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Old 03-03-2004, 02:34 PM   #15
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The EB3000 is not an inverter generator. In addition to being louder at full speed, it runs at full speed all the time, where the inverters only need run as fast as the power demands. The output frequency is dependent on engine speed. When the AC kicks on and the engine slows, it's output frequency drops.
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Old 03-03-2004, 05:22 PM   #16
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Craig,

If you're going to run a 11K BTU AC, you may want to check this unit out.


http://www.yamahagenerators.com/yama...83560741680869

At 64lbs, it a winner!!
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Old 03-03-2004, 08:05 PM   #17
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You're right. That is a winner.
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Old 03-03-2004, 09:22 PM   #18
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Thanks for the comments everyone. I have the original Bay Breeze 13,500 BTU AC so I was concerned that the Honda 3000 would not have the power to handle the surge but the Yamaha 3000iSEB might give me the edge I needed without going to 2 of the Honda EU2000 units. Yes they are light but what about total run time? Oh yea, I forgot the pictures of the extra gas can that was wired in for extended run time.

I'm not a big generator fan but I see a place from time to time to run one. I am also not a fan of Briggs & Stratton powered generators because I have tent camped and had someone crank one of the 5,000 watt units up more than a few times. About the time I finally get to sleep the thing shuts off and I wake up. The quiet units seem to lull me to sleep once I get used to them and with the proper size tank can run most of the night if need be. I know that you are probably going to say that I am inside the trailer now but my hearing is still sharp no matter what my wife says. I am also a really light sleeper.
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Old 03-04-2004, 07:59 AM   #19
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Maurice, thanks for the info on the Yahama genset. To be truthful I did not do all the research that I should have done prior to purchasing my Honda. It was 90 degrees, my mother was staying with us, very limited power, high humidity, 20 trees down in the yard, shingles off the roof, rain damage in the house and a wife with a short fuse. I would have purchased a dozen coolies to turn a hand cranked generator if that would have made the situation more bearable. The local supplier was driving 1000 miles one way to pick up any brand of generator that he could find and was selling them at cost plus his traveling expenses. To pick up a Honda for 1000 bucks was at least 1/2 off the going price. The bad part was that I knew about the Yamaha ( I must be getting old the pretty girl carying the unit didn't even cross my mind). Being from a mechanical background instead of an electrical one I didn't take the workings of a generator into consideration. Electricity is magic, done with smoke and mirrors. Mechanical things I can see what is going on and have a much better understanding.
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Old 12-24-2006, 01:06 AM   #20
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Yamaha warranty support

I just lost my post so will try again. At 74.2 hrs. on the Yamaha EF3000iSEB purchased April '06, I noticed that the pull starter rope was not retracted into it's compartment. I pulled it out a couple inches and it wouldn't retract. I did the same thing until it was pulled all the way out. I continued to run the generator during the weekend of deer hunting and then contacted Yamaha customer support to find a repair station. They called a Yamaha dealer 14 miles from my house who looked at the generator and found a cracked plastic case housing the recoil spring. They ordered the $22 part and repaired the generator within the next week. I ran the remaining gas out of the unit this afternoon and the meter showed over 93 hrs. run so far. Oil has been changed at 14.2 and 74.2 hours. I'm now running Amsoil 10W-30 synthetic in the generator as it is tucked away for the winter. I'm just another happy camper at this point.
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:11 AM   #21
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I've been equally impressed with my Yamaha 1000. So far, no issues and am looking forward to many painless years of use out of it.
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:28 AM   #22
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I like the 2000s but my concern is the 20a plug. The coach has a 30a plug and we've been told on the forums that running the A/C unit off the 20a cheater is a bad idea (not to mention that now I have the 15k BTU Penguin on top of the coach). The 2000 does not have a 30a plug so again back to the 20a cheater? The 3000 has a 30a plug, but not enough kick to safely start the 15k BTU A/C unit, whereas two 2000s can safely start the 15k BTU A/C unit.

PS- The doctor told me not lift heavy things too....created a few problems when I had to go to the bathroom though.....

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Silvertwinkie---i have 2 -2000 Honda gens---my parallel adapter has a 30 amp plug on it .---pieman
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Silvertwinkie---i have 2 -2000 Honda gens---my parallel adapter has a 30 amp plug on it .---pieman
So does mine, marine style like my cord set.
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I know that if the gens are connected in par, there is a 30a, but when you use only one gen, thats what I was commenting on. Do you or can you run that 30a plug by simply connecting to one 2000? I wasn't aware that was possible.

With my 1000, I just use the cheater adapter.....
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:42 PM   #25
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We run two Honda 2000’s in parallel. They are great generators but I am unable to run them in ECO mode while using my 13500 heat pump. When the compressor kicks on the gens do not ramp up fast enough, so the trailer’s AC will kick off for a few seconds… Thus, I can not make it though a hot night with out running out of Gas. Has anybody plumbed and extension tank onto their Hondas? I was thinking of doing it with a marine outboard motor tank and some connections.
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:48 PM   #26
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Tavis76,
Go to the classified section of this forum under parts and you will find an advertisement for Duration Power. They make two 5 gallon gas containers with a Y and filter to run your Hondas all night long.
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I know that if the gens are connected in par, there is a 30a, but when you use only one gen, thats what I was commenting on. Do you or can you run that 30a plug by simply connecting to one 2000? I wasn't aware that was possible.

With my 1000, I just use the cheater adapter.....
Yes thats the way I use mine. If only one gen is used I use the one with the parallel adater on it and just plug the trailer power cord into it. If a second one is needed I simply connect the two with the leads off the adapter. Because I use a single gen more than double I switch the adapter from one gen to the other seasonally to keep the hrs on each somewhat even.--pieman
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:25 AM   #28
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PieMan - Dude, I NEED to camp with you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everything I read tells me that we could be serious compadre's even be for ever get introduced to each other. Just a feeling........ Call it Karma! You seem to have a properly developed
set of parameters that will help new folks, and new families, and new to the AS mystique - There are so MANY things that will offer her the camping experince she is ever likely to remember/ care about/ something that can get people out of jambs that there hinding Lingo wise.

A Cooooool Campground has, Lots of seasonal sites. Lots of 'drop' spaces, and there are the 1night/ we're GONE!!!!!!

Then there are the 'stay a few days'' if there are things of interest for everyone (kids included, most definately included.)

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