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Old 06-23-2006, 02:53 PM   #57
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Glad to hear the Yamaha worked out for you. Keep us posted on any further details in the future, there still seems to be a lot of interest in finding the right gen.

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Old 06-23-2006, 07:20 PM   #58
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We are leaving mid-July for Alaska - planning to not plan much. The gen is a great comfort, knowing that we can always top off the battery. We learned last fall that when the batt goes dead, you can't do anything else - propane detector beeps at odd intervals (all night), refer can't light, on and on.

Page's idea of not much is to camp with a gen running the ac. However, I would like to be able to have a choice, if the scenario came up.

I look forward to reporting on a fantastic trip..


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Old 06-23-2006, 11:56 PM   #59
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The way our rig is wired the battery from the TV charges the trailer battery whenever it is hooked up. That has the potential for disaster (i.e stranded with a dead trailer AND TV battery) if you're not careful. However, lacking a generator at present (I've got a letter ready to send Santa for a Yamaha 2800 )it is convenient to be able to charge the trailer from the TV as long as you're careful to avoid draining both to the point of no return. We also carry one of those portable jump start/compressor combos. Bought it cheap at a traveling tool show. Didn't really expect much from it, sort of an "impulse purchase". It was CHEAP. I've gotten my money's worth out of the compressor and it's bailed us out with a jump once and a couple of other folks on occasion too. I was nothing short of amazed when it cranked over a big delivery truck with a virtually dead battery! One of the few times I've been pleasantly surprised by a cheap tool. OTOH, I've never been upset by paying too much for a tool. Of course the best situation is using Snap-on wrenches that someone else paid for (no I didn't steal them, I worked at a service station in college).

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Old 06-24-2006, 09:46 AM   #60
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When my battery went dead, it was before I discovered that the factory/dealer did not install the fuse that sends 12v to the trailer connection. So there I was, two batteries in the truck (chev silver 2400hd diesel) - and dead as a hammer in the coach.

Live and learn - the fuse is now in place, I have tested the line, and glad to have the gen nonetheless.
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:20 AM   #61
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2 Honda 2000 for original Armstrong Air

I have a 1972 27' international with original Armstrong Air Conditioner.

Not sure how much it draws, but I know it is a lot.

Anyone using two Honda's or Yamaha's to run a vintage Armstrong Airconditioner?
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Old 07-07-2006, 10:36 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by loechli
I have a 1972 27' international with original Armstrong Air Conditioner.

Not sure how much it draws, but I know it is a lot.

Anyone using two Honda's or Yamaha's to run a vintage Armstrong Airconditioner?
We run our 1976 27' Overlander with the original Armstrong with no problems.
I leave the pair in eco mode and when the compressor calls for more power they ramp up to speed in an instant. Have run the a/c for 6-7 hrs at a time. Have not run out of gas yes, so I am not sure of total run time with the a/c.
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:30 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by pmclemore
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.


Wondering if you are still happy with it, and do you have any additional thoughts?

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:21 PM   #64
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Dunno about Abe, but I love my propane Yamaha 1000!

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