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Old 09-04-2015, 11:33 PM   #91
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I would have to get it custom made anyway because the 183 has a garage. I thought about putting it in the garage. Not sure about that...
since when does the Roo/Shamrock 183 come with a garage?
only a handful of hybrids ever came with a garage. Starcraft was one company that did make one floorplan with one.
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:53 PM   #92
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Really researched this. Ended up with 2 Honda EU2000's. The Yamaha was a close second. Went with 2K's for the usually reason.... Weight.

There are some other brands that I checked into. The reviews were mixed. So I sided with the safe bet this time.

How do you carry your generators? I don't have a pickup bed, so that is out. The dealer put a shelf above the propane tank. It seems too flimsy to hold the weight. So many people have said bad things about hooking anything to the back. I would have to get it custom made anyway because the 183 has a garage. I thought about putting it in the garage. Not sure about that...

OK, short story long...

What do you

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Old 09-05-2015, 08:39 AM   #93
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We tow with an Envoy. We were just out for 20 days, moving camp every 1 or 2 days. Moving that much helps you figure out different ways to store things because you know you are going to be setting it all up again in a few hours.

We have the Yamaha 2400i. It's great, but too heavy to easily heft in and out of the TV and a pain to lock up each night. We ended up leaving it in the back of the TV and running it from there with the exhaust facing outward.

We only run it maybe an hour every other day and with the rear hatch up there was plenty of air flow and very little exhaust smell.

It was convenient to not have to lug it out of the TV until we got home.
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:00 AM   #94
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What kind of generator do you use?

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We also have the same Honda. We have a ford Excursion and always carry it in the back. We close the vent cap and get almost no fumes. Of course I take it out when we get to our destination. I think Honda does a good job with recognizing that need and put that gas vent close valve for that reason. Give it a try. It has worked very well for me. Just remember to open it if you want it to start. I forget half the time.
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This Is My 2nd Trip Out With My Honda 3000 dry camping. Ran about 3 hours today it is so quiet. It is heavy but I can get it in and out of the truck ok by myself. My lord does it just sip gas! Kids watched a couple of short shows and charged everything up. Very happy with the performance.
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Champion Camo 4375W Generator, got it for $274.20.
Can't beat that. It will mostly be used in the fall to recharge battery from the heater running at night. Most of the summer we have electric for AC.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:00 AM   #97
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http://m.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-2-200...00G/205227796/

Any use one of these? On sale for $449 at that price I could buy 2 and still be cheaper than 1 Honda
Yup. I have 2 of them. They work for me and I use the parallel kit as well for them when I need the ac. No problems to report here.
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I Have & use our Honda 3000.
Mounted it in the front storage compartment ,on a slide. while running keeps fumes out side
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:24 PM   #99
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I just bought a Champion 3500w/4000w open frame generator, that many recommend because it cost less than $300.
I bought this for home usage, since I already own a Honda 2000w inverter generator.

I can now definitely state that I would NEVER subject anyone in a campground, to the Champion's noise level, compared to the Honda.
The Champion is great for camping at auto races, festivals, deserts and other non-developed areas.
But NOT for a campground where you have neighbors.
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Just purchased two Honda gens for on or about 4K watts.....
Now to figure out how to secure them so they don't grow legs and get lost.
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