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RE: vented box for Honda 2200 generator

Wish it not such a pain to post pictures here. The Honda cap itself will stop fumes for the generator. Gas fumes are heavier than air so a simple vent in the bottom of the box will keep fumes to a minimum. I am in the process of building a new box for my Honda and will be running the gen in the box. I will have a vent line running from the extended run tank to outside the box, gas tank and gen are in same box.
jjrbus 05/22/20 05:24am Tech Issues
RE: Should I carry a spare tire?

I am the type of person who cannot imagine not having a spare. Although it has been loooooong time since I used one, other than the trip home with my new to me Toyota. Cheaper, I would start with the tire and rim, can be picked up used, depending on size may be the same size big trucks use, so there are truck recycling yards and rv recycling yards. Google how to read a tire date code and don't buy a 5 year old tire! I am sure there are cheaper mounting systems, would have to look into that. I just moved the spare off my rear to underneath, cost me about $25 in material. Admittedly a much lighter tire and rim.
jjrbus 05/22/20 05:17am Tech Issues
RE: Honda EU2000i fuel gauge

I will try funnel with float, only $3 on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-10711-FloTool-Gauge-Funnel/dp/B000EH4V1I
jjrbus 05/21/20 06:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda EU2000i fuel gauge

Thanks, what I see requires the cap to be in place, I would like to watch the level as I fill the tank with the cap removed or am I missing something?
jjrbus 05/21/20 05:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Honda EU2000i fuel gauge

Have any of our rocket scientists come up with a diy fuel gauge for the Honda 2000. I have made a new gen box for the rear of my Toyota and filling the tank will be a bit awkward, without removing gen from box. Hopefully can find some kind of gauge?? I see nothing online.
jjrbus 05/20/20 07:42pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Hard start capacitor

Wanted to run my AC with a Honda 2000 but it would not start the 20 year old 11k dometic. Put a Suppco in there they said, one guy even guaranteed it would work. Son of a gun it worked! In cool weather, someplace between mid 70's and upper 90's it quit working and would fail to start. Long story, read a lot of misinformation on the net and changed to an 8k window ac, with a hard start. The mighty little Honda runs it under all conditions. Sea level, Mountains, Death Valley, high humidity, never fails to start. So in my WAG opinion, either a smaller AC or a larger genset is needed. After reading and if I wanted a bigger AC I would try the Micro Air soft start. I like what I have read about the Champion generators, if I was going to buy one I would get the electric start as going out to start and stop the genset gets old.
jjrbus 05/14/20 04:11am Tech Issues
RE: generator isolators

Poking around the net and came across this. Interesting, short video, what they did was hang a microscope off bungee cords! Does not seem practical for my use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3xAwYo7Dqg
jjrbus 05/12/20 05:17am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: generator isolators

Thanks for the input. Concrete base would work well, however I have a V6 Toyota I really do not have room for any weight to add! On my DP I did use 3/4 inch plywood with lead sheeting, mass helps alot! I am trying to muddle my way through durometers, axial loads, price etc. Even contemplating buying silicone sheet and making my own! I did see one application where the genset was hung in a rubber basket, I do not have room for that. Think it would work well!
jjrbus 05/11/20 07:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: generator isolators

Obviously I have no idea what I am doing, search for dampers did help a bit. Am now trying to figure out hardness scales to find something soft. Not a lot of people around that know about isolators/dampers. Years ago I had an old beat up garden tractor that had a bone jarring ride, I cut a couple rubber balls in half,, added them, worked wonders! May have to do the same thing here. I am returning the Amazon isolators, not much help at all.
jjrbus 05/08/20 04:22pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
generator isolators

Any isolator experts here? I am redoing the generator setup on the back of my little Toyota. I will be putting my Honda EU2000 in a aluminum box mounted to a steel frame. I ordered isolators off Amazon and testing they seem to do little to isolate vibrations. Anyone have any ideas on how to isolate the box from the frame for a reasonable amount of money? It appears these are too hard? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WHXDYC4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
jjrbus 05/08/20 12:33pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: AC Unit Efficiency

I am biased against RV AC's, just plain do not like them. So in my little Toyota I took out the rear window and installed an 8000 btu window AC. Runs nicely on my Honda 2000. Not ascetically pleasing, but I would rather be cool than look cool.
jjrbus 05/02/20 10:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Should I get the extended service plan

I am 71 I bought one extended warranty in my life. That was when I was young and not very knowledgeable. This is called being self insured. When I have a claim I do not tell myself I will pay for the $9 part but not cover the $700 labor or shop rags LOL
jjrbus 04/23/20 05:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: The need for additional Towing insurance?

I only carry the State Farm ERS ryder on my cars. They do not stray far from home and I know where I want my vehicles towed and who to call if I have an issue. On my RV I have the State Farm ryder and Coachnet. If I brake down in the middle of nowhere I want help and a nice easy 800 number to call. Does service count against your insurance, depends on company, type of polcy and state laws. That being said, I broke down close to the middle of no where, Hells canyon WY. No cell phone service, little traffic! A samaratin sent the Sheriff and he told me he had no idea where to get a tow truck. Another samaratin got me going and I made it to Newcastle WY to get the issue fixed.
jjrbus 04/23/20 04:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacement for Onan 4000

It would be interesting to know what exactly failed in some of the Onan generators and what it cost to repair. I find it curious that some have had multiple Onan's yet experienced failures in each one and others seem to have outstanding service using them. What occurred that would lead someone to not ever want to own one even if for free. As I have said, my company had no less than 500 units powering refrigeration units and other than normal maintenance were not in the shop unless they were getting a rebuild. It is well known that any brand of generator in constant use will fare much better than an occasionally used genset. For people that follow the forums the usual culprits are the carburetor and oil pressure sensor. If the circuit board goes out then it is $$$$$$$ for a replacement. I would offer a far superior replacement board if they have one for your genset. https://pantherrvproducts.com/dinosaur-elect-300-3763-replacement-onan-generator-board/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5ob5zufO6AIVERgMCh3ktgi2EAQYAyABEgIRqfD_BwE
jjrbus 04/04/20 06:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacement for Onan 4000

Let me start with I am biased and would not take an Onan for free. Paying for parts is one thing, I refuse to own something where I get ripped off for parts. I had a nice Honda EV4000 and let it go with an RV I sold and have kicked myself ever since. So I have my nice little Toyota set up with a 8000 btu window AC and run it with a Honda 2000. The Honda is in a sound box, basically an modified aluminum truck tool box. Could it be stolen, of course they could also take the whole RV! There is one option for running An AC with small generators, I have not tried it yet so will not recommend. If needed I would spend my money on one! https://www.microair.net/collections/easystart-soft-starters/products/easystart-364-3-ton-single-phase-soft-starter-for-air-conditioners?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI14Ko2q3K6AIVB2KGCh2kYwBoEAQYAiABEgJzTPD_BwE&variant=30176048267 They tell me Honda replacement parts are expensive, I do not know as in 20 years I have never bought a replacement part. Except for a pull cord and that was generic!
jjrbus 04/02/20 12:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Furrion rv air conditioner, anyone have one yet? Or Attwood?

It dawned on me one day. They duct roof airs into the unit. But the operating (noisy)parts of the AC are wide open to the unit via the air return. Ducting the return air would help quiet the noise.
jjrbus 03/21/20 05:53am Tech Issues
RE: 95 ford pace arrow falls on its face

Watched someone go through this recently, horrible experience. Replaced a fuel pump because of issues, fine for a bit then similar to you, works, don't work. Checked, tested, rechecked, new this and that. Wire to the fuel pump in the tank had bad connection! COPY AND PASTE HERE. Visual Storyteller · September 18, 2019 We out cheaaaa HERRROOOO! UPDATE!!!! Well friends, as we suspected in the beginning, it’s the fuel system. Things were running fantastic then slowly pressure started to drop. Took 15 mins to get the problem to happen, which was when it his 10 PSI. So now, is it the pump or the regulator? I’m sure the pump, but I wonder what went wrong, maybe it had damage when it was dry outside of the tank or possibly the hose is cracked leading to the pump. Or the pump is seated wrong because the holes were hard to line up interchanging the fuel pump contraptions between tanks. Either way, it’s great to have answers and luckily we already did the fuel filter yesterday which on a 22re is a PITA! Glad we did it though, because we wouldnt have know which part it was! REAAALLLYYY not looking forward to dropping this hellacious tank again, but I’m just so happy to get back on the road!!!! All in all, I feel this all happened for a reason. We are so much more comfortable with our rig and know how to test almost everything! There are silver linings all over this! Now time to fix this and then find some work$$!!! UPDATE: I THINK WE KNOW THE **** PROBLEM!!!!!! there is a connection on the wire that just came apart when I was taking the pump off the fuel pump housing.... Clearly the wiring was getting hot and shorting out. Really lucky we didn’t blow up! Got the tank out again! This time like 6x faster than last time ?????? stay tuned....
jjrbus 03/13/20 06:58am Tech Issues
RE: black tank chemicals

One more time, if you are getting smells in your RV, there is a leak in your venting system. The odor is mostly Hydrogen Sulfide. The leak can be found by filling the system with water or a plumbing smoke test. In plumbing a smoke test forces non-toxic, artificially created smoke through waste and drain pipes under a slight pressure to find leaks. ... Plumbing smoke tests are also used to find places where pipes will spill fluid, and to check sanitary sewer systems for places where ground water and storm runoff can enter. Prolonged exposure to Low or Moderate levels of Hydrogen Sulfide may result in the following: Skin irritation, shortness of breath, irritability, poor balance, poor memory, confusion, eye irritation, sore throat and cough, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, nasal and lung congestion, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
jjrbus 03/09/20 07:21am Tech Issues
RE: Using “wiggle wood” for roof on travel trailer?

I'm with Scott, spending the extra money for no benefit.
jjrbus 03/07/20 04:45am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Are TPMS questions

I have a cheap Rocboc solar TPMS, with 4 external sensors I use on the back duallys on my little Toyota. While the pressures and temperatures reported are not NASA accurate, it never fails to report low pressure. Because the system is cheap $40 or so I did not trust it and tested it numerous times. loosen a sensor and it quickly alarms. Take a sensor off, pressure goes to zero and system alarms, within seconds! My wifes Honda Fit has TPMS, does not say witch tire is low. So I added a Carchet system to her car and it is about the same. The Carchet has the advantage of being able to buy replacement sensors. None of the other cheap ones have replacement sensors available. Both systems are a pain to program and the instructions are dismal, ya get what ya pay for.
jjrbus 03/04/20 04:24pm Tech Issues
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