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Old 10-29-2015, 04:17 AM   #15
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I have more generators than I care to admit, all for different applications.

We rarely need A/C so when we do we just get a site with electric.

I carry a Honda 1000 just to charge batteries and it fits in the rear storage compartment. I run it dry for storage.
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:26 AM   #16
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Rust, I carry two Honda 2000i generators for use when shore power is unavailable. The generators can run in parallel providing sufficient to power the microwave and AC units simultaneously. Got the generators for full-timing use because the trailer was my home and I wanted my creature comforts. I store them in a large Pelican case locked away under cover in the pickup bed. A second box holds the gas can that supplies fuel to the generators similar to the setup in an outboard motor boat.

The trailer also has two solar panels to assist in keeping the batteries charged. That is their sole purpose.

Whatever generator you end up buying, please get a quiet one. I will be most appreciative when parked near you.
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:46 AM   #17
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I own a Honda 3000 and a Honda 1000 inverter generators. I have had them both apart and have done service work on a friends Honda 2000 inverter generator. None of them are belt driven. All are direct coupled. I don't know where the idea got started they are belt driven.

As for use when camping, I have a solar system on both my Airstream and Argosy and boondock almost exclusively. I virtually never camp where AC is needed. I have stopped even loading my Honda 1000 in the Jeep when I go camping as solar is all I need.
The honda 1000 and 2000 ,3000?watt inverter generators have a rubber type timing belt this is were people are getting the idea about a belt ,this is from the arguments on honda 2000 or Yamaha 2400? Brand comparisons, the Yamaha uses gear to gear for timing ,it will last longer ,cost more to fix,it will weigh more,be noisier,the honda uses a rubber type belt not sure on material breakdown as it could have Kevlar in its composition, it cost less to replace, it's quieter,lighter, but doesn't last as long as gears used on the Yamahas mind you a timing belt on a car should be replaced at approx 90000.0 miles depends on make of car, that's a lot of generator hours , and for those people that don't follow maintenance and like to push things my friends Volkswagen diesel ,replaced his timing belt at 200000.0 miles ! That's pushing it . If the timing belt breaks it (could )cause internal engine damage. The honda generator has no maintenance on replacement of this timing belt! Hope this sets the story straight on the rubber belt story! Oh I don't carry (my honda )generator unless I'm going to use a.c. ( that's like never)
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:58 AM   #19
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My honda 2000 is a direct drive,it does have belt to run the overhead camshaft like the ohv automotive engines, I have had no problems with it in 10 years of ownership......
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:11 AM   #20
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Hello again
Still looking for a generator and still not sure which one to get and I know Honda and Yamaha are the best but still looking at options. Leads me to question as to how many carry a generator while they are traveling for emergencies or just to have for convenience.

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George,

I carry for convenience....and use a belt to keep my knickers up. :roll eyes:

Red, Blue....both very good.

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Old 10-29-2015, 06:24 AM   #21
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I improved the lid seal with 1/2" foam tape, and carry the LPG stuff in a separate bag, no fumes, carried in the AS.

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Old 10-29-2015, 09:41 AM   #23
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I ordered mine with the tri-fuel option so the modification was under warranty.

Yamaha EF2400iSHC Generator
Is the propane regulator mounted on the side of the casing. The website doesn't really show any details of the tri fuel mod.

Have you run your 13.5k AC with this unit on propane successfully.

I've accidently run my 13.5K AC with my Airstream connected to my house 20amp circuit via the trailer's 30 am cord plus a 30 amp extension with 15amp adapter so I would think it would run off this generator.

If the tri fuel is an addon by this company is the warranty only through their company or is it honored by any Yamaha dealer?

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Old 10-29-2015, 10:10 AM   #24
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We bought the pair of Honda 2000's and have not taken them with us on the road yet. We mainly stay at full hookup sites and have these in case of power outages at our house. If the main house power goes out we can live in the AS with our own power. I can also use them for maintenance power for the areas of our property where we don't have access to power but need to run tools on electricity. They have worked great so far and are very quiet.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:59 AM   #25
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I own a Honda 3000 and a Honda 1000 inverter generators. I have had them both apart and have done service work on a friends Honda 2000 inverter generator. None of them are belt driven. All are direct coupled. I don't know where the idea got started they are belt driven.
The implication in post # 2 and #5 was that the generator section was belt driven from the engine. That is what I was disputing.

Yes, there is a very small belt which runs the over head cam on the Honda. There is no listed replacement interval, and a huge number of engines these days use belt driven over head cams. In my opinion it is a total non issue.

Both Honda's and Yamaha's are great generators.
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2 Yamaha 2000s

We carry two Yamaha 2000 gens and 300W of solar, everywhere, everyday.

150W of the solar is on the roof of the trailer and the other 150W is on a rack (tilts as needed) that sits over the bed of the pickup truck tow vehicle. The 150W panel on the truck can either be controlled by the solar controller on the Airstream or a separate solar controller that charges a bank of additional batteries in the back of the truck.
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We are very satisfied with our Honda 2000. However, we seldom use it. We only carry it if we know we are going somewhere that will require it. We are usually at campgrounds with hookups - not much dry camping- so we don't pack it. We did just use it at home during the major flood in Charleston as we lost power and I needed to charge cell phone!
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I have 400w of solar which is great. But I also have TWO Honda 2000 generators.

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