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Old 05-30-2015, 03:56 PM   #29
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I would highly recommend a Yamaha generator for the 1000 to 2600 watt size. They offer more features and use metal parts, gas gauge, if needed, pet cock- may not matter too much if you plan to run it propane. The 2400 has a booster to allow engine starts (spikes) for AC units, etc. At around 3000 watts either Honda or Yamaha as they are very similar at that point. I believe Yamaha has the edge on the smaller units even though they are not marketed as much.
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Old 05-30-2015, 04:31 PM   #30
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That being a EU7000is Honda, then again, i tend to overkill most everything.

Wayne have you considered the weight of the 7000? It's dry weight is 262 lbs. and that does not include the fuel and oil Do you want to be lifting that heavy a generator in and out of your tow vehicle. Even if you have help that is a lot of weight to be lifting, even more so if you are by yourself
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:18 AM   #31
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Thanks and yes i did. I have no intention of taking it out of the truck bed, no way!!, I have a tractor with front end loader which i will use for the lifting. We live down here in the wonderful south, where it gets hot as Hades, humid as the beach and my idea of boon docking is with the companions of electricity, water and sewer. Three times last year were without power camping, once for day and a half due to ice storm in west Texas camping at Christmas at the McDonald observatory, then again in the middle of no where in west Texas same ice storm hit again 150 miles east two days later, and yep we were in the middle of that too. Then another at a Lake during a wind storm which blew down trees and closed the way in and and mostly wife's preference of the items of sewage, water, lights and other amenities most of which were discovered in the last hundred years or so we find we prefer to camp in comfort rather than as pioneers of the 1800's. Not downing those who like to do that we just prefer otherwise. Then adding the rv's two heat pump air conditioners and power requirements of the rest of the things we found necessary like lights, running water, hot water, microwave, motion pictures on the wall, etc. After giving it what i thought to be good research we settled on the EU7000is and put it in the back end of the pickup yesterday and plugged in to test it out. With the 120/440 plugged in and both a/c running surge of both at once was no problem and when both running along with all those things you think aren't running when they really are like smoke detectors, monoxide etc, the constant draw under full loads with fans on them running at high the draw was 4500. I doubt we ever use much over the one air conditioner as seldom has been needed but in the event it is needed it will power it as well as the other tings we consider necessities, though we might have to shut one ac off for microwave and coffee pot but then they can be turned back on. With the single 30 plug 110 the unit would pull one air conditioner, tried both, unit sensed overload to generator and generator shut power off to rv and went to idle. which is exactally what it was advertised to do. As for noise level, absolutely amazing. With it running you can stand right beside it and carry on normal conversations. Well that was my take on things. Thanks to all
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:28 AM   #32
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It seems like you have it all covered. Enjoy
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Then again on a passing thought, you might just consider us being CANDY ASS CAMPERS
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Old 05-31-2015, 07:27 PM   #34
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I did the same - eu 7000is

I bought mine as dual purpose home use and for boondocking - I had similar output with both ac's on - about 4200 as I recall

We live in AL and I plan on boondocking on a friends lake property in hot summer - we run both AC's when it's that hot

Also it serves as full power for any guests that come to my house and allowed me to (for now) forgo 50p service install which was goi g to be costly due to significant distance of the work

Loading is a bit of a pain - I had a buddy weld a small harbor freight crane thing to a hitch and it loads that way - takes me about 15 min o load it up - no lifting required - I want to refine my crane placement more later but it gets the job done fine at this point and we do not boondock much




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Will the honda 7000 run both airs
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7000 watts at 120volts is 58.3 amps that's lots of power most homes in the 1950 s had 60 amp service( 220 volt) and today in canada the standard home has 100 amp service (220 volt) so like I said 7000 watts is plenty of power!
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How many times do we need to see the same thread on what generator to use????
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Get a "sticky" posted! others would like to know!! this question will come up time & time again!!!!
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