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Old 07-12-2010, 09:04 AM   #1
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Yamaha EF 2000 IA vs Honda EU2000 IA

The Honda has been discussed thoroughly but how about the Yamaha? I need to pull the trigger on a purchase and need to choose soon. Any help would be appreciated!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:20 AM   #2
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lots of threads on that brand...

try searching WITH the Y term.

herez a few.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/sear...archid=1892151

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...ors-39684.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...ain-22582.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...0-a-51780.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f448...ion-32036.html

there was also a lengthy review of yams in the airstream life quarterly 2-3 years ago...

not sure if this is online but was discussed here.

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I've got a yamaha 2000.I've had it for about 4 years. It still works well never serviced except for oil change.I run my 13000 BTU AC with no problem.I can lift it .But it weights like 55 pounds approx..I keep it in a big plactic tool box i bought at Lowesin the back of my pick up.The tool box has wheel on one end so I just roll it around.Once I get it out of the truck.I lock it with a cable to the wheels.IT's a great unit and VERY quiet. MI silver Dr. J.
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Thanks MI Silver! Did not know that one 2000 would run an A/C. Many have said that one 2400 does the job but thought it would take 2 2000's to run the A/C. Thanks Again.
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I have the Yamaha ef2400is and it has been great. I think they are both good brands so I would pick the one you like (blue vs. red?) and go for it.
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Roll the dice. Either makes a fine unit. If you have a recent model AC they could run it as the newer models are more efficient and have better starting circuitry. My Honda 2000i runs mine fine.
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I have a Yamaha 2400 and a Honda 2000- the Yamaha for when I need air conditioning and the Honda for when I don't. If I had to do it over, I'd buy another Yamaha instead of a Honda for one reason. The Yamaha shuts off the gas when you shut it down. You can't shut off the gas on the Honda. When you pick up the Honda and move it around to store it, gas leaks out of the drip tubes at the bottom. I've had it leak on my clothes and in the TV. I have never even smelled gas with the Yamaha.
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I have had a 2000 EU Honda for at least 5 years. I keep it in the back of my pickup truck chained down. Never had a leak, or gas smell and it is very quiet, light weight and easy to move. I also have a 2800 Yamaha that I use if I need the air conditioner, (It is a bit noisier than the 2000 Honda). Had that unit for about 3 years. No problem with either one
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I have a Yamaha 2400 and a Honda 2000- the Yamaha for when I need air conditioning and the Honda for when I don't. If I had to do it over, I'd buy another Yamaha instead of a Honda for one reason. The Yamaha shuts off the gas when you shut it down. You can't shut off the gas on the Honda. When you pick up the Honda and move it around to store it, gas leaks out of the drip tubes at the bottom. I've had it leak on my clothes and in the TV. I have never even smelled gas with the Yamaha.
In the owners manual of your honda it will tell you that when you turn the switch off, it kills the ignition and shuts the gas off at the same time. The gas that spilled out the tube was the gas still in the carburetor float bowl. If you dont tilt your generator very much when you move it, it shouldnt leak. You can easily drain the float bowl when your done using it with a small flat screw driver.
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There's a 3 minute review of the Yamaha generator here... RV Travel TV Yamaha 2400is Generator – Product Review

We have one as well and it seems to do the job.. it does run our AC..
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The Honda has been discussed thoroughly but how about the Yamaha? I need to pull the trigger on a purchase and need to choose soon. Any help would be appreciated!!
Hi, without going into a long dragged out speech on all the reasons why I bought what I bought, They are both very good products and blue goes well with the stripes on my trailer.
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In the owners manual of your honda it will tell you that when you turn the switch off, it kills the ignition and shuts the gas off at the same time. The gas that spilled out the tube was the gas still in the carburetor float bowl. If you dont tilt your generator very much when you move it, it shouldnt leak. You can easily drain the float bowl when your done using it with a small flat screw driver.
Yes, that's true the fuel spills out of the float bowl. However, mine spills when I pick it up and tilt the end just enough to clear the bumper when I put it away. I think having to remove the cover and drain the float bowl every time I'm moving is inconvenient. Especially when the Yamaha doesn't have that problem.
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I just got a Yamaha EF2400ishc for my early birthday present! I tested it all out and it runs great! Very quiet for its size and it even started up and ran the AC! Only 11,000 BTU so it ran the lights also! Very excited to be able to be off the grid even in the heat. We have solar for nice days and it does a great job but the 2400 will be great durring the hot humid summer.
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Thanks MI Silver! Did not know that one 2000 would run an A/C. Many have said that one 2400 does the job but thought it would take 2 2000's to run the A/C. Thanks Again.
One Honda 2000 wont start my 13k aircon, you will be better off with the yam 2400 or a honda 3000 it you want one to run your aircon. That honda 3000 is a well built gen but just too heavy.
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