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Old 05-03-2016, 01:21 PM   #43
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Two Honda's 2,000. Used them one season and they sit in the garage. Occasionally pull them out for power tools etc but don't usually even carry them in the truck when we travel.
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:02 AM   #44
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I noticed the Champion 2000w inverter/generator is at a good price right now. $449 at Amazon with free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Champion-73536...champion+2000w

Here is a review of a user who has had two for five years. He boondocks a lot and uses them consistently.

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Old 05-05-2016, 09:07 AM   #45
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That's pretty good. My paper-work says that Mr. Obreg the original owner of our Airstream, picked up our Honda 2000 in April 2008 from a dealer in NC. 8 years later it still starts on the first pull.
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:58 AM   #46
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Honda 2000. Hard to start after sitting for a couple of months.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:05 AM   #47
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Honda 2000. Hard to start after sitting for a couple of months.
Me too. I've had it for about 10 years, and every couple of years I have to take it in for service to get the carb cleaned out, oil changed, etc. I rarely ever use it. Bought it for one of my boats and will bring it over to the RV to recharge the batteries if I need to. But I expect to carry it for another 10 years and not use it much.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:22 AM   #48
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Yippee! Yamaha EF2000ISV2 and US Caruretion propane conversion kit are on the big brown truck out for delivery.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:24 AM   #49
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Honda 2000. Hard to start after sitting for a couple of months.
Are you draining the gas prior to storage? Sitting gas will gum up the carb. That is one of the several reasons I am going with propane on my new Yamaha 2000.
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:46 AM   #50
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Me too. I've had it for about 10 years, and every couple of years I have to take it in for service to get the carb cleaned out, oil changed, etc. I rarely ever use it. Bought it for one of my boats and will bring it over to the RV to recharge the batteries if I need to. But I expect to carry it for another 10 years and not use it much.
Hi, unlike the Yamahas, the Hondas don't have a fuel shut off valve. I believe that they have a drain valve on the carburetor's float bowl. You need to remove a cover to do this though. A gas valve can be added.
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Old 05-06-2016, 06:54 AM   #51
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Me too. I've had it for about 10 years, and every couple of years I have to take it in for service to get the carb cleaned out, oil changed, etc. I rarely ever use it. Bought it for one of my boats and will bring it over to the RV to recharge the batteries if I need to. But I expect to carry it for another 10 years and not use it much.


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Hi, unlike the Yamahas, the Hondas don't have a fuel shut off valve. I believe that they have a drain valve on the carburetor's float bowl. You need to remove a cover to do this though. A gas valve can be added.
Honda's do have a shutoff valve.....sort of.

But it takes forever to run the carb dry.

I did install a valve to make it quicker switching gas>Lpg. Easier to run on petrol when using the genset at home.


But the best way to keep the carb gum free is no E-gas and/or, drain after every use.


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Old 05-06-2016, 09:06 AM   #52
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I just bought the 2000w Yamaha and am a bit confused as to what exactly the fuel shutoff does. Seems to me that even with the fuel valve off, and the engine starved with fuel, there is still fuel left in the carburetor. I thought that would not be the case but looking at page 38 of the manual suggests otherwise.

http://www.yamahaef2000is.com/EF2000iS_manual.pdf

Once I fire mine up and have a chance to play around I will, but my assumption is that I'll have to drain the Yamaha as well. No different than the Honda I guess?
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:17 AM   #53
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Ny Yamaha 2400 will run for two or three minutes or so after cutting the fuel, leaving the float bowl MOSTLY empty.


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Ny Yamaha 2400 will run for two or three minutes or so after cutting the fuel, leaving the float bowl MOSTLY empty.


Superat stultitia.
That's the test I was going to do. Run it dry with the fuel cutoff and then see if any fuel comes out of the bowl when I open the drain screw. If it's a significant amount I guess I'll drain it manually when I store it.

Or run some of that TrueFuel through.
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Yamaha 2400. I like blue also!
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:09 PM   #56
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I own a little Powermate/Coleman 3500 watt unit similar to the Champion 3500. I got it at a Pep Boys inventory-reduction sale for $149 (reg. price $459)
so felt I couldn't go wrong.
I've owned several portable gensets including one Honda. Yes, Honda is very good quality. Made in Japan. (Can someone please tell me why that is OK but buying something from China is not?)
The little Powermate makes more noise. Yes. But the simple fact is that anyone "boondocking" with the idea of listening to birds and the wind is going to object to the Honda-noise as well.
ALL generators make noise. Period. I live on a remote ranch and love to sleep with the windows open, but my neighbor 1/2 mile away let his friends park their 5th wheels on his place and now I must listen to their gensets run all weekend while they pretend sitting in green-painted boxes on stilts and shooting deer with high-powered, scoped rifles while the deer eat at automatic corn-feeders is "hunting".
So, I get the objectionable-gen-noise thing and don't do it where it's not appropriate.
My point is that generators make noise and one making 70 dbs versus one making 76 or 80 dbs is meaningless in situations where generators are allowed at all.
I place my gen behind a tree, rock, or truck to reduce the noise impact on my neighbors. It makes for about the same impact as their usual method with their $4K Honda setups.
My single unit has half the maintenance of two units. (BTW, I store all mysmall engines with treated, non-ethanol gas, (usually avgas), engines having been run out and carbs drained.)
When/where gens are not appropriate...I go with the flow and do without, but most of the time I camp alone, in isolated spots or with others who are running their gens also and we all get along.
YMMV.
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