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Old 06-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Honda EU2000i Run Time

We will be running two Honda EU2000i, regular and companion with our 25' 2011 Silver. If we just run the 13,500 A/C at night, what length of run time can we expect on a tank of fuel in each generator?

Thanks, just looking for some answers from folks who have done this to get an idea as to when I will need to get up to fill the tanks.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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Depending on how much the compressor runs, up to four hours.
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Depending on how much the compressor runs, up to four hours.
This is one of the reasons we purchased the EU-3000IS.....
Quiet too and if you need more than the 3.4 gallons it is easily adaptable to run on an external fuel source. It is heavy though.... Choices, choices.
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There are companies which make external fuel tanks for Honda Generators, and some with provisions for two generators from one tank. The tanks are generally 6 gal boat tanks with special adaptors for the generator gas cap.

You might Google Honda Generator gas tanks and see what comes up. I know they are popular.
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I agree with Overlander63...depending on how much compressor time you have....about 4-5 hours with two full regular tanks...we just did this yesterday afternoon. We ran the AC from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM...after 3 hours I filled them each a 2nd time and still had gas in them when I shut them down at 6:30.
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I get at least 4 to 5 hours. As was mentioned above there are external fuel systems out there for honda. One site is Extended fuel systems/Generator Extender Fuel System -Dallas/Fortworth, TX.

If you have a portable boat gas tank you might be able to buy the connectors and hoses and make your own. I have not done it yet but am looking to do it if I can find the hoses etc.
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Thanks for the info, we bought the two 2000 due to bad back and shoulder, simply could not handle the 3,500 and then be able to kayak etc while camping.
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Thanks for the info, we bought the two 2000 due to bad back and shoulder, simply could not handle the 3,500 and then be able to kayak etc while camping.
I did opt for the EU 3000 and I can still lift it. I know that someday I will need to re-think this....
At 50 I have already had a couple of "He-Man" moments that have resulted in injuries. I tread more cautiously now!
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You can buy the parts to make it at this site: Extended fuel systems/Generator Extender Fuel System -Dallas/Fortworth, TX
However, I just bought the complete 2 generator unit from them assemblied. Waiting on delivery now.
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