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Old 08-12-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Honda EU2000i or a Yamaha EF2000iS

Looking at a Honda EU2000i or a Yamaha EF2000iS, the specs look the same and was wondering what is the best one to go with, also, what is the best way to store the gasoline to power the generator when trailing. My AC is a Frigidaire Model: FAK085R7V 8,000 btu, Amps (Cool): 7.2. planning a trip West next year.

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Old 08-12-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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Not sure, but owners seem to about evenly split between these two brands; and nearly all posts I have seen indicate both are quiet and reliable. Your decision may be just between whether you like red or blue.

There are a few other brands that also have good reputations, and I am sure their owners will identify them on this thread. However, I think most would not recommend any generator that is objectionably loud.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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I have had my Honda's for about 9 months and they have worked very well. as the previous post stated either one will work fine it might just come down to price.
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Check the Yamaha 2800 out. I am told by a local RV dealer (reputable) that it will handle the AC on our Airstream. Currently we have a Yamaha 1000, and other than leaving gas in it too long (clogged carb jets) it has been flawless for years. Keeps the batteries topped off very nicely.
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The other question that I had, what is the safest why to handle the gasoline when traveling, plastic or a metal container?
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We carry our gasoline in plastic containers in the bed of the truck which has a tonneau cover... We use two...a 5 gal for longer trips + a 2.5 gal which is much easier to pour from, etc. We have a friend who carries her generator gas lashed to the tongue behind the propane tanks with bungees ...
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We carry extra fuel in a portable marine gas tank that is very heavy-duty plastic. It is a replacement tank for outboard motors that holds around 6-7 gallons.

We got ours at a local WalMart: Attwood 6-Gallon Fuel Tank - Walmart.com

Here is another link that looks like it is ready to use as an "extended run" tank. All you need is an extended-run gas cap and a fuel fitting: Amazon.com: 6 Gallon Boat Portable Fuel Tank Mercury Hose Assembly: Sports & Outdoors

If you intend to use the tank only for fuel storage, screw a brass plug (1/4NPT, I think; available in the plumbing section at Home Depot or similar store) into the fuel fitting, as a stopper.

Outboard tanks seal really well and do not leak or emit gas fumes. Plus, being for marine use, they are really tough and will take some abuse.

To fill the generator's internal fuel tank, we use the Flo N' Go "Maxflo" ($25-30?) that we also got at WalMart. However, these are not always in stock: Flo N' Go - Maxflo
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There are hundreds of posts on this question. I opted for the two Honda 2000's, as if I'm not going to need A/C I can get by with just one...and they are very light and dependable. Just be careful with the Ethanol additives, as they will gum up the carbs if you don't use the gens frequently, or add Stabil.
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We carry extra fuel in a portable marine gas tank that is very heavy-duty plastic. It is a replacement tank for outboard motors that holds around 6-7 gallons.

We got ours at a local WalMart: Attwood 6-Gallon Fuel Tank - Walmart.com

Here is another link that looks like it is ready to use as an "extended run" tank. All you need is an extended-run gas cap and a fuel fitting: Amazon.com: 6 Gallon Boat Portable Fuel Tank Mercury Hose Assembly: Sports & Outdoors

If you intend to use the tank only for fuel storage, screw a brass plug (1/4NPT, I think; available in the plumbing section at Home Depot or similar store) into the fuel fitting, as a stopper.

Outboard tanks seal really well and do not leak or emit gas fumes. Plus, being for marine use, they are really tough and will take some abuse.

To fill the generator's internal fuel tank, we use the Flo N' Go "Maxflo" ($25-30?) that we also got at WalMart. However, these are not always in stock: Flo N' Go - Maxflo
Great info....thanks very much
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Has anybody have tried dometic LW3000, can be bought brand new
for $799.00
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Has anybody have tried dometic LW3000, can be bought brand new
for $799.00
Here's a short discussion on the Forest River Forum... interesting. Will be interesting to see how it holds up and serves users. Good price for 3000w (2800 max output).

And here's a PDF about them.

Still like our Hondas...but this might work well for some.
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