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Old 01-09-2019, 07:30 PM   #41
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Interesting so then you can't simply plug the 120V 30A (TT-30R) plug into a outlet which then feeds Into your house breaker with a 30amp breaker?
Right, at least not in Spokane, WA. I suppose I could have found some electrician to make something of this sort work, but code required going with a 240 volt, 30 amp plug. Generators with a 240 volt, 30-amp outlet will plug right into what we have. We just haven't gotten around to seriously shopping for one.
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A 3 wire cord with one end connected to the 4 prong plug ( using just 3 of the connections) on the house and a plug matching the 30amp plug on the generator can be wired up very easily. But if I understand correctly, you can only power up one leg in the house other the other with a 120v generator , not both. Iím pretty sure you canít connect the Gen to both legs at the same time. Iím sure an electrician can explain.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:31 AM   #43
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A 3 wire cord with one end connected to the 4 prong plug ( using just 3 of the connections) on the house and a plug matching the 30amp plug on the generator can be wired up very easily. But if I understand correctly, you can only power up one leg in the house other the other with a 120v generator , not both. Iím pretty sure you canít connect the Gen to both legs at the same time. Iím sure an electrician can explain.
Technically you can - but any electrical appliance expecting 240 volts wonít be getting 240 volts and that is the biggest issue.

This is similar to using a 30amp to 50amp rv adapter except most rvís arenít wired to use 240 volts so it isnít an issue.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:11 PM   #44
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Harbor Freight carries a new portable generator. It is rated at 3500 Watts start and 3000 Watts running. It can be paired with a 2nd one to provide 7000/6000 watts just like the Hondas. I have a friend with one and he is very satisfied with it. He powers his 32 ft fifth wheel with it while boondocking. It is on sale for $689.00 for the next three days. Jan 11,12,13[/B] (reg $779) It is worth a look.

https://www.harborfreight.com/3500-w...tor-63584.html

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If that Harbor Freight generator had a 240-volt plug, I'd run out and buy it and sell my Champion 3500! Seems to be rated as quiet as a Honda to boot!
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:07 PM   #46
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I like my 3100W Champion Inverter generator. Electric remote start and not too noisy. Some of the Champions are dual fuel. I didn't see that one or it was not available when I purchased 2 or 3 years ago.
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I like my 3100W Champion Inverter generator. Electric remote start and not too noisy. Some of the Champions are dual fuel. I didn't see that one or it was not available when I purchased 2 or 3 years ago.
Welcome to the forum.

I have the same generator and really like it.
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No, the Honda 2000's do not. Take a look at them. That is one of the reason I got the Yamahas. Like you, when I an done, I like to shut off the fuel to the carburetor so there is no fuel sitting in there.
I believe that the new Honda 2200 do a have a fuel shut off. Whereas the 2000 did not.
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I have a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7 195RB TT
What would be the best generator I could purchase for it?
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The #1 tried and true brand is going to be Honda. They came out with a new EU2200i model which is close to or just a bit more than the 2000i in price. The difference being 200W more power but the same engine/footprint/quietness.

We just got 2 of them for $2,100 - the EU2200i and the twin "companion" model (30A outlet). I hooked them both up, plugged into the rig and had the DW turn the AC on - Success! We do have 2 15K AC units but CAN'T run both simultaneously. I did notice that in ECO mode, the gens faulted for a second and then recovered. I'm looking into installing a Micro Air soft start to mitigate that.

Considerations:
* Some parks have generator regulations regarding noise levels and hours of operation.
* Gas generators put out more power than LPG.
* Inverter generators put out cleaner power and scale power as needed vs. 100% throttle all the time.
* Since Honda is THE generator, there's TONS of support, service centers and parts for these.

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I have the same, two Honda 2000. (One regular, one companion). Hooked together for lots of power. My AC allows me to run it on just Honda companion generator using the 30amp plug, as long as nothing else is on.
They are quiet and light enough that my spouse can move them and set it up if needed. Extended run gas tanks are available, but never needed one.
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