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#103613 - 08/26/07 03:12 PM Re: What Generator Types does everyone use? [Re: ]
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At least you've got a good supply of firewood.
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#103641 - 08/27/07 12:11 AM Re: What Generator Types does everyone use? [Re: Russ]
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Yeah, for the storms NEXT year. Give me earthquakes that don't happen all that often, and for sure don't have their own season...
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#103653 - 08/27/07 02:02 AM Re: What Generator Types does everyone use? [Re: ]
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I don't have a Honda at all. A lot of my friends do tho, and they love them. In our home on wheels we have a built in Onan 5500w, it will run anything we own. Just not all at the same time...
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#103664 - 08/27/07 04:33 AM Re: What Generator Types does everyone use? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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OBG is right, plenty of wood for next year...but only if I get it cut up by then.

I have been lumberjacking all day again. This might take a while.

Good news. The tree crews from the power company showed up and got busy late in the day. I hope this means we will get power back some time soon. MrsGD is just about finished with the "test".




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#103673 - 08/27/07 12:20 PM Re: What Generator Types does everyone use? [Re: ]
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Motorhome. But we are looking hard at switching to a P/U and fifth wheel...
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#103680 - 08/27/07 01:50 PM Re: What Generator Types does everyone use? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
You're doing remarkably well with only a 3,000 watt generator for this length of time. Most people are not able to run much off a 3,000 watt or able to run a 3,000 watt that much before they burn out. It's probably because you have a Honda. I had one once and it was great.


I am very pleased with the Honda's performance...still working great after 87 hours...and no sign of work crews yet today so it can take a break.

It was a painful purchase at the time ($$$), but for this event, it was worth it.

I think an oil change is coming up soon. I have to check the manual again.

OBG, we went with the 5th Wheel/Pickup Combo a few years back for the BOV. We are thinking about going to the all-in-one variety, but I kind of like having the truck separate. What is making you consider the 5th Wheel?


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#103681 - 08/27/07 01:58 PM Re: What Generator Types does everyone use? [Re: GarlyDog]
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"...What is making you consider the 5th Wheel?..."

I'll send you a pm, so that we don't completely hijack this thing...

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#103754 - 08/28/07 01:38 AM Re: What Generator Types does everyone use? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
"...What is making you consider the 5th Wheel?..."

I'll send you a pm, so that we don't completely hijack this thing...



OBG,

I understand not wanting to hijack the thread, but I don't think I'm the only one who is curious about your answer. My wife and I plan to travel across America some day, and the question of motorhome vs. fifth wheel & truck has come up in discussion. How 'bout starting a new thread on that topic with your answer to GarlyDog?

GarlyDog,

Is the Honda 3000 you're using the EU3000? If not, please ignore the question below.

I've read many reviews on the Honda EU2000 generator (the ~46 pound portable). Some of the owners critiqued the EU2000 as being an excellent generator which is not designed to be repaired. In essence, they complained that it's as if it were designed to be 'disposable'. Do you have any reason to believe that does (or doesn't) describe the EU3000?

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#103773 - 08/28/07 04:00 AM Re: What Generator Types does everyone use? [Re: DennisTheMenace]
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Is the Honda 3000 you're using the EU3000?

I've read many reviews on the Honda EU2000 generator (the ~46 pound portable). Some of the owners critiqued the EU2000 as being an excellent generator which is not designed to be repaired. In essence, they complained that it's as if it were designed to be 'disposable'. Do you have any reason to believe that does (or doesn't) describe the EU3000?

Dennis


I own an EU3000is.

'Repaired' is a broad term. I'm not sure how to answer because it runs great and have never had to repair it.

The designers allowed easy access to all the essential consumables. A coin can be used to open the access panel. I suppose replacing anything else would not be an easy field repair, better done on a bench.

BTW, we just went past 100 hours for this 'test'. Prior to this outage, the generator had at almost 400 hours of use on it.

It doesn't seem 'disposable'. I'm not sure what the estimated service life is.

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#103814 - 08/28/07 02:54 PM Re: What Generator Types does everyone use? [Re: GarlyDog]
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Finally. Test over. Power came on a few minutes ago.
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