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Old 06-30-2009, 11:51 AM   #29
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I just purchased a Honda EU2000. The dealer says i can run most items except A/C. Anybody had any issues with the Microwave?

I will be using it for my 1998 28 foot, excella.

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Old 06-30-2009, 12:01 PM   #30
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THIS IS THE LATEST INFO FROM HONDA..
The newest model EU3000 weigh only 77# and, has wheels attached on the "front" of it.
I assume that all of the other specs are the same as the older model..Seems that it runs for 4 hrs on a tank. I have photos and, other info if you are interested.?
Here's Honda news release on this.
Honda Introduces New EU3000i Handi Generator
"June 28, 2009 by Debra Fioritto
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Primitive campsites are perhaps the best way to appreciate the outdoors — unless, of course, your RV isn’t fitted with an onboard AC generator to power all the things we just can’t leave behind. The new EU3000i Handi from Honda Power Equipment provides 3kW of portable power — in a package 45% lighter than the company’s EU3000i. Weighing in at just 77.6 pounds, the Handi features built-in wheels, two fixed handles and a folding handle to allow it to be pulled by a single person. The GX160 four-cycle engine also is said to produce a quiet 56-65 dB of sound while in operation. Featuring Eco-Throttle technology and a high-efficiency inverter, the Handi can operate for more than four hours on one tank of fuel.
Contact: Honda Power Equipment, 4900 Marconi Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30005-8847, (770) 497-6400."
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:27 PM   #31
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Our choice of an EU3000 has worked out really well for us for several reasons, including:
* Easy connection to our 27 FB power point by a short 10' (for low ohmic loss) quick-disconnect 125/30A cable.
* Easy rigging of the EU3000 in the back of our truck, for safe operation
And it is really quiet in eco-mode. Even though our heads in the FB are just a few feet from the generator, the sound of the AC Fan on low is more noticeable than the generator, even when the compressor is running. ... I'm all about it being quiet - and the best time is when the generator is off all together. But if you ask me, the noise pig in the trailer is the AC unit itself when operating on low. My 2 cents!
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THIS IS THE LATEST INFO FROM HONDA..
The newest model EU3000 weigh only 77# and, has wheels attached on the "front" of it.
I assume that all of the other specs are the same as the older model..Seems that it runs for 4 hrs on a tank. I have photos and, other info if you are interested.?
Here's Honda news release on this.
Honda Introduces New EU3000i Handi Generator
"June 28, 2009 by Debra Fioritto
If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my Daily RV Industry News Feed. Thanks for visiting,
Sherman Goldenberg
Primitive campsites are perhaps the best way to appreciate the outdoors — unless, of course, your RV isn’t fitted with an onboard AC generator to power all the things we just can’t leave behind. The new EU3000i Handi from Honda Power Equipment provides 3kW of portable power — in a package 45% lighter than the company’s EU3000i. Weighing in at just 77.6 pounds, the Handi features built-in wheels, two fixed handles and a folding handle to allow it to be pulled by a single person. The GX160 four-cycle engine also is said to produce a quiet 56-65 dB of sound while in operation. Featuring Eco-Throttle technology and a high-efficiency inverter, the Handi can operate for more than four hours on one tank of fuel.
Contact: Honda Power Equipment, 4900 Marconi Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30005-8847, (770) 497-6400."
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Finally! A 3000w generator you can actually lift! OK what's the catch? What's the downside of this generator (EU3000i Handi) as opposed to the EU3000iSA? What does the Handi not deliver that the iSA does? Are there any negatives? We really don't want to have 2 generators (2000w x2) to do it all...but also want to be able to handle a single unit. It may be too new to be reviewed.
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Like others, I decided to go with a single Honda EU2000i with the understanding that I would eventually add another when needed. Yesterday, I bought the new Honda EU2000i Companion, which comes with a 30AMP plug in and requires only the two wires for parallel operation. This configuration will save you $40-60 rather than the old $200 Parallel Kit.
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Finally! A 3000w generator you can actually lift! OK what's the catch? What's the downside of this generator (EU3000i Handi) as opposed to the EU3000iSA? What does the Handi not deliver that the iSA does? Are there any negatives? We really don't want to have 2 generators (2000w x2) to do it all...but also want to be able to handle a single unit. It may be too new to be reviewed.
I haven't seen this yet in person but, I am sure others may have..The one thing passed on to me was the size of the fuel tank may not be the same capacity as the older version? I see where Honda says it will run for 4 hrs on a tank(??) of fuel..My Older Honda EU3000 ran for almost 20 hrs in the eco mode during last winter's ice storm outage..It's a promising step toward "lightness"..Gawd, I don't have to tell anyone what a brute the older ones are in weight~
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I sure wish that these had been out when we bought our 2000's.

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I haven't seen this yet in person but, I am sure others may have..The one thing passed on to me was the size of the fuel tank may not be the same capacity as the older version? I see where Honda says it will run for 4 hrs on a tank(??) of fuel..My Older Honda EU3000 ran for almost 20 hrs in the eco mode during last winter's ice storm outage..It's a promising step toward "lightness"..Gawd, I don't have to tell anyone what a brute the older ones are in weight~(Actually, mine now weighs more than me~!!)
Yes, I have determined that the gas tank is smaller...1.56 gal vs 3.4 gal...but that's a good compromise in my opinion...it's still supposed to run 7 hours on 1/4 load...

Here's a comparison of the spec's...the only differences I see outside of the tank size is the AC output rate of 2600W vs 2800W and the 3000iSA has an electric start... are these reasonable compromises? (The new one also costs more.)
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:14 PM   #37
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Man that Handi is SWEET! But at $300 more....and the fact I already have a 2000 watter that I'm very happy with....I guess I'll just buy another 2000 watter.

But had this thing been out last September, my history may have taken a different course. Good job RED!
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If you look at 2air's post #12...the sound level may be something to consider as a down side with the "Handi"...also, looking further at the spec's, one thing that I wonder about is the AC Output rating of 2600...or is that a problem with a 13.5k AC? I'm still waffling on what is the best thing to do.
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No vote for the Handi.

Hi, for the Honda people having either one or two 2000's is still the best bang for the buck. The new Handi 3000 is quite a bit louder and costs almost twice as much as my Yamaha 2400. If you are going to pay that much, you should buy the regular Honda 3000 and get a larger engine, larger gas tank, electric starter, quieter operation, [more for less] and keep the much heavier generator in your truck. Or if you want one generator that's quiet, fairly light, will run your A/C, and is blue, buy the Yamaha 2400. [my opinion]
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Thanks for your input, Bob...I'm learning that the Yamaha 2800 is a viable option as well...a friend of ours swears by it... We're getting closer to making a decision ... all of your various inputs/opinions have been quite useful...thanks!
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Hey TBRich,

Just as a prior poster noted, the new Honda is rated at up to 65 DB, and this is 7 DB louder than the Yamaha 2400. The 2800 Yamaha is also in the mid 60 Db range. The new Honda will run for 7 hours at 1/4 throttle....so that means when it is 100+ in AZ, you will have to fill it up every two hours?

I analyzed all the data a couple years ago...went with the Yamaha 2400 with the tri fuel option from US Carberation. Runs so smooth (on propane), so quiet, and it will run my AC (13.5k) all night on a tank of gas and a whole lot longer than that on a tank of propane!
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I think I will consider propane operation. Its been my experience with tow-motors that propane fired engines last longer. Oil changes are less frequent because propane leaves no ash behind to dirty the oil. DO I understand that Honda does NOT offer a propane capability.???
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