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Old 09-21-2018, 12:10 AM   #1
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Honda Generator on Tongue

Finished my project today, just in time for a long weekend camping trip this weekend.

I built a "tray" to hold and secure my Honda eu2200i on the factory battery box. The generator just fits in this narrow location. The tray has rails to keep it in position and avoid rubbing the AS body or propane tank cover. Also make provisions to secure it.

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Are you going to run it off the tray? That will create a lot of vibration in your unit not to mention proximity to carbon monoxide and heat, the generators need a certain amount of space also if you read the manual.

Curious to hear others thoughts on this
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Also adds lots of weight to the tongue. With the right tow vehicle, no problem, but if I were already close to the load capacity of my TV, that extra weight right there on the tongue could be an issue.
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One other issue I would be concerned about is that generator you mentioned I believed needs to be paired to run the ac. I think they tray only holds 1 generator ? How are you going to pair it because the pairing wires are only around 18Ē long which I donít think will reach the ground. Also if you have a reserve tank and or need to fill up with gasoline there are potential issues with gravity and gas will trickle down into the battery box or the propane area which I think could be an issue.
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Looks good, nice job!
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One other issue I would be concerned about is that generator you mentioned I believed needs to be paired to run the ac.
Not with a MicroAir easy start. I can run my 15K on a Honda EU2000 no problem.
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Honda Generator on Tongue

Interested to see how it does, please let us know! Would like pictures of the build as well if you have them, been thinking of doing the same.

I believe Colonial RV also made a kit to mount Hondaís on the battery tray, but they wonít sell it, just install it. Long trip from AZ.

You could fab and exhaust snorkel to get the exhaust further away from the AS.

Any rubber feet or something else to mitigate vibration?

Is your Honda gen running off propane?
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Not with a MicroAir easy start. I can run my 15K on a Honda EU2000 no problem.


Those look cool
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Not with a MicroAir easy start. I can run my 15K on a Honda EU2000 no problem.


Since you brought it up Iím curious if you did have them paired with two generators using that micro air thing that you have if you could run 2 ACís?
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Not with a MicroAir easy start. I can run my 15K on a Honda EU2000 no problem.


Itís probably been explained before but can you explain what you are doing and measuring with the clamp on and probe me5er st the same time and what it shows? Thanks.
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Itís probably been explained before but can you explain what you are doing and measuring with the clamp on and probe me5er st the same time and what it shows? Thanks.
Just looking at the 2 meters, he's delivering 14.5A at 123.1 volts.
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Where is the black wire he is clamping around going to and from? Too small to be an extension cord.
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Has anyone used the soft starter accessory which purportedly enables the use of one Honda generator to start and run one RV air conditioner? Is this a viable alternative for boondocking, as may be an interest of #1? The use of the soft starter on an airstream trailer videoed at


https://networkrv.com/review-easysta...nd-generators/
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https://www.microair.net/blogs/news/...r-testimonial/
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Where is the black wire he is clamping around going to and from? Too small to be an extension cord.
Just guessing, but since there's a 30A plug below the ammeter, and a red wire coming from the area near the plug on that blue generator in addition to the black one running through the amp-clamp, he's rigged a short dog bone with separated conductors so he can use that amp-clamp. You only clamp it around one leg. I suspect it's not GMFL's photo, since he said he has a Honda EU2000 and the generator in the photo is blue.
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