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Old 02-27-2010, 03:17 PM   #15
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I love my new EU 3000.Its very light and more than enough kw to run trailer.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:32 PM   #16
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I forgot to mention that the Honda 3000isa as a large fuel tank (another reason for it's weight) and it will run 8 to 11 hrs before refueling....Tim

Factory specs say 7.2 hrs at 1/4 load. I have done better. Depends on how much the air works etc. Northern Michigan evenings are rarely so hot that the air would work overtime.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:30 PM   #17
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But then I might be able to rig a simple folding ramp and hand winch to do the job.
Heh, heh - You're baiting me, markdoane, after a previous post of mine

While you are MORE than capable of such a rigging, people with your uncanny insight tend to be older than me.

Why would you want the extra effort? Even Dumbledore can lift an EU2000.

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Old 02-27-2010, 07:30 PM   #18
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If Honda ever comes out with a spring starter or a cartridge starter option for these small generators I would buy one in an instant. Otherwise I'm grid bound.
The pull start on a 2000 was a concern of mine, too, remembering how frustrating starting a lawnmower used to be (I suppose even they are easier these days)...but we got a 2000i with a pull-start and it is really easy to start. It usually starts on the very first pull (unless I forget to turn the switch to "on" or to choke it when it's cold)... They really are a dream to operate...and lift-able.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:05 PM   #19
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An eu3000is is a nice generator. 2 eu2000i gens paralleled has a LOT more power, very impressive! It all depends on how much power you want. An eu3000is didnt have enough to power a 120v welder but 2 eu2000i have MORE than enough.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:37 PM   #20
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I also have a Yamaha EU3000is that does a great job for me. I have a 13500 btu heat pump and the generator never has failed to run everything we normally have on. I welded up a small hoist that plugs into the hitch receiver using a boat trailer winch that I use to lift the generator into my van. I use the econo mode most of the time.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:00 PM   #21
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Foldable Dog Ramp

We have the Yamaha that we run on LP. It is heavy so we use a foldable dog ramp to load and unload. Makes it a one person job.

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Old 02-27-2010, 11:56 PM   #22
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Heh, heh - You're baiting me, markdoane, after a previous post of mine

While you are MORE than capable of such a rigging, people with your uncanny insight tend to be older than me.

Why would you want the extra effort? Even Dumbledore can lift an EU2000.

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Ha! You two are practically AirForums royalty, so it's always fun to see a "Duel Arcane" between a couple of mighty powers such as yourselves...

Anyway, one nice thing about the Handi is that Harry Potter can lift it by himself and it's not like HE is anybody's Hulk Hogan...

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Old 02-28-2010, 03:18 AM   #23
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one nice thing about the Handi is that Harry Potter can lift it by himself
Marcus is concealing his true abilities... He is a rather "Buff" dude. As a mater of fact, he and his wife spend "date night" competing in feats of strength and endurance. (evidence below)

As TomW said "A Honda 3000[anything] is still going to be heavy"
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:21 AM   #24
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if you can lift a case of beer 12oz. bottles ,you can lift a Honda EU3000 i
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The eu3000is size and 140# weight can easily hurt your back. Most cases its a 2 person job. Carrying 2 eu2000i gens is far easier. A plastic coated cable lock will help keep them from walking away.
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We bought one recently and though we have not used it yet in traveling, here are some initial thoughts. It is light enough for me to be ableto lift into the back of our Suburban. Easy to pull start and very quiet. Disappointed that an extended fuel application has not been developed for it, other than if you are able to position the external tank to work off gravity. Something about lacking fuel pump?? My decision was based entirely on a price comparison of this unit against two 2000i's, parallel setup,etc. Jack
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77.6 lbs. call it 78 lbs with gas.I am 55 years old with a bad back, and i can lift it easily,maybe at 60 years it will be to heavy.The wheels and ramp make it easier to load.
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if you can lift a case of beer 12oz. bottles ,you can lift a Honda EU3000 i
134lb case 'a brew?

EU3000IS Specifications
Engine Honda GX200
Displacement 196cc
AC Output 120V 3000W max.(25A) 2800W rated (23.3A)
Receptacles 20A 125V Duplex, 30A 125V Locking Plug
DC Output 12V, 144W (12A)
Starting System Recoil, electric
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.4 gals.
Run Time per Tankful 7.2 hrs. @ rated load, 20 hrs. @ 1/4 load
Dimensions (L x W x H) 25.8" x 18.9" x 22.4"
Noise Level 58 dB @ rated load 49 dB @ 1/4 load
Dry Weight 134 lbs.
Residential Warranty 3 Years
Commercial Warranty 3 Years
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