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Old 01-17-2004, 09:30 PM   #1
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Yamaha EF3000iSEB

Has anyone tried or know anyone who has a Yamaha EF3000iSEB? It is rated for 3000 watts but will boost an additional 500 watts through it's own starter battery when and if an appliance needs the additional wattage on startup.
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Old 02-29-2004, 09:41 AM   #2
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Yamaha 3000 boost

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I have a good friend who has the 3000 boost and camps with us quite a lot. He loves it . It is very very quite and does the job great. If and when I need to buy another generator, I would buy one in a minute.
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Old 02-29-2004, 07:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Mike. It looks like a good unit and runs a long time on one tank. I'd rather have a slightly heavier unit I could still pick up rather than 2 of the Honda EU2000 units in parallel.
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Old 02-29-2004, 07:41 PM   #4
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davidz71, you're lucky to be able to still call it slightly heavier. There was a time when I could've snatched the 175 lb fueled and oiled EF3000iSEB boost model up onto the 4WD tailgate, but these days, I'll stick to the 55 lb EU2000s one at a time, and call the boost model Yamaha a lot more than slightly heavier.
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:09 PM   #5
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Dry weight is 151.8 lbs. and I wouldn't have it fueled up until I got it out of the back of the pickup. It is heavier rather than slightly heavier than the EU2000 as you pointed out. I'm 53 going on 28 and just bucking for a hernia.
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BTDT, got the nylon reinforcement... on that side. 53 here too, but these days subscribe to the Clint Eastwood "a man's gotta know his limitations" philosophy. We just don't heal like we used to.
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Come on you two! Suck it up!

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Old 03-02-2004, 08:42 PM   #9
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The doc said to be careful and not do any heavy lifting so I've tried to be careful. I have a defensive tactics class to teach the local P.D. and S.O this Friday so that ought to be interesting. "Easy on me guys, this is gonna hurt me more than it is going to hurt you."
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Thanks Mike. It looks like a good unit and runs a long time on one tank. I'd rather have a slightly heavier unit I could still pick up rather than 2 of the Honda EU2000 units in parallel.
A friend of mine is looking at running two Honda EU2000's in parallel. He already has one, just needs to purchase the other. Is there a reason you don't like the two in parallel, other than there's two to deal with?
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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.....

I just couldn't resist...call is blissful youth....
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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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Awe right Twink, that made me laugh out loud. Good one!
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I wasn't happy with the prospect of two gensets even though I fell in love with the Honda 2000. I recently saw an add (during the power outage of hurricane Isabel) for a Honda EB3000 that weighs 68.4 lbs and has a noise level of 68 db. The price was right at just under $1000. I think it will do all I will ever need for my rig and it has to be a lot easier to live with than the Briggs and Straton 5500 that I use at the house.
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