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Skibane

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Posted: 06/30/22 04:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valhalla360 wrote:

I love the idea of fuel injection to avoid the carb issues but When you can get a higher output dual fuel generator for 1/3 the price...I'll wait.


They're still selling a separate version for California, which is kind of surprising. You'd think that the fuel injection would allow them to meet emissions requirements for both the federal and CA standards.

* This post was edited 07/01/22 12:25am by Skibane *

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Here's the issue. (for me) Currently, in my 1999 30' Southwind Class A, I have a 4000 watt Onan internally hard mounted which works just fine 99% of the time. (single rooftop 13,500 BTU AC) True, it uses more fuel than a Honda 2000, 2100, 3200, (etc.) and it doesn't have eco mode. BUT, I'M NOT CHANGING ANYTHING THAT CURRENTLY WORKS JUST FINE!

Now, if you have a new travel trailer, fifth wheel, or camper that doesn't already have a generator, and no internal bay to mount one, then (IMO) the new Honda 3200i portable would be a good choice. IMO, with 3200 watts (max) power, and rooftop AC, you're ALWAYS going to be chasing power/load management especially if you are running the AC, . . . . even more so at higher altitudes/temperatures.

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Skibane wrote:

They're still selling a separate version for California, which is kind of surprising. You'd think that the fuel injection would allow them to meet emissions requirements for both the federal and CA standards.
I believe California is in the process to ban the sale of gas generators soon (2028?) anyway.

I am sure the new Honda works great.


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Chum lee wrote:

Now, if you have a new travel trailer, fifth wheel, or camper that doesn't already have a generator, and no internal bay to mount one, then (IMO) the new Honda 3200i portable would be a good choice. IMO, with 3200 watts (max) power, and rooftop AC, you're ALWAYS going to be chasing power/load management especially if you are running the AC, . . . . even more so at higher altitudes/temperatures.


IMO, an EU2200is and a MicroAir EasyStart kit for your rooftop AC essentially gets you the same result - in a smaller, lighter package - for roughly half the cost.

You could conceivably go even cheaper with a Chinese generator, but the EU2200is's larger engine gives you some starting surge headroom.

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Skibane wrote:

Chum lee wrote:

Now, if you have a new travel trailer, fifth wheel, or camper that doesn't already have a generator, and no internal bay to mount one, then (IMO) the new Honda 3200i portable would be a good choice. IMO, with 3200 watts (max) power, and rooftop AC, you're ALWAYS going to be chasing power/load management especially if you are running the AC, . . . . even more so at higher altitudes/temperatures.


IMO, an EU2200is and a MicroAir EasyStart kit for your rooftop AC essentially gets you the same result - in a smaller, lighter package - for roughly half the cost.

You could conceivably go even cheaper with a Chinese generator, but the EU2200is's larger engine gives you some starting surge headroom.


X2 This works great for my situation. Sure, you have to manage power use when running the air, but I have the option of adding another 2200 if I feel I need more power and at a lower cost.

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Skibane wrote:

Chum lee wrote:

Now, if you have a new travel trailer, fifth wheel, or camper that doesn't already have a generator, and no internal bay to mount one, then (IMO) the new Honda 3200i portable would be a good choice. IMO, with 3200 watts (max) power, and rooftop AC, you're ALWAYS going to be chasing power/load management especially if you are running the AC, . . . . even more so at higher altitudes/temperatures.


IMO, an EU2200is and a MicroAir EasyStart kit for your rooftop AC essentially gets you the same result - in a smaller, lighter package - for roughly half the cost.

You could conceivably go even cheaper with a Chinese generator, but the EU2200is's larger engine gives you some starting surge headroom.


Well . . . . (IMO) you've missed my point completely. Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. My system, which I already own, (described in my previous post) currently works just fine. I DON'T HAVE TO BUY/FIX ANYTHING! I know that Honda makes a great product. (others do too) It just doesn't fit with what I currently do. At this stage of my life, spending +-$3000 to fix something, that ain't broke, makes no sense to me at all. Nice try!

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I'm curious if the "CO-Minder" carbon monoxide shutdown on the 3200i can be bypassed (like on other models).

If not, that would be a deal-breaker for me.

Also, Honda says that it's 6 dB louder than the EU2200i with a small (25%) load.

That's a major difference.

* This post was edited 07/05/22 02:39am by Skibane *

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