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Old 01-13-2015, 10:31 PM   #41
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Buy the companion. The parallel kits are about $200 additional and bulky. Plus, alwYs hi demand for those units if you ever decided to sell them.


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Old 01-13-2015, 10:44 PM   #42
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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.

The Companion does have the 30amp outlet. To get 30amp from two standards you need the Parallel Kit which has the 30amp outlet.


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Old 01-13-2015, 10:51 PM   #43
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With the companion you still need to get a parallel kit, but it's just cables and far cheaper than the parallel kit for the regulars. The companion does have a regular plug on it, where the regular units have two.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:52 PM   #44
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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?
All campgrounds I know of, do NOT allow running generators during the night.
and NO, one will not power the a/c, unless it's more than 2000w.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:59 AM   #45
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Wow. I've just developed a severe case of "Genny Envy".
That wasn't my intention at all. Just don't expect to be getting somthin for nuthin. It mostly depends on your intended usage. If I was a casual camper and only needed to rely.. partially.. on a genset over the course of a weekend a few times a year, I would be ALL OVER a Costco ST.

Worst case.. my genset fails and I'm really out nothing. (That's why God gave us propane and matchlite briquettes for our morning coffee. LOL)

In my case, I'm a full time boondocker, so investing a couple grand into a Yamaha or Honda is well worth the expense. Reliability is my number one concern.

Your intended usage needs to be kept in perspective vs your cash outlay.

Most importantly.. don't loose the focus..
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:06 PM   #46
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mike,,, what size a/c unit do you have,,,, 13500btu or 15000btu.
I have a 15000btu on my tt and am looking to purchase a champion 3100, hoping it will be enough to power a 15000 btu a/c
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:34 PM   #47
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. Looks like the Hondas lack a fuel shutoff, and that could be enough to sway me toward the Yamaha since I won't be running them every trip.
??? My Honda EU2000 has a fuel shut off.
One knob shuts off the engine and fuel at the same time.
I'm not crazy about the integrated knob because I sometimes like to
shut off the gas and run it until the carb is empty.
The Honda does have a carb drain so no problems!

Gas cap also has a vent shut off for safe storage in a less than ideally vented area.
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mike,,, what size a/c unit do you have,,,, 13500btu or 15000btu.
I have a 15000btu on my tt and am looking to purchase a champion 3100, hoping it will be enough to power a 15000 btu a/c
It should be, but will likely be marginal. I'd do a voltage test during startup and running. I was told therule of thumb is that a 15K AC will draw 15A while running so you'll need to check the running wattage of the genset, that 3100 rating is usually only a surge or startup rating, you'll likely end up with just enough power to run the AC and the converter, not much room for anything else.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:33 PM   #49
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??? My Honda EU2000 has a fuel shut off.
One knob shuts off the engine and fuel at the same time.
I'm not crazy about the integrated knob because I sometimes like to
shut off the gas and run it until the carb is empty.
The Honda does have a carb drain so no problems!

Gas cap also has a vent shut off for safe storage in a less than ideally vented area.
The running the carb empty is the issue. Yamaha has a separate fuel valve so you can turn the fuel off and let it run the gas out of the carb which is neater than draining the carb.

Just different ways of doing things.
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A 5.5 kw propane gen will run out of 60 pounds of propane in 12 hrs, running 1 a/c unit. Very much the poor use of energy, i.e. not very efficient.
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