Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-15-2014, 02:24 PM   #43
Rivet Master
 
AnnArborBob's Avatar
 
2014 27' FB Eddie Bauer
Chelsea , Michigan
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,766
Images: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by PharmGeek View Post
I made a small lift crane to lift my 7000is

Got the idea from another forum member

Used a half ton "small" harbor freight truck crane - used a couple hitch extenders then had a plate welded to a blank hitch and that is what I attach the crane base to and the 7000 lifts as such

I use a piece of 4x4 as a stuff leg for good measure

It doubles nicely for home backup

I still am perfecting the crane but I've used it now a few times and it works

Of course all the parts of the crane and hitch stuff ain't "light" but not bad for me

It's easy to see why the dual honda 2000 route is so popular though - I am loving the 7000 - I'll be making a post outlining my experience with it so far as it relates


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
Wow, Ellery! 7000is! What do you do? Arc welding on the road as your hobby? What could you possibly have that uses all that power???
__________________

__________________
Bob Martel
WBCCI# 5766
AnnArborBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 02:37 PM   #44
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Home generator use as backup and double as running both AC units easy and quiet

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413401856.652249.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	1.04 MB
ID:	224429


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________

__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 02:51 PM   #45
Rivet Master
 
AnnArborBob's Avatar
 
2014 27' FB Eddie Bauer
Chelsea , Michigan
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,766
Images: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by PharmGeek View Post
Home generator use as backup and double as running both AC units easy and quiet

Attachment 224429


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
Ah, that makes perfect sense. For a moment there I thought you were one of those "bigger is better" types gone totally off the deep end!

BTW, I see you are going to Canopener, we will be too far away (Venice FL) to make it this year. We are going to Alumaflamingo at the end of February. You should consider that one if you can get the time off.
__________________
Bob Martel
WBCCI# 5766
AnnArborBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 02:56 PM   #46
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Ahhh - time off - that's my battle




Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 03:22 PM   #47
3 Rivet Member
 
Tyvekcat's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Blacksburg , Virginia
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 233
Heavy Duty !

Quote:
Originally Posted by PharmGeek View Post
Home generator use as backup and double as running both AC units easy and quiet

Attachment 224429

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
Well you can't beat that ! Crane and gen-set is right out of the 'Tim the Toolman Taylor' playbook
awesome!
Have a good one!
__________________
Ra, Chelle & Natasha
For my next trick, I will use my new Airstream & Dodge Ram 2500 CTD to make this pile of money disappear.
Tyvekcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 03:52 PM   #48
King of the Zebra Speedo
 
Panama Red's Avatar
 
Obrien , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,406
Images: 7
Well, now we know who to park next to when boondocking... Just bring an extension cord.

-Red
__________________
Somebody ought to clean these windows. There is a tremendous buildup of gook all over them...
Panama Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 04:55 PM   #49
Rivet Master
 
m.hony's Avatar
 
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,828
A tonneau ain't gonna cover that!
You gonna hafta git a topper!
__________________
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2014, 05:01 PM   #50
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Quote:
Originally Posted by m.hony View Post
A tonneau ain't gonna cover that!
You gonna hafta git a topper!

More by far my camping right now is not boondocking - so for most trips I still get use for my roll n lock - but even with my bikes if they go along the roll n lock goes without use

I may...maybe one day want a camper shell but not for now no need - "most trips still right now we enjoy the roll n lock - but once all kids are I to bikes in a couple years - it will often be obsolete - we shall see


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 03:35 PM   #51
2 Rivet Member
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 34
Yamaha 2400ishc tri fuel

I too am thinking of getting a generator.

I live in Texas. It is hot here so I need to use the A/C unit.

I keep coming back to thinking the Yamaha 2400ishc tri fuel generator is the best. Someone tell me why it isn't.

1) It will power at 13,000 A/C unit.
2) It only costs $1500. 2 x2000 or one 3000 unit costs $2000+.
3) It is tri-fuel. I can use propane and have it go for a few days and not have to refuel it every 8 hours when using A/C and not have to carry gasoline around.

I figure I must be missing something as not everyone is jumping on this setup. So tell me what I'm missing. Thanks.
__________________
mrpettit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 04:28 PM   #52
Rivet Master
 
TG Twinkie's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,140
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
I doubt that this unit will handle your requirements. It has a full load capacity of 17 amps.
The running current on you AC is 12 amps or higher. Which means the starting current is much higher.
Most manufacturers recommend a continuous load at no higher than 80% of rated load. Which is 13.6 amps.
I think you need to look at a 3,000 watt unit at the very least. Whether it be a single unit or a companion setup.


Sent from my iPod touch using Airstream Forums
__________________
Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 10:04 AM   #53
Rivet Master
 
KJRitchie's Avatar

 
2008 25' Classic
Wichita Falls , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,217
Its not a Honda but Champion seems to be trying to compete. Here is their version of the Honda EU3000 Handi.

75531i (US) - Champion Power Equipment

Kelvin
__________________
KJRitchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 11:11 AM   #54
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Quote:
Originally Posted by KJRitchie View Post
Its not a Honda but Champion seems to be trying to compete. Here is their version of the Honda EU3000 Handi.

75531i (US) - Champion Power Equipment

Kelvin

I've seen that one. It has some decent reviews on Amazon.
__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 11:16 AM   #55
2 Rivet Member
 
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by TG Twinkie View Post
I doubt that this unit will handle your requirements. It has a full load capacity of 17 amps.
The running current on you AC is 12 amps or higher. Which means the starting current is much higher.
Most manufacturers recommend a continuous load at no higher than 80% of rated load. Which is 13.6 amps.
I think you need to look at a 3,000 watt unit at the very least. Whether it be a single unit or a companion setup.
I assume you are talking about the Yamaha 2400iSHC. It is specifically designed to start most 13,000BTU A/C units.

Here is a thread on it: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...nit-86981.html

People report being able to use it with 15,000 BTU A/C unit.

That Champion Power Equipment 3100-watt for $800 looks appealing as well. I have no idea how loud these things are but from what I can tell it is slightly louder than the Yamaha. Considering I'll be using it only in the middle of nowhere that should be ok.

Can the Champion be trifuel?
__________________
mrpettit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 04:23 PM   #56
2 Rivet Member
 
1994 34' Excella
Kalamazoo , Michigan
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 81
We have a Honda 3000ei in the bed of the truck, and it will run the 13.5k ac in Eco mode with no problems. Electric start and the big tank are two pluses. Definitely recommend vs the Handi.


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________

__________________
TomS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Two adults, two kids - what to buy? Veik Our Community 25 04-17-2014 10:48 AM
Two 12V vs. two six volt batteries spat61 Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 37 04-23-2010 12:50 AM
Two converters in less than two years? stowaways Full-Timing 14 02-09-2010 03:40 PM
Two plus two cello The Pet Forum 1 09-26-2006 03:00 PM
Two 6 volts or Two 12V series 27 LI Pets Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 0 09-07-2006 07:06 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.