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Dodgemahal

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Posted: 12/10/21 01:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There was or is a eu3000i Handi in Utah. But driving down in these winter conditions did not seem like a good idea. Plus I think having two very stowable units with more capacity would suit my needs better. I would only bring the second gen on the hot trips where I knew I would run the AC. I am confident these two Honda's will be more quiet than the westinghouse I currently have. I just paid for a eu2200i companion and it is a pre CO minder used unit. The companion offers the 30 amp outlet. That on a hot day paired with my eu2000i will give 3400 running watts at 28.3 amps and 4200 surge watts at 35 amps. My eu2000i serial number falls in the range to pair with the eu2200i. Perfect.

I installed the Hutch Mountain fuel cut off for my eu2000i yesterday. I really like it. It takes a few minutes to run it out of fuel. But my carb is now empty of fuel. Great solution there.

For the poster asking about how my Polar cub cools the camper, I have not installed it yet. I intended to but my wife and I kept going camping and that with some critical home repairs last summer. I never got to it. Now that she has passed I will catch up on some of these projects this spring. I read it is very effective. I ordered the heat strip too. The camper does not fit into my shop. I will get to it this spring. I am getting the project all set up now. Staying busy.


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TxGearhead wrote:

Does that Coleman Mach 8 cool your Bigfoot pretty good? I've got the Dometic 11,000 that was OEM. It's way too much AC for my 2008 Bigfoot 25C9.4.
I always thought I would replace it with a Mach 8.


We had a polar cub on our older AF1150 and now have the 9k low profile unit on our AF1150. It has always kept the camper cool in 100 degree plus temperatures.

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Putting the fuel shut off was smart. A few years ago I bought a nice new package with 2 honda 2k gen and parallel cables and other stuff. Those stupid generators would never start after sitting a few months. I had to pull carbs and clean them. After awhile I just sold them. Happy now. I did keep all the HD extension cords though. Still use them. I have way to much equipment to mess with something every time I need it. I'm one of the few guys on this board that does NOT like honda 2k gensets. my .02


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I have a Mach 8 9200btu unit running off a Ryobi 2200 inverter generator with no problems at all. That extra 200 watts is not needed to run the AC as compared to your 2000 Honda - at least not until you ascend to high elevations.
Mine will run the ac unit 10-11 hours on the little tank of gas, which I think is 0.9 gallons.

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ajriding wrote:

I have a Mach 8 9200btu unit running off a Ryobi 2200 inverter generator with no problems at all. That extra 200 watts is not needed to run the AC as compared to your 2000 Honda - at least not until you ascend to high elevations.
Mine will run the ac unit 10-11 hours on the little tank of gas, which I think is 0.9 gallons.

I have never have this problem.
once I am don using it for trip or season, I run it until it shuts off out of fuel, then put a little Trufule or vp racing small engine fule in the tank, run it a few minutes and just shut it off. Mine sits for months and never had a problem.


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Dodgemahal

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I have had to take my eu2000i carb off once to clean it out. Owned about 10 years now. Not putting a fuel shut off is a bad choice by any generator maker. They by nature will sit until needed. The Hutch mountain fuel shut off is the best thing. Actually not a fuel shut off, but putting in a remote kill switch and letting the gen run out of fuel on it's own. The new switch it comes with is to kill it right now if needed. I wrote this for future readers maybe wanting to do this mod. It is a great solution to a great generator with a small flaw. I get what the gentleman said above. Who wants to have to fix something when all you want to do is use it.

My used like new eu2200i companion is in transit. I hope UPS is kind to it. Just today I received a new companion connecting cable set and an adapter for the round 30 amp companion plug to my Bigfoot RV plug. It came with it. Also from Hutch Mountain. I also just talked with my neighbor today about helping me lift the AC unit up on top on my Bigfoot this spring. I would like to do it now but it is in a carport and it's 20 degrees out.
I also sewed up a generator cover for my eu2000i made out of modern convertible top material. Now I need to make another one.
Is it summer yet?

EDIT: By the way, I use PRI-G fuel stabilizer. G for gas, PRI-D for diesel. The stuff is way better than stabil. It will even bring back old gas. I have used it for years and I living in the middle of nowhere with 21 power outages last year, store fuel for my home generators. It is a good product.

* This post was edited 12/15/21 07:25pm by Dodgemahal *

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I have two Honda 2000's. If I need both I run out of a Berg/IPI long run 6 gallon tank. After using the generators I dump the gas tank and run them dry, then drain the carb. No issues yet.


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I'm confused. How can an electrical switch cut off the fuel? Is there an existing solenoid valve in the fuel line? Thanks.
On edit: Is the OEM fuel pump electric?


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I've had my EU2000i since 2004. It has always started after months of storage. All I've done is add the correct amount of Sta-Bil to the fuel tank and run it for a few minutes to get that mixture into the carburetor.


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My EU2000i always starts with 1 or 2 pulls if it's been run in the last few days. But if it sits for a month or longer, it's a good 20-30 pulls to get it started. But after all those pulls and finally starting, if I shut it off, it restarts in 1 or 2 pulls.

Anybody else have this problem and been able to fix it?


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