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Old 03-29-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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Anyone use the Honda EU 1000 generator? If so how do you like it and what can you do with it? Trying to figure out if I am going to go with solar or gen set. I know I won't be able to use the AC with either, but mainly I want to keep the 2 batteries charged up.
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Anyone use the Honda EU 1000 generator? If so how do you like it and what can you do with it? Trying to figure out if I am going to go with solar or gen set. I know I won't be able to use the AC with either, but mainly I want to keep the 2 batteries charged up.
The solar topic has been talked about many times. I think if you do a search of solar (using the search button at the top), you will have more reading than any one human could digest in a lifetime.

My choice though would be the eu1000 for a few reasons.
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Anyone use the Honda EU 1000 generator? If so how do you like it and what can you do with it? Trying to figure out if I am going to go with solar or gen set. I know I won't be able to use the AC with either, but mainly I want to keep the 2 batteries charged up.
We have a Honda 1000 that we use for camping. Just in case electricity. It will run a coffee maker, that's important! A hair dryer, on lo setting, that too is important to the wife!!! It will run a toaster, but NOT a micro wave. Got a wicked deal on it, could not pass it by.
If we are boon docking we hook it in for a couple hours a day to tend the battery.
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Old 03-30-2005, 09:45 AM   #4
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We have the Honda EU1000i and it is great. We bring it when we are going to be boondocking for more than three days.

Very light (27 lbs), small, and runs for hours on a single tank. Just run it each day and plug in all your re-chargeable stuff at the same time (laptop, iPod, AA battery chargers, digital camera, etc). It will help to have a battery indicator in your coach.
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I want to keep the 2 batteries charged up.[/QUOTE]

We have the Honda EU 2000, We decided on the EU Honda as a result of all the good feedback from the forum. You will be amazed at how quiet the EU's run. I just ordered the 12v battery hookup, it was only $15.00 +5 shipping. http://mayberrys.comI just wanted to have the ability to charge the battery directly.
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Ps we also ordered our EU2000s from Mayberry. You might want to give them a call.
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Old 03-30-2005, 12:56 PM   #6
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Abe, do you recall what Mayberry was asking for their 2000? I took a look at their site and they don't seem to list asking price.....thanks!
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Abe, do you recall what Mayberry was asking for their 2000? I took a look at their site and they don't seem to list asking price.....thanks!
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You have to call for prices. I called a local Honda dealer and they just quoted me list. As I recall, the savings on 2 EU2000s was enough to more than pay for the parallel kit. They also had free shipping at the time. I really like the customer service at Mayberry's. They actually start each generator and do a check before they ship.
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Abe,
Would this size unit be able to run a 6' electric fridge? The PO of my coach ripped out the gas one and put in an electric one. Or, would this have enough juice to run basic power tools?
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for dry camping I use a EU3300 Honda. It will light up the whole camp ground. It is a little heavy I have to use ramps to get it into the pickup.
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Would this size unit be able to run a 6' electric fridge? The PO of my coach ripped out the gas one and put in an electric one. Or, would this have enough juice to run basic power tools?
Power tools no problem at all!! Fridge I think so. Some one may correct me on this but I think you take the watts 2000 and divide by 120(volts) and the 2000 generator puts out 16.6 amps max and 13.3 regular. Just check your fridge and it should have the amp rating some where on back. I can run 2 EU 2000 in parallel to run the AC but other than that we just use one to charge the batteries. You might check on a new 3 way fridge (gas,120v and 12) You don't want to run the gen all the time to keep the fridge cold...(unless beer is involved...)
I hope to hear from JohnHD on this because we are talking about his most favorite subjects (beer and electricity)

Hope this helps!
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Power tools no problem at all!! Fridge I think so. Some one may correct me on this but I think you take the watts 2000 and divide by 120(volts) and the 2000 generator puts out 16.6 amps max and 13.3 regular. Just check your fridge and it should have the amp rating some where on back. I can run 2 EU 2000 in parallel to run the AC but other than that we just use one to charge the batteries. You might check on a new 3 way fridge (gas,120v and 12) You don't want to run the gen all the time to keep the fridge cold...(unless beer is involved...)
I hope to hear from JohnHD on this because we are talking about his most favorite subjects (beer and electricity)

Hope this helps!
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I haven't looked at my book lately but I think my EU2000 is rated at 1800 watts continous.
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I have an electric fridge in my A/S. It only draws 1.9 amps. EU2000i runs it, no problem.
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We had an EU 1000 for several years. The only downside was its loss of power at altitude. It didn't work well above about 7,000 feet. So we opted for solar on the Bambi. So far so good!
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The PO must have ripped out the control panel leaving me with this ugly sight. Should I a) Cover it over with a nice piece of Aluminum, or b) look and look for a replacement part and try and figure out the mish mash of wires?

Also, since this is all disconnected, will this effect my new replacement for the Univolt and my electrical system in general?
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