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Old 01-12-2009, 08:59 PM   #11
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Re: Generator for Escape


Checked with my buddy Tom at Arrow Equipment. He says Honda only sells the one model of 2000W generator in Canada and that he sells it for $1,299. He also said it appears they are holding off on the price increase.

So, if you are in the market, you can now tell the sales guy what you are willing to pay - $1,299.

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Old 01-12-2009, 09:04 PM   #12
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If anyone may be interested. The following link is for a Yamaha dual or tri-fuel generator, ie. it will work on gas/propane/natural gas. Not sure if it's available in Canada?
http://www.yamaha-propane-natural-ga...m/ef2400is.htm
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:39 PM   #13
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Re: Generator for Escape

Well apparently the new Carrier low profile 13,500 BTU air conditioner draws 13.4 amps
and the Honda EU2000ic generator can supply a continuous 13.3 amps so looks like it might be close....
Might have to wait until my trailer arrives, take it to the Honda dealer and then try one.
Sure hope it will work as they are nice generators.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:07 PM   #14
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Re: Generator for Escape

Well there apparently is good news on the horizon for suitcase style generators.
I was at the Happy Trails parts department yesterday and they have a new
generator available and it turns out 2800 watts just what is needed for running
air conditioners, it has the same eco or smart throttle that the Honda does
along with a pull out handle and 2 back wheels like a suitcase.
Runs at 60db at 7 meters and weights in at 66 lbs.
The parts person will be fining out more and getting one in soon,
will post more once I see it for myself.

ps:- Best part, he though the price would be around $1200.00
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:13 PM   #15
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Re: Generator for Escape

Just got back from Happy Trails RV parts department, the fellow I
was dealing with didn't have the generator in yet, but he had a brochure
and I got a copy. The new 2800 watt model is made by RVPRO should retail for around $1200.00.
I figure it will run the air conditioner, lights and water pump all at once.

ps:- sorry about the photocopy quality




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Old 02-21-2009, 08:13 PM   #16
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Re: Generator for Escape

Doug, it is not a lot bigger then the Honda 2000, but 20 lbs heavier. It is smaller in depth and height then the Yamaha 2400, and about the same weight. It definitely looks worthy of consideration, especially if one wants to run bigger loads on it. Do the have a web site listed, I can't find anything searching.

One thing I am contemplating doing is to mount the propane bottles side by side and building a storage bin as light as possible right above them for a gen set. The idea is to keep the tongue weight down as much as possible. It will all depend on the final tongue weight of the 19. I am allowed up to 450 lbs.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:27 PM   #17
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Hi Jim, no website yet according to the parts fellow
But it will be distributed through Danzy Distributors.
He thought they will be shipping in about 1 month.
Sorry thats all I could find out.

Oh by the way it has a handle that pulls out of the front
and wheels on the back so you can wheel it around like
a suitcase.
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Let us know what you think of it when you get to see it, hopefully by then I will know what route I want to take.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:11 PM   #19
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Re: Generator for Escape

Are you going to have outside front access to storage under the dinette? If so, will side by side propane tanks interfere? Will the frame be longer in front on the 19' than the 17'? While There's no generator now in the Suite Escape's future, it would be something nice to know.
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:07 AM   #20
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Re: Generator for Escape

I'd feel a lot more comfortable with your choice if I knew who actually makes it and I knew more about parts and service.
It could just be a re-labeled Honda or Yamaha, which would be good. On the other hand, if parts and service are hard to get, I'd avoid it.

I'm wrestling with spending $900 on a Honda 1000 or $1300 on a 2000. I have no air or microwave. All I need is to be able to charge the battery to run lights and the furnace fan and the 1000 is enough for that. On the other hand, the 2000 could come in useful during a power outage at home and it can run power tools, if that is important. I got a chart from Arrow Equipment that lists the draw for all kinds of appliances and power tools. Many of these require a lot of power upon start-up, so you can't just go by the running power requirement.

I'm gonna see if I can locate a digital version or site.

I think in an extended power outage in winter, I would move into the Toad and heat and light would be enough. In summer, I'd want to keep the fridge and freezer going, but I can't remember an extended power outage in summer in 26 years of living here.



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