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Old 12-10-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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Honda EU3000is enough?

I am curious if a Honda 3000is is enough to run a 35' 5'er with a single 13.5 a/c unit. I have been told numerous things and am wondering if I should go with this single unit or get two EU2000i's in parallel? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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A 3000 should be enough. When we had a travel trailer I purchased two EU2000s and the parallel kit as it was much easier to handle the weight of the 2000s. I also purchase an external gas tank from these guys, Honda Inverter Generators/Generator Extended Fuel System -Dallas/Fortworth, TX They are actually located near Granbury, Tx which was handy as I live outside of Granbury!
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We went with the pair of EU2000i generators since it is easier to lift the two units individually than the one 3000. Plus we have additional capacity. If we don't want to run the A/C we can run just one unit. I also added a 6 gallon extended run fuel tank.

Best deal I found on the Honda's was at Wise Equipment Sales.
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I have a 3000 and it does great for my cedar creek silverback. It does weigh 134 lbs so I put 4 inch castors on it and it's much easier to move around. I can run only one A/C unit at a time but it works good for me , Wayne-43
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A 3000 should be enough. When we had a travel trailer I purchased two EU2000s and the parallel kit as it was much easier to handle the weight of the 2000s. I also purchase an external gas tank from these guys, Honda Inverter Generators/Generator Extended Fuel System -Dallas/Fortworth, TX They are actually located near Granbury, Tx which was handy as I live outside of Granbury!
$120 is kinda steep for a $40 boat tank, $5 worth of fuel line and a $2 brass fitting.
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$120 is kinda steep for a $40 boat tank, $5 worth of fuel line and a $2 brass fitting.
Maybe... but I spent the money and was very happy... Besides.. it was $5.00 worth of fuel line, maybe $5.00 of brass fittings AND two fuel caps Also, I think back in 2009 he was only charging $100.00. In any event the combination worked great!
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I bought a 3500W continuous run generator (cheap chinese one) and it would stall when I started my 15.5 AC, took it back the next day. I was assuming that the converter was charging at the same time I started the AC. I'm a big believer (now) of going oversize.
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I bought the 3000 Handi rather than the "is" because it is physically smaller and easier for me to handle. Either one will run one AC unit and might, I emphasize the ht" run two ACs. I think the "is" is a bit quieter. On the other hand, two 2000s are still easier to handle and generate more power. In the end, it comes down to personal preference. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Honda generators.
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Well thank you guys for the responses. I chose to go with the two 2000's for the weight and the extra power, plus I found a new 2000 for $500 and only paid $989 for the companion. I tried a 3000 for a weekend and it kicked off in the Texas fall temps, can't take a chance on summer. off to the woods we go.
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You will love the eu2000i. Be sure you drain the carb if it sets for more than a month. Also keep Seafoam in the gas.

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The Boliy 3600 SI generator has more constant watts output than either the Honda 3000 or two 2000's in parallel. When you read the specs you see what I mean.
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