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Old 05-23-2006, 12:53 PM   #43
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Where is the best place to purchase a Honda 2000??
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I ordered both my EU 2000's and the parallel kit from these guys. Great customer service.
http://www.mayberrys.com/
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Old 05-23-2006, 02:34 PM   #44
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RE my Yamaha order -

Good news - US Carb sent an email today saying that they have my order and my unit is to go to the conversion center next week! Fingers crossed, I may have it in a couple of weeks.

I'll keep you posted.

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Old 05-23-2006, 04:47 PM   #45
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Hello Pat,

Are you having your unit converted at the factory? Is this a kit I can order and accomplish myself? I'm diesel as well and would like to do away with carrying a five gallon gas can around and the subsequent weight if I can convert my 3000 myself. Thanks.
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Old 05-23-2006, 08:42 PM   #46
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Zoom, I am buying the unit new from them, and having the conversion done by them at the same time. As for doing the conversion, Pick says he has done it, and at another time he has also sent them the carb for them to do the conversion.

He says that if you are handy, it can be done. I don't have the requisite confidence.

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Old 06-02-2006, 11:00 AM   #48
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Tried getting thru to USCarb for 2 days. Finally got thru on the last day eligible for the Yamaha rebate. They are all out of 2400kw generators. They are sending me the conversion kit for tri fuel which does not drill the carberator. Found a local retailer who matched an internet price so was able to get the rebate, save on shipping and a few extra $$. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 06-03-2006, 08:07 AM   #49
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Are you having your unit converted at the factory? Is this a kit I can order and accomplish myself? I'm diesel as well and would like to do away with carrying a five gallon gas can around and the subsequent weight if I can convert my 3000 myself. Thanks.
Hey Zoom,

I recently converted a 7KW Onan Marquis from gasoline to LP using a kit from US Carb. The conversion is relatively straight forward and you can do it if you can remove and replace your carb yourself. It involves removing the float bowl and a few inlet fittings, drilling a new inlet, sealing up the old holes and re-installing it. Everything is in their kit including the sealant. It also includes a new 'pancake' demand regulator that must be attached to the gen somewhere. this is in addition to the 2 stage regulator that you should have on the LP tank.

It even worked when I fired it up the first time. GO FOR IT!!!! Go to their website and look for the conversion kits and select the one that fits your requirements.
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Thanks Lew. This sounds fairly straightforward. I'll check it out and let you know.
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:24 PM   #51
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Good news for me! US Carb just sent me a notice that they are shipping my unit today!

I'll keep you posted.

By the way, their specs say that it will run a 13,500 RV ac and still have some amps to spare.

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Old 06-13-2006, 04:06 PM   #52
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Good news, all

I received the generator - Yamaha EF2400is tri-fuel exactly as ordered. I also ordered a hose and the quick connect ends. Everthing arrived together in a well-packaged box.

US Carb sent excellent instructions on how to service and get started. They are very clear. The generator started on the first pull (gasoline) and I have run it for about two hours so far - under partial load and under no load. Today, I hooked it up to propane, and it worked like a charm.

I can't say I'm happy with their communication process, but the generator and carb mod seems to be perfect. I trust my earlier worries will fade away like they always do.

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Pat,
Have you tried the generator with the A/C and any other loads in the trailer? I just picked up the 2400 and ran it with the A/c. The first compressor start went ok - a little straining on both ends. The next start tripped the breaker for the univolt. I'm nervous about real time in the heat and when the dog is left inside.
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To All,

After running the Yamaha 2400, how would you characterize the noise level compared to other inverter type gens? I understand that it does not have the econo throttle feature available on the Yamaha and Honda 3000s. How does the noise level compare to twin Honda 2000s?

And if anybody has been using the 2400 for a period of time, how is the fuel consumption?

Thanks for any details that would help.
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Peegreen - I haven't tried my ac yet, but your report doesn't sound too good. My ac is 11,000btu. How about yours? We're having a very nice rainy day here, thanks to the ex-tropical storm, or I'd take the gen out to the trailer and fire her up. When I do it, I'll report back.

Timemachine - when not under load the gen runs at a pretty smooth 2600rpm (US Carb included a tach/hourmeter). When I apply a load, it increases a bit.

As far as noise, it is as quiet or noisy as a Honda I camped next to in the Smokies last year. Of course, since I didn't have one myself, I remember thinking that one was noisy as heck.

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I fired up the Yamaha and let it settle in to warm up, then turned on my AC. The unit went from idling at 2600 to about 2970 very smoothly, and stayed there. Little or no increase in noise.

I think it will be just fine. It starts very easily on gas or propane. It is a bit heavy (70lbs or so) but Page and I can lift it into the truck bed without straining.

I think I have a keeper!

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