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Old 03-28-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Has any one used the Yamaha 2000 generator. Any one used the Honda 2000 and the 2000 companion together? The companion has the 30 amp outlet on it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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I have the Honda 2000 companion but don't use two of them.I bought the EU3000 is for using air condition and the 2000 for always having a power supply with me when traveling.I have seen several 2000 tied together and using a boat tank feeding the two.I think when I sale mine 3000 because of the hours on it I may go to the two 2000 hondas.They should run longer than 3000 will and that is a long time.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:02 PM   #3
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In 2006 I purchased two Honda 2000 generators. I also purchased the parallel kit at the same time. The parallel kit ties both together for 4000 watts.It also has a 30 amp breaker and a 30 amp receptacle. I really like the pair. When dry camping I can plug into the 30 amp receptacle on the parallel kit and start either generator when using lights ect; or start both generators at the same time for using the air condition. They are very quiet. I also use them for power tools when power is not close by. I also like the fact that I can load one at a time weighing in at 46.3 Lbs. I would recomend them.



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I have the 2000. Was going to get the Companion, but the dealer asked me why, of course I said---the 30amp receptacle. He said that won't do you any good if you only run one gen. One gen. doesn't put out 30 amps. So I saved some money and just bought the regular 2000. That one runs everything we need it to. Including the A/C and micro.
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I have a pair of the Honda 2000s, minedoes not have the built in 30 amp plug like the new ones do, but I do have a parallel kit and tie them together to use the 30 amp. I wish they would have had the parallel kit built in (companion) when I bought mine. I also really like the Hondas for the same reasons Deputydog cited, convient, quiet, and easy to handle.

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Old 03-29-2011, 11:17 AM   #6
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We have a pair of Champion 2000's that perform very well for us. We use them much like Deputydog. The total cost including the parallel kit was under $1000. You might be interested in looking at this thread in that other forum

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24022161/gotomsg/24624549.cfm#24624549

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pegger-- where did you buy two honda 2000s for under $1000?
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Not Honda's Champions COSTCO (Canada) Regular Price $499 March discount $100 (now expired) = $399 plus parallel cable kit $95
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:49 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info. I have a Honda 3000 commercial that runs 68 decibels. It's not real loud, but it could be quieter and lighter. I ordered a Yamaha 2000 because it has a fuel shut off and gauge. It will be big enough to run everything other than a/c. If it works well perhaps I'll get another one and sell my Honda. Had a hard time deciding which one to order.
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I just purchased the Yamaha 2000, it should arrive next week and we will have a chance to use it- I'll update.



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