AM   #76
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Electrical Data for A/C

Being an engineer, I was compelled to actually test the electrical requirements of our A/S prior to making a genset decision. I used professional fluke equipment to run tests. Here is my data for you to use. Running a new 13.5 AC unit in my 69 Overlander everthing else incl lights and pump turned off:
13.5 A/C = 2820 watts at 115 volts.
Startup draw = 4530 watts peak for less than 1 second.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:15 AM   #77
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Running a new 13.5 AC unit in my 69 Overlander everthing else incl lights and pump turned off:
13.5 A/C = 2820 watts at 115 volts.
This is 24.5 amps, well over the roughly 15 amp specification, and considerably over the 20 amp breaker rating most are fed with. I suggest you check your work (it was in RMS, right?)
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I contmeplated this heavily before i purchased our 3000is. We're in the south and camping w a generator to run AC is a must from about MAR to OCT. If you run the AC frequently you will fill the 2000's tanks (1.1 gal each) more frequently than the 3000's (3.4 gals).
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Can you post some pictures of what you did?

Some have used one marine tank to run both with a larger fuel tank. Did you consider that, and am wondering your views on the pros and cons?

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To change this I purchased 2 new gas caps from Honda and drilled them out. In the new hole, I used some JB weld and glued in an Evinrude marine fitting. The final step was to purchase 2 marine fuel tanks and hoses from Academy Sports and we now have a fuel capacity of 7+ gallons per generator.
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:45 PM   #80
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Honda EU 3000 vs 2x Honda EU 2000

I own both the Honda Eu2000 and the Eu3000 generators. I am a mobile DJ and I use my generators when I do outdoor events. I bought the EU3000 first, then decided on a more portable unit. Being the owner of both, here is my assessment of each unit

Honda EU2000
+ Portable, lightweight
+ Able to bridge 2 units together for higher output
- Slightly noisier than a EU3000
- Difficult to see when fillling tank because of that fuel strainer. Needs
fuel gauge

Honda EU3000
+ Quiet
+ Plenty of power
+ Fuel gauge & electric start
+ Longer run time
- Heavy to lift especially when filled with gas

In conclusion, I prefer 1 EU3000 over 2 EU2000's because you have more power, longer run time and it's less expensive than 2 EU2000's and a parallel kit. Just buy a $20 dolly from Home Depot and wheel it around. if you can lift 140 lbs onto a truck, go with the EU3000 otherwise, 2 EU2000's will do you fine. I think Honda needs to come out with a unit that fills the gap between the EU2000 and the EU3000 and weighs under 100 lbs.
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:14 PM   #81
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I own both the Honda Eu2000 and the Eu3000 generators. I am a mobile DJ and I use my generators when I do outdoor events. I bought the EU3000 first, then decided on a more portable unit. Being the owner of both, here is my assessment of each unit

Honda EU2000
+ Portable, lightweight
+ Able to bridge 2 units together for higher output
- Slightly noisier than a EU3000
- Difficult to see when fillling tank because of that fuel strainer. Needs
fuel gauge

Honda EU3000
+ Quiet
+ Plenty of power
+ Fuel gauge & electric start
+ Longer run time
- Heavy to lift especially when filled with gas

In conclusion, I prefer 1 EU3000 over 2 EU2000's because you have more power, longer run time and it's less expensive than 2 EU2000's and a parallel kit. Just buy a $20 dolly from Home Depot and wheel it around. if you can lift 140 lbs onto a truck, go with the EU3000 otherwise, 2 EU2000's will do you fine. I think Honda needs to come out with a unit that fills the gap between the EU2000 and the EU3000 and weighs under 100 lbs.
By purchasing the external tank(s) through DurationPower in the vendor section, you can increase run times to as long as you wish with two EU2000 units. It sure would be fantastic if Honda came out with a 3,800-4,000 watt unit that weighed only 70 pounds.
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I have the 2 2000's and have been very happy with them. I like the option of using just one of the when I'm not running the A/C. I have the six gallon tank from Duration Power. It will run the two generators steadily for 24 hours. I like the 3000, but I just can't handle the weight getting it in and out of the Suburban.

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I do like the concept of twin generators, kinda like twin outboards on a boat. Keep in mind though that it is more time consuming to set up 2 EU2000's with external fuel tanks and the parallel kit than 1 EU3000. My philosophy on generators is better to have the power and not need it than need it and not have it. By the way, Yamaha makes the EF2400iS which is rated @ 2000 watts and 2400 peak and weighs 70 lbs. Too bad Honda does not make a unit like this. I considered the Yamaha, but my Honda dealer is 5 minutes away. Any feedback on the Yamaha's?
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I do like the concept of twin generators, kinda like twin outboards on a boat. Keep in mind though that it is more time consuming to set up 2 EU2000's with external fuel tanks and the parallel kit than 1 EU3000. My philosophy on generators is better to have the power and not need it than need it and not have it....
Not if you can't get the heavier generator into or out of the truck by yourself! I have the Yamaha 3000iSEB which weighs around 151 pounds. Several times I have had to wait a few hours for one of my hunting buddies to show up in camp to help me lift the thing off my tailgate. I have also had to wait until one of my son's got home to help me get the thing into the truck bed to start with. One time one of my hunting buddies did not show up as he had said he would and I ended up running the Yamaha in the bed of the truck. I left it in the bed under a tarp, hoping no one would rip me off while I hunted. I wasn't pleased with the situation nor my friend. I plan accordingly now by using folding aluminum (what else) ramps to roll the Yamaha into and out of the truck bed.

I really like the electric start on my Yamaha and how quiet it is. I also like the long run time. Is the weight enough for me to get rid of it? No, but those Hondas sure are easy to set up. I'd say that set up time would be about the same time if I included pulling the ramps out of the truck, running the retaining strap for each ramp under the tailgate, and rolling the generator down the ramps without being run over. Obviously, if I could just pick up the big Yamaha and lower her to the ground by myself, she would just roll into position and be ready to start.

I do like your last statement though because you never know when you will need more power. The two EU2000's give you just that, if needed.
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