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Old 09-20-2016, 09:59 AM   #51
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The tri-fuel propane conversion kit I installed on my eu2000 can be run on natural gas by eliminating the regulator and installing directly to the gas line at my house. I have not tried it off the low pressure fitting on the trailer yet but expect it to work fine.
Let us know how that works out.
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:30 AM   #52
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Natural gas pressure is much lower than propane uses.

Standard LP gas pressures and natural gas pressure settings found in gas piping and at gas appliances
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Old 09-20-2016, 02:31 PM   #54
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Yes still happy with it.

It can take a couple pulls to start.
I wonder how well it will work at high altitude? I would do some camping above 9000 feet.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:03 AM   #55
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We have a 17 foot Casita with a Honda 2000i mounted over the propane tanks locked to the top of a propane tank enclosure made by Orbital Machine Works. I'm planning on moving the propane tank enclosure with the generator on top to our new Escape 21. I expect to have to drill new holes for the U bolts attaching the enclosure to the frame, but it appears the enclosure will mount forward of the Escape's front storage box. Has anyone else done this?

I was reading a discussion on the Oliver forum about installing the Micro-Air EasyStart in the AC unit to reduce the starting and operating current. According to the forum, this allows running the Oliver AC using the Honda 2000i generator. Has anyone done this?
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:09 AM   #56
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We have a 17 foot Casita with a Honda 2000i mounted over the propane tanks locked to the top of a propane tank enclosure made by Orbital Machine Works. I'm planning on moving the propane tank enclosure with the generator on top to our new Escape 21. I expect to have to drill new holes for the U bolts attaching the enclosure to the frame, but it appears the enclosure will mount forward of the Escape's front storage box. Has anyone else done this?

I was reading a discussion on the Oliver forum about installing the Micro-Air EasyStart in the AC unit to reduce the starting and operating current. According to the forum, this allows running the Oliver AC using the Honda 2000i generator. Has anyone done this?
Richard, I haven't done it personally, but Reace as well as several owners have successfully run the AC on an Escape with the Honda 2000. Apparently you can't run much of anything else, and altitude certainly is a factor, but it can be done.

If I were in the market for a genny to run my AC, I'd probably go with a 3000 watt unit, mainly to reduce the risk of damage to the unit, but the 2000 has worked for some.

The micro air will reduce the startup amperage requirements, but if startup requirements are a concern, that's another reason in my mind to go with a 3000 watt unit.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:18 AM   #57
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Richard, I haven't done it personally, but Reace as well as several owners have successfully run the AC on an Escape with the Honda 2000. Apparently you can't run much of anything else, and altitude certainly is a factor, but it can be done.

If I were in the market for a genny to run my AC, I'd probably go with a 3000 watt unit, mainly to reduce the risk of damage to the unit, but the 2000 has worked for some.

The micro air will reduce the startup amperage requirements, but if startup requirements are a concern, that's another reason in my mind to go with a 3000 watt unit.
I would stick with the 2000i, as it has been proven to run the A/C just fine, and while I can still load my 3000i into the back of a pickup myself, I doubt I can in a few years. Plus, they are physically way larger, and a place to carry them might be a problem.
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Old 10-27-2016, 12:34 PM   #58
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I'd be interested if anyone has experience with this unit:

https://www.amazon.com/Westinghouse-.../dp/B01720SV1A

The spec's indicate an continuous output of 2100 Watts versus 1600 for the Honda. The unit appears to be about the same size as the Honda and as quiet.
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:11 PM   #59
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I'd be interested if anyone has experience with this unit:

https://www.amazon.com/Westinghouse-.../dp/B01720SV1A

The spec's indicate an continuous output of 2100 Watts versus 1600 for the Honda. The unit appears to be about the same size as the Honda and as quiet.
Sorry no direct experience with the unit you list, but like the idea of something with a similar size and weight of the Honda with a bit more power. Happy with the Honda EU2000i, but it is nice to see some other players in the inverter gen market to bring costs down. Same power specs as the Honda, but this is another newer option from Generac that has some neat features:

Generac Power Systems | Portable Power | Generac Power Systems
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Although the cost of some of the lesser known brands seems favorable, what would concern me and be a major factor in any generator purchase, would be the ability to take the generator to a local shop for repairs, parts, or service. If that type of support is not readily available, I would go with a major brand such as Honda or Yamaha.
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