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Old 02-18-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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Beside blue and red what are the differences in a honda eu2000 and the Yamaha Yamaha EF2000iS
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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http://powerequipment.honda.com/gene...models/eu2000i

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/outdoor/...6/0/specs.aspx

They are pretty much the same. the only difference I found was the Yamaha did not have any DC Output listed. The other difference I found was the Honda Companion can be connected with another Honda Companion to double up your generator capacity.
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Ok so I'm not a big electric guy. What does not having dc do. I'm looking to charge batteries run lights while boon docking should I just go with best price for this use
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I should clarify. Pug trailer in to gen and let onboard charger do its thing like when plugged in to shore power
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both generators can be paralled with a matching generator.
both can use the parallel kit but Honda has the Companion unit, which eliminates the need for a separate kit.
i've heard that the Honda has a fuel pump while the Yamaha uses gravity-fed.
this comes into play when you want add an external fuel tank.

other than that, there's not much difference that i know of.

as was said, as long as you have a good 3-stage converter in your trailer, just plug the shore cord into the generator. using the generator's 12v cables to recharge the battery, is the second worse way to recharge them, next to using jumper cables from a running tow vehicle.
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I use a BOLIY 3600SEI

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I use a Boliy and I am very happy with it. It will run a 15 BTU a/c, microwave, and just about anything else. Weighs 68# dry.

You can get it manual, electric, remote start.

I modified mine to run 16 HOURS.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:43 PM   #7
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Been using a Boily inverter generator the past 4-5 years with no issues. Ran my 15k air. 3300 watt max and 53-59 db. Weighs 70 lbs. I paid less than 900 at the time ... I think they are around $1000 now.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #8
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Red face which generator

We are new to the rv world. Just bought a Silverback trailer. Want to get a generator. Would like opinions on gas or propane? Size? Make? We are Nascar fans and want to be able to park at the races and stay in the rv.....nice and cool during the summer months.
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We are new to the rv world. Just bought a Silverback trailer. Want to get a generator. Would like opinions on gas or propane? Size? Make? We are Nascar fans and want to be able to park at the races and stay in the rv.....nice and cool during the summer months.
Welcome to the forum!

There's tons and tons of the info your looking for on this forum .
Use the search option and type in "generator"
Also starting your own thread will get more hits then tagging on others as info gets construed.

Good luck!


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We are new to the rv world. Just bought a Silverback trailer. Want to get a generator. Would like opinions on gas or propane? Size? Make? We are Nascar fans and want to be able to park at the races and stay in the rv.....nice and cool during the summer months.
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generator help

We are new to the rv world. Just purchased a Cedar Creek Silverback trailer....37'. We want to get a generator....but not sure how big, what fuel type and what the heck is EVAP.....and whatever it is do we need it???!!!!!
Also, if we go gasoline does the fuel tank have to be metal...I read that somewhere.
What are the best RV generators?

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We are new to the rv world. Just purchased a Cedar Creek Silverback trailer....37'. We want to get a generator....but not sure how big, what fuel type and what the heck is EVAP.....and whatever it is do we need it???!!!!!
Also, if we go gasoline does the fuel tank have to be metal...I read that somewhere.
What are the best RV generators?
you need to provide more info. do you need it for a/c? do you have two a/c's?
you stated you're NASCAR fans. you don't need a quiet generator for that type of usage.
but if you plan on using it in a campground, then it narrows your choices, since noise will be a bigger issue.

the Honda/Yamaha inverter generators are the gold standard in RV gennies.
they have the lowest noise ratings of any brand.

to run a single a/c, you'll need a minimum of 3000 watts of power. if you have two a/c's, you'll need a bigger one.

IMHO, a set of paralleled H or Y 2000w units are the best choices.
if you don't need the a/c, then one 50lb. unit will run everything else.
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more info

We have just one a/c......and a microwave. We are thinking of a 4,000 watt(?) generator. Researched Cummins Onan and Honda so far. One person suggested an inverter ? We were thinking gas originally but now are going more for propane. Thought about mounting on the back of the trailer but now leaning more towards carrying it in the truck bed. The more we read and research the more confused we are! We don't think we will use the generator a lot because we plan to mostly stay at military bases or campgrounds, but would like to have it for camping at NASCAR races and in other situations that may arise.
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it's an inverter generator, that was recommended.

an inverter is something different. it converts 12v DC to 110v AC.

again, pay attention to the noise level ratings. anything under 60db would be acceptable in a campground. anything over would probably be too loud.
also, pay attention the weights. i don't know of any propane-powered generator that is portable.
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I use a Boliy and I am very happy with it. It will run a 15 BTU a/c, microwave, and just about anything else. Weighs 68# dry.

You can get it manual, electric, remote start.

I modified mine to run 16 HOURS.
Excuse my ignorance but how did you do that mod to have it run 16 hours. Was considering buying one but don't want to have to add gas every 4 hours
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Who sells the Boliy gen?
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I bought my boliy from Amazon.com.

Mine certainly runs longer than 4 hours on a tank of fuel, even with the econo mode off and the AC on. At least 6 and more like 8 as best I can recall. Runs forever on econo mode and in that mode, very quite. Will be using again at Bristol in two weeks.
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Who sells the Boliy gen?
generally sold on the Internet. not many S&B places carry them in stock.
and warranty service is iffy.
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I recently purchased a Yamaha EF6300iSDE generator for our 35Qb4 with 2 AC's. I have it stored in the front bay and find it easy to load with a folding aluminum ramp. I will be adding a sliding drawer that will allow me to not have to unload generator from RV to run it. I found this gen-set more than sufficient to run anything I need on my RV. I also find the remote start option very nice to be able to start and stop from anywhere within proximity with a key fob.
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What happens if you are using a generator and it begins to rain? Do you have to shut it off and cover it?
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