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Old 01-15-2015, 07:31 AM   #51
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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.
Agreed but FYI the honda carb drain has a hose that runs out the bottom.
I usually stick an empty tuna fish can under it and catch the table spoon of
fuel in there.

What I really wish they had was a fuel tank drain. Mine can sit for 2 years
between uses and so I don't want any fuel in there anywhere. I have to
siphon the tank and then run it till it quits and then drain the few remaining
drops out of the carb.

I'm not trying to derail this thread or start a discussion about the merits
of storing dry vs wet. This works for me. Back in the bad old days before
blended gas I would just put in stabilizer and leave it. Can't do that with
"gasahol".

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Old 01-15-2015, 09:57 PM   #52
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Wow pros and minor cons to both! I'm thinking yamaha but I will probably not pull the trigger for a month or roo (lol typo) was hopeing to be picking up the new trailer this weekend but it will not be ready until next week. can't wait!
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:10 PM   #53
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:50 PM   #54
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Do you need the companion to run the parallel cable's or can you parallel two EU2000's? Would like to purchase the non companion model if possible. Why is the companion more money?
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You need the companion model to run parallel. It has the 30 amp outlet on it.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:15 PM   #56
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Do you need the companion to run the parallel cable's or can you parallel two EU2000's? Would like to purchase the non companion model if possible. Why is the companion more money?
The companion is not "required". You can parallel two standard EU2000's with the optional parallel kit. The companion is just more of a convenience having a built in socket, and might run a little cheaper between the two vs the parallel kit for two standard EU2000's. The last time I looked I think it was somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 for the kit.
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Do you need the companion to run the parallel cable's or can you parallel two EU2000's? Would like to purchase the non companion model if possible. Why is the companion more money?
Because it's pre wired with the 30A plug, at the end of the day it's cheaper because the $70 parallel cables for use with the companion genset is far less than the $230 the old style parallel kit uses, plus it's better on space.

Doing this from scratch, you're better off with the companion setup. Cheaper in the end, better packaging.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:44 PM   #58
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Thanks for the responses. The reason I was considering the two separate EU2000 units was because I would get more use out of each unit since they both have extra DC outlets and if someone needed to borrow one, they would have more outlets while I still had one for my use. Also, it might be easier to sell if I ever wanted to upgrade to a larger inverter.
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Anyone out there have the two Champion 2,000 watt inverters using the parallel cable's? Just wondering if that set-up is working as efficient as the Honda/Yamaha system. How loud are the decibels compared to the competitor? They are quite a bit less expensive, but are they worth it?
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If you're looking for a cheaper option than the Honda/Yamaha's, you should look at the Smarter Tools AP-2000i. It's priced comparable to the Champion but is built with the Yamaha YZ80 engine (same engine as the Yamaha 2000w inverter generator), is parallel capable, has the same 3 year warranty as the Honda and Yamaha, and the same decibel ratings.


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