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Old 07-27-2005, 08:21 AM   #1
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I have read the posts on the EU 2000 and would like to use two in tandem to provide power to my Jayco 5th wheel. One thing I have an issue with is the small fuel tank. Has anyone figured out a way to connect a larger fuel tank to these generators? My research indicated that they run about 4hrs under a heavier load (15M BTU air conditioner+) That would get me up in the middle of the night to refill the small generator tanks. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:21 AM   #2
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I have read the posts on the EU 2000 and would like to use two in tandem to provide power to my Jayco 5th wheel. One thing I have an issue with is the small fuel tank. Has anyone figured out a way to connect a larger fuel tank to these generators? My research indicated that they run about 4hrs under a heavier load (15M BTU air conditioner+) That would get me up in the middle of the night to refill the small generator tanks. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
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Here's what I would do...

<A HREF="http://www.propane-generators.com/eu2000i_kits.htm" TARGET=_blank>
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Thanks for the information on the EU2000. I did not know that the EU2000 could run on propane. Is this something that is sold, or do you have to convert it after the purchase.
Regarding the Mewmar, I need to change my signature. After thinking about our situation, we opted on buying a 5th wheeler and pick up. It should work better for our needs. (We hope)
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I believe it is an aftermarket modification only.

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Thanks very much. I have already gone to the site you included, and think that it may just fill the need.
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be carefull if you are marginal on the power requirements for your unit.
The BTU content of propane is about 10% less than gas ( somebody correct me if I am wrong). So the output of the gens would be about 10% less. Also the Honda 2000i is rated for 1600W continous out put. On Propane the output would be about 1440W continous.

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I've seen advertised an additional, external, gasoline container that just connects to the Honda tank via small hose (remove gen set gas cap and connect hose). Looks to be about 3-4 gallon capacity.

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Great news. Do you have any idea where you saw the tank? I have asked several sellers of the Honda and they "no nothing" about such a tank, possibly because they do not have it for sale themselves.
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Thanks for the info on the BTU's of propane. I am still trying to use a gas generator and am trying to find that tank mentioned in another post. Anyone with information on where that auxiliary fuel tank for a Honda EU2000 can be purchased, please let me know!
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I can't locate the site on the 'net that had an actual picture of the optional fuel tank, but here is a site that does list the tank. I'll jump in here with the info if I do find the picture of the actual tank.

http://www.wisesales.com/SuperQuiet.html

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by richardcoxid:
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The BTU content of propane is about 10% less than gas ( somebody correct me if I am wrong). So the output of the gens would be about 10% less. Also the Honda 2000i is rated for 1600W continous out put. On Propane the output would be about 1440W continous."

Fair winds and following seas.

Richard </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


You are correct about the Btu content in propane versus gasoline. But the gen set will not deliver 10% less electricity, it will consume about 10% more fuel.

If the system demands 1600W, the gen set will produce 1600W and consume what fuel it needs.
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I just want to say that I am thrilled with the response to my delimna re the small fuel tank size of the EU2000. Sure beats trying to solve issues using only one brain.
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