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Old 03-30-2016, 10:44 AM   #21
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I've never had to run my EU3000i at anything near that elevation. So yes I suppose that's a necessary part of the equation. So for you, duals are the way to go. Look at the Yamahas, if for nothing else than a comparison.

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Old 03-30-2016, 10:52 AM   #22
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I've never had to run my EU3000i at anything near that elevation. So yes I suppose that's a necessary part of the equation. So for you, duals are the way to go. Look at the Yamahas, if for nothing else than a comparison.

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Yea, I believe if I put a cap in, I'd be fine. However, the portability of the two is what makes it very attractive for me. Getting the 3000 in and out of the front 5th wheel compartment sucks. I'd put it in the back of the truck, however I can't box cover as it's too high. I hardly ever use the AC, so that plays in too....And I only use the generator for using the microwave or AC as my solar takes care of everything else...
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:00 PM   #23
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It is heavy. I would take mine out at my camp and not move it again the whole time there. That is what I will continue to do to save gas but run the built in onnan when just at short stays traveling. The nice part is the 3000 has an all night gas tank. If u go with two 2000 units u will need the special gas caps that can suck fuel from a separate tank. Other wise drink lots of beer before bed so when u get up every few hours u can fill the tanks while u empty yours. Lol
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:30 PM   #24
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Wait you have a onboard Onan and you still choose the EU3000i?
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:39 PM   #25
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I boon dock for two months at a time. So if hot I can run one ac all night on the 3000 or just running my 1 hp water pump from lake. Onnan when I really need it
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:49 PM   #27
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I had no such problems with running out of fuel. My last camping trip was five days and I burned 10 gallons of gas. That was one gallon a day for each generator. Granted, mostly ran them at night but I never had to get up in the middle of the night to refuel.
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The 3100 will run all night and I just read they now have a 3500I
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The onnan will not run out over night since it has a 12 gl tank but will burn a ton of fuel. My 3000is has a three gallon tank and will only use half of that running all night. It will go to Econo mode and than speed up when ac kicks on and slows back down. The onnan runs at a set speed all the time. The Honda 2000 has a small tank and u need two to run a 15k ac unit. The perfect set up for a TT would be mounting a 3000 is in a front or rear carrier so it is secure and u will have all the power u need. Just make sure if AC is running and u turn on microwave or electric water heater that it is not in econo mode or it will over volt and shut down power.
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Also read about neutral to ground bond for an inverter generator. I took a regular three prong plug and wired the neutral to ground together. I keep this plugged into one of the Honda 3000IS 110 outlets. Google and read about a floating neutral in generators that are not earth grounded. U can be BBQed if u have a short in ur Rv. There r a bunch of real smart electrical people who have written about this. Another thing to check if u travel a lot is once a year remove ur power panel and make sure none of the gang bar or breaker wires r getting loose. This is a common problem on TT that have the panel mounted in the rear of the unit. I had several neutral wires come loose from a gang bar and had weird stuff randomly occur. Dealer replaced several breakers under warranty but random electrical stuff would still occur. I started tracing from the power cord and found several neutrals that were connected but the gang bar screws were loose.
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