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Old 05-12-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
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Just some misc pictures taken before we left on our first trial run - in Owatonna MN RiverView RV Park. Wife was very sick but wanted to try out FW and new King Size Sleep Number Bed. Pictures of generator as I installed for when we camp with no hookups - 11 nights planned so far with no hookups - 23 with full hookups.



























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Old 05-12-2009, 11:43 AM   #2
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Have a great trip. Should have no problems you're driving a FORD!
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:03 PM   #3
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nice set-up. i'm jealous of that generator. is it gas or diesel? best of luck.
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I was going to say "Have a great trip, I know you will love your new Seville, even though your driving a Ford!" Oh well, at least they aren't bankrupt, right?



All jokes aside, enjoy your trip. We need to switch out our king bed for something a little more comfortable, this one just doesn't cut it. We have an Onan 6.5k generator built in, so it does use up more room. Let us know how the Honda works for you
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I like the counter weight on the front of that truck

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Ah, the first trip! How exciting! Hope all goes well.

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Isn't that what you do when you have to much pin weight in the back add weight to front to conterbalance the load.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:24 AM   #8
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Honda 6500 EUis (gas) generator works great - turned everything on - both air conditioners, all lights, 2 tvs, 1 stereo, electric water heater, and an electric heater (air too cold from both air conditioners). Generator ran them all - but think if all started at same instant - it wouldn't.

2009 KTM 530 EXC (street legal) makes a great counterweight, so does the 90 gallon diesel tank in front of box.

I was loaded to MAX including full water tank - just to test things out - Ford has 270,000 miles on it and is just getting broke-in - UNLIKE a Chevy or a Dodge which would just be BROKE !!!!
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Honda EUis generators are 58 db rated under load and "is" identifier indicates inverter technology is used to cleanup elec power for use in sensitive electronics.

Generator works great - can't feel any vibration in master bedroom and can't hear it while my CPAP is running while sleeping.

I do have it wired now for remote starting - after I manually position it outside of the unit and set switch to "remote".

I also have a 1000 watt inverter wired in separate cuircut to bed base for Sleep Number pump and CPAP machine.

I also have available, but not currently installed, a 3000 watt inverter.

Next project is better battery for FW - stock battery will not run refrig overnight while on propane. What is recommended? I'm thinking of using a large truck battery (12 volt) that would fill base in battery storage area. Is there a weight limitation in this area? My brother says to use 2 6v batteries in series. What do you think I should do?
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I have 2 six volt in series in the stock location. Works great. I did kill the batteries once, 30 hours no outside power and the heater was running almost constantly. And we were careless with the lights, because I thought the solar panel would recharge fast enough. It does when it is sunny, but it was overcast and gloomy. Every time since that we have dry camped, no problems.

Your Honda is definitely much quieter than our Onan. 58 db compared to 67, that would be a very noticeable difference. Performance wise I think they are on par, the only time I really loaded it up was trying things out, like you did. Everything electric running, no problem.
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