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Old 04-05-2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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Honda EU3000is Generator

Good day all -

I have a rookie question… I've done an amount of research on generators for TT's and just found a pretty good deal on a Honda EU3000is generator. It's a 3 yr old model with (according to the owner) only 12 hrs on it.

The fellow has a pretty good reputation around the parks I visit and the unit looks and runs great! I paid him his asking price…. $1,000.

My question is this… Will a 3000W generator be enough… I have an Arctic Fox 22GQ TT. It's cozy but it suits my lifestyle. Does anyone have any input on running off of a 3000W generator? What appliances can/cannot run simultaneously on that size generator?

Any additional input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time…
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What size AC do you have. It should be okay to run a 13,500 AC unit, but I wouldn't run anything else like your microwave at the same time. You got a really good deal at about 1/2 the price for a new one and at 12 hours it is like new.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:00 PM   #3
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Good catch on the Honda. I have had one for over 10 years now and it still runs like new. Only issue was the battery. Change the oil and air filter when needed. It runs my 13.5 AC and lights, or everything with no AC on. Won't do AC and microwave at the same time.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:23 PM   #4
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Great deal, that's 1/2 new price.

I went for the eu2000 recently because I didn't want to deal with the 140# and figured I could add another eu 2000 if I needed it.

However my 2000 starts my A/C at sea level with the temps in the high 90's. Not certain that it would at 4000 or 5000'. I have a Dometic ducted A/C in a 28' TT. So my bet is that your 3 kW should run the air just fine. Again you didn't say where you were and altitude will zap power quickly.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:23 PM   #5
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The EU3000i is a great unit. Is it the standard unit or the light weight unit.

We went with the two Eu2000i units with a parallel kit. We run both if we need the A.C and only one if we do not need the extra power. They weigh about 51# each which I can handle. The 3000 is a lot heavier and I cannot handle it.

If the 3000 has been maintained, you did good. On the Hondas, ALWAYS drain the carb if you will not be using if in 2 or 3 weeks. The small carbs get gummed up fast and not fun to deal with.

I keep SeaFoam in the tanks.

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Great deal! When the unit starts up the green light will flash based on how long it has been running since new. The code is in the owner's manual.
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