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Old 11-16-2014, 04:15 PM   #29
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I need to photograph the lift setup I have later - took a few snaps and lost them it seems - it takes me maybe 15 minutes to load up - I leave the hitch and crane at home


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Old 11-16-2014, 04:16 PM   #30
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Made first boondocking experience real easy


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Awesome post!! Thanks for the update, I love the lift idea! We are juggling between buying a used cummins onan 7.5 quiet diesel and permanently installing in the truck or the EU7000. Right now the EU is winning, seems to make a lot more sense and have a lot more utility to it. The rig looks great!!!
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:15 PM   #32
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Hey I joined this Forum thinking you guys were hardcore living unplugged while boondocking in areas not frequented by humans, now you are dragging home standby generators with you?

Just kidding.

I don't even have my Airstream yet, all I got is a stinking VIN #.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:01 AM   #33
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Thanks for the reply. Very good update. Think I'll go this route.
Can two guys load without the crane?
On remote I plan to get this one:
http://www.pinellaspowerproducts.com...HEUREMOTEKIT7/
It is wireless to 400ft, turns computer in gen off/on to minimize battery drain, turns Eco mode on and off, and will turn an outlet on gen on&off.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:31 AM   #34
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For a few beers I would help you with the 50A service. The hard part is finding a way to run wires from the fuse box so the power company does not see. The main expense is the wire itself.

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I am going to buy the eu7000 and use it for home use and for travel need

I have not 100% decided but I will want the option to boondock in hot summer

It's big and heavy and for loading and unloading I've spoken now with 3 owners that use one of those harbor freight lifts to load and unload but mostly

With it - I will also avoid the need to pay an electrician to put in 50amp service which turns out mucho pricey

We shall see - I may still buy the 2 x 2000's but the eu7000 will do all home needs and let me use my trailer at home for company in summer and have enough juice no prob




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Old 11-17-2014, 07:33 AM   #35
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The diesel is going to be better if the generator is likely to sit a long time between uses. Ethanol really cuts down on the storage life of gasoline.

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Old 11-17-2014, 07:34 AM   #36
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Yeah - the wire alone I bet is much expensive to reach some 100 feet for 50amp

Nah - I can for the rare occasion (2-3 times a year) just use my generator and boondock in backyard and save the headache

My brother is an electrician and is however going to install a transfer switch for me soon and a receptacle outside the garage for easy generator use in the event of an outage


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Old 11-18-2014, 08:25 PM   #37
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So which outlet are you using on the EU7000?
The 4 pole?
Do you set the switch to 120v or 240v?
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:26 PM   #38
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240 yeah - 4 pole - bought an adapter to fit my 50amp plug


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Sounds like a good setup. You think the neighbors will complain about the noise of the generator running at home or is it that quiet?

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Old 11-19-2014, 12:08 PM   #40
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Ya know what I haven't done - is run the unit and see if I can hear it while inside with my hvac off - I'll check soon

I'm highly doubting it but possible...


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Old 11-19-2014, 02:31 PM   #41
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My Briggs and Stratton powered generator will wake the dead.

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Old 11-19-2014, 02:41 PM   #42
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My neighbors generator when there is an outage is some kinda contractor grade 7500 watt generator - I can hear it loud and clear anywhere in my house

My eu700 running from bed of truck camping - with my fan from AC running it cannot be heard over that noise maker


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