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Old 10-26-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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New Yamaha EF 2000iS Generator ordered!

Just bought our first Travel trailer (2013 Forest River Shockwave 21ft Toy Hauler) a few months back. We are getting ready for a hunting trip coming up in late November. We figured we would buy one (of a potential future tandem) 2000Watt generator setup to see how things go. I figured the one would do just fine this time of year since there will be no use of the AC unit. In fact we aren't too sure we will ever have a need to use the AC with the type of camping we do. But nonetheless if we need more in the future the option is there to easily expand.
All that being said I have heard great things about both the Honda and Yamaha units. People LOVE and seem to be diehard for the Hondas.. It's my understanding they've been around quite a bit longer than the Yamahas so that's understandable. But, I also had a hard time finding many negative comments about the Yamahas. Not only have a I been a Yamaha person for years now, I also liked the features of the Yamaha a bit more. So that's what I opted for. Seemingly you can't go wrong with either one.

Anyhoo...Anyone foresee any issues with running the single 2000 watt unit? It will be used to run everything except the AC unit. Any input will be helpful! We are complete travel trailer newbs!
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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You should be good to go with the Yami 2000. Just remember about power management. If you have a 1500 watt space heater going, then you don't want to try the microwave. I big draw item at a time, or several low draw items are OK.

Size for size, I think the Yamahas are just a quiet as the Hondas. The Honda 2000s seem to be a bit quieter than my EF2400is, but my Yami is quieter than a Honda 3000.

And then there was the guy with a construction generator last weekend......that puppy sounded loud even at a couple of hundred feet away......geez.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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Yamaha generator

I have a pair of those that I bought from these folks. Very quite, start easy and they don't burn a lot of gas unless your running the A/C. Also light enough that they won't kill your back moving them around.

Yamaha Generators | www.yamahagenerators.com

You have to request a price quote via email, but it is worth the trouble. In Aug I paid 1874.00 for there EF2000iS Combo which includes 2 of the EF2000iS generators and the Parallel Power Cable.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:07 PM   #4
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Yamaha makes excellent product. Even though all of my small engine stuff is Honda, I would have no problem buying Yamaha. Love my Yamaha motorcycle. Go for it.
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And then there was the guy with a construction generator last weekend......that puppy sounded loud even at a couple of hundred feet away......geez.
Don't you just love that? Wake the dead generators. It's even better when they start one and then leave the campground for a few hours; shutting it off when they get back. I always lock my camper door because I'm afraid of Zombies! (Wake the dead; get it?)
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I always lock my camper door because I'm afraid of Zombies! (Wake the dead; get it?)
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Love my Yami. With Eco off, I can run the AC, lights and TV just fine. Can run easily all nite on one tank of fuel. You'll love your too.
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Thanks for the input guys! I'm pretty excited to get it. Something about any type of motorized equipment that makes me happy

I'll be sure to manage the power the best I can. We are more the cook in/over the campfire type of people. So I don't foresee the microwave being used a whole lot. At least not until we have kids! Basically the trailer and heater will primarily be used for sleeping at night. Most of the other time will be spent outside around the fire and in the field trying to bag a big buck!
I have also ordered a full set of LED replacement bulbs to help alleviate battery draw and generator load.
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Love my Yami. With Eco off, I can run the AC, lights and TV just fine. Can run easily all nite on one tank of fuel. You'll love your too.
I can run that with my 3000 Honda with Eco on.
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I can run that with my 3000 Honda with Eco on.
True, I love my Honda too but really the discussion is about the Yamaha 2k unit.
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