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Old 10-31-2010, 08:59 PM   #15
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I'd love to get one of these to use while going down the road!

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That's the coolest contraption I've ever seen. What is it?
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:36 PM   #17
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Ram Air Turbine.. Used for powering systems on an airplane.. There are smaller spring loaded units that are used on light aircraft...

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I am 70 and have been full timing since 7/06. I do not want the headache, noise, stink and inconvenience of a generator. In the summer I go to the mountains above 8000 feet elevation. I have 400 watts of solar and have power to spare.
I boondock a lot.
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Thanks for the reply Ralph,
I am sitting on the fence right now with solar or gas. I can buy a used Honda EU2000iA super quiet genny and produce 2000 watts of power for over 9 hours on 1 gallon of gas, buy 2 and run my whole rig, a/c and all. Or i could just forget the gas and go the solar route, but no a/c.
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Im sure you know that there are special considerations when using 2 gensets? Those voltages dont just play nice together w/o help

Beside, I'm pretty sure that the 9 hr runtime is at 1/2 load..
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I'm well over 50 and use both solar and generator. My current coach is a power hog, though, and I would need to add a couple more solar panels to significantly reduce my genset usage.
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Im sure you know that there are special considerations when using 2 gensets? Those voltages dont just play nice together w/o help

Beside, I'm pretty sure that the 9 hr runtime is at 1/2 load..
Jim, your right. It uses 1 gallon for 4 hours at rated capacity. As for working together in tandem, Honda also makes a EU2000ia companion genset that works in parallel together with the EU2000ia via a 30 amp connection. I,m just thinking out loud here but quiet gas economical power sure sounds nice.
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