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Old 10-23-2012, 08:43 AM   #11
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I don't really see the savings carrying a generator when you have one built in. You have to store it and a gas can somewhere - space that can be used for other things to make your travels more fun. LP is cheap, cheap, cheap! So if you want to carry extra hardware, get yourself a couple of lightweight FRP LP bottles. Since you are paying for the built it genset, and paying to lug around the weight, use the heck out of it and get your money's worth.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:00 AM   #12
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I will say when I went looking for a toy hauler a on board Onan was a must for me because we boondock camp almost 99% of our trips. And when I seen the price for it I was shocked but it has been more than worth it's weight in gold.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:55 AM   #13
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One of my points is the sound level of the Honda generator versus the onboard generator.

Can two people stand next to the onboard generator and have a conversation using the same voice level that they would use if the generator were off? If not, then the Honda has a modest value because it is quiet.

My Honda 2000 will lower the idle speed when the load is very low. This reduces gas consumption. The only thing I have ever used my Honda for was to charge a pair of 12 volt batteries. This only requires the lowest idle level that the Honda generator has.

I run the generator every morning for an hour. This requires 1 pint of gasoline to recharge the batteries after a days use. I carry 15 gallons of gasoline for the ATVs, so I do not need to carry any extra gas for the Honda generator.

Wasting exterior storage space was mentioned. The Honda generator is about 2 cubic feet. My 24R has 75 cubic feet of exterior storage. I think I will be able to find room for it if I want to take it along.

Weight is not a factor. I can carry two at a time, one in each hand.

I think it would be silly to purchase a Honda generator to go with my 24R, but I already have it.

I'll figure it out next season.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #14
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The onboard gen is pretty loud even while your in coach. That is one of the reasons to bring my Honda and locate it away from the coach for battery chArging and morning cup of java using our keurig. The gen is located right under the awning and the Honda could be plugged in on the opposite side of the coach away from where we hang out
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:19 PM   #15
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The onboard gen is pretty loud even while your in coach. That is one of the reasons to bring my Honda and locate it away from the coach for battery chArging and morning cup of java using our keurig. The gen is located right under the awning and the Honda could be plugged in on the opposite side of the coach away from where we hang out
That is what I wanted to know. Thanks
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