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Old 08-11-2015, 10:57 PM   #51
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I will be picking up my new eu2000i tomorrow. Headed out this weekend. 4 days at private campground in New Hampshire water and electric. Then 4 days in a state park in Massachusetts. Dry camping. Will be using the invertor for sure!
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:58 PM   #52
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:48 AM   #53
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What kind of generator do you use?

Buying the 3000 watt generator always baffles me. it costs twice as much as the Honda 2000. 3000 would will barely get you the power you need to run the AC. One 2000 Honda will run everything except the AC, is half the price, much easier to carry and lighter in weight. Then if you need to run the AC just buy the second one with the parallel kit and you have plenty of power and more than the 3000 all for about the same price. I made this choice a few years ago and it works very well for me. My Honda is more than 6 years old and starts the first pull every time. Well. Unless it takes two tries. 😀
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:00 AM   #54
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Buying the 3000 watt generator always baffles me. it costs twice as much as the Honda 2000. 3000 would will barely get you the power you need to run the AC. One 2000 Honda will run everything except the AC, is half the price, much easier to carry and lighter in weight. Then if you need to run the AC just buy the second one with the parallel kit and you have plenty of power and more than the 3000 all for about the same price. I made this choice a few years ago and it works very well for me. My Honda is more than 6 years old and starts the first pull every time. Well. Unless it takes two tries. 😀
I went with the 3000 for several reasons, though I did think very seriously about going the route that you did....

I can chain it in the back of my truck. It has electric start so my wife can start it. It will run through the night, with gas to spare, to power A/C and CPAP. I don't have to deal with setting up the parallel kit when I want to run A/C. I don't have to deal with auxiliary tanks to get the run time i needed. And it's darn sexy.....
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:02 AM   #55
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All good points! You will love the Honda. They are not cheap but worth every penny! There are others out there but IMO they are the best. Enjoy!!
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:49 PM   #56
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I went with the 3000 for several reasons, though I did think very seriously about going the route that you did....

I can chain it in the back of my truck. It has electric start so my wife can start it. It will run through the night, with gas to spare, to power A/C and CPAP. I don't have to deal with setting up the parallel kit when I want to run A/C. I don't have to deal with auxiliary tanks to get the run time i needed. And it's darn sexy.....
Those are the main reasons I went with the 3000. The 2000 with parallel kit is nice but still more work and 2 gas tanks and 2 exhaust to listen to. Even though they are quite. I like the idea of only 1 tune up when needed and the wife can start it. I also got the 3000 for less money then I could have gotten the pair of 2000s. Weight is a disadvantage but I keep telling myself I'm young. ; )
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:19 PM   #57
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Champion Camo 3500W Generator : Cabela's

Be on sale starting the 13th for $329. Thinking maybe
Unlike the Inverter Generators being discussed, this is essentially a Dressed-Up version of the Job-Site Generator. It is significantly LOUDER than the Inverters (63db @ 23ft vs 48-55db @23ft), lacks CARB Certification for California, and lacks a Spark Arrestor for National Parks/State Parks/National Forests/BLM/etc.
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Parallel kit consists if 3 wires. 1 is held in place with a screw, other 2 are push-in....1 minute.. Done....We're old, but wife has no trouble starting either 2000. She can also lift them if nessary.
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:29 PM   #59
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When we had a 5th wheel we had a Yamaha EF4500iSE. It was a beast, and heavy, but ran it all. Heat of the summer in west Texas, and in the winter didn't skip a beat. No worrying about computers or electronics with this one, and it meets California emissions laws. Very quiet as well. It has wheels, but is a heavy dude.
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Ugh ! Probably just wait and save up and get the dual Honda 2000iu. I can borrow my buddies 3000iu tell then when I need it.
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