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Old 07-09-2020, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hooking up generator to quick connect

Hi all, Iím in the process of gearing up to start boondocking. After doing my due diligence, Iíve decided to purchase a Honda eu2200i, a propane conversion kit for it and a microair 364 soft start device. My intent is to hook the generator into the Asís propane tanks via the quick connect. What I canít seem to find out is whether I need to install another (provided) regulator downstream of the coaches quick connect.

Iíd really appreciate some helpful advise from those of you who have done this already. Thanks in advance and happy Ďstreaming!
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If you connect to the trailer port you do not want another regulator in series. If you connect to the trailer propane tank, you do need the supplied regulator on the generator.
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The answer depends on what you mean by "regulator".

Your overall system will require a pressure regulator (the smaller one) and a flow regulator (the big one). When you connect to the external quick connect on your trailer, you are already downstream of a pressure regulator so you do NOT want to add another one. You will still need to have a flow regulator in series or your generator won't run.
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See my entries in the ďWhich generatorĒ thread to see the conversion needed to put a Champion Dual fuel inverter on the Airstream propane supply. There are two regulators that need to be separated and the big one needs to stay to properly supply fuel to the generator. It works perfectly in Texas September heat and humidity per actual testing.
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If you use the Hutch Mtn conversion kit, there is a large flow/pressure regulator that you will need to keep between the quick disconnect and the generator. My advice is to also get the stand they offer as well. It need to remain upright. Don’t know about other conversion kits.
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. . . I’ve decided to purchase a Honda eu2200i, a propane conversion kit for it . . .
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. . . My intent is to hook the generator into the As’s propane tanks via the quick connect.
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For your specific gen and conversion kit, Larry's on-topic reply is good-to-go IMO. No need to overthink this.

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If you connect to the trailer port you do not want another regulator in series.
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Looks like they show on their website that you still need their large regulator along with a 3 foot vacuum line. They also look like they have a mounting plate as someone suggested to mount the large regulator on. I would call hutch mountain and I'm sure they will get you all set up. I attached an image from their website showing an rv quick connect. Click image for larger version

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Hi all, I’m in the process of gearing up to start boondocking. After doing my due diligence, I’ve decided to purchase a Honda eu2200i, a propane conversion kit for it and a microair 364 soft start device. My intent is to hook the generator into the As’s propane tanks via the quick connect. What I can’t seem to find out is whether I need to install another (provided) regulator downstream of the coaches quick connect.

I’d really appreciate some helpful advise from those of you who have done this already. Thanks in advance and happy ‘streaming!
Would you please provide a link for the propane conversion kit you are installing?

Possibilities here: https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=hon...ion+kit&ia=web

Genconnex:
https://genconnexdirect.net/honda_ge..._EU2200i:32KIT

Hutch Mountain:
https://hutchmountain.com/product/ho...onversion-kit/

Our Yamaha 1000 has the added propane regulator attached FWIW, which was the basis for my earlier post. Apologies if I jumped the gun.

Other possible helpful threads -- https://www.google.com/search?q=Hond...=airforums.com

Thanks,
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Me, too. It does depend on the conversion kit. Most kits have a regulator on or in the generator, which expects low pressure propane into it(you cannot see the regulator on a Genconnex, very neat). Therefore, connecting to the trailer QD requires nothing else. Genconnex also provides an external regulator for use with a propane bottle(high pressure). That regulator does the same thing as the regulator attached to the propane tanks on our trailer.
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Thank you very much, everyone for your replies. I somehow missed the diagram on the Hutch Mountain web site. I actually sent them an email a week ago today and have yet to hear back from them, which is why I reverted to the forums.

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Thanks for the update . . . it looks [to these eyes] like the Hutch Mountain kit linked in Post #9 includes the necessary regulator, if you choose the "Yes" option to include the RV quick-connect kit for $24.39. You also have to buy a Patch Hose from the Accessories page apparently.

Lots of other threads/posts on the Hutch Mountain: https://www.google.com/search?q=Hutc...=airforums.com

Please let us know how it goes.
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Just did the same thing

Hey all,

The Hutch Mountain folks have photos in their instructions, but the photos for connecting to the AS took some pondering as i amd not an engineer.

So, i took some photos to help you see what I did to connect to the AS house gas outlet.

1. Yes, you need the demand regulator (the pie pan-looking one).
2. The AS house outlet is 1/4" female so you will need a 1/4 to 3/8 adapter (Hutch sells these).
3. The quick connect is pretty simple to do. I may not have ordered the right parts and had to go to hardware stor for a 3/8" brass nipple.

Hope these help.

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US Carb, snorkel.com, has their conversions on sale and installed for almost no charge when you buy thier generators. I just got a converted 6300 for almost the same price as a 3000. Great deal. I have used their converted gennys for years without a single hitch. A 6300 is equivalent to two 3000 in parallel. But only 50# heavier. Also, I just solved the lifting problem for the heavy gennys. A 1000# hydraulic lift table from Northern tools for $279. Now I can raise the heavy work up to my level and also easily load things into me truck bed.
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Old 07-11-2020, 03:38 AM   #15
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That is what we have on our Yamaha 1000 -- has worked great for years!

https://motorsnorkel.com/

We also rigged up a separate BBQ tank regulator/feed, making the gen a great resource for power outages and emergencies, as you usually don't have to take a BBQ tank with you, given that they are so ubiquitous everywhere.

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