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Old 06-15-2011, 10:38 AM   #29
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In my research of several Dealers Wise Sales has the best price,with no tax and Free Shipping on the Two EU2000i's. Good warranty also.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:00 PM   #30
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I bought it recently for around $1250 (with cover and a nice Yamaha hat!), you probably can find it cheaper. For me, I wouldn't pay $1900 for the dual 2000 setup just so I could take one most of the time. That makes for a very expensive 1600 watt (2000 watt max for 30 minutes) generator. If I'm not running the a/c, then we would probably have a friend or family's RV plugged in also so 2 could charge batteries on 1 generator. Then you can have them buy the gas & beer!
Good thinking. Where'd you buy your Yamaha?
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:56 PM   #31
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If anyone is interested, here's a kinda gutless comparison of the 1,2, and 2.4 kw generators including Honda, Subaru-Robin, and Yamaha:

COMPACT GENERATOR SHOOT-OUT
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:29 PM   #32
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If anyone is interested, here's a kinda gutless comparison of the 1,2, and 2.4 kw generators including Honda, Subaru-Robin, and Yamaha:

COMPACT GENERATOR SHOOT-OUT
Here is another more recent test and an article on using the Yamaha in parallel.

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To answer some of the questions above, the Honda 2000’s are available with different AC outlet configurations.

One of them is a standard 15 amp 2 outlets, similar to a standard household receptacle. This configuration also includes a 12 volt battery charger outlet.

The other configuration is usually considered the companion unit, and is the one you want if powering an RV. It includes one 15 amp standard outlet, and a 30 amp twist lock outlet.

Both units have lab styled “banana” plugs that facilitate parallel operations. Honda sells a kit with the parallel cable and an adapter from the twist lock outlet to a RV 30 amp female.


The procedure for operation is to plug the parallel cables in, start both generators, plug the 30 amp RV cord into the adapter and enjoy.


An outboard fuel tank is a worthwhile investment. There are several available. The one I chose is a six gallon that will feed both generators at once. The system comes with a custom fuel tank cap for the generators that allows a fuel hose to be connected. You start with a full tank on the generators, and they pull fuel from the tank. I have not tried the tank yet, so I can’t offer run time numbers.

I have borrowed and used the Honda 3000 with electric start. It is a great unit, but HEAVY! I chose the smaller and easier to handle 2000s, for the reasons listed here.

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I'm thinking I will be trying to rent one of the Yamaha 2400's to see if it will fire up the AC. I'm really not worried that much about noise. We will be mostly sitting in the middle of a 35 acre lot, in a land of 35+ acre lots. If the 2400 won't run the trailer, I'll go up to the 3000.
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I've used a Honda EU3000i Handi and extended run fuel system for the past two years.

I made my own gravity feed extended run fuel system using a 12 gallon Attwood Marine fuel tank and a fuel line with a primer bulb. I modified the fuel cap by removing the vent, drilling it out and installing a marine fuel fitting. I placed a towel on top of my propane tank cover and place the fuel tank on top of the cover.

This set up gives me the 40 hour plus run time I need to tail gate with out ever shutting down to refuel. The Honda easily runs my 15K A/C and converter, but thats about it. I run everything else off propane and I shut off the A/C before using the microwave.

My Honda has 750+ hard hours (often 90-100 degrees) on it with zero problems. I use Mobil 1 and change the oil every 100 hours.
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This is the tank that our local dealer sells

Honda Gas Tanks and Fuel Tanks > Extended Run Fuel Tank, Duration Tank

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I ordered two "spare" caps for my EU2000's today. I can get the marine fuel tank at one of our local Marine stores. I am going to make the set up myself.
My larger house backup generator is going to be converted to propane.
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I'm thinking I will be trying to rent one of the Yamaha 2400's to see if it will fire up the AC. I'm really not worried that much about noise. We will be mostly sitting in the middle of a 35 acre lot, in a land of 35+ acre lots. If the 2400 won't run the trailer, I'll go up to the 3000.
Make sure it's a 2400iSHC which is a recent model. The older 2400iS does not have the 4400 watt boost and most likely won't start a 15k unit.
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I've used a Honda EU3000i Handi and extended run fuel system for the past two years.

I made my own gravity feed extended run fuel system using a 12 gallon Attwood Marine fuel tank and a fuel line with a primer bulb. I modified the fuel cap by removing the vent, drilling it out and installing a marine fuel fitting. I placed a towel on top of my propane tank cover and place the fuel tank on top of the cover.

This set up gives me the 40 hour plus run time I need to tail gate with out ever shutting down to refuel. The Honda easily runs my 15K A/C and converter, but thats about it. I run everything else off propane and I shut off the A/C before using the microwave.

My Honda has 750+ hard hours (often 90-100 degrees) on it with zero problems. I use Mobil 1 and change the oil every 100 hours.
Do you tailgate for UT games?
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When we're not in the trailer, i.e. for most of the year, I'll have to store the generator inside the trailer, I'm thinking. That would make size and weight a little bit of an issue. Probably try to find some kind of Rubbermaid box or something to seal it up in. the wardrobe in the 27FB is probably big enough.
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some kind of Rubbermaid box or something to seal it up in...

24 gal Rubbermaid ActionPacker for the H2000i
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thanks, that's about what I had in mind. Will the 2400 and 3 kw gennies fit in that, or is it just big enough for the smaller 2K's?
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Chack the dimensions on this one....
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