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Old 05-18-2017, 06:35 AM   #1
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Generac Generators

I was going to go camping at a park that has no electricity. I was going to take my almost 20 yr old Generac Wheelhouse 5500 and useb but I read the rules on generators and mine did not meet the requirements, so I decided to but something else. I looked at Coleman, Champion, Yamaha, Ryobi, Honda, and Generac. I decided to go with the Generac because they are quieter than the Honda's and they were $350.00 less than the Hondas. I have not tried them yet, does anyone else have the Generac IQ2000's running in Parallel and can give me some pointers on them. I really trust the Generac name, my Generac that is almost 20 years stil started on the 3rd pull, and I have not started it in 2 years. Thanks in advance
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:54 AM   #2
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I was going to go camping at a park that has no electricity. I was going to take my almost 20 yr old Generac Wheelhouse 5500 and useb but I read the rules on generators and mine did not meet the requirements, so I decided to but something else. I looked at Coleman, Champion, Yamaha, Ryobi, Honda, and Generac. I decided to go with the Generac because they are quieter than the Honda's and they were $350.00 less than the Hondas. I have not tried them yet, does anyone else have the Generac IQ2000's running in Parallel and can give me some pointers on them. I really trust the Generac name, my Generac that is almost 20 years stil started on the 3rd pull, and I have not started it in 2 years. Thanks in advance
I bought and used the IQ2000 last year. My use was limited to keeping my batteries charged while dry camping at NYS DEC park in the Adirondacks. I would run for about 2hrs each day.
Low dB was great didn't bother neighbors. I love the monitoring it provided and gas usage was low. I am happy with decision, $300 to $400 less than Honda.
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:54 AM   #3
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Thanks, hopefully I will be Happy, my parallel kit is supposed to arrive some time today, I didn't know the USPS delivered on Sundays with stuff from Amazon
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Old 05-21-2017, 12:09 PM   #4
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Interesting discussion on the Generac:

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/ind...?topic=99033.0
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:52 PM   #5
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Well I finally got to use them. I am real happy with them so far.
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:12 PM   #6
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I love mine have not used the parallel kit yet as bought a new 5er with generator onboard (wife wanted to up grade while parallel kit was on backorder ).
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Generac iQ2000 issues

I have been reading the different posts about the Generac iQ2000 portable generator. Mine is about two years old. I only use it a few of times a year but every time I get it out again I struggle to fire it up. This weekend, have been boondocking and the Generac isnít cooperating. I took the case off, checked spark plug, cleaned air filter, shot cleaner into the carburetor and drained and replaced the fuel. Zilch. No start. Frustrating. The Generac people have been nice enough by phone but now it looks like Iím headed for a service center. I donít want to have to pay more than the unit cost to get it running, sigh. Maybe I shoulda bought the Honda but wasnít ready to drop a grand on a generator I use maybe 40 hours a year in total.
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I have a GP2200i Generac. Like the IQ2000, it has the choke/run/stop control that only allows you to turn off the fuel by setting it to STOP, which also shuts off the ignition and leaves gas in the carburator. That is always bad for storage, and is the single biggest problem with power products.

Before I store the genny, I run it until it runs out of fuel. That way there is no damage caused by ethanol or gumming as the fuel breaks down.
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I have been reading the different posts about the Generac iQ2000 portable generator. Mine is about two years old. I only use it a few of times a year but every time I get it out again I struggle to fire it up. This weekend, have been boondocking and the Generac isnít cooperating. I took the case off, checked spark plug, cleaned air filter, shot cleaner into the carburetor and drained and replaced the fuel. Zilch. No start. Frustrating. The Generac people have been nice enough by phone but now it looks like Iím headed for a service center. I donít want to have to pay more than the unit cost to get it running, sigh. Maybe I shoulda bought the Honda but wasnít ready to drop a grand on a generator I use maybe 40 hours a year in total.
Stop using Ethanol fuel. At the very least drain and run out any remaining fuel before storage. Honda won't fare any better. In Florida, we have Recreation fuel and avoid these problems but I still drain the fuel.
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You night have to keep cleaning the carb if you didn't use any product like StaBil in the fuel. Or your Generac might have other problems. They definitely are not the best generators. Our friends went through one a year until they bought better.

If you use StaBil in the fuel (even ethanol), you won't have any fuel gum problems and won't have to drain the carb each time. My Honda's are going on 12 years and I have never drained the fuel, but I use seafoam or stabil religiously.
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