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Old 07-29-2014, 11:28 AM   #21
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Looking at a pair of Champions, $499 Costco Canadian dollars. Can not beat the price per watt and they parallel with enough power to run 15K AC. the Lifan looks like a nice unit but service here would be a problem.

I live in the same space as my basement of the 5th Wheel. The small propane cylinders live with the 30 lb outside living space. The generators will live in thee back of the truck locked and under cover. Something about gas/propane in living space I do not like.


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Old 07-29-2014, 11:46 AM   #22
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I understand someone with a permanently mounted natural gas generator at home. But a portable propane powered generator for RV uses?

I wonder how much propane a 4000 watt generator would use? Cost per hour to run?

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Old 07-29-2014, 02:25 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Gregg Willow View Post
That would be the EU3000i Handi for that weight. The EU3000i is about 165 lbs dry.
Just my opinion, but not for this old guy. I can even throw one of my 2000's on the atv and use it for small jobs here on The Ridge. 46 Lbs much easier to handle. just sayin
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:33 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Herk7769 View Post
Great advice for generic generators, but there are, Champion, Yamaha and Honda RV specific generators that are designed from scratch to be paralleled.

The Honda 2000 and the Honda 2000 Companion are perfect together for 4000 watts peak total and quiet as a church mouse.
AND yes it will run a 15,500

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Old 07-29-2014, 02:35 PM   #25
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Just my opinion, but not for this old guy. I can even throw one of my 2000's on the atv and use it for small jobs here on The Ridge. 46 Lbs much easier to handle. just sayin
I'm with ya. I have two 2000's and am glad to have them. I did want the heavy 3000 mainly because of the more quite exhaust but did not want to deal with the weight, plus I get another 1000 watts. Add an extended fuel tank tied to both gennie's and you have a great setup.

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