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Old 10-27-2016, 02:29 PM   #61
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I always read the reviews and then take them with a grain of salt. But, I did see this "it cannot be used successfully above 7000 feet." If that's a concern.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:52 PM   #62
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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.
Good point as many of us are concerned more about total cost of ownership and convenience. I agree that some of the lesser known brands may lack appropriate avenues for service. For many the Generac may actually be easier to find service for than a Honda, and especially Yamaha. Probably depends highly on your local power equipment dealer network.
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:24 PM   #63
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I don't have a generator but if I did I'd want to hear how loud it was before purchase. I've seen some campers start their generators, then head off in the car or on foot to get away from the racket!!
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Old 10-27-2016, 05:13 PM   #64
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I don't have a generator but if I did I'd want to hear how loud it was before purchase. I've seen some campers start their generators, then head off in the car or on foot to get away from the racket!!
We fired up our Honda 2000i at a state park then went for a walk. When we came back one of the neighbors had shut it off.

Even a "quiet" generator is really annoying.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:00 PM   #65
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If you have the Progressive Electrical Management System, only Honda Generators have been tested by Progressive (as of 2015. I have no idea what kind of testing has happened subsequently), and they have confirmed verbally that Honda works.
They don't recommend any particular generator but they confirmed that Honda works if you turn the EMS switch off. The on/off switch for the EMS system only disables the low voltage protection, it does not disable the high voltage protection. I can confirm that our Yamaha 2000 did not play nice with the EMS system. The
EMS detected a high voltage condition and shut it down. I can also confirm that the Honda 2000 (traded in the Yamaha) did work with both the EMS and the air conditioner.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:03 PM   #66
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We fired up our Honda 2000i at a state park then went for a walk. When we came back one of the neighbors had shut it off.
Too bad it doesn't work that way for barking dogs, screaming kids, and late night party animals
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:32 PM   #67
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We fired up our Honda 2000i at a state park then went for a walk. When we came back one of the neighbors had shut it off.

Even a "quiet" generator is really annoying.
that's true hahaha. Funny how generator users always want to put their generators closer to my site than their own!
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:38 PM   #68
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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.
Have 2019 19' with Dometic Penguin I, Model 640310, 11k BTU AC.

We have the EU2000i converted to propane using the Hutch Mountain Honda EU2000i Propane, Natural Gas, Gasoline TriFuel Conversion Kit SKU: #HMEU20iTRIK. I have the neutral/ground bonding plug, so the EMS stays inline. This works well for power tools, and to charge Escape batteries, run refrigerator, etc.

Installed EasyStart 364 as shown. Trained it 8 or 9 times, and it operates well on 30A shore power (but it is LOUD). Noticed the compressor doesnot make the big clunk start sound. Seems to start and run smoothly.


The EU200i generator runs well with AC off. It runs well with AC fan only running. When the compressor comes on, the EMS shows 90 VAC voltage, and the EMS cuts off the power.

Have tried several times, and we have no success.

Have ordered a new 20A to 30A dogbone to see if that helps.

Thoughts?

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Have 2019 19' with Dometic Penguin I, Model 640310, 11k BTU AC.

We have the EU2000i converted to propane using the Hutch Mountain Honda EU2000i Propane, Natural Gas, Gasoline TriFuel Conversion Kit SKU: #HMEU20iTRIK. I have the neutral/ground bonding plug, so the EMS stays inline. This works well for power tools, and to charge Escape batteries, run refrigerator, etc.

Installed EasyStart 364 as shown. Trained it 8 or 9 times, and it operates well on 30A shore power (but it is LOUD). Noticed the compressor doesnot make the big clunk start sound. Seems to start and run smoothly.

The EU200i generator runs well with AC off. It runs well with AC fan only running. When the compressor comes on, the EMS shows 90 VAC voltage, and the EMS cuts off the power.

Have tried several times, and we have no success.

Have ordered a new 20A to 30A dogbone to see if that helps.

Thoughts?

73/gus

We have the EU2000i running on gas and an AC with the easy start. Our EU2000i runs the AC easily with very little voltage drop. We run into generator problems when we run the AC and the battery is under a heavy charge. It could be your battery was under a heavy charge or maybe the generator power is reduced due to using propane instead of gas.
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Another approach to consider if you don't want to carry a gas can - I now carry a small 900/700 watt propane only Ryobi inverter generator. It WILL NOT run the air conditioner, but it will recharge the batteries if my solar panels end up in the shade or after a string of cloudy days.

The generator is only for back up. I have gone as long a 91 days on solar alone, but with it I don't need to change my lifestyle when there isn't enough solar.
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