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Old 10-15-2016, 03:52 PM   #11
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Also, Cincy6, you are going to need an Edison Plug so the RV will see the generator, otherwise you plug it in and you still don't have power. I has something to do with inverter gennys not having bridged grounds. Do a search on this forum for "Edison plug", they can be purchased or they are easy to make.
I was not aware of this. I assumed I could plug directly to Roo. Has anyone else experienced this?

Also, just received genny yesterday. Plan on starting up soon to check it out. I also noticed in owners manual that I need to ground? This is new to me... I'm assuming most people ignore this as I've never seen it done?
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Old 10-15-2016, 04:35 PM   #12
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I was not aware of this. I assumed I could plug directly to Roo. Has anyone else experienced this?

Also, just received genny yesterday. Plan on starting up soon to check it out. I also noticed in owners manual that I need to ground? This is new to me... I'm assuming most people ignore this as I've never seen it done?
To clarify my question about the Edison plug, I do have a 30 amp to 15 amp adapter I will use to go into the generator from the Roo, willl I still need another adapter?

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Old 10-15-2016, 06:45 PM   #13
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You only need the grounding plug if you use a surge protector. Otherwise just plug the 30amp cord into the 30amp plug (might need a twist lock to RV adapter) and go to town. If you need to use a 15amp to 30RV adapter then you will need to be mindful of your power usage but other wise plug in and go to town.
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:40 PM   #14
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I have been plugging the shore cord into my Honda 2000i for 10 years now and never needed any Edison plug.
Just the basic 30 to 15 adapter puck.

Never had a problem.
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Bike locks keep people honest. Thieves struck twice this year at Dover Downs race track. They are hacksawing the plastic handles on gennys. I am in the process of making a steel plate that I will bolt gennys to. Then park TT on the steel plate.
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I have been plugging the shore cord into my Honda 2000i for 10 years now and never needed any Edison plug.
Just the basic 30 to 15 adapter puck.

Never had a problem.
It really doesn't matter what you call it a Edison plug or a Hubble or residential its a 15 amp 3 prong plug. You will still need to get the the 30 amp RV connector.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:05 PM   #17
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Bike locks keep people honest. Thieves struck twice this year at Dover Downs race track. They are hacksawing the plastic handles on gennys. I am in the process of making a steel plate that I will bolt gennys to. Then park TT on the steel plate.

I hide a tile on my generator for just such an occasion.
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We bought a Honda eu2000i last fall. We secured it with a Kryptonite bicycle cable and lock secured to the frame as others have said. I've been camping since I was a kid in the 1970's and have been very fortunate to have had great experiences with my fellow campers. That said, better safe than sorry.


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Just got an email from Home Depot that they have the Wen 3100 watt inverter generator back in stock for $649.00. I was going to buy one in the summer but could not find one in stock. I think they changed production to fix a fuel tank problem. Wound up with a Champion 3100 from Costco for $699.00. I'm not familiar with Wen but I would have tried it for that money. The Champion runs my 13.5 AC and fridge with ease.
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Like others we use a bike cable lock to keep the honest honest, chained to the bumper or tree, once a secured picnic table. If you add a hard start capacitor it should be able to run your AC when needed.
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