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Old 04-15-2016, 01:59 AM   #41
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I've had the Honda EU2000 and more recently the EU3000is. I sold the 3000 due to the weight of moving it around and bought two Generac IQ2000s. I have to say they are as quiet as the Hondas and seem to perform well with the auto-throttle on loads. I puchased the two Generacs and the parallel unit for $1500 so I'm very happy with the power for the money. I plan mostly running the single unless I need the A/C. They sure are easy to move @ 40lbs compared to 80lb.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:50 AM   #42
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I've had the Honda EU2000 and more recently the EU3000is. I sold the 3000 due to the weight of moving it around and bought two Generac IQ2000s. I have to say they are as quiet as the Hondas and seem to perform well with the auto-throttle on loads. I puchased the two Generacs and the parallel unit for $1500 so I'm very happy with the power for the money. I plan mostly running the single unless I need the A/C. They sure are easy to move @ 40lbs compared to 80lb.
Thanks for the input. On our Columbus group, everyone wants the honda's I was looking into buying the setup that you did. Thanks
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Great solution. Its nice to be able to just run one in the fall and spring when you dont need A/C. My buds that have this setup all added a marine gas tank and dual fuel feed. They said it was much easier than tying to keep adding gas to two small tanks. Also dont foget to buy the Honda parallel kit. Got the fill kit on eBay I believe. One small conideration is that 2 2000's together is noisier than one 3000is.
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Love my Yamaha 2000isV2's. I run two of them in parallel. I get lots of compliments from my fellow campers. They really appreciated the very low sound level (45dB). They only weigh 46lbs so it makes it easy to move around and store. They fit easily into the pass through and are extremely efficient. I ran them for four nights and used 10 gallons of fuel.

Yes, they are more expensive than most but the fuel shut off valve in itself is worth the price of admission. Ethanol is a big problem so unless you want to be cleaning\rebuilding your carbs every other season, keep it in mind.

Its also nice to be a good neighbor. You do not want to be the one in camp irritating the rest of those around you.
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You must have an exceptional model, the Yamaha 2000isV2 is rated at 51.5 db (no load) - 61 db (full load), which is pretty impressive.
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I recently bought the generac iq2000 at Cabelas. I got a hundred dollar gift card as well. I've used it twice. Very quiet and seems well built. Very happy with it.
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Champion just released the 3100 Watt Inverter Dual Fuel model. You can run either Gas or Propane. Its electric start, weighs 93# and the noise level is 59dB. It just went on sale at Cosco for $150 off the already cheap Cosco price so its $849 (ships free). I have had the 3100 gas only version for 2 years (paid $750). If I could sell mine, I would go for dual fuel in a heart beat.

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If you live in Texas and are interested in this Champion Inverter Dual Fuel on sale at Costco for $850 you can buy it this Texas Tax Free Weekend and save another $70. Texas considers generators as storm standby and included them in this year's exemption. Great buy they will sell out.
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I've done a lot of reading on the inverter generators the last few days. This Champion looks like a great buy. 1 question I have for you experienced RVers. The TT I'm looking at buying has an upgraded 50amp service but pre wired for an Onan 4K. Do you think it will work with the Champion 3100? Thanks for input.
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Your TT external shore power cable will require a 50amp to 30amp adapter and this will then plug into the Champion but keep in mind you will only have 30amps of power to run things. Most of us that carry 30amp inverters do so because they are lighter weight and cost less. As a result we know to run only one A/C at a time or perhaps dont run a hair dryer with A/C on or the reset pops. Not a huge trade off, just something to manage. If your TT was upgraded to two A/C that is the most likely reason it is 50amp.

If you choose an external Generator or Inverter, you will not be using the Onan prewire. Onans are great units and most convenient, its usually simply a price point that keeps one from doing it. Lastly, I believe an Onan install adds the need to install a gastank in the trailer. Since Toyhaulers already have gas on board, you will find more Onsn prebuilds with that type.
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