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Old 03-12-2016, 07:26 PM   #31
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Yamaha EF2000is

I have 2 Yamaha EF2000IS 2000 watt generators. Hooked in parallel, they run my AC and microwave. (Combined output is 4000 watts).
The thing that made me choose Yamaha over Honda is the fact they have a fuel shut off valve (shuts off the fuel to the carborator) and fuel gauge. Hondas do not.
I top off the tanks before I go to bed and it is still running in the morning. Same dB rating at the Honda 2000 generators. Have had them 2 summers and they have been great for dry camping.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:22 AM   #32
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Has anyone bought the Generac IQ2000 yet? They seem to be $799 everywhere. I see they have a 30 amp parallel kit that they are quieter than the hondas and yammy's.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:57 AM   #33
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Has anyone bought the Generac IQ2000 yet? They seem to be $799 everywhere. I see they have a 30 amp parallel kit that they are quieter than the hondas and yammy's.
Looks like a nice unit. Can't find any sound level data, no fuel shut off, and the parallel cable box looks a little bulky.

Not sure what engine they are using or its EPA rating is either.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:13 AM   #34
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youtube had a video on it showing DB levels at a trade show next to a honda unit. Fuel shut off it says is on the side of the unit according to the website. Here is the hot sheet for it,http://gens.lccdn.com/generaccorpora...430_iq2000.pdf

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Old 04-14-2016, 05:36 PM   #35
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I have 2 Yamaha EF2000IS 2000 watt generators. Hooked in parallel, they run my AC and microwave. (Combined output is 4000 watts).
The thing that made me choose Yamaha over Honda is the fact they have a fuel shut off valve (shuts off the fuel to the carborator) and fuel gauge. Hondas do not.
I top off the tanks before I go to bed and it is still running in the morning. Same dB rating at the Honda 2000 generators. Have had them 2 summers and they have been great for dry camping.
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RAurand, I too have (2) Yamaha EF2000IS and I have not used them as of yet for RV'ing. IIRC, these Yamaha EF2000IS have about 1800 watt max as opposed to the 2000 specified. You also lose maybe 200-300 watts when you pair the two together and therefore, your actual running watts with them paired will be somewhere around 3300-3400 watts which should still be plenty for the 13.5K A/C and microwave making this pairing a bit better overall than the Champion 3100 but at a much higher overall price. If A/C is not needed, I think that's where the single Yama will shine as opposed to running the Champ 3100 if ya know whadda mean? ;-)
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RAurand, I too have (2) Yamaha EF2000IS and I have not used them as of yet for RV'ing. IIRC, these Yamaha EF2000IS have about 1800 watt max as opposed to the 2000 specified. You also lose maybe 200-300 watts when you pair the two together and therefore, your actual running watts with them paired will be somewhere around 3300-3400 watts which should still be plenty for the 13.5K A/C and microwave making this pairing a bit better overall than the Champion 3100 but at a much higher overall price. If A/C is not needed, I think that's where the single Yama will shine as opposed to running the Champ 3100 if ya know whadda mean? ;-)
You are correct in that you do not get max power out of both units (2000 watts max stand alone). You only get 1800 watts max output each when in parallel (3600 watts). I could not find any specific data on continuous power when run in parallel so I have to assume it is 1600 watts each when used in parallel or 3200 watts combined. But, like you said, much better than a stand alone 3100 which is only 2800 watts continuous.

I just got back from a 5 day\4 night camping trip and I could not be happier with their operation, gas consumption, and ease of use. They fit in my pass through easily, only used 10 gallons of fuel the entire trip, easy to carry, super quiet, and easy to start. I had several people comment on how appreciative they were that they were so quiet. In addition to the 15K A/C, I was also able to run the water heater, microwave, GF's curling iron, and the fireplace. Now, not all at one time but it was nice to have the extra headroom without sending the generators into overload.

P.S. To properly start the Yamahas in parallel mode, you first need to ground both units first. Start the first generator and make sure you have the green AC lights on, plug in the second generator power prongs and then start it. Make sure you have the vents open on the gas caps. They are clearly marked.
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Old 06-04-2016, 06:05 AM   #37
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We purchased a Champion 75537i 3100 inverter from bottomlinetrader.com,
going to fire it up to break it in today!!!
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I just saw this over the weekend and thought it was a great idea. Has about a 9 hour run time on each tank but I don't think it would be very portable for a RV.

http://www.amazon.com/Generac-6000-S...generac+lp3250

I use this one for my trailer and so far I haven't had any issues with it. If you use the 20% off coupon it's only $424

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Old 06-07-2016, 04:41 AM   #39
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Trailer hitch

We have a Jayco 27rls doe's anybody know where I can get the trailer hitch that attaches to the frame of the rear of trailer. I want to use a cargo rack on back to carry our inverter.They say you should not attach anything to the 4" square bumper,not strong enough. Thanks
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Search for the Curt adjustable RV hitch and you should be able to order it online. Another option is to have the rear bumper reinforced by a welding shop and then use a bolt on hitch receiver.
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