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Old 11-13-2012, 04:25 PM   #1276
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it has a fuel gauge, and the petcock can be turned off and let the genny run dry so you dont leave fuel in the bowl. I believe it also has a slightly longer warranty. Look at the specs as well I think it has a slightly higher surge rating. Also depending where you are they can be slightly cheaper.

Neither are bad machines however...
Those are all good features and if you're only considering the 2000, I might go with Yamaha too. I don't think they have a way to run two in series though, if that's an option you're interested in. I bought the Honda thinking I might possibly want to do the two in series thing down the road but I never have needed that.

I've heard nothing but good things about them both.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:37 PM   #1277
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it has a fuel gauge, and the petcock can be turned off and let the genny run dry so you dont leave fuel in the bowl. I believe it also has a slightly longer warranty. Look at the specs as well I think it has a slightly higher surge rating. Also depending where you are they can be slightly cheaper.

Neither are bad machines however...
We have dual Honda EU2000i with the parallel cable, they work great and they have a reputation of being more quiet than other brands.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:37 PM   #1278
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Those are all good features and if you're only considering the 2000, I might go with Yamaha too. I don't think they have a way to run two in series though, if that's an option you're interested in. I bought the Honda thinking I might possibly want to do the two in series thing down the road but I never have needed that.

I've heard nothing but good things about them both.
I think the Yamaha has a kit that allows you to run two together as well... They are both incredible machines but after a lot of research I have decided to get the Yamaha when I get the money saved up. A plus for me however is my local MC shop sells and services the Yamaha which for me was another check in the Yamaha column.

I dont think however you would be displeased with either...
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:49 PM   #1279
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I think the Yamaha has a kit that allows you to run two together as well... They are both incredible machines but after a lot of research I have decided to get the Yamaha when I get the money saved up. A plus for me however is my local MC shop sells and services the Yamaha which for me was another check in the Yamaha column.

I dont think however you would be displeased with either...
Interesting to hear. I have a friend who bought the Yamaha and she wanted to trade me for my Honda because she didn't know there was a way to run them in series. I'll have to tell her to check into that.

I agree, they are both rock solid machines.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:13 PM   #1280
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Don't know what a CJ gets otherwise, but that's a really light aerodynamic trailer. Only about 1300#. I doubt it reduces mileage more than 3-4 mpg.
Impossible. Even a Jeep can't manage 0 mpg.

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:33 PM   #1281
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Impossible. Even a Jeep can't manage 0 mpg.

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hmm my 2.5 cj7 got 17. I was pretty happy with that..

of course... you did not try to haul anything with it..
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:37 PM   #1282
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Interesting to hear. I have a friend who bought the Yamaha and she wanted to trade me for my Honda because she didn't know there was a way to run them in series. I'll have to tell her to check into that.

I agree, they are both rock solid machines.

http://www.powerequipmentdirect.com/...enerators.html
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #1283
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Interesting to hear. I have a friend who bought the Yamaha and she wanted to trade me for my Honda because she didn't know there was a way to run them in series. I'll have to tell her to check into that.

I agree, they are both rock solid machines.
send her this link ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08Dvg0dCZgg

shows how you do it and what you need.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #1284
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shows how you do it and what you need.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #1285
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Cool. ^

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #1286
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Interesting to hear. I have a friend who bought the Yamaha and she wanted to trade me for my Honda because she didn't know there was a way to run them in series. I'll have to tell her to check into that.

I agree, they are both rock solid machines.
I may go with the Honda as that's what my local shops sells. I bought my Honda lawn mower from him as well as my weed eater and blower and chain saw and and and
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:47 PM   #1287
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I just checked my a/c and it's 13500. Yamaha says their 75lb Yamaha EF2400iSHC will "start" most 13,500 a/c on RVs.

http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect....tor/p4433.html

Two Hondas would cost about 1k more.

High altitude camping would be hard on the Yamaha to run the a/c but I don't think I'm gonna do much high altitude camping.

Decisions decisions...
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:15 PM   #1288
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:05 PM   #1289
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Don't know what a CJ gets otherwise, but that's a really light aerodynamic trailer. Only about 1300#. I doubt it reduces mileage more than 3-4 mpg.
I'd get around 21-23 mpg towing my Boler with my D-90 if I kept it under 65mph (of course its a diesel) but the Boler was under 1300 lbs and would only cost me a 2 to 3 mpg penalty.





Sold the Boler a few years back and now own a U-haul which weighs about 200 lbs more than the Boler.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #1290
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I think I did pretty good this past weekend by getting 18 mpg with the Jeep and our ~2600 lb Fleetwood Evolution E1. This is as good as got with my YJ by itself!

On topic, we LOVE the E1. It was very reasonable in price, and is kinda like when I went from my YJ to the JK in terms of comfort going from camping off the GS to glamping with a camper. Maybe having a baby wasn't such a bad idea.





Admittedly I keep it at around 60 mph with the 55 mph limit in Kalifornistan.
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