Sunline RV Forum
Sunline User Photos

Go Back   Sunline Coach Owner's Club > Sunline Club Community Forums > Sunline Community
Click Here to Login

Join Sunline Club Forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
pwb01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 945
SUN #258
pwb01 is an unknown quantity at this point
Generator?

We just spent three boondocking nights in the Berkshires of Massachusetts in humid 90+ weather. That was uncomfortable and all a fan could do is blow the hot air around. Not comfortable until we headed home with the A/C on.

Today I found that those eu3000is non-portable Hondas were on sale at Camping World. I think I can deal with the 130 lbs for the sale price.

Check it out, quietly power your A/C with electric start for a shade under $2k. The 80 lb portable is about $300 more.
__________________

__________________
Paul & Sheri - Upstate New York - SUN-0258
Amateur Radio KD2KCY - VHF 146.520 MHz
2012 F150 F/X 4, 6cyl EcoBoost, Max Tow pkg
2013 Rockwood 8280WS 5th wheel
2006 Sunline Solaris T-1950
pwb01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,992
SUN #2097
mainah is an unknown quantity at this point
I have used that exact generator to power equipment in Canada it is a great unit I think it is quieter then the Honda 2000 watt generator gets a thumbs up from me!
__________________

__________________
mainah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Mellow Yellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Vermont
Posts: 803
SUN #3259
Mellow Yellow is an unknown quantity at this point
We just bought the exact model from a friend who doesn't need it anymore. We ran it over the hot weekend and slept in the camper (no AC in the house- who needs it in Vermont... well.. we do once in a while!). Ran the AC just fine and we even made English Muffins in the toaster while it was running. No issues.

Tom built wheels for it and has a hoist to pick it up with, to set it in the back of the truck. Using it this weekend at a State Park for the first time. I think we can run it a couple of hours in the morning and again in the evening.
__________________
Tom and Debbie
2018 Dodge Ram 3500 HD w/Hemi (The Poppie Mobile)
1972 Chevy K10 Custom 4 x4 - (Mellow Yellow) Orig. owners !
2001 Sunline Solaris T-250 SR

Mellow Yellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 04:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
MOKID's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 190
SUN #763
MOKID
Does anyone know how running a Honda UE3000is compares to running 2 Honda UE2000 in a parallel. The reason I ask is I have a Honda UE2000 and often thought about getting another one and run them parallel which would be cheaper as I got such a good price on the UE2000. Just curious. Our AC really pulls the UE2000 down.
__________________
Jim, Mary Jane and Lord Bentley (Beagle)
2005 Sunline T-1950 (Sold)
2006 Sunline T-2499 (Sold)
2014 Ford F150 Super Crew 4x4 Eco Boost
2012 Holiday Rambler Vacationer Motorhome
MOKID is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 06:16 PM   #5
Moderator
 
JohnB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,165
SUN #89
JohnB is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by MOKID View Post
Does anyone know how running a Honda UE3000is compares to running 2 Honda UE2000 in a parallel. The reason I ask is I have a Honda UE2000 and often thought about getting another one and run them parallel which would be cheaper as I got such a good price on the UE2000. Just curious. Our AC really pulls the UE2000 down.
By the numbers the 2, EU 2000's will be more power (4,000 watts) then the 1, EU3000. (3,000 watts)

Honda EU2000i Companion

When I bought my EU2000i I wrestled with this same decision. For camping, on our use the EU2000i covers 90% of the boodocking we do. The last 10% is the AC unit. So far we have bared without it but the plan was if I felt I needed it, I would buy the EU2000 Companion with the built in parallel unit. The weight and how to store the bigger unit under my tono cover was part of the decision also. We each have our own unique situations.

The Honda and the Yamaha units both are really good. You cannot go wrong with any of their products.

John
__________________
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC

Google Custom Search For Sunline Owners Club
JohnB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
pwb01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 945
SUN #258
pwb01 is an unknown quantity at this point
I thought about the 2, 2000's myself but I really don"t need 4k and it would have cost a couple of hundred more than the 3000 once I bought the companion kit.

I think the 3000is will work out just fine. I'll leave it in the truck. It will fit under the tonneau cover.
__________________
Paul & Sheri - Upstate New York - SUN-0258
Amateur Radio KD2KCY - VHF 146.520 MHz
2012 F150 F/X 4, 6cyl EcoBoost, Max Tow pkg
2013 Rockwood 8280WS 5th wheel
2006 Sunline Solaris T-1950
pwb01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,992
SUN #2097
mainah is an unknown quantity at this point
To me for simplicity I think I would sell the 2000 (they fetch pretty good money used) and put it towards the 3000. One engine to maintain one to fill with gas one to carry one to start and it will have all the KW's needed for the job all by it's self.
__________________
mainah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
pwb01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 945
SUN #258
pwb01 is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by pwb01 View Post
I thought about the 2, 2000's myself but I really don"t need 4k and it would have cost a couple of hundred more than the 3000 once I bought the companion kit.

I think the 3000is will work out just fine. I'll leave it in the truck. It will fit under the tonneau cover.
Okay, okay, with the sale going on I checked and I could get the two 2k's for about $100 less than the 3k including the cables and Camping World covers. I would only need to use one most of the time and I can carry it around to where I need it. 135lbs would be difficult to handle so since the 3k hadn't shipped it yet I made the change. Did you know that if you order off the internet between 8 and 9 there's an additional savings?
__________________
Paul & Sheri - Upstate New York - SUN-0258
Amateur Radio KD2KCY - VHF 146.520 MHz
2012 F150 F/X 4, 6cyl EcoBoost, Max Tow pkg
2013 Rockwood 8280WS 5th wheel
2006 Sunline Solaris T-1950
pwb01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 03:13 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Mellow Yellow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Vermont
Posts: 803
SUN #3259
Mellow Yellow is an unknown quantity at this point
Do most people bring generators to the Adirondack Meet and Greet? I know we'd be interested in seeing everyone's setup!
__________________
Tom and Debbie
2018 Dodge Ram 3500 HD w/Hemi (The Poppie Mobile)
1972 Chevy K10 Custom 4 x4 - (Mellow Yellow) Orig. owners !
2001 Sunline Solaris T-250 SR

Mellow Yellow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
pwb01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 945
SUN #258
pwb01 is an unknown quantity at this point
I'd say yes. Generally I see most people we see camping have a generator. I'm a holdout since I've always used as many as 4 batteries. Then we decided to get one not only to charge batteries but for other uses. We decided that if we were to get one, it would be big enough to power everything including the A/C. 4 batteries we know last 5 or 6 days but with a generator we're unlimited for those retirement days in a few years boondocking.

One of my pet peeves is campers who start up loud generators 4 hours a day and put it as far from where they sit as possible which is in front of the fireplace of the next camp site where we're sitting. I wouldn't get a loud one myself.
__________________
Paul & Sheri - Upstate New York - SUN-0258
Amateur Radio KD2KCY - VHF 146.520 MHz
2012 F150 F/X 4, 6cyl EcoBoost, Max Tow pkg
2013 Rockwood 8280WS 5th wheel
2006 Sunline Solaris T-1950
pwb01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 07:26 PM   #11
Moderator
 
JohnB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,165
SUN #89
JohnB is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by pwb01 View Post
I'm a holdout since I've always used as many as 4 batteries.
H'mm.... Every time I have camped with you, you always seem to have a hook up post at the camper. Complete with the camper shore line cord hooked to it. Especially at the ADK M & G when everyone else is on a generator. Did you not reserve that special site with the power post?


__________________
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC

Google Custom Search For Sunline Owners Club
JohnB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,992
SUN #2097
mainah is an unknown quantity at this point
Just came back from Canada 8 days on two 80 amp batteries running lights (LED's) pump HF ham radio and and a Fantastic fan maybe 2 hours of inverter use watching the games yeah they did need a charge (12.4 volts) but not low enough to cause problems. I'm going with a solar setup now that I found I really don't need the generator. Solar panels make no noise and don't use gas. Even the huge motor home co. have decided that running an A/C on batteries no matter how many is wishful thinking so those that have to have A/C there really is no way out..
__________________
mainah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
pwb01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 945
SUN #258
pwb01 is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnB View Post
H'mm.... Every time I have camped with you, you always seems to have a hook up post at the camper. Complete with the camper shore line cord hooked to it. Especially at the ADK M & G when everyone else is on a generator. Did you not reserve that special site with the power post?


That's right. I got it again. It's only 10 amps though and I need 20 for the A/C. BTW. The ranger at the Mass. State Campsite last weekend got a couple of complaints because they were told there were no sites with power. Good thing he had a good sense of humor.
__________________

__________________
Paul & Sheri - Upstate New York - SUN-0258
Amateur Radio KD2KCY - VHF 146.520 MHz
2012 F150 F/X 4, 6cyl EcoBoost, Max Tow pkg
2013 Rockwood 8280WS 5th wheel
2006 Sunline Solaris T-1950
pwb01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Generator Viking Sunline Community 16 07-12-2012 04:35 PM
Generator Maintenance ???? 40_Acre_Mule Repairs and Maintenance 4 07-08-2011 06:40 PM
New lightweight generator Hematite Sunline Community 7 04-07-2009 10:09 AM
Generator Both2Retired Sunline Community 5 01-05-2009 08:02 AM
Generator Discussion Mark Sunline Community 9 04-02-2007 09:21 PM


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sunline RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:26 AM.


×