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Old 07-31-2006, 02:16 PM   #43
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Griz---I noticed in your first post that the generators are mounted nose to nose. This places the rope starter, on-off switch, choke, and more importantly the access to checking the oil and air filter on the inboard side of one of the generators. Has this been a problem and how do you pull the rope starter without the rope dragging the side of the case or hitting the rock guard with your hand?? This is a good looking set up, my only concern is the HOLE drilled in the top of the frame. It's my understanding that on any frame holes should NEVER be drilled there. ---- Pieman
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:32 PM   #44
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The generators are somewhat movable on the carrier. When I need to start the generator I simply tilt it slightly out and haven't had a problem with hitting anything (although I should say I always seem to have cuts and bruises on my hands that I can't explain For checking oil I simply unlock the unit and take it off the carrier to check/fill. As far as drilling a hole in the Airstream frame, there are none. The whole carrier is simply clamped to the frame. This has proven to be plenty solid enough for travel. I agree that drilling holes in the frame could be a problem.
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:59 PM   #45
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Grizzly you da man!!

Hi Grizzly,
i have a 21' International CCD and i just bought 2 honda EU2000's- this looks like an answer to my generator storage problem. anything else you would suggest?
i never saw how loud it was inside the Bambi with the generators on.. any idea?
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:43 PM   #46
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Griz,

It looks like a nice clean install. Your close-up pictures provide a nice view of your set-up. Though Andy's comments regarding fatigue do concern me. I swear by those Honda power equipment engines. I have a Honda snowblower I bought new 11 years ago and it still runs like the day it is new. I will be looking into the the EU2000's for a generator. And sorry about the sidebar discussion I had with Andy about T/Vs within your thread.
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:36 PM   #47
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" I did have to drill one hole in the top of the Bambi Frame as I could not use the clamp method where the anti-sway bar attaches to the frame."
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:40 PM   #48
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As far as drilling a hole in the Airstream frame, there are none. The whole carrier is simply clamped to the frame.

Griz--purhaps I misunderstood. One post you say you drilled a hole , the next you say there are no hole?????-----Pieman
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Old 07-31-2006, 05:17 PM   #49
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Griz--purhaps I misunderstood. One post you say you drilled a hole , the next you say there are no hole?????-----Pieman
My apologies Mike, I did drill one small hole in the top of the Airstream frame ahead of the Stabilizer bar. although I don't believe this would affect the vertical strength of the Airstream frame, if I were doing it again I wouldn't drill the hole -- its unnecessary. The carrier is attached well enough without it.
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Old 07-31-2006, 06:57 PM   #50
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Nice idea and installation of the two Hondas.
I have one 2000 now and have thought about adding another one. I have a 1989 25 Excella, and plan on mounting the two Generators behind the propane tanks. However, I thought about mounting them on top of each on a rack while using another propane tank cover, to hide them assuming there is enough remove. I'll cut loovers in the side for cooling and air. It should work.
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I have a question for anyone with some experience with the Honda EU3000i. Will it run the Airstream A/C heat pump? I was told by a dealer that the 3000 would not run the A/C it took two eu2000's to run it. Honday says two 2000's supply 3200 watts in tandum for a CONSTANT run. The 3000i supplies 2800 watts constant run. Does anyone use the 3000i for the 13.5 A/C?
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:44 PM   #52
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While I don't have the Honda 3000, I do have the Yamaha EF3000iSEB which uses the onboard 12 v. battery to boost up to 500 watts over it's rating for a short time period if needed. It starts and runs my Duotherm 13,500 BTU unit just fine.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:19 PM   #53
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We use the Honda EU3000i for our 28' CCD with 13.5 BTU AC and it works fine........but we don't have the heat pump with ours.
On really hot days......100+ it seems to overheat and shuts off. This happened to us at the International rally in Salem, OR last summer. Haven't had that happen to us before. It may be that it was set on econo mode and should have been set on full throttle mode..... I can't remember for sure. It's been fine otherwise.
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I use my Honda EU-3000i to start and run the 13.5K A/C on my 22' CCD. Like Jim, I don't have the heat pump either.
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Dave:

Beware of pulling on the starter cord at an angle! I have a similar setup mounted on a rolling cargo carrier in my truck bed. Like with your setup, I aimed both of the exhausts outward to the right and left - which placed one of the starter cords awkwardly facing the front of the truck when the generators are over the tailgate in their operating position. Much to my surprise, when you pull the starter cord at an angle, it cuts into the surrounding plastic bezel like it was butter! Honda should change the bezel to a more durable material.
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:33 PM   #56
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Great looking installation. I have been wondering for some time how I might ingtegrate generator(s) into tongue assembly. This is a great solution. I wonder if it would work as well to do a larger platform on one side to accomadate a larger generator (I have Honda EU3000). I have love to hear other's thoughts. Great post
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