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Old 03-05-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Planning to take our annual trek to the beach (CA state parks in San Elijo and South Carlsbad) where there are no hookups of any kind in the sites. The past 30 years we've tent trailer camped with one battery and one propane tank. This being our first time there with a travel trailer (24RKS), I'm considering getting a generator, and am looking for suggestions. I did some research, but I'm resisting getting a generator that weighs over 100 pounds, since it will be me doing all the lifting. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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I bought a Honda EU2000i a couple months ago. It's rated at 2000 watts maximum, 1600 watts continuous output and weighs about 50 pounds. If you need more output, it can be connected to another EU2000i for double the wattage. They seem to get very good reviews, but are kind of pricey.

Yamaha makes a similar inverter generator that's also considered to be high quality. Same price range, I believe.
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Ditto on the Honda 2000i. I've had one since 2003; it had been quite reliable, starts easily, is fairly quiet, and has needed only routine maintenance. The 2000i does a good job running our RV converter which fairly speedily recharges our two group 27 batteries. It will not run an air conditioner.
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I haven't bought one yet but planning on doing so this year and after 2 years of research I am going with the Honda 2000i.
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To my knowledge I dont believe the Eu20001 has enough power to turn over A/C. I have the Eu3000is and love it. I do all the lifting its about 150lbs but not bad to lift in and out of truck. Ebay sells a heavy duty wheel kit. I love this generator. That being said, you will need a hard start kit for you A/C if you plan to use with your generator. Jayco does not install on A/C unless you have the generator package, which to my knowledge most TT do not. Good luck. Also if your buying (2) 2000. may be cheaper just to buy the 3000is. But heavier, but lighter then (2) 2000 combined...lol:hihi:
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http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/p...&category=play

This is hondas website. It does not state that you can run a 13,500 BTU A/C off of it. If you want A/C, you should look into 3000is.
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Thanks for the info; I'd heard good things about Hondas. I don't plan to run the A/C off of it, so the 2000 should cover our needs easily. Thanks again!
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Planning to take our annual trek to the beach (CA state parks in San Elijo and South Carlsbad) where there are no hookups of any kind in the sites. The past 30 years we've tent trailer camped with one battery and one propane tank. This being our first time there with a travel trailer (24RKS), I'm considering getting a generator, and am looking for suggestions. I did some research, but I'm resisting getting a generator that weighs over 100 pounds, since it will be me doing all the lifting. Any suggestions?
I have had a Honda EU2000 for several years. It has never failed me. At 45 pounds, it is easier to manhandle, even if you need to buy two and hook them together to run AC, than a 3000.

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For what you pay for a gen you can get a good starter solar system and not have to deal with lifting or looking for fuel stations to fill it up and best of all for us boondockers... QUIET....
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For what you pay for a gen you can get a good starter solar system and not have to deal with lifting or looking for fuel stations to fill it up and best of all for us boondockers... QUIET....
I doubt that you can get a 2000 watt solar system for $900, the cost of a Honda. Besides, a Honda works in the dark and when cloudy.

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