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Old 07-15-2014, 07:58 PM   #1
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If we run two Honda 2000i generators... (We have one, and plan to buy the Honda compan

Will we be able to run our 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner in our Silverback 29RE? Thanks!!


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Will we be able to run our 15,000 BTU Air Conditioner in our Silverback 29RE? Thanks!!


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I have a 3000 watt honda, just sold it, I have run my A/C...and a few other items in our toy hauler at the same time....a lot depends on the draw......there is a chart that you can download on internet with each appliance draw, give you an idea of the load with each one on.....(cant remember the webpage),

Truthfully though when we are out by our lonesome, I use the 8500 watt...it powers everything....
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:28 PM   #4
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forgot to mention.....on the two generators, honda sells the parallel harness, just have to make sure they are the right gens for it, (the tech rep at Big Daddy's RV, london KY, can give you info on it...he used to sell alot of them) a lot of RV stores have them and a siphon cap, if you want to connect to an extra gas can(works good)......we ran a parallel set up on my friends camper at races(2 - 2000 watt units), using about 5.5 gallons of gas every 24 hours...course we were off and on during day and powering a bunch of junk....

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I would NOT reccomend connecting two generators to the same system. This would require the use of phase synchronization between the generators.
Great advice for generic generators, but there are, Champion, Yamaha and Honda RV specific generators that are designed from scratch to be paralleled.

The Honda 2000 and the Honda 2000 Companion are perfect together for 4000 watts peak total and quiet as a church mouse.
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I have a 3000 watt honda, just sold it, I have run my A/C...and a few other items in our toy hauler at the same time....a lot depends on the draw......there is a chart that you can download on internet with each appliance draw, give you an idea of the load with each one on.....(cant remember the webpage),

Truthfully though when we are out by our lonesome, I use the 8500 watt...it powers everything....

If we run two Honda 2000i generators.. Yes, as long as that A/C doesn't draw more that what 2 Honda 2000's put out. They are made to run in parallel with each other. Total output will be 4,000 watts A/C.
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Great advice for generic generators, but there are, Champion, Yamaha and Honda RV specific generators that are designed from scratch to be paralleled.

The Honda 2000 and the Honda 2000 Companion are perfect together for 4000 watts peak total and quiet as a church mouse.
X-2... I run 2 2000s paralleled all the time . Just manage the power. love my Honda's.
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X-2... I run 2 2000s paralleled all the time . Just manage the power. love my Honda's.
X2. Works perfectly
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Wow! Electronics have come a long way. I wish I could retract that last post of mine.


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Yes, I run the air with the Yamaha's 2000 on my 33RL,(which is the same as the Honda's) they do a nice job. But like it was said before, manage your power, no hair dryer microwave and AC on at the same time.
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I use the champion 4000, and it starts and runs the a/c, but after hooking the surge protector to it and seeing that cycle between normal and then reverse polarity, I do not run 15000 a/c on it.....if I don t have a campsite with power I wait till seasonal temps are okay to go to that area....is always Blue Ridge Pkwy in Aug.....that way do not need a/c.....and Gulf States in winter.....good luck.....
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I have a 3000 watt honda, just sold it, I have run my A/C...and a few other items in our toy hauler at the same time....a lot depends on the draw......there is a chart that you can download on internet with each appliance draw, give you an idea of the load with each one on.....(cant remember the webpage),

Truthfully though when we are out by our lonesome, I use the 8500 watt...it powers everything....
Actually...the Honda (and Yamaha) gennies are made to run in parallel - specifically for this type of application. You run 2 in parallel (special harness and special second gennie) for when you need A/C. Run only one when all you need is lights, TV and (I think) a microwave.
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Hmmm I gotta read the thread all the way through before replying LOL...shoulda just said X6
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Like has been said manage ur power we used a honda 3000 for four days had our ac(15k) all the lights(led) and mini fridge outside all running off honda big fridge and hot water ran off propane. Could not run it on economy when ac would crank up the idle speed on honda would not rise fast enough to handle the load. We just ran it wide open the whole time it used 5 gals/24hrs and still quieter than any other gen that was out there


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Old 07-16-2014, 11:07 AM   #15
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What's nice about the tandem generators is that they're very quiet, and they're very efficient. Run just lights and a few items, and you can get by on one generator. Crank up the air conditioning and you run'em both.

Another good thing is that they're easily moved without wheels @ 46 lbs.. Down side is that they're so portable that they're high theft items. Honda even sells a steel handle that allows you to chain them to trees, etc. for security purposes.

I'd be just as happy with their EU3000 unit, and at 78 lbs. it can be lifted out of the "basement" and rolled away from the camper.
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We just bought our first TT. It's a 2014 Wildcat 185br. The fridge is electric only. Would the Honda 2000 be sufficient to run the fridge, lights and either the a/c OR a hair dryer?
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:23 AM   #17
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We just bought our first TT. It's a 2014 Wildcat 185br. The fridge is electric only. Would the Honda 2000 be sufficient to run the fridge, lights and either the a/c OR a hair dryer?
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:18 PM   #18
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I run two Honda eu2000s to run everything in my 30 amp TT, including my 15000 A/C unit. I believe the constant output for the pair in parallel is 3600 watts or 32 amps, although it can surge for brief periods to higher output.
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I use a Lifan energy storm 3600 inverter-generator. Runs the 15kBTU AC just fine.


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I'd be just as happy with their EU3000 unit, and at 78 lbs. it can be lifted out of the "basement" and rolled away from the camper.
That would be the EU3000i Handi for that weight. The EU3000i is about 165 lbs dry.
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