Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-27-2016, 08:03 PM   #29
Rivet Master
 
r carl's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Lin , Ne
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,056
I like red.
__________________

__________________
The higher your expectations the fewer your options.
r carl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 08:10 PM   #30
Rivet Master
 
Bruce B's Avatar

 
2012 16' International
Jamestown , Rhode Island
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,386
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by r carl View Post
I like red.
You have to be careful...
Bruce
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpeg
Views:	58
Size:	70.8 KB
ID:	261483  
__________________

__________________
Barely getting by, towing our 16' Bambi with our Ram 2500 CTD "Moby"!
Bruce B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 09:01 PM   #31
3 Rivet Member
 
2014 23' Flying Cloud
2015 28' Flying Cloud
Kalamazoo , Michigan
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 102
Anyone have an idea how long it takes to recharge the batteries off of the generator? Not exact time just rough estimate.
__________________
mwilliamsmd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 10:26 PM   #32
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,040
Images: 11
Which do you own?

The best way to charge your battery is to plug the trailer in and charge the batteries with your charger/converter (etc).

It will take the same amount of time as if you are plugged into shore power.

The 12 volt side of the generators I have looked at ain't much, like about 12 amps. (120 watts).

Superat stultitia.
__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 11:23 PM   #33
Rivet Master
 
Steve Bryant's Avatar

 
1991 34' Limited
Wichita , Kansas
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 736
Images: 7
I have a Yamaha EF3000iSEB. The Honda's are great units also. Actually, there are a lot of good generators on the market. However, I highly recommend a quiet inverter style whichever brand you buy! It's important to be a good neighbor when it comes to sound footprint.

Steve
__________________
Steve Bryant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 11:30 PM   #34
2 Rivet Member
 
firstwave's Avatar
 
2006 30' Classic
Santa Fe , New Mexico
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 91
Just ordered the Honda 2000 companion. Needed a gen to charge the batteries in storage and hopefully I'll get to do a little boondocking now.
__________________
firstwave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2016, 11:42 PM   #35
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,040
Images: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by J. Morgan View Post
The best way to charge your battery is to plug the trailer in and charge the batteries with your charger/converter (etc).

It will take the same amount of time as if you are plugged into shore power.

The 12 volt side of the generators I have looked at ain't much, like about 12 amps. (120 watts).

Superat stultitia.

Should read about 150 watts....


Superat stultitia.
__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2016, 02:31 AM   #36
Rivet Master
 
ROBERTSUNRUS's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,266
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 51
Hi, I bought a Yamaha 2400 because it was the smallest, lightest, quietest, single generator that will run my air conditioner. And it matches the blue stripes on my Safari.
__________________
Bob

2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2016, 05:51 AM   #37
Rivet Master
 
1999 30' Excella 1000
small town , Maryland
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 629
Honda 3000. To save the carburetors on small engines use non-ethanol gas when you can find it. I use the gas in my Stihl weed wackers, chainsaws, leaf blowers, log splitter,etc. etc.
__________________
streaminwild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2016, 06:46 AM   #38
Rivet Master
 
Bruce B's Avatar

 
2012 16' International
Jamestown , Rhode Island
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,386
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by streaminwild View Post
Honda 3000. To save the carburetors on small engines use non-ethanol gas when you can find it. I use the gas in my Stihl weed wackers, chainsaws, leaf blowers, log splitter,etc. etc.
Ethanol oxygenated fuel is a real pain in small engines. The smaller the engine, the more sensitive it is to the issue. As a Vespa dealer, we found that even 30 days of sitting was too much for the 50cc models and that was with proper use of fuel stabilizer!

My new Honda EU 2000's were unhappy after sitting unused for 2 months on our run through the south this winter...

Propane makes a lot of sense! I use non ethanol fuel to store all of our small engines (easy to find in quart containers at most lawnmower shops) but forget one time and at best, you will be disassembling the carburetor...

I'm interested in the kit made by http://www.genconnex.net/

As it does away with the external to the case regulator and puts it inside the generators shell. The price is high but that is because of pending EPA certification.

I wonder if other companies will soon be offering (or forced to offer?) kits with EPA certification?

After watching the VW diesel fiasco, I wonder if the EPA is even aware of this industry? Are we on the cusp of some changes?

Bruce
__________________
Barely getting by, towing our 16' Bambi with our Ram 2500 CTD "Moby"!
Bruce B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 09:01 AM   #39
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,135
Images: 33
In my area one Shell Station is the only place that I have been able find gas with no ethanol added. I fill my Jeep Hemi with it when ever I am near the station or before starting a trip. Seems to run smoother and a bit better mileage. Also keep 10 gallons on hand during hurricane season, just in case. Cost is generally the same as mid grade? I have a Yamaha 2400 with propane conversion coming from US Carburetor. Hopefully the only gas run thru it will be the required 2 hour break in period. USC told me that is required for proper break in lubrication. There may be times when I have no choice but to run it on gas. Will try to use ethanol free gas then.
__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 10:18 AM   #40
Overland Adventurer
 
AtomicNo13's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
2009 34' Panamerica
Telluride , Colorado
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,885
Being over the top arrogant, I use an Onan emerald III.
It's very heavy, not silent but can run my 50 amp trailers or mine and a friends!
Best of all uses .3 gallons an hour at 80% load.Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1461943120.740717.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	298.0 KB
ID:	261526
__________________
AtomicNo13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2016, 12:59 PM   #41
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8,135
Images: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by AWCHIEF View Post
I have a Yamaha 2400 with propane conversion coming from US Carburetor.

Back up, rewind, change of plans. I had the opportunity to fondle a 2400 today. Too heavy and big for me to handle. I called and canceled my order for the 2400. Thanking a pair of Honda 2000s might be better for me and my back and would be better for overall use.
__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 01:16 PM   #42
Fuil-Timers
 
DreamStreamr's Avatar

 
2005 25' International CCD
Everywhere , North America
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 631
Images: 38
Send a message via Skype™ to DreamStreamr
We are in tenth year with excellent Yamaha 1000 inverter generator. Switched to ethanol-free gas two years ago when we bought and started using Stihl chain saw. I always try to run the generator an hour under load every thirty days. Keep it full of gas, ready to go.

Rarely have needed it for the trailer. 2 125-watt panels, an mppt solar charge controller, and a pair of six volt golf cart batteries has kept us up all but a dozen days in nine years of full time camping. Then it's nice to have genset, like in Mora SP on Olympic Peninsula.

I'd buy Yamaha again. It's been perfect.
__________________

__________________
Living the Dream

Jim Cocke,
International President
WBCCI Wally Byam Airstream Club
dreamstreamr.com
dreamstreamr.wordpress.com
DreamStreamr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you own a 21' Sovereign? hamboblett 1992 - 1996 Sovereign 88 05-27-2016 09:49 PM
Which would you rather own and why? Glamper1 Buyer Guidelines 23 07-20-2015 09:21 AM
Own your own scale? Ag&Au Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 8 01-26-2014 03:52 PM
Any of you Minuet owners done your own brakes? Van All Argosy Trailers 7 06-02-2010 07:54 AM
What length Classic Motorhome do you own? ALANSD Classic Motorhomes 58 02-14-2009 05:12 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.