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Posted: 10/26/21 03:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Like most 5'ers, my Arctic Fox has a factory genny compartment underneath the front overhang. For a variety of reasons, I don't want a permanently installed generator.

I'm waffling between a single Honda EU3000is or two EU2200's or their Yamaha equivalents. I know many people swear by other brands but I've owned several motorcycles and respect the design and reliability of both manufacturers enough to pay the premium for their product.

If I go with the heavier 3000 generators, has anyone come up with a good solution for getting them out of the front bay and into service a slight distance from the trailer? Something like a small ramp or something? I had even thought of carrying the genny in the truck bed but that's a tall lift with a 74 y/o back and a ~140# weight.

The dual EU2200's are only (?) about 50# a piece so I could like manage that.

Your thoughts and Real World experiences are welcome.

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obie311 wrote:

Like most 5'ers, my Arctic Fox has a factory genny compartment underneath the front overhang. For a variety of reasons, I don't want a permanently installed generator.

I'm waffling between a single Honda EU3000is or two EU2200's or their Yamaha equivalents. I know many people swear by other brands but I've owned several motorcycles and respect the design and reliability of both manufacturers enough to pay the premium for their product.

If I go with the heavier 3000 generators, has anyone come up with a good solution for getting them out of the front bay and into service a slight distance from the trailer? Something like a small ramp or something? I had even thought of carrying the genny in the truck bed but that's a tall lift with a 74 y/o back and a ~140# weight.

The dual EU2200's are only (?) about 50# a piece so I could like manage that.

Your thoughts and Real World experiences are welcome.



I have an older Honda 2000, can't beat them . For what you want two of the 2200's and a parallel kit would get the job done ,and run just about everything you need .

The nice thing about the two 2200 Hondas , is there may be times you only need to run just the one , and don't have to deal with a heavier 3000 .

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For your scenario I agree 2-2200's are the way to go.
Lots of set up but no heavy lifting.
The smaller lighter gensets are more of a security issue but lifting is a bigger
hurdle @74.
I opted for the push button convenience of a built in Onan.
No lifting,no set up,no gas cans no planning.
Just push button electric at all times.


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Posted: 10/26/21 04:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

a neighbor and friend has this ramp. Works good for them. One has a
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I own a Honda 3000i and like it very much. It is heavy but you could mount it on a slide out in your 5th wheel genny compartment. Leave it there. That would get it far enough out for exhaust. One thing to consider is that the 3000 is electric start whereas the 2200's are pull start. When we owned a 5th wheel we owned a Onan running on propane never again. Drank propane by the tanks.

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2- 2200s are the way to go, and more watts! In case you're wondering, nearly all new gens have a CO monitor that's supposed to shut it off if the CO gets dangerous. So far zero issues with that running them outside (of course)

* This post was edited 10/26/21 04:24pm by 2oldman *

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I have seen honda 3000i's mounted on the pin box on 5th wheels.

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The other thing to consider is fuel use, that 3K will be gulping down fuel. But you can just run one of the 2200 if you did not need full power. Think about getting gas into the 3K too, may want a small electric transfer pump. Oil changes are the other frequent maintenance issue.


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Hi,

My RV grew a cage for the Yamaha 2800. It has remote electric start added. The reason it grew was theft.

If I end up replacing it, I'll go to Champion 3400.

I'm leery of running the generator while sleeping. I don't think a slide out is far enough away unless a genturi is used. I've had the CO detector alarm go off in the past and my cage would be more away from the RV than a slide out.

My previous RV I used a box and ramp--so I could get the generator 30 feet away.


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Go to YouTube type in

Custom 1 man generator mount

Fellow river came up with just what you looking for.

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