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Old 09-28-2017, 04:05 AM   #61
Phil P
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Here is what happened!

We were at an event in the northern part of central Florida Pasco County that was in a county park and the event holder had proved electric power from a large centrally located generator unit that was rented.

We were not going to the next place in Pinellas County because of having to set up in a parking lot and there would not be any power. When we got the information that there would also be a generator supplied and the rent ran out on the generator where we were so we moved.

On arrival and after getting parked in a line of other units we were advised the deal for the generator had fallen thru. We were parked in a way that was going to cause a lot of work on several other RV owners to get out when fellow came to me and said I could use his single Honda 2000i for the night because he would not be displaying his wares at night.

I chained the Honda to a tree just off the side of the Montana about even with the kitchen slide.

My wife and I fell in love with that very quite running Honda that powered everything we needed for the entire event. Note this was February so AC was not needed but wife had her TV. LOL

So I got on the internet and checked Craig’s list for several areas of Florida.

Found the pair for sale in Lee County.

Moved the Montana to the last place for the season event and hightailed it to Lee County purchased the pair with paralleling unit for $1,000.00. By looking at the color of the oil the one without the parallel unit had been run for some hours but not a lot the one with the parallel unit had clean oil in it so it had not been run much or had been run out of oil and oil added after the fact but wouldn’t start. I purchased them anyway because the single unit and the parallel item were worth the $1,000.00.

It turned out that the unit with clean oil and wouldn’t start had not been run but one time and then stored without preparing it for storage and the main jet in the carburetor was plugged with dried fuel. It took me about an hour to get it running.

The one thing that is very good about these units is they are designed to be stored for extended periods of time. You must follow the instructions in the manual before putting them in storage. Being in the aircraft business I go one step more in preparing them for storage. I run then until they run out of fuel then put a pint of AVEGAS in each one and run them until they are out of fuel then drain the carburetor with the drain provided.

They commonly only run for 4 or 5 days a year in February. The rest of the time they are in the front storage compartment where the generator is when the Montana is equipped with a generator.

Phil P
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:12 AM   #62
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In my count, and it is probably off by a bit? 1-2000=3, 2-2000=9, 1-3000=5, other=7.

Honda's are on sale till first of December, so I got a bit of time to make a final decision. Thanks for all the replies so far.


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