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Old 03-18-2007, 04:52 PM   #57
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I know you answered the question about jackknifeing when backing up that you pay strict attention and have not had a problem todate with 15,000 miles. My question have you tried the sharpest turn your tow vehical will make while going froward, you know a u turn on a narrow highway. I think that is where the suprise will come in. Without your set up I don't think that would ever be a problem but with that extra corner sticking out I am wondering.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:50 PM   #58
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I just bought a Honda 3000i. Is there more of a power up surge that this generator can't handle than I thought? I figured it would povide enough power for the A/C and Heatpump.

I do like Honda's. I have a EU1000 that I bought when we owned a tent trailer. The 3000 is quiter.
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:26 PM   #59
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I talked to the Honda rep at the Tampa RV show. He said the 3000 could not run an RV AC unit. Not sure I agree if you make sure the ref. is on gas and don't have an electric hot water heater. It's marginal but should work just linit other electrical draws while using the AC.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:43 AM   #60
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I talked to the Honda rep at the Tampa RV show. He said the 3000 could not run an RV AC unit. Not sure I agree if you make sure the ref. is on gas and don't have an electric hot water heater. It's marginal but should work just linit other electrical draws while using the AC.
Generators, should never be loaded to more than 80 percent of their continuous rating.

That insures a long life.

To use more than 80 percent, will shorten the life of the generator considerably.

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Old 05-30-2008, 12:36 PM   #61
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how has it worked out?

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I just finished mounting 2 Honda EU2000 on my 2001 Bambi 19'. I thought others might like to see how I did it. The total cost was probably in the $100 range and it probably took 6 hours. I did no welding, but a lot of drilling (not on the Bambi) and bolting. Of course, to maintain the "Silver" look I will leave the Honda covers on. By the way, the Honda cover made for the EU3000 fits the EU2000 with the Gen-Tran installed.
Hi Grizzy and all,

This was posted in 2004. How has it worked out for you? Thanks for the hint about the EU3000 cover for the Gen-Tran

Has anyone else mounted their Honda gensets? Recommendations?

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Old 05-30-2008, 01:07 PM   #62
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It looks to be a nice setup if your TV is limited on space, however my concerns would be as mentioned recently, the limitations of turn or backing radii and the other concern would be the drone inside the trailer with the vibration of these engines running. There would have to be some humming, steady, subwoofer like buzz transmitted to the living quarters? The water pump comes to mind.

Let us know what you've experienced. Thanks Griz for sharing.

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Old 09-03-2009, 04:10 PM   #63
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OUCH...not anything I would consider for the above stated reasons. Hard on the AS and genset.

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Old 09-26-2009, 06:04 PM   #64
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If you turn too short will your bumper hit them or do they clear? I've been wanting to add a generator to our 16' Bambi and did not want to put the weight in the rear of the trailer and this looks like a better option. I don't use the WD equalizer bars on the Bambi. It pulls really good without them . Thanks
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:33 PM   #65
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It looks like one good pair of tin snips would cut the sheet metal to the locks and you will be out 2 good Honda generators.
This is from someone that has had a 2000 Honda cut off his trailer and stolen at Canyon Point CG above Payson AZ while I was inside the trailer.I put a plate one mine then parked the trailer on the plate BUT I have got so worried about having another one go stolen I now put mine in the trailer when not in use.
They also love to steal them out on the BLM land at Quartzsite AZ.
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While being a crafty modification, I think this would be the kiss of death as far as resale value goes.

If it could be done effectively, wouldn't the boys at JC offer it as a custom option?

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Hmm. Rear bumper?

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Excellent job. Looks very professional. I'm looking to do the same on my 31 Sovereign. However, I will make mods to accommodate the sway bar installation and removal. Thank you for being the guinea pig and helping us all with your design build.
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Gotta love these eleven year old threads. Good idea though?
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Question Frame Issues?

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I just finished mounting 2 Honda EU2000 on my 2001 Bambi 19'. I thought others might like to see how I did it. The total cost was probably in the $100 range and it probably took 6 hours. I did no welding, but a lot of drilling (not on the Bambi) and bolting. Of course, to maintain the "Silver" look I will leave the Honda covers on. By the way, the Honda cover made for the EU3000 fits the EU2000 with the Gen-Tran installed.
Any issues with your frame or has this continued to stand the test of time?
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