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Old 09-15-2014, 06:38 PM   #1
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New 21 A/C experiment Honda 2000i

Honda 2000i started & ran the A/C with hardly a burp compared to the unit I had on my Casita. Did the trial 5 times for 2 days and no problem at 700 ft elevation.

I did have to turn the EMS system off to make it work as it detected an open ground - I didn't jumper the frame and generator together electrically.

Good news for boondocking hot places!
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:54 PM   #2
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Honda 2000i started & ran the A/C with hardly a burp compared to the unit I had on my Casita. Did the trial 5 times for 2 days and no problem at 700 ft elevation.

I did have to turn the EMS system off to make it work as it detected an open ground - I didn't jumper the frame and generator together electrically.

Good news for boondocking hot places!
Is there a reason you couldn't ground the trailer frame and the generator?
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I have been looking at both the Honda 2000i generator at 47 lbs. and their eu3000 at 77 lbs. As we plan to do a lot of boondocking, noise and weight are an important consideration. I assumed it would take at least 3000 watts to run the air and I forgot to ask ETI this as I had so many questions. Should have taken a list. Anyway that is very good news as you can invest over $2500 in a quality generator. Tractors, I think we missed you by one day at ETI so enjoy the new toy and get it figured out. For us, it's 11 more months. Also figure something out so the generator doesn't disappear. Anyone have any ideas? Loren
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Hey,

My Plan is to only have the gen out when in use when not back in the truck. I do not know if this is worth anything http://www.amazon.com/Honda-Generato.../dp/B003YM950C as it just beefs up the handle so you can put a chain through it to the frame of the trailer. With it chained it would stop the grab and go but not some one intent for very long. I have seen several folks with custom enclosures built on the bumper for storage.

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Is there a reason you couldn't ground the trailer frame and the generator?
Yup, because I'm lazy. The EMS is for unknown power protection, when you turn it off you still have surge suppression.

When I'm boondocking I don't need the EMS active.
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I have been looking at both the Honda 2000i generator at 47 lbs. and their eu3000 at 77 lbs. As we plan to do a lot of boondocking, noise and weight are an important consideration. I assumed it would take at least 3000 watts to run the air and I forgot to ask ETI this as I had so many questions. Should have taken a list. Anyway that is very good news as you can invest over $2500 in a quality generator. Tractors, I think we missed you by one day at ETI so enjoy the new toy and get it figured out. For us, it's 11 more months. Also figure something out so the generator doesn't disappear. Anyone have any ideas? Loren
I have a hard cover over the bed of my truck - not a canopy. When it's closed one cannot see the generator. When I do run it I just leave it in the truck bed with the tailgate down and the cover down - less noise to disturb my camping neighbors.
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Hey,

My Plan is to only have the gen out when in use when not back in the truck. I do not know if this is worth anything Amazon.com : Honda Generator EU2000i Theft Deterrent Bracket : Generator Accessories : Patio, Lawn & Garden as it just beefs up the handle so you can put a chain through it to the frame of the trailer. With it chained it would stop the grab and go but not some one intent for very long. I have seen several folks with custom enclosures built on the bumper for storage.

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Another way to secure the EU2000i:

LowPro LockDown security mount system for Honda EU2000i generator
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Don't need no AC and especially no generator in hot weather...

This portable hot tub could change the way you go camping - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego
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Don't need no AC and especially no generator in hot weather...

This portable hot tub could change the way you go camping - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego

And here we go again !! ROFLMAO

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Honda now makes the 2000ia model that has a 30 amp recepticle. Sounds like a perfect fit for my up coming 5.0TA.

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