Monster 6-month RV trip planning update … extending our stay in remote places


EU2000i_HondaWe just purchased a Honda EU2000i Super Quiet generator … a major step for us.

As truck campers who love to boondock (dry camp) on remote public lands, we realized last winter on our three-month, 8,000-mile trip that we were limited by two things: our single 12-volt deep cycle battery and the small holding tanks (more about those on another posting).

With only one battery, the longest we were comfortable staying “without hookups” was between 4-5 days. In addition, if we ever needed to start any power tools, computer or air conditioner, we were flat out of luck.

After talking with a number of RVers (including several very knowledgeable snowbirds from Canada) and doing extensive research online, we settled on the Honda EU2000iA. We were sold on how quiet and light-weight it is.

According to its Website it is:

    • Super quiet
    • Easy to carry – less than 47 lbs.
    • Fuel efficient – up to 9.6 hrs on 1 gal of gas
    • Inverter – stable power for computers and more
    • 3 year residential and commercial warranty

Prices range between around $900 and $1,200. Be sure to comparison shop. Extras include a waterproof cover and cables.

We are committed to going as ‘green’ as possible and are looking forward to adding solar panels to our little 8.6-foot Lance Lite.

Julianne G. Crane

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