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Old 01-17-2016, 09:08 AM   #43
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Our Yamaha generator turns ten years old this year. Over seven first years I ran regular gas in it. Over two years ago I started running only ethanol-free in it, same for my chain saw. No longer a concern about running it dry before putting it away. Too, we always run it under load once a month for at least 1/2 hour.

We decided ten years ago not to buy genset for generator or microwave capacity. Many many boon docking days since then, and over 2,500 nights camping. We have never wished we had power for the a/c. Our windows open wide on all sides of the trailer, we have two large roof vents (the Fantastic fans), and sometimes it's just cooler outside.

We don't have to boondock in hot places. Happens occasionally, but not enough to require equipment purchases. Makes me consider, maybe we could start logging hi and lo temps with our camping spots record. Nah, doesn't matter.

250 watts tillable solar on the roof, 460 amp hours battery capacity. We haven't needed the generator so much in the summers as winters. Found we sometimes get more and more behind with winter sun if we're in cool climate. One of major benefits of genset, to me, was for 110vac air compressor and drill motor if needed field repairs on driving days.

The 1,000 watt Yamaha sits small in our truck's busy bed, is easy to lift out for use, sips gas, is quiet. We'd do the same again. Hopefully we'd get as good service life as this one is providing too.
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:08 PM   #44
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Hi there, this thread is good timing for me. I just today bought a 1970 Overlander and am shopping for generators. I found this place, PPL, that is running a special on a pair of Yamaha EF2000is and the parallel cord for $1827.53 and free ground shipping to me here in Montana. -Caleb
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Hi there, this thread is good timing for me. I just today bought a 1970 Overlander and am shopping for generators. I found this place, PPL, that is running a special on a pair of Yamaha EF2000is and the parallel cord for $1827.53 and free ground shipping to me here in Montana. -Caleb
Good find. I see they have a single generator for $899 as well. As I'm in the market I might pull the trigger.

I did notice that Yamaha now has a 2nd generation version out. I can't imagine the first generation is suddenly obsolete, but for $100 is it worth getting the new one?
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Yamaha says the new version has an upgraded controller that can power a much wider range of applications. .... whatever that means. Be nice if they were more specific.
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:04 AM   #47
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Yamaha says the new version has an upgraded controller that can power a much wider range of applications. .... whatever that means. Be nice if they were more specific.
Exactly. Begs the question, what applications can it power now that it couldn't before?

I have an email out to Yamaha customer service. Will see the response.
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:06 AM   #48
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Yamaha says the new version has an upgraded controller that can power a much wider range of applications. .... whatever that means. Be nice if they were more specific.
Yamaha's corporate site is *slightly* more informative. They say it has "improved output characteristics between 1600w-2000w" so perhaps it's got quicker response to putting a load on it.
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I got a reply email saying it is "more efficient." Whatever that means. Sips less gas?
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For the $100 premium you deserve a better answer.
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A few Airstream owners say that a Yamaha EF2400ISCH can start and run a late model 15,000 BTU AC.
I have and it runs my heat pump .
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Generator advice needed

I am totally in learning curve mode with my 23 International and everything related. We are currently looking at generators that will allow us to boondock for longer periods of time. Would two of these be a good choice so that we can power the AC when needed (not big fans of an AC but sometimes...)? Thanks AS community!

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I bought 2 Yamaha 2,000 watt generators from PPL for less than $900 each. I like the fact that both generators are identical. The parallel cord has a 30 amp RV plug as well. No need to adapt to a twist lock like on a Honda setup. Just plug the coach in.
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We have converted our pair of Honda 2,000 watt generators using the GenXDirect propane conversion kits. Can power one off the grill port on the front of the Airstream. No gasoline to carry anymore or worry about it fouling the carburetor.
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