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Old 06-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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how big generator?

Wanting to be able to run AC 5000 BTU and a refrigerator and lights. I'm looking at a 2000 eu honda . Will one do the trick or should I go will the 3000 eu. THanks.
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2000 should run a 5000 BTU ac unit, but will lag at startup and overload if anything else is running. 3000 will work fine and not be working hard.

my 2000i runs a 5000 BTU window unit in my slide in truck camper, but really struggles on startup.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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Get the honda eu3000 if you can. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
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Difference in fuel consumption between running half load and full load is considerable. Go with the bigger unit!
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Our biggest issue is where to put it. 2000 may be the better option.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:15 PM   #6
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Yea would have to built something to hold the 3000 or run two 2000. Not sure I have a 3500 for home it just so loud. Not sure we could sleep or anyone else of that matter. Thanks for all the input.
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Isn't 2 2000's cheaper and lighter than a 3000?
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Wanting to be able to run AC 5000 BTU and a refrigerator and lights. I'm looking at a 2000 eu honda . Will one do the trick or should I go will the 3000 eu. THanks.
are you saying that your trailer only has a 5000btu a/c? that doesn't sound right.
or are you talking about a separate a/c that you want to run?
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:18 PM   #9
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are you saying that your trailer only has a 5000btu a/c? that doesn't sound right.
or are you talking about a separate a/c that you want to run?
no it's a 5000 btu side mount I hear people running a 13500 btu with a 2000eu.
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I have seen some of those trailers running residential ACs. A honda 1000 MAY power it. I saw a guy on YouTube power one with one of those harbor freight 900s.



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Does anyone think a 2000eu honda would run the 5000 btu ac and small refrigerator. One more can u link a 2000eu and 1000eu together. I really like the honda's but really need the small one's for room.
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Does anyone think a 2000eu honda would run the 5000 btu ac and small refrigerator. One more can u link a 2000eu and 1000eu together. I really like the honda's but really need the small one's for room.
I think a 2k will be fine. Do the math.

As for mixing sizes, you can't do it with the Honda or Yamaha, but there is a kind that does it. When I get home, I will look it up unless the name pops in my head.
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ChooChooMan74 Thanks for the help !!
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Does anyone think a 2000eu honda would run the 5000 btu ac and small refrigerator. One more can u link a 2000eu and 1000eu together. I really like the honda's but really need the small one's for room.
Here's a vid on hooking up a 1000 and 2000. Interesting that two 1000's = more continuous power than one 2000.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=r...&v=qKam1o_3t_w
Also, it may be possible to hook this adaptor to two generators:
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-adapter/25774
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See post 2.

"my 2000i runs a 5000 BTU window unit in my slide in truck camper, but really struggles on startup". Even a 5K AC unit pulls some amps on startup...

It is a Frigidaire 5K window unit, and runs fine with a 2000i. Not sure about a 1000i, but given my experience, I would doubt it. The other posts on other generators make me skeptical, but it is Utube so MUST be true, really, seriously.
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Here's a vid on hooking up a 1000 and 2000. Interesting that two 1000's = more continuous power than one 2000.
How to triple parallel honda eu series generators - YouTube
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no it's a 5000 btu side mount I hear people running a 13500 btu with a 2000eu.
You may have heard that but it doesn't happen... MAYBE with capacitor mods to easy the startup draw (Turbs) and a fan delay, but even then I think you are on the edge.

Best solution is 2-2000i's put together, you can lift them and store them and even get a extended fuel system if you need it.

I would love a 3000i, but can't put it in my truck cause it's to heavy, for my GVWR, which I am already over (sorry, weight police). I can stick the 200o in the camper in a variety of places.. Including the back rack.
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Wanting to be able to run AC 5000 BTU and a refrigerator and lights. I'm looking at a 2000 eu honda . Will one do the trick or should I go will the 3000 eu. THanks.
From my own experience and mine only, a single 2000i on my old 5er wouldn't run the 13.5 a/c but ran everything else. Don't know about the 5000 a/c and fridg. I opted for the pair of 2000i's for my new 5er and runs everything nicely. Not much louder than a single .
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I'm on YouTube mobile version. Try typing the subject in the search field of YouTube.

Here's a vid on hooking up a 1000 and 2000. Interesting that two 1000's = more continuous power than one 2000.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=r...&v=qKam1o_3t_w
Also, it may be possible to hook this adaptor to two generators:
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-adapter/25774
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Thanks for the info on paralleling the Honda's.

Lifan generators advertise that they can be mismatched.
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