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Old 07-09-2016, 01:11 PM   #15
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  • Where did you get your propane conversion kit? - US Carburetion
  • Did you install the kit yourself or have the vendor do it for you and then ship you the whole thing? - Installed it myself. I removed the coupling between the flexible hose from the tanks and the copper line and inserted a Tee fitting where I added the Quick disconnect.
  • What brand and size of generator did you buy? - Honda EU2000i
  • Did your kit invalidate the manufacturer's warranty? - NA - bought used generator with no warranty, don't know Honda Policy
  • What diameter & length hose between trailer & generator, what quick-disconnect fittings? - 3/8" hose 2' long that came with my gas grill. It wasn't long enough to reach from the grill mount to the fitting so I bought a longer one at Lowe's and had this one extra. Be careful to get the right fittings unless you buy them as a pair. There are low pressure fittings and high pressure fittings and it is hard to tell them apart visually. Test mate them before buying. I bought fittings at CW that didn't mate with my hose fitting. They were marked low pressure but were actually high pressure.
  • How well does your generator work on that low pressure port? Any problems, issues or concerns? - I tested it with a hair dryer (1800 watts). After adjusting the flow screw on the kit it worked great, cycling up and down when in quiet mode.
  • Does it also work on the low pressure port when you're camping at higher elevations, say in the Rockies, etc.? - No experience
  • Do you have a backup plan that also allows you to connect your genny directly to a propane tank, and if so, what is it? Have you needed it? - I plan to change my home grill and tank to add a quick disconnect so I can run the generator at the house if needed. I have a 100 gal. LP tank for grill and pool and a 20 lb portable tank. If need is anticipated I could bring the portable tank along on the trailer. I will also carry an empty small gas can so I can run from gasoline if need be. I haven't implemented this plan yet; got to order the fittings.
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:11 PM   #16
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I had another post or three on this subject including the parts for the QD tee and propane consumption rates. Let me know if you need any of that.
Please do feel free to post links to your prior posts with specifics on the QD tee and other parts that made your double-propane-generator solution work so well. One never knows, we might decide to do that one day. Thanks again!
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Al and Missy, thanks for that wonderfully detailed and informative post.
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:16 PM   #18
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Hi from AZ. . . I just received my Genconnex set-up today, same 2 unit you mentioned. I hope to take it to my AS and try it out tomorrow. . . I'll let you know what it's like to set up & use. . . Craig
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We bought the Yamaha 2400ishc in order to be able to run the a/c. Our solar works so well and I've never needed to run the a/c off the generator so, if I had to do it over I would go with a smaller unit. The 2400 is a beast to move around.
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:53 PM   #20
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We bought the Yamaha 2400ishc in order to be able to run the a/c. Our solar works so well and I've never needed to run the a/c off the generator so, if I had to do it over I would go with a smaller unit. The 2400 is a beast to move around.
Am I misunderstanding, or are you saying you run the a/c on solar?

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Old 07-09-2016, 08:58 PM   #21
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Am I misunderstanding, or are you saying you run the a/c on solar?

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Hi, Bruce. That's off topic for this thread, but with a big enough system that's definitely possible, within certain limits. Here's just one example: http://www.technomadia.com/2016/06/r...ting-inverter/

Feel free to discuss in another thread.
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Hi, Bruce. That's off topic for this thread, but with a big enough system that's definitely possible, within certain limits. Here's just one example: http://www.technomadia.com/2016/06/r...ting-inverter/

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Sorry. Didn't intend to highjack the thread. I guess I DID misunderstand.

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I was getting freeze ups with only one A/C. When I had freeze ups, I tee'd directly into the high pressure side of the bottles. Now, on my second trailer I used Ys on the high pressure side to the first stage genny regulator thru a 3-way valve to select the desired bottle. No more freeze ups although the regulator still gets pretty cold. My experience tells me two A/Cs on at once will require too many BTUs. If I need more A/C, the next option will be to go to a larger capacity Acme valve, i.e., from green to black or red.
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Just to wrap up this short thread, here's what we've decided to buy: http://www.genconnexdirect.net/honda...g_packages.htm

Scroll down to "Package RV 2", which includes a Honda EU2000 Companion and all the fixin's. .
Checked out their website and shows "Coming Soon". I wonder how long it will be before they're available.

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Do the genconnex packages keep the OEM Honda warranty intact, like US Carb does for the Yamaha units? [see Post #10 for links re: our Yamaha 1000 tri-fuel]

At the bottom of the genconnex page linked earlier is this: "Please note we are not a Honda dealer and do not service gasoline generators." At the top this page, it refers to a limited warranty for 3 years, but does this include the gasoline generator, or just genconnex's conversion work?

If the propane modification voids the Honda warranty, what happens if the generator itself breaks down and needs repair?

PS -- US Carb has a new website: http://www.motorsnorkel.com/

Here is the 2000: http://www.motorsnorkel.com/yamaha-e...line-only.html

PS2 -- Post #5 here contains further info. about the US Carb and Yamaha warranty.
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Checked out their website and shows "Coming Soon". I wonder how long it will be before they're available.
Not sure why it says that. Mine is already en-route from them, according to UPS.
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The logical explanation might be that they have many orders, and cannot fill all of them until Honda supplies enough generators? To say "coming soon" may be simple honesty . . . ?

A simple phone call or online inquiry by interested purchasers would probably work . . .

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Following. I just received my two Yamaha 2000 tri-fuels from USCarb yesterday. There were a couple of features that I liked better than on the Honda, but to each their own. Full warranty on Yamaha because USC is a licensed dealer. Interested in reading about using the quick-connect and various plumbing combinations, as that is the next step in my project/education. Good thread...!
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