Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-27-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Gregg Willow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northern Minnesota
Posts: 254
Not another generator thread...

As my title says, it's another genny question. I have read just about every thread concerning this topic but I want to give it one more toss at the masses before I drop $2000+.

I am purchasing the EU3000is or two EU2000is's next week. I need your help in my decision.

The 3000 is just sweet. Heavy sweet. It purr's like a kitten on Eco at 48db and I have witnessed this. But under a/c load it should run at 58db where the 2000's will run at 59db under the same circumstance. It is the 1/4 load that the 3000 shines in my frame of mind. Again, heavy. I can use my ramps into the truck bed though.

Okay, now the 2000. Light weight, a minimum of 53db @ 1/4, can dual to 4000 watts, are susceptible for easy theft, 15,000 a/c capability?, etc. Lots to think about.

For around $2400 I can get a 3000 with the wheel kit and remote start. The same money I can get the 2000's with the parallel cables and the BERGS dual feed extended run 6 gallon tank that can run for 36 hors on the two.

I have a Champion 3500/4000 from the advice from some else. It was okay at a big concert but not to be used at a CG. Has to be replaced. I am now 50 and 6'2" and still able to put 160lbs of the 3000 full of gas in the truck bed (kind of, but for how long?)

I guess my main thought is, as a next door camping neighbor, would two 2000's or a 3000 be preferable or does it matter? I'm hinting at the 2000's. On cool days there is no reason two run two 2000's and like the idea of just taking one with me. Than again, I'm not sure a 3000 could handle a 15,000 a/c that i"m thinking about in the future. Only want to buy this one time.

Thanks for any of your replies.
__________________

__________________
2016 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab XLT EcoBoost
2012 Salem Cruise Lite 221RBXL, Andersen No Sway WDH, (2) Honda EU2000i's
Gregg Willow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,478
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregg Willow View Post
)

I guess my main thought is, as a next door camping neighbor, would two 2000's or a 3000 be preferable or does it matter? I

Thanks for any of your replies.
If your worried about your neighbor, don't buy one, especially if they are in a tent. As far as one vs. two, I would think one would be less obnoxious, as two, out of sync, would tend to create a wobble sound (I can't think of the right term for the sound two engines make when not synchronized)....
__________________

__________________
2016 Siverback 33IK
2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7L V8 Diesel 4WD Super Cab

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
dalford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 10:31 AM   #3
2011 Forest River Stealth
 
rwtdct's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Paso Robles, Ca
Posts: 356
I dry camp 99.9 percent of the time.

I have a Toy Hauler with a built in Onan 4000 . And I also have a EU3000is with a remote start I keep in the bed of my truck, when camping. The 3000 is the one we normally use (quieter and no vibration in the trailer) running almost everything. You might have a problem running air and microwave at the same time. The Onan 4000 no issues. So far as the two 2000's, you can use just one most of the time. The air con. is when you will need two 2000's

The Eu3000is is heavy and you can add a remote start.

The 2000's are light you can use one most of the time. I don't believe you can add a remote start using two of them.

Good luck with your decision.
__________________
2011 Stealth CSFCK3214
2003 Ford F250 Crew Cab 4X4 7.3
2011 Polaris RZR 4
rwtdct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 10:42 AM   #4
Site Team
 
KyDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 6,733
I like the option of just using one smaller genny when that's enough to
do the job.
__________________
KyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 10:55 AM   #5
Site Team
 
acadianbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Posts: 2,920
Quote:
Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
I like the option of just using one smaller genny when that's enough to
do the job.
Agree. Two 2,000's is better than one 3,000 IMO. More capacity. Ability to use just one much of the time. Lighter to heft around.

I experimented with two 2,000's earlier this year. They ran the air OR the microwave handily. They didn't really like air AND microwave; they struggled and seemed to be at their limit. From what I saw, I doubt that one 3,000 would handle BOTH.

One 2,000 would not run my air even after past the start-up. I got the air going and then shut down one of the 2,000's. The remaining 2,000 went on overload and shut itself down. That's why I don't think one 3,000 would handle both air and micro.

The 3,000's are really nice and very quiet. But there is no way that I could get one into the bed of my pickup by myself.
__________________
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp297/acadianbob/IMG_2757.jpg
2012 F150 FX4 Ecoboost, 2016 Surveyor 274BHS
2003 Yamaha FJR1300, Demco Premiere Slider
1969 John Deere 1020, 1940 Ford 9N, 1948 Ford 8N
Jonsered 535, Can of WD-40, Duct Tape
Red Green coffee mugs
acadianbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 11:00 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Oakman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jefferson County, MO
Posts: 5,201
My 2 cents. Go with the two Hondas, they should provide more useable amps. I too like your idea of running just one when the A/C isn't needed.
__________________


Bob and Joyce
2013 CC Silverback 29RL
2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4 liter diesel
ATU Local 788
Oakman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Gregg Willow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northern Minnesota
Posts: 254
Two 2000's it is. Thanks for your replies.
__________________
2016 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab XLT EcoBoost
2012 Salem Cruise Lite 221RBXL, Andersen No Sway WDH, (2) Honda EU2000i's
Gregg Willow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 09:57 AM   #8
Member
 
IHDRIDER00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: EDGEWATER MD.
Posts: 54
RWTDCT, This might not be the place, But.... I want to ask you about your Onan. I have a 04 All American Sport 5th Wheel Toy Hauler. Which is set up for a generator. I also have a 4000 watt Onan Gen. Which I would like to install in the RV. Where is yours located, how does it sit in the RV? I know it might be asking a lot, can you post a pic? Thanks
__________________
IHDRIDER00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 10:25 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
lswartz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 503
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregg Willow View Post
Two 2000's it is. Thanks for your replies.
That is a good choice. I got the Yamaha EF2400iSHC & it seems to be getting heavier every time I put in the the truck . Honda & Yamaha both have nice 2000's just pick the color you like.
__________________
2013 Rockwood Mini Lite 2109S
2010 Toyota Tundra 4WD
lswartz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 10:47 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Gregg Willow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Northern Minnesota
Posts: 254
Quote:
Originally Posted by lswartz View Post
That is a good choice. I got the Yamaha EF2400iSHC & it seems to be getting heavier every time I put in the the truck . Honda & Yamaha both have nice 2000's just pick the color you like.
Actually, I just picked up the Honda's yesterday. I ran them a little bit yesterday but am camping starting today so they should get a bit of a work out this weekend. These are really nice units and I can carry one under each arm. Thanks for everyone's replies, I think this was the right choice. Going to work on getting the extended fuel tank and the handle security guards.
__________________

__________________
2016 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab XLT EcoBoost
2012 Salem Cruise Lite 221RBXL, Andersen No Sway WDH, (2) Honda EU2000i's
Gregg Willow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
generator

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 AM.