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Old 10-06-2014, 09:31 AM   #21
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Question parallel generators

Excuse my ignorance about this but what does the parallel kit involve? And is it easy to hookup. Never had to do this. Thanks
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:40 AM   #22
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Excuse my ignorance about this but what does the parallel kit involve? And is it easy to hookup. Never had to do this. Thanks
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It's basically hook the the power of two generator into one outlet for increased power. Two 2000 Hondas make 4000 watts. I have hooked 3 together for 6000 watts for a large toy hauler.
One person can carry the 2000's where one person will struggle big time with a single 4000.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:51 PM   #24
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Ray of Love Your RV gives a good overview of parallel Champion 2000's.
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:54 AM   #25
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Yamaha 3000is or 3000 iseb will do everything you need. 4 year warranty included if purchased before 2015
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:38 AM   #26
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We are RV Campers as compared to RV Travelers and only use our 2KW Generator for charging up the batteries each day and most of our camping is off the power grid.

We found out rather quick that running the generator on the East side of the US is only allowed at set times each day and never allowed after 8PM at night. Most all of the public campgrounds have generator run time restrictions in place.

This made us beef up our trailer systems including the battery bank to run extended times off the batteries. We run all of the 120VAC items we want to have on from an INVERTER and all of the 12VDC items direct connected to the battery.

This has all been planned out to run down our battery bank to its 50% charge state at 8AM each morning when we are usually allowed to run our generator. The 2KW Generator using the smart mode on-board converter will charge up our battery bank in a quick three hour generator run time during breakfast so we can do all of this all over again for the next day/night run off the batteries.

Having air conditioning is low on our priority list. About the only time we use the Air Conditioner is when camping at Electric sites.

Picking a generator really depends on your lifestyle and also depends on when you can run one. Dispersed camping out West allows you to run generator anytime you may want to as well as PRIVATE OWNED places. I think you will find there will not be many public places you will be able to do this anytime you want to. Maybe when on trips and parking along side of the road perhaps....

The big high dollar motorhomes with built-in generators usually get away with running one anytime they want to it seems...

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Old 12-18-2014, 11:00 AM   #27
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The big high dollar motorhomes with built-in generators usually get away with running one anytime they want to it seems...

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Probably because they are extremely quiet by comparison. However they should be made to follow the rules no matter what. My 2cents...
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You can't hear a high dollar one run. Walk up to one. ?..it sounds like your shooing someone to be quite.
It's all about noise.
They are actually quieter than 2 fans running on an big inverter.
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You can't hear a high dollar one run. Walk up to one. ?..it sounds like your shooing someone to be quite.
It's all about noise.
They are actually quieter than 2 fans running on an big inverter.
Thats what I'm hoping for from a Honda eu3000is ..I think they say 49 db at 1/4 load
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You can own two champion 2000 watt inverter gens for the price of one 2000 honda ot yamaha.

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Or this for the price of one Honda

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Honda generators are quiet ..but not whisper quiet like an expensive diesel gen set. They are closer to 10db and ten grand.
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Use Yamaha 2400 Watt Generator EF2400ISHC, it runs my AC with everything else turned off, it is fairly quiet, usually leave it behind the trailer running while dry camping , forget it is there, don't get any Chinese knock offs of Yamaha or Honda , they are much cheaper and look like very good deal, but they are extremely unreliable , some people give them good reviews, but those are the once who only used them sparingly, need to get a brand name generator for a continuous use , go to Amazon and read reviews, you get the picture
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I am looking at generators also, thinking of the Honda eu3000i. or two honda eu2000i. I am leaning towards the 3000 as I won't have to maintain two engines and I still have plenty of time to worry about how I am going to move it because of age. I also wonder if you have two 2000's are they twice as loud as one? might be a stupid question but have never heard two run together. But my guess is two would be louder
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There is a almost new 3000i on Austin craigslist. $1500 asking..they will,take,less.
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I use a 3000 watt Yamaha because it is the same height as my p/u bed edge and can be covered easily. An equal Honda sticks up 3 or 4" higher. Mine used about 2.5 gals in 8 hrs.
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Thats what I'm hoping for from a Honda eu3000is ..I think they say 49 db at 1/4 load
We have both the Honda 3000 and a Champion 2000. The Honda is definitely the quieter of the two. There is nothing wrong with the Champion but those that say that Champions are just as good at half the price haven't really had a one on one comparison. At idle both are very quiet although the Champion has a little higher pitch sound. At full power the difference is most obvious. The Honda doesn't rev up as much or have as high a pitch. This is not knocking Champion!! They are a good quality chinese built generator. The biggest drawback to the Honda is the weight. At 134 lb., its not something that you want to have to move often. We leave it permanently attached to our rear rack on our 5th wheel.
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