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Old 01-04-2016, 06:46 PM   #11
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I know you said Honda but have you looked at the Generac IQ2000? I am liking some of its features.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:10 PM   #12
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I know you said Honda but have you looked at the Generac IQ2000? I am liking some of its features.
Yeah, I'm pretty sold on the Hondas. Being NOT mechanically inclined, I like the supposed promise of reliability (ask me about my lemon of a Toro lawnmower for how well that turns out for me). Plus, my expectation is that there are a ton of Honda service centers around if something does go sideways.


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Since the Trojans are so tall, I'm going to have to cut the floor, and build a new top to cover and vent.

Not ideal, but it will work, and saved me a bunch of cash.

I'll use them for the summer, then see what lithium pricing is doing.

The minister of finance pretty much freaked out on me, when I told her all about the inverter, lithium batteries, solar panels, charge controller.....
She tightened up her purse strings.
Yeah, I am in the same boat. We seem to be hemorrhaging cash these days. BUT- I'm also not sure how long we're keeping this camper, so I'm trying to avoid doing too much more that will have to go with the camper.
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Electricgeneratordepot.com

Bought both of mine here....Fast shipping...Free shipping and no sales tax. That saved about $100 a piece and the outright price was the best anyways. They will meet that Home Depot price if you call them and ask.
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Got curious and checked some of the sites. The electricgeneratordepot had the 2000i and the 2000i companion with the connection cord for $1899. That's probably the cheapest I've ever seen them.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:20 PM   #15
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Electricgeneratordepot.com

Bought both of mine here....Fast shipping...Free shipping and no sales tax. That saved about $100 a piece and the outright price was the best anyways. They will meet that Home Depot price if you call them and ask.
So far, they're the leader in the cheapest price @ $899.


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Got curious and checked some of the sites. The electricgeneratordepot had the 2000i and the 2000i companion with the connection cord for $1899. That's probably the cheapest I've ever seen them.
While I'd love to get a pair, I just can't swing it right now. So I'll have to piece it together as time goes on.
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Best price on Honda generators?

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BUT- I'm also not sure how long we're keeping this camper, so I'm trying to avoid doing too much more that will have to go with the camper.

Oh?
What's on your wish list?

I plan to install everything I need, with the plans of removing it if/when we trade..

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Old 01-04-2016, 07:28 PM   #17
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Yeah, I'm pretty sold on the Hondas. Being NOT mechanically inclined, I like the supposed promise of reliability (ask me about my lemon of a Toro lawnmower for how well that turns out for me). Plus, my expectation is that there are a ton of Honda service centers around if something does go sideways.




Yeah, I am in the same boat. We seem to be hemorrhaging cash these days. BUT- I'm also not sure how long we're keeping this camper, so I'm trying to avoid doing too much more that will have to go with the camper.
I totally understand, I have three riding lawnmowers in the garage that were given to me. They would not start, now they run like a top. Being mechanically inclined has its benefits. But I really like the mower with the Honda engine (The one I purchased). I don't have to work on it no matter how bad I treat it.
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Lithium?

Kenny, I am also hoping to see what Lithium Batteries do in the near future insofar as prices. So far, I have yet to need a generator. However, I have not needed air conditioning while boon-docking!
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Or check craigslist. Usually see some for sale in my area for around 700- and the retirees don't seem like the bunch to sell HOT items. Or maybe that's their cover...


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Oh? What's on your wish list?

I plan to install everything I need, with the plans of removing it if/when we trade..
There's nothing wrong with the camper (unless that f$%$#@king bunkhouse slide goes out again)- I just really don't care for the living room now. I was never crazy and like it less now that we live in it. The problem is, there's no floorplan that I like better or that has all of our "must haves". I keep threatening to draw something up and see if I can fit everything in that I want. We'll see...

My other big issue is that I'm literally maxed out on weight/carrying capacity. In fact, I'm likely overweight in the camper. So adding a thousand pounds in solar panels, batteries, and related hardware wouldn't be good. If I went solar, it would be the whole 9 yards (panels, transfer switch, batteries, inverter, etc). Having it, we'd spend more time boondocking.

My wish list... 8,000 lb. axles and spacing the tires slightly further apart (if they're down there mucking with things, why not- right?!). This would give me a lot of breathing room for carrying capacity (yes, I hear everyone- I can't change my stickers, but I can change my comfort level).

I'd like to install an accumulator tank off of the fresh water tank. I'd like to upgrade AND isolate the water pump. This should quiet down the whole system.

After the most recent leak, I'd love a water manifold system that lets me control which lines are on/off. But that's a pipe dream. (get it, "pipe" dream)

I'm still on the fence about moving our medicine cabinet to the side wall vs. being right over the sink. I have to sort of duck under it to brush my teeth and shave. I'd replace the current space with a mirror. But, it also means that I'd have to cut down or rebuild the medicine cabinet.

I would now seriously contemplate a leveling system from Bigfoot.

I would consider having OldCoot or someone rebuild an electric stabilizer jack for installatio near the axles. In the meantime, I keep meaning to buy scissor jacks and some wood for cribbing.

If summer comes and I buy a second generator- I'll follow-through with a bolt-on generator box off of the rear of the camper. That way the generators are secure and have a place to run safely.

I have a variety of electrical outlets that I'd like to install to make plugging into things easier and give me USB outlets strategically placed. Right now, our charging station in the kitchen is a mess AND the kids have extension cords ran to make outlets more convenient.

Most recently, I realized that I would really like double-pane windows but they don't really seem like an aftermarket install. You either buy with it or you don't.

And, I'd like to work on insulating the floor, back wall, and where the outdoor kitchen is. Short of pulling the full underbelly, I don't have any idea how to attack that. The R-value of this thing is somewhere between open door and fan blowing the cold/heat around.
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