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Old 05-09-2016, 11:42 PM   #31
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Propane has an energy content 74% that of gasoline.
Sounds about right... per unit volume. That's the reason that you need more volume of propane to produce the same energy from the engine than with gasoline.

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A propane conversion website that I found claims (of course) that there is no loss in power and fuel consumption is nearly the same. This is just simply not possible.
No loss of power is not possible without other changes. That site may be assuming changes such as increased compression ratio, which are not done in these simple generator conversions.
The great thing about a statement such as "nearly the same" is that it doesn't mean anything specific. How much more is "nearly the same" - 1%? 5%? 20%?...
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:18 AM   #32
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Well the question now is will the Honda 2000i still run an AC if it's been converted to propane as some report that the unit is marginal at best when running on gas.
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:29 AM   #33
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Well the question now is will the Honda 2000i still run an AC if it's been converted to propane as some report that the unit is marginal at best when running on gas.
I can't speak to the Honda 2000 on propane but I do know that the Yamaha 2000 on propane will not run my Casita AC. It will run it on gasoline. I'm pretty sure the capabilities of the Honda and Yamaha are very, very close to the same. So, I think it may be safe to assume that even if the Honda 2000 will run the AC on propane it would be doing it on the edge of its capability.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:49 AM   #34
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I can't speak to the Honda 2000 on propane but I do know that the Yamaha 2000 on propane will not run my Casita AC. It will run it on gasoline. I'm pretty sure the capabilities of the Honda and Yamaha are very, very close to the same. So, I think it may be safe to assume that even if the Honda 2000 will run the AC on propane it would be doing it on the edge of its capability.
Thanks for sharing real-world info Dave. That would have been my guess based on the numbers, but that is assuming a rooftop A/C with considerable draw similar to those on an Escape. Can you share your Casita AC specs so we know what you were asking of the generator?
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I forgot to ask.... how do Escape owners transport the generators and the gas? Would it possibly go in that large box at the front?
There is this option you can use :

Box for Honda generator, grill, lawn chairs and fuel tank
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:38 AM   #36
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I was afraid of that. I'm sure the output is identical. Guess I will plan on coverting the Honda 3K and mount it either in a top box in the bed of a supercrew or see if I can fab a box for it to ride on the tongue. Then I will know for sure that I'm covered. Best option would be to fab a tongue box. Will use diamond plate if dimensions permit. Thanks.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:43 AM   #37
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I don't really need or want the hassle of carrying a generator with me while camping, I have experienced too many camp sites where noise from neighbors generators bothered me at all hours of the day and night. But if I did ever get a generator for boondocking in the desert heat, I would seriously consider a Yamaha 2400 size as it seems just about right for the Escape air conditioner.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:52 AM   #38
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generator specs

For those that might be wondering, the Honda EU2000i and Yamaha EF2000iS that we part of the original thread discussions have the exact same performance specs on paper: 1600W (13.3A) rated, with maximum 2000W (16.7A).

Also another handy feature to keep in mind with these two inverter generators (and probably others out there) is the 12V, 8amp battery charging feature. Might take a little while but if you carry the special cord and your tow vehicle battery dies you should be able to provide enough juice to get started. This happened to me once and I was lucky I could just steal the group 24 12V trailer battery, but this is not possible for those out there running dual 6V or maybe even big 12V that may not fit in the vehicle.
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Sounds like a good argument for a duel battery setup under the hood. Should be able to fit one in somewhere.
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I picked up this one on a one day deal at Woot for $380. Sold out now, but they run it from time to time.
http://www.amazon.com/WEN-56200i-Sta.../dp/B00SMNLF4M

I had been borrowing a friends Honda 2000, and so far I'd rate the WEN a match in noise level, power, and performance. It has really good reviews around the web and I figured I could buy 3 of these for what they want for a Honda.
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