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Old 12-15-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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Honda EU2000 Generator

If anyone is looking for a top of the line Honda EU2000 generator, Speedway Sales:

http://www.speedwaysales.com/honda/generators.php

has them for $900 delivered. Normally, they are about $1000 + shipping, so this price is about $150-200 less than that.

I finally ordered one. Was going to go with a 1000-1200W generator, but the Honda EU1000 is almost $750 and the additional power allows me to power the block heater and plug in the van at the same time. The only thing I don't like is having to carry a different fuel (gas) for the generator.

Now all I need is a small compressor so I can air up after trails.

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Old 12-15-2008, 10:21 AM   #2
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If i had the extra cash right now i'd jump on this. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:27 PM   #3
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We purchased the Honda 2000 last spring before our 3 week trip. We knew we would be out in the middle of nowhere for 4 or 5 days at a time and wanted to make sure we could still run and start things. The difference in size between the 1000 and the 2000 is very minimal. The 2000 has a much larger fuel tank. The noise is the same. We have a gas Sportsmobile so when the generator ran out of gas, I just syphoned out of the Sportsmobile tank into the generator as they both run on regular gas. They are not wisper quiet, but are certainly tolerable, especially if you are out in the middle of nowhere. We have been very pleased with it. oclv
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:52 PM   #4
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Mike,

One of our better investments!

Here's a pic of ours in action!


Hey Dave,

If you want to try ours out before buying one let me know. Your more than welcome to test ours out when you guys go boondock somewhere.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:31 AM   #5
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I really think I would like to have one of these. Ray, I'd like to try your's out over the next couple of weeks....while in Baja

This is the one thing we really needed, but I just couldn't swing it for this trip. Let's hope the sun is shining bright every day.
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Sure thing D! If you can pry it out of my brother in laws Van for the Holidays. He's camping with his family in Yosemite and he uses it to run the heater.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:50 AM   #7
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I know defensive tactics and have firearms (I could bring a Tazer too as that will keep him warm). Humm, better plan would be to send my kids in to hang out with him because he has heat. After a couple of hours, he'll suggest they take the generator.

Yea, really wish I could have bought one for this trip, but I went on an off-road shock buying spree for my buggy, plus all the $ I've dumped into the SMB, so it just wasn't in the cards. Thanks for the link above Mike. I know where my tax refund is going!!

Holy crap! This was my 500th post!
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:55 PM   #8
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You're 6th on the all time right now with 502.

I would really like one of these for backup and occasional use, but it's just too much even to take advantage of the deal.
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During the recent hurricane season there were trailer-loads of small generators flowing into the Houston area. Now folks are starting to unload them.

...I bet there are deals to be had....
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I snagged this for my trip to Big Bend. Peace of mind is mainly why I bought it. Just knowing that I'd have some type of backup power to recharge a low battey whether it be the starting or house battery. It is very fuel efficient. I bought a five gallon gas can...and filled the generator once during the 7 days I was camping. It ran probably a total of 15hrs during that time and mostly on Eco-mode. I'm totally happy with it!
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