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Old 08-04-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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Two Honda 2000 gens?

I keep reading how lots if people recommend getting the two honda 2000 gens and running them together instead of getting the larger 3000. My question is this, my trailer is 30 amp and from what I am reading your truly only getting around 26 amps when running two 2000's full throddle, will the missing amps damage the AC? Thanks
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:27 AM   #2
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You won't hurt the AC at all. You just have to watch running multiple high draw items at once, like the microwave and the AC. That can make the generators overload.

Whether to run the two little ones or the bigger one is a more complex question. If you have a 13.5 AC, the 3000 is quieter and will work fine. The 3000 will not run a 15,000 AC for long so you need the two 2000's to get the extra wattage. I have run both setups and, in my opinion, I prefer the 3000 if you can run it, because it is quieter and runs longer on fuel.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:32 AM   #3
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I have never had an issue running any of my 15k units with AC, fridge and lights on with my 3000 for hours at a time. It won't run the AC and microwave though.
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:42 AM   #4
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I have 2 2000 gens, parallel kit and extended run tank. Why? I can move and lift them into the truck bed by hand. I would not be able do that with the 3000.
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I use the EU2000i x 2 setup. I have the flexibility get by with only one generator when I don't need the A/C.
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I am impressed wertles. My Honda 3000 would run the 15,000 AC, but it only for about a half hour, as it was at the max of its surge capacity. I got the two 2000's and they did fine for days, but the 3000 was quieter and easier to use. I know it can be heavy, but we often left it in the truck also. Electric start was nice too (yeah, I know, lazy right?).
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I can't speak to 15k BTU A/C units, but if I were shopping for a genny to spin my 13.5 A/C, keep my camper operating, and be mindful of size and weight? It'd certainly be this one, no questions asked:

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/po...ter-ef2400ishc

*This model boasts High Current output which is designed specifically to increase motor starting capability and to improve air conditioner starting. This High Current model starts most high efficiency 13,500 btu AC in temperatures up to 110° F.*

A perfectly useful/acceptable cross between the EU2000i and the EU3000is.
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Which 2000 should I buy if starting out with one?

Right now I don't have $2K to spend on two generators so if I decide to buy just one now and add the other one latter should I buy the 2000 or the 2000 companion? If I bought the companion first would I plug into the 30amp even though I am only running one? Thanks
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If you have a 13.5 A/C unit - save your money and get the Yamaha.
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Right now I don't have $2K to spend on two generators so if I decide to buy just one now and add the other one latter should I buy the 2000 or the 2000 companion? If I bought the companion first would I plug into the 30amp even though I am only running one? Thanks
Buy the Companion after you buy the standard 2000. A 20 amp conversion plug on the RV power cable end will work fine. The Companion costs more than the standard one.

I bought a Companion, thinking I'd spend the extra money sooner rather than later. Three years later, I haven't had the need for a second generator, so that extra money I spent on the Companion was wasted. Should've bought the standard EU2000i with the 20amp receptacles.
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