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Old 08-25-2007, 09:30 PM   #15
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my apologies in advance 2ne1 with formal sound science training...

sound is a vibratory disturbance transmitted by particles in the air...

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the 2 may actually be less loud under partial loads than 1 under FULL load...

as vajeep and wardinbb reported in the other thread...

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and if i had not suggested 'exaclty the same level'...

no one would have asked 4 more info...
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i think i covered that a few posts ago... i love good info and you give it...

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Old 08-26-2007, 11:35 AM   #16
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I think an easy way to confim what 2air says, without working too hard at it, is to imagine two radios side by side, playing at exactly the same volume. Intuitively, you would not expect the sound to be twice as loud (but perhaps there would be more depth.)

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Old 08-26-2007, 11:46 AM   #17
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The eu2000i is quiet under no load but hellish under demand! See my one post here.
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Methinks the gentleman exaggerates a wee bit! I have had a pair of the Hondas for several years now and, although the sound level does increase at maximum output, I don't believe I could describe it as "hellish!" If the night was as quiet as what you described any increase in noise would certainly disturb the tranquility. Sound from the mufflers can also be easily reflected - depending on how the generators are set up. Set them behind the trailer with the exhaust pointing out into the woods - or in a similar position elsewhere - and you may hardly notice when they throttle up out of the Eco setting.

If you want to hear a loud generator, I've got a one-year-old, Onan-powered, 6 KW home generator that'll drive you to drink - and it's not one of the standard contractor-types either! It was designed for stand-by home use and it is suppose to be relatively quiet. Unfortunately, no matter where I set it up to operate I've got numerous reflective surfaces nearby.
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:12 PM   #18
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WOW.......I suspected this thing about two sounds in sink may not be much louder than one of the same sound....BUT.....In sync they will never be....SOOOOO.....a....hmmm......the only way to tell is to hear them run. I suspect the quietest way to go with enough power to run EVERYTHING is to do what I wanted to do from day one. Forget the 2000 or 3000 and buy the NEW model eu6500i for $3,700 and mount it in the back of my truck (260lbs) on a Gorilla Slide and then I have accomplished what I want. Enough power at a reasonable sound level of 60dbl at full throttle to run everything at once...and a home backup to boot. SEE...you guys always give me the answers I am looking for....
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...In sync they will never be....
using the parallel adapter kit will essentially sync them....

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Old 09-03-2007, 10:16 PM   #20
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let's see, you're inside w/ the AC running, door closed to keep the hot weather out... stereo or tv on?

20' lead to the trailer...

who cares...

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Mine is 40 feet away and it lives in it's own tent. And it's off most of the time!!
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:10 PM   #21
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Well...I think my questions have been answered again by all you fine folks. I have decided that why fool around with it....get the EU6500i and be done with it. Less noise than two 2000's and I will NOT run outta power. Mount it on a Gorrilla slide in the back of my truck...and I can light up my chrismas lights in the boonies.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:37 PM   #22
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I must have missed the posts that indicated that a EU6500 will be less noisy than 2 2000's. In any event, I hope you are happy with your purchase and are kind to your neighbors.

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Old 09-04-2007, 01:48 PM   #23
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let's see, you're inside w/ the AC running, door closed to keep the hot weather out... stereo or tv on?

20' lead to the trailer...

who cares...

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Old 09-04-2007, 01:53 PM   #24
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I must have missed the posts that indicated that a EU6500 will be less noisy than 2 2000's. In any event, I hope you are happy with your purchase and are kind to your neighbors.

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I guess you didn't see the spec's on the eu6500i. 60 dbl at full throttle compared to 59 for the 2000. 1/4 throttle on both is 53 db for the 2000 and 52 db for the 6500. I heard them run at the local dealer. He put two 2000i together for me...and then we ran the 6500. The 6500 was NOTICEABLY quierter than 2 2000's. Even ONE 2000 compared to the 6500 is so close to being the same noise that the human ear could not tell the difference.

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Heres the specs. check it out. I could not believe my ears....another thing. The 6500 will be idling when the AC is running and the two 2000's will be pretty close to full song.

Just the facts ...
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The 6500 will be idling when the AC is running and the two 2000's will be pretty close to full song.

Just the facts ...
Hmm, even my 3000 is just off idle with the AC on. Full song?
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:38 PM   #26
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Gorilla Slide? No no no

C'mon now. Your an Airstream owner. Do this with style!

Get a Spitzlift Portable Truck Crane. Load that Power plant one handed. You won't even have to set your drink down.

P.S. The eu6500 is the way to go. All the juice you could ever use or you can run what you need on several trailers. It'll work great for the home too.

I use a eu3000 when camping and at home for our regular power outages. I made a male to male plug and plug it in an outlet on the same curcut as the the fridge and T.V. works great. Yes I throw the main so as not fry a crew member working to fix the same transformer that blows every month.
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The Gorilla slide will allow me to slide the intire 8 foot of bed and whateven is in it for easy access. I have a bad back and do not like climbing up in the pickup bed to get to things. If you have even seen one..they are about the coolest thing since sliced bread for you pickup bed. They come is different sizes but for a full size they are just over 8 foot long and over 48 inches wide. You can put over 2000 lbs of stuff on them and slide it out so you are standing on the ground and can reach whateven is in the front of you bed.
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I intend on adding a panel to the house to plug in the 6500 for home backup. I have a 30 amp plug under the AIRport now for the trailer.
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