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Old 02-09-2015, 08:25 PM   #1
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Anyone have any experience with the 3K watt portable generator sold on this site : Scooter Wholesales | Top quality gas & electric scooters. Home of the fastest 1200 watt electric scooter & we have the lowest price guaranteed or we beat the price. ??

Thinking of one of these (or maybe a Honda gen) as it will run MUCH cheaper, than the 8000K Onan that came with my coach. And MUCH quieter too!!

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P.S. Sorry for the obscenely long link. That's not the way I typed it in!!
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:37 PM   #2
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I don't think you would be happy with one because:
65db is loud. Compare to Champion or Honda at 53db.
Output is 2700 and no option to parallel
No 30amp RV plug
For your size motor home, at least look at Honda EU7000is $4000 and 300#.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:42 PM   #3
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Check the specs ( actual numbers) for this and the Honda 2000. Text says just a quiet as a Honda. Honda spec is 59db this one is 65db. Basically 4 times as loud. Also fuel usage is very different.
6 month warranty vs 1yr. Can be returned if not happy, but where does return need to be shipped (US???) They are an importer. My vote is for the Honda or Yamaha
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:09 PM   #5
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Just reading their description they are WAY overselling it and making outrageous quotes. Misrepresenting any product in any form is a definite red flag for me to run the other way.
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Seems like just something else to have to "deal" with ... How abt seeing if you can better insulate the gen that's in your Berk...

Mine's just now that loud .... I've been in NP campgrounds that have the quiet times and at 8 AM when everyone can fire up their gens, mine was one of the quietest ones there....


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Old 02-09-2015, 09:32 PM   #7
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I don't think you would be happy with one because:
65db is loud. Compare to Champion or Honda at 53db.
Output is 2700 and no option to parallel
No 30amp RV plug
For your size motor home, at least look at Honda EU7000is $4000 and 300#.
So, you'd buy a Champion?? They are REALLY cheap compared to Honda.

Obviously, Honda and Yamaha are probably the best, but are getting up far enough in price that I can just go solar.

Thanks to all.

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Seems like just something else to have to "deal" with ... How abt seeing if you can better insulate the gen that's in your Berk...

Mine's just now that loud .... I've been in NP campgrounds that have the quiet times and at 8 AM when everyone can fire up their gens, mine was one of the quietest ones there....


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Noted...... Just terribly thirsty on diesel. I figured that if running the gen overnight to keep AC running, it is cheaper to check in to a commercial campgound at around $40 per night.

If I seem stingy, remember that I don't use my coach a few nights a year. When you are a fulltimer, $40 per night adds up to a huge chunk of money.
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I have a Honda 3000 inverter generator- and dry camp a lot. running it 24 hours- heat and light load 3 gallons per day. With one 15,000 btu ac- 6 gallons per day. Super quite but you will have to deal with gas cans- I also think you will need the 3000 to run the ac.
one last thing- the 3000 is heavy for one person to move.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:08 AM   #10
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I have the Champion 3100 Inverter. Paid $850. It runs my 15K A/C just fine. It weighs 85# and I can move it myself. I run it mounted on a rear deck attached to my 30' travel trailer and when inside its quiet enough that we barely hear it. Noise spec wise its equal to the 3000 Honda inverter and less than half the price. Its also quieter than running a pair of 2000s (but the pair is easier to move and offers the option to just run one if you don't need the A/C.)
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