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Old 01-13-2015, 05:58 PM   #31
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You need to do some reading about decibel ratings and how they are logarithmic.
Key point. Roughly every increase of 3Db means DOUBLING of sound pressure. So, big difference between 56 Db and 59 Db.

Not linear.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:47 PM   #32
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Generator? Yamaha or Honda. What size?

Hondaman,

I can't find my build list and my extended tank is 6 gallons not 5. Getting your best price on the tank will reflect how much this project costs. I got mine for $40.

The quick-connects you can get where you get your outboard motor supplies. A 1/4 NPT fitting at the tank. 8' of 3/8 ID fuel line. Take 3.5" of line for tank to tee. Divide the remaining line in half to use from the tee to the gens. Brass Tee to fit lines. 6 hose clamps. There is a YouTube video on how to do the caps. I used different connects than the video.

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Old 01-13-2015, 07:00 PM   #33
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Gens running for long periods on propane use a lot of propane....if dry camping and propane availability could be an issue....
A 20 pound tank equals 5 gallons of gas. Either way it is a lot of fuel.
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:28 PM   #34
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Hondaman,

I can't find my build list and my extended tank is 6 gallons not 5. Getting your best price on the tank will reflect how much this project costs. I got mine for $40.

The quick-connects you can get where you get your outboard motor supplies. A 1/4 NPT fitting at the tank. 8' of 3/8 ID fuel line. Take 3.5" of line for tank to tee. Divide the remaining line in half to use from the tee to the gens. Brass Tee to fit lines. 6 hose clamps. There is a YouTube video on how to do the caps. I used different connects than the video.

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That's a nice set up, definitely changes the game! That's an awesome $40 upgrade.
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:33 PM   #35
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I have the Yamaha 2400IHC and it runs my entire 30A rig even the air. However you do need to stager what you want to use to make all that happen. Its light enough to load with one person and is still relativly small. I have been very happy and it sipps gas. Mainly use it when at the race track and a little for work. If I were to do it over again, I would look hard at the 2000 watt hondas and Yamahas. Although the pair would have been more than 1k more than I spent on the 2400, they would be more usefull as they are a bit more versatile. The one thing i do not like about the 2400 is the lack of a actual RV style Outlet (Typ 30A Cord end).
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That's a nice set up, definitely changes the game! That's an awesome $40 upgrade.

It was more than $40. That was just for the tank. The whole setup was around $90.


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It was more than $40. That was just for the tank. The whole setup was around $90.


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Thanks for the info.
Just getting ideas of hardware needed as I want to just use my own 5 gal can.


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I was going to purchase the Yamaha 2400is and Camping World..etc said it would run a 13.5k ac unit like I have. I know it was border line so I called the Yamaha customer service which said they do not advertise it will so there was no guarantee. They recommended stepping up to the 3000. I looked at the 3000 specs and the ETQ 3500is. The ETQ was 1/3rd the price but 5db more noisy. The ETQ has the 30 amp camper receptacle. Also, the ETQ doesn't have wheels, but it is smaller and lighter. We dry camp one week out of the year (it also serves as a backup at home too, so not a waste of investment). That was 5 years ago and still going strong. We used to run it all day to charge the battery, run ac, etc. It never seemed to fully charge the batteries. But thanks to this forum, I learned that plugging the camper in only trickle charges the battery. So, this year I'm going to try plugging in a battery charger.
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Here is something else to think about. The Yamaha can be modified to run on propane and not effect the warranty, the Honda you can't. It will void their warranty. I run my Gen on propane...cleaner burning, much less smell, gen will last longer, bigger fuel supply, and you have propane with you anyway.
Could you post this Mod

Another issue for the group:

We want to dry camp in Wally Worlds in the summer in the south - can we run ONE of these puppies to power the 13KW A/C in our bedroom for a overnight? Can we do this on propane? HOW?

Will the genny noise be too much?
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I was considering in buying two Honda EU2000 inverters and paralleling them to run the13,500 AC unit on my TT. Do I need to buy the companion ($100 more) or can I parallel the two standard EU2000? Only reason why I would want to buy the two and not the companion is that way I can separate them for different uses if need be. The companion doesn't have all the standard 30amp outlet receptacles.
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