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Old 10-29-2015, 02:20 PM   #43
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Sure do carry one. Honda 3000. Will operate a/c and rest of electric needs. A Honda 2000 not operate a/c, but you can always go with a pair of 2000's for all needs. 3000 unit is heavy, but chain it to bed of p/u tv. Both are extremely other unit even comes close to emitted sound. Would not consider any other brand. Good thing about 3000 is you can use a back up power for basics at home in event of power failure.

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Old 10-29-2015, 02:42 PM   #44
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I looked at Hondas and Yamahas, I bought the Yamaha strictly on price.

Fact is, I bought the Yamaha 2300ishi because it was the cheapest way to run my air conditioner with a premium generator.

If it is better than a Honda, bonus, if it isn't, then the ten years or so that these last is ok.

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Old 10-29-2015, 03:09 PM   #45
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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.

I carry a Yamaha 3000 in the bed of my pickup . does every thing I need. run it in the pickup heavy cable and locks. when I need it its there.
never leave home without it.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:24 PM   #46
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I'm a big solar fan. But I think it's disingenuous to suggest solar will always meet your needs forever, unless you have a large battery bank.

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Old 10-29-2015, 03:48 PM   #47
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1958 22' Caravanner. 3500 watts dual fuel electric start It's removeable mounted on the front "A" frame with bolt on drop down wheels to lift up and roll inside when I'm away from the parking spot.
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:01 PM   #48
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I have an Onan emerald genset. It's front receiver hitch mounted.
55 amps into twin 30 amp recepticals, and one 50 amp recepticals. I can power everything in mine and that of another Airstream at the same time. It's certainly louder than the little Hondas, but will run forever!
I use 3/10 gallon per hour at 60% load.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:13 PM   #49
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I agree that Yamaha and Honda both make exceptionally good generators. The reason I finally choose Honda(s) was through observation, recommendation and could I get it serviced and parts anywhere I ventured. The final decision was Honda. I traveled for 8 years following my son's national amateur and semi pro off road motorcycle competitions. It's amazing to watch a 100 acres of motorcycle shops and living quarters in the most remote, dusty and muddy places in the US. One thing was common among all these sea of self contained ecosystems; the critical power plants running all these high demand functions were 95% red in color, Honda 3000i. The national team my son traveled with ran 4 3000i Hondas. During that 8 year period there was not one failure of any generator. I'm not saying that Yamaha can't do this but the reputation and experiences of the pros depending on Honda generators is second to none.


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Old 10-29-2015, 07:18 PM   #50
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I own a Honda 3000i and keep it year round inside the back of my pickup (it has a cap). I use it just occassionally with my AS when in need of AC ect. and we are away from shore power. I also have a switching devise for my house, and use it for power outages. I have an electric outlet on the front porch so I only need to back up to it in the driveway. (Note - don't ever go directly into into your house circuit breakers without the switching devise. It wll feed power back into the utility lines, and could fry and electrical worker.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:34 PM   #51
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We carry two Honda 2000's.They are quiet,sip fuel and are much more cost effective than solar panels when running the AC or microwave convection oven while boondocking.Yamaha builds a good product also.Longevity is the same its just a matter of preference.Servicing them properly is the key.

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Old 10-29-2015, 07:37 PM   #52
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I carry two Honda 2000s both converted to propane. They ride on a platform on wheels that is strapped to the front of the truck bed under an Extand Solid Fold tonneau. Also on the platform are two 20 pound LP cylinders (the gas grill size) if I need them although I typically run the generators directly from the trailer's LP port and have generally taken to leaving the 20 pounders home to save weight.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:57 PM   #53
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Gamma - how did you convert them to propane? I want to do this for mine.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:10 PM   #54
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champion 2000

I have 2 Champion 2000. One is good for everything except AC. I've had them 5 years with no problems.
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Old 10-30-2015, 06:47 AM   #55

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Gamma - how did you convert them to propane? I want to do this for mine.

You can get all you need from US Carb, the installation no longer requires sending the carb to them for modification.

Removing the carb to install the LPG induction plate is no longer a required "modification" Not difficult at all.

The type 2 kit is what is now listed for the 2000i, it replaces the one I used for our "dual use" conversion.

Their CS has improved a lot since I installed ours...give them a call.

Here is a thread that you may find helpful, don't let the title scare you, it all worked out in the end and you may find some useful install tips.

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Old 10-30-2015, 06:53 AM   #56
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I have two Yamaha's but have not used either one as yet. Turns out I am pretty happy at full service parks. Hope to get into a little boon docking this year. I also have 400W of solar with 220amps of battery capacity.

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