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Old 05-22-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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Honda generator decision

i had two Honda 2000 watt generatorswith a parallel kit, but unfortunately have lost both in a storage garage fire. Thank God for insurance. My question is this. Should I stick to the duel units, orgo with a single 3000 watt unit? My RV has a single AC unit (13,500) and am thinking that this may be all I need. Your opinion would be of great help to me, and would be appreciated. I notice that the EU3000is has a higher output than the other 3000 watt unit. By the way I am a big fan of Honda equipment and will probably go back to Honda.
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i had a coach with a single 13,500 AC and used the Honda EU3000 generator. As long as i left the `fridge and HWH on gas only it worked fine. Otherwise the breaker on the genny tripped whenever the AC kicked on.
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Well, I guess it all depends. What percent of the time did you need the 2nd one? Did you ever need the full 4000 watts?

Hondas are fuel sippers and I don't know how concerned you are with fuel costs. If you get by with 2000w 95% of the time, then a 3000w will burn more fuel over the same period of time...but probably not that much.

Personally I would prefer 1 genny over 2 for obvious reasons. My decision would be based on can I absolutely get by with 3000w, be comfortable and without hassles and will the reduced outlay of cash be worth it.
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I have the EU3000is it is heavy 135lb with gas
good for at home the two EU2000i companions
with parallel cable is the way I am going
to go the two little ones can be stored easier
in the rv.
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The EU3000i is heavy and the EU200i weigh a bit over 50# each with fuel. With the pair of 2000's you can run both to run the A/C and some other item. If you don't need 4000 Watts, you can run on one and save some fuel.

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Agree with above. you can load and store the smaller gensets by yourself, no problem. 135 lbs can be a real back breaker.
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For info on the Honda EU series there is a Yahoo group on the internet. Sometimes they can get a bit snooty, but they have some good info there.

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I went from a 2000 to a 3000 Handi.

A Handi is a 3000 RV model that has fold down hand towing feature, and fairly large built in wheels.

I have found that the Handi is easier to move around than carrying around even ONE 2000, let along 2 of them.

I runs my 14K air conditioner just fine, and condensed size makes hauling around in the RV as easy as a 2000, and easier than two of them.


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