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Rub'n Wood BBQ
08-18-2013, 03:22 PM
Anyone know if the Honda 3000 is strong enough to run a couple of Guru's, some lights, and an A/C unit on a smaller pop up camper?

Thanks

luke duke
08-18-2013, 03:31 PM
Yes it is. I am assuming that you are talking about a 13,500Btu A/C or smaller.

BBQchef33
08-18-2013, 03:38 PM
if your running the 13,500, your best bet is to keep it off economy setting. When the compressor kicks on, it bogs the gen down for a few seconds and i doubt thats good for the compressor.

Mine runs the 13500 AND A Full size fridge, plus lights. If I turn on the hot water heater, the AC must be turned off or it overloads.

who cares
08-18-2013, 05:19 PM
The Honda 3000 is an amazing generator. We have one and run a 30 foot toy hauler with a 13.5 ac unit. Hope this helps.

Rub'n Wood BBQ
08-19-2013, 08:55 AM
its a Dometic Duo-Therm, but not sure which model (borrowing a friends camper and this is all the info I can get). It looks like most of the models will work on an amperage level, but some of the units are rated for 15,000 BTU.

Thanks

FlavorSavor
08-19-2013, 09:03 AM
My Airstream has a Carrier 15,000btu unit and the Honda 3000 runs it fine. Bogs down a bit on start-up, but it recovers.

musicmanryann
08-19-2013, 10:14 AM
Yes. Just turn off the AC before you run an appliance like a microwave or coffee pot, etc. That wasn't on your list so you should be great. Awesome genny's

Rub'n Wood BBQ
08-19-2013, 10:14 AM
Sweet - thanks all!

dano
08-19-2013, 10:16 AM
Should be more than enough

dhuffjr
08-19-2013, 10:24 AM
We don't have a problem running the AC and coffee pot or microwave together, just not all three at the same time. The water heater needs to be on gas.

Iamarealbigdog
08-19-2013, 10:33 AM
We have been looking at a Honda 3000 but there is only 25 amps max and 23.3 amps rated constant

HOWEVER

you can twin two Honda EU 2000 giving you 4000 watts, 33.4Amps (max), 26.6 amps rating consistant. It's not much but those extra 3amp and the versility of running one or two generators. Plus the weight issue is just night and day.

On the other side the 3000 has only one gas port to fill...

BOTH are great options... undecided on my end as so far

Will work for bbq
08-19-2013, 11:48 AM
My Honda 3000 is awesome, I like to run the ecco throttle to save fuel but when the ac cycles off then back on if the head pressure is too high it will trip my overload. For now I just turn the ecco throttle off but I plan to install a hard start capacitor to help on start ups. The thing I like most about it is the remote start I installed that thing kicks arse.
Amazon.com: Honda EU3000IS Wireless Remote Start System With 1 Remote Transmitter: Automotive

Rub'n Wood BBQ
08-19-2013, 01:01 PM
Anyone use the Wacker Nuesen GV 5600 before? Honda Engine. Would it qualify as a quiet generator?

Will work for bbq
08-19-2013, 01:13 PM
The GV 5600 is not a quiet generator.

Nordy
08-19-2013, 01:24 PM
Technically the Honda 3000 is underpowered to start a 15,000BTU AC.. It will start a 13,500 BTU just fine.

However, it usually will run the 15,000BTU just fine as well..

The Yamaha EF3000iSEB is rated to start a 15,000 BTU AC....

Both are really quiet... I've had no issues with the Yamaha.

YMMV

Kit R
08-20-2013, 10:33 AM
We have been looking at a Honda 3000 but there is only 25 amps max and 23.3 amps rated constant

HOWEVER

you can twin two Honda EU 2000 giving you 4000 watts, 33.4Amps (max), 26.6 amps rating consistant. It's not much but those extra 3amp and the versility of running one or two generators. Plus the weight issue is just night and day.

On the other side the 3000 has only one gas port to fill...

BOTH are great options... undecided on my end as so far

The twin 2000 is our setup. Versatility of running a single gen on cool nights is a real plus as is the ability to move them around myself w/o having to roll. If I had a permanent mounting location, the 3000 would be nice from the convenience perspective. You can buy aftermarket extended run tanks for the 2000 or put one together yourself, but it adds an extra, non-Honda compenent into the system. Cost difference between the two setups is negligible.

Rub'n Wood BBQ
08-20-2013, 01:07 PM
I found that Home Depot rents the Honda 3000 so I plan to try it out for this coming comp. If it works well, I may have to consider getting one.

Capn Kev
08-21-2013, 08:27 AM
if your running the 13,500, your best bet is to keep it off economy setting. When the compressor kicks on, it bogs the gen down for a few seconds and i doubt thats good for the compressor.

Mine runs the 13500 AND A Full size fridge, plus lights. If I turn on the hot water heater, the AC must be turned off or it overloads.

^^^I run mine in this manner too. Have to turn off water heater or AC, cannot have both on whilst running, and I turn the Eco power off when the AC is on.