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Old 12-04-2016, 06:06 PM   #31 (permalink)
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While I can't with all certainty tell you the BX2223 will fit a 2006 Insight, I do believe that there have been no frame changes that would prevent you from installing in on your 2006. I've installed the BX2223 and it essentially bolts to the two hexagon shaped frame extensions and 2 other point on the lower frame castings. Make sure you have a manual transmission and not the CVT.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:54 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Just to update this thread, I bought a new motorhome, a Coachmen Prism 24G and now tow the Insight behind it, again with little impact on my mileage. I didn't like the color of the new RV and the royal blue Insight so I vinyl wrapped it to match the motorhome. Fun but time consuming and about $350 of vinyl and 30 hours of time to completely wrap it, including the black front bumper. Stripes were added after completing the white and tan areas.




What did you do for tow/brake lights on the insight? My parents just retired and bought an RV. I've kinda talked them into getting an insight. Given it's aluminum, it's not going to take the normal magnetic tow lights.
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Run wires from the tow plug on the front of the Insight to the lights in the back thru a diode, then they work either from the Honda itself or mirroring the RVs lights.

Grimmrig, that is an AMAZING job on the car, it looks SO perfect with your RV. Quite inspiring as I too tow behind my big Sprinter RV.

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That very cool vinyl wrap. I usually hate non stock exterior mods... Nice job..
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Is there an easy way to turn the Insight into a 120VAC generator?

You wouldn't want to spin it at 3600 RPM to make 60Hz. It would likely involve using DC to power an inverter. That would be a very quiet generator.
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Since the Insight has a 3 phase alternator, yes it would be possible, but the complications of tapping into this, interrupting the control circuits to force it to generate, and switching the output into 120v 60 cycle would way exceed the cost of a small, quiet Honda generator.
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I think the way to go would be to tap into the DC of the battery and run an inverter. The only problem is, all off the shelf generators use 12VDC, not 170.

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