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Old 10-05-2015, 07:33 PM   #21
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Dave,
If you are talking about the companion kit that ties the gens together, it is simply a plug with a ground screw that links the two. Most generally, I just run one to charge the batteries, an hour or so in the morning, same in the evening.


If you're talking about fuel, I have a 6 gallon plastic outboard motor tank. There is a kit that changes the caps on the generators. The fuel lines are the outboard motor style with a T between the 2 gens.


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Old 10-05-2015, 07:35 PM   #22
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No I am actually referring to the generators themselves, the model #'s etc..
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:38 PM   #23
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Yea, I assumed that after I replied!


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There is also a companion that ties the 2 together.
Lots of folks use the Honda 3000 like Vaughn. It supplies the same output as 2 Honda 2000's, just a bit more difficult to move around.


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Old 10-05-2015, 07:49 PM   #24
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Dave,
Yamaha also makes a comparable line. There are other mfg out there. I'd stay away from the open frame, contractor type are very noisy (much cheaper too). Not a great option for RV'ers.


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Old 10-05-2015, 08:15 PM   #25
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Thanks again Ken. Where is everyone from? Do most of you guys full-time? We will be full-timing so any tips for full-timing are welcomed as well
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:19 PM   #26
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We're from northern California, about an hour north of SF. We don't full time, but are out about 4-5 months a year.
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:07 PM   #27
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At this time , We only dry camp twice a year at the Nascar races... I have 2 of the Honda EU2000's and a 6 gallon extended run fuel tank... With that set up , I can run the entire coach EXCEPT 1 of the AC's. . .
IF I were to make a change , I would swap out the twins for the new EU7000... I would mount it on the rear hitch on the TorkLift Generator carrier that I an evaluating for them... I would rip off the 110 outlets and place a 220@ 50amp outlet directly on it..
This would give me my cake and the ability to eat it too ! !

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I have the onan 6500 and would not be without it. If need be I carry 2 extra 40 lb bottles with me. I like being able to use everything in the trailer and not have to monitor what I can or can not use when the air etc is on. Surge protector, 50 t0 30 amp adapter, adjustable water regulator. Good set of wheel chocks. Blocking for jack legs if in unlevel spots.Auto sattelite depending on your TV requirements. Don't forget that in trees and mountains the roof mounted ones may not get a signal.tire monitor for trailer tires make sure you get disc brakes on it
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Okay fine people I think we have made a decision and the RW Gods have been with us! We have moved away from the '14 38 FL and found a '15 38 FL for the same price dang near! I am making the call in the morning to put the deposit down on it then making the trek to inspect it as I haven't seen it yet. It sits about 6 hours from me.

I really appreciate everyone who has offered their experience, strength and hope, it has helped greatly and I have learned more this weekend than I have the past 6 months researching RV's. So to all here in this thread I raise a virtual toast to you! I look forward to conversing more with each one here.

Since there has been alot of discussion about generators. How do computers impact generator decisions? My wife and I will both be working remotely as we are not retired yet. The setup will be wireless printer/scanner/copier iMac/Macbook Pro 15"/Windows Laptop with a few extra monitors. Of course quite a few of these things can be run on battery power and then charged once a day.

Thanks again for all the help!

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Congrats on your find! I hope it brings you miles and years of happiness. The Onan generator will work fine with all electronic equipment. The newer generators are called "clean power" meaning that they won't hurt modern circuit boards. With that in mind though (we use computers for work as well when we travel), make sure you use a surge protector when hooked up to shore power.

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Old 10-06-2015, 05:18 AM   #31
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David,
The portables, Honda, Yamaha are "pure sine inverters" and fine for all electronics. I too, work when traveling. On board gens are fine too.

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Thanks Dave!
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Okay fine people I think we have made a decision and the RW Gods have been with us! We have moved away from the '14 38 FL and found a '15 38 FL for the same price dang near! I am making the call in the morning to put the deposit down on it then making the trek to inspect it as I haven't seen it yet. It sits about 6 hours from me.
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That sounds great, good luck on your quest for the right Redwood !!!!
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What a beautiful truck!!! Hope you enjoy your new RW as much as we all do here.


It sure is going to look SWEET rolling down the highway


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