Well just purchased a curt c31023 front receiver hitch for my 2011 chevy 3500 D/A for $111.00 delivered at no charge. Looks like it is a piece of cake to install. As you can see I am now totally convinced!!!! As SoCal says I got the genny and the Cargo Carrier why make something simple hard and expensive!
Here's what ours looks like. We have a Bodiak front receiver.
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Yup. . .back seat behind driver. My back seats are removed for extra storage.
Fill genny to top but be absolutely clean and spotless with the gas.
Any gas smell in the cab is nauseating.
The Honda holds .6 gallons of gas.
My 2000 runs the 11k BTU A.C. under some conditions.
1) I installed a SUPCO 6 hard start capacitor on my 11k a.c. unit. 20 bucks...
2) Turn fridge to gas.
3) Switch the genny off of eco mode. (It will not start up the a.c. in eco, but will run it in eco mode after a.c. startup. HOWEVER, the first time it cycles because of the thermostat, you're in trouble. It will bog the genny and the a.c. and you're at risk of burning up something.)
4) You might have to throw the breaker to the converter/charger to eliminate amp draw. Also maybe some other 120vac breakers, depending on what is being run on 120 in your camper.
If you want to skip all this 'turn off' procedure when running your a.c., get at least a 2400 watt genny, such as the Yamaha 2400 inverter. It won't labor like the 2000's do.
SO, to respond to my own posting, today it was 92 outside. I went out, started the 2000 genny, shut down everything in the camper...and the 2000 WOULD NOT START the 11k DuoTherm. I tried 3 or 4 times..and nothing. Back to shore power, the A.C. fired right up.
SO, over to the Arctic Fox with the 9200 Coleman Low Profile. It started the A.C. with hardly a hickup. The 11k is an old a.c., and the 9200 is brand new.
Go figure. I now recommend you get at least a 2400 watt genny for the 11k BTU. The Yamaha is a nice unit, and is the same size as the 2000, except for being a lot wider. It also weighs about 75 pounds versus the upper 40's for the 2000, and, it can be bought for about 1/2 the price of a Honda 3000, not to mention being 1/2 the weight.
Atchafalay you must not have caught in the thread that I have a honda eu 3000is. I also have decided to go with a front mount for my cargo carrier that I keep my 3000 on when using my 5th wheel. I was just checking the manual on my 11k btu truck camper ac it says to use a min 2500 watt generator.