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Old 06-28-2011, 07:43 AM   #57
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Thats what I did.
So; r carl: Isn't the only difference between the two is the companion already has a 30 amp plug??? Or am I missing something?

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Old 06-28-2011, 08:07 AM   #58
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So; r carl: Isn't the only difference between the two is the companion already has a 30 amp plug??? Or am I missing something?

Thanks, Terry.
It has a 30a plug and a standard one. Buy either for your first one. Honda is the Cadillac of generators.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:16 AM   #59
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Well we dont do much booondockin But we have enough power outs here where we live in a year to make up the useage difference. I have been following the pros and cons and the different threads for a year or more and those that have HONDA EU2000i's seem to be happy with thier performance. SO yesterday I pulled the trigger on a PAIR. Wise Sales in Ill got the nod. I had 6 different quotes and THEY WON.
LET ya know later how this works out. Oh I also ordered an extended run fuel system from a fella in upstate NY.
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I keep getting tugged back into that position, too. Are you going to get some kind of cases to store them in, or is that not an issue for you?
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We bought the Honda 2000 Companion first as well. And we got the parallel cables at the same time (about $40), thinking that no matter where were were and needed AC there's likely to be someone with another Honda 2000 and if necessary we could double up and whoever gets to use the AC is the designated party trailer! We bought the 2nd (regular) Honda this past spring...used it this past week in the AZ mountains and they worked great.

Note that you need an adapter for the Companion's 30-amp twist & lock outlet so your standard AS shore power cord can attach. (There's a black one shown on the Companion in the picture below... there are different brands, of course.)

We use a Rubbermaid 24 gal Action Packer to haul...the handle of the 2000 happens to fit into one of the grooves on the inside of the lid and holds it steady, and there's room for accessories, etc. We use it for one of the Hondas, with all the accessories, manuals, extra oil, cables, etc...then just use a cover for the other one...
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I have read many of the threads concerning solar and generators. our new AS will come with factory solar however based on everything I have read a generator also appears to be necessary especially to run the AC if boondocking or at a site without electric. I have seen where most have either the Honda 2000 or Yamaha 2000 in parallel but I have not seen any comments on the Yamaha EF 2400ISH. Will it run the AC. Its output is rated at 2000 watts and is certainly less expensive then 2 Hondas or Yamahas. Any advice is greatly appreciated
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I have read many of the threads concerning solar and generators. our new AS will come with factory solar however based on everything I have read a generator also appears to be necessary especially to run the AC if boondocking or at a site without electric. I have seen where most have either the Honda 2000 or Yamaha 2000 in parallel but I have not seen any comments on the Yamaha EF 2400ISH. Will it run the AC. Its output is rated at 2000 watts and is certainly less expensive then 2 Hondas or Yamahas. Any advice is greatly appreciated
I'd consider the equally light Honda 3000 Handi over the Yamaha 2400. Watch this ... http://longlonghoneymoon.com/2011/07...r-triple-fail/
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Hi, I own a Yamaha 2400 portable generator and the main reasons for buying it were because I wanted one generator that could run my 11,000 BTU air conditioner and be able to lift it by myself. Sean's case is unusual and somewhat non-believable. A piece of metal got sucked through the carburetor after more than two years of use. Dealers don't have to give goodwill extensions, but they do from time to time. My BMW dealer couldn't fix our car right when it was under warranty; I certainly wouldn't ask them for a good will anything. Two Honda 2000's are the most popular set-up. Honda and Yamaha are the best there is. All of my motorcycles were Hondas, but when it came to buying a generator The Yamaha 2400 made the most since to me. One Yamaha 2400 is a little bit more money than one Honda 2000 and way less than two Honda 2000s. The Honda Handi is a stripped down Honda 3000 at a higher cost. If you want a 3000 generator buy the Honda or Yamaha 3000 models, but wear a back brace because they are heavy.


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So I have the same decision to make. I am fine with either Yamaha or Honda, whichever has the best price (except I can't seem to find an extended fuel kit for the Yamaha). But my big question is this, and perhaps my mind is fuddled with all the spec's I have been reading, but won't a duel 2000 watt setup double the sound? Does it not increase the noise pollution above the generally accepted 60 db?
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Found the Yamaha EF2000is today for $989.00 here in Albuquerque. Haven't asked if the are cheaper in pairs.
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I purchased both companion and a regular wwith a extended run kit.They are easy to pack,lightweight and very quiet.They sip fuel.They power my 15000 btu ac unit when paralleled.You always get what you pay for and Honda has always been good stuff...........
I am very pleased
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But my big question is this, and perhaps my mind is fuddled with all the spec's I have been reading, but won't a duel 2000 watt setup double the sound? Does it not increase the noise pollution above the generally accepted 60 db?
Truebrit,

As I understand it....no the loudness would not be doubled.

Think of the generator as the POWER thats creating the 60 decibels (noise).
Every time you double the power (two generators @ 60db each) you will get approximately 3db increase.
Any sound engineers out there????

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