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Old 06-28-2013, 09:07 PM   #15
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I own and use Honda 2000eu's for years.. I think ive seen one not start once. They are extremely reliable and quiet.. I think Honda quality is tough to compete with.. I believe their factory warranty is unlimited use for 3 years.. amazing.
Go Honda. Resale is always better too.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:00 AM   #16
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Does anyone out there have any ideas on security cables and locks to deter theft?
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:29 AM   #17
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Honda makes hardened steel security handle reinforcements which make it hard to saw thru the handles and steal the units.Reasonably priced.I bought them along with a 15ft security cable that I run thru my trailer bumper and then thru the handles of both units and a round Master Lock.It will slow the thieves down a bit
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #18
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Since your ac ( 15k),microwave,TV etc still work you must be running those Honda's in parallel not in series (series would give you single pole 240 volt which is not normally used in the US).
Yes,Honda makes a kit that is very simple for the two units to function together as one.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:33 PM   #19
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I have used the Yamaha 2800i for several years, when I need to use the air conditioner. It is quiet and much lighter than the 3000 watt Honda.
I use a 2000 i watt Honda when I don't need the air. Wolf146
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:41 PM   #20
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Yes, the Yamaha 2800i is lighter than the Honda EU3000is (80 lbs vs 130 lbs), but the 2800i unfortunately has no noise reduction insulation. Unless I'm mistaken, the Yamaha 2800i is a construction grade generator. It is also considerable louder than the Honda (65+db for the 2800i and 48+ for the 3000is).

To compare apples to apples we might want to compare the Yamaha 3000isb to the Honda EU3000is. There are several threads debating the benefits of both generators on the forum. The 3000isb weighs in at 150lbs and is rated (by Yamaha) at 53-60 db. I've owned both the Yamaha 3000isb and the Honda EU3000is and both are very fine units. Both are very quiet (all things considered).

I sold the Yamaha because it was heavier that I wanted to carry in a single unit. I'm able to move the Honda around very easily (it has the rear wheel kit installed) and it fits in the airstream (between the twin beds in the dog crate) when I travel. The Yamaha was too heavy for me to lift into the AS by myself.
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I just decided that anything larger than the 2k was too heavy. The Yamaha 2400 is right on the line, but I am going 2x 2k.

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Old 08-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #22
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Honda certainly seems to be the Coke to Yamaha's Pepsi... but sometimes a frosty root beer really hits the spot—which is a round about way to ask does anybody have opinions on alternatives? In particular the Champion line seems to draw nearly as strong reviews, is almost as light, pert-near as quiet—and about 40% less expensive.

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Old 08-15-2013, 06:32 AM   #23
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Honda certainly seems to be the Coke to Yamaha's Pepsi... but sometimes a frosty root beer really hits the spot—which is a round about way to ask does anybody have opinions on alternatives? In particular the Champion line seems to draw nearly as strong reviews, is almost as light, pert-near as quiet—and about 40% less expensive.

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A quick search turned up this thread.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:56 AM   #24
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listening as my wife and I will be contemplating a generator(s) purchase....will need AC for tailgating and summer camping etc...
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I would not skimp on gens,get the Honda or Yamaha you will be glad you did.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #26
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We got two Honda 2000i generators and we are very happy with our purchase.

Not being totally familiar with the generators, we tried to run a 15K A/C with one unit (along with TV, etc.) and it didn't work. But lesson learned, now we know. You need both to run the A/C unit.

So we ran the two together and they were very quiet. In contrast, the people in the RV parked next to us had to come over and apologize about their generator. That thing was loud!!
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:15 PM   #27
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I'm wondering how common campsites in my region will be without electricity hookups...

I think I'll end up wanting some solution for stuff like a tailgating get together with friends AND I've been dying for something to keep my freezer going during a power outage

My unit will have a 13.5 and 15k AC unit - would only run one but I'm not sure where each is yet and not sure which I'll end up using yet

I've been reading about Yamaha 2400 vs Yamaha 3000 vs Honda 3000 vs 2xhonda 2000's

Will a Honda 2000 run a stand up freezer or a fridge/freezer combo (my primary unit in kitchen) - if so the two 2000's would be perfect for home and tv use

And when not hot ad crap I can simply run one Honda and other stored as backup

I probably rarely soon will need gen set - but will benefit eventually - def would be nice for home use!
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:23 PM   #28
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I went with the Yamaha EF2400iSHC from US Carb with the propane kit installed. Couldn't be happier - light enough to lift into the truck be and less hassle than caring for and starting 2 generators. Plus much longer run time off the LP cylinders. I also got the kit to hook it up to a 20# LP cylinder off the grill for use at home.

I have learned that if running the 13.5k BTU a/c the fridge and water heater must be on LP or it will overload the gen.
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