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Old 04-12-2016, 05:20 PM   #31
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The Briggs and Stratton P3000 looks nice and can be paralleled. Thoughts?

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Old 04-12-2016, 06:33 PM   #32
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I think the $500 COSTCO genset you mentioned is a contractor-type v. a quieter inverter. If so, I think you'll find it very noisy unless you're boon-docking by yourself and don't care. Whatever you do, make sure the one you buy will run everything you need it to. I was able to run an older 12k AC on a prior FW with Honda EU3000, but it will not run even the smaller of the two ACs in our current FW.

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Old 04-12-2016, 06:45 PM   #33
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I also give a to the Champion 75531i. Quiet and dependable and will run one AC unit.

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Old 04-12-2016, 07:22 PM   #34
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Rclogg, would you suggest this to run a tt TH rather than a 4K onan unit?
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:44 PM   #35
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I bought a Lifan 4000Watt Inverter. EFI, remote and electric start, 12hrs run time @ 50% load and just as quiet as a Honda my Honda 2000ie (We carry both). $1200 shipped to Home Depot, 30 day return to the store. Used a Home Depot CC and got 12 months - 0%.

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Old 04-12-2016, 08:06 PM   #36
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I just bought (2) WEN 56200i 2000-Watt 79.7cc Inverter Generators for $379.99 each on the Woot! website.

IMO they are Yamaha clones right down to the engine. They are probably made on the same Chinese assembly line with only slight cosmetic differences for branding purposes. I can't risk $2000 worth of generators getting stolen so I'm sticking to these.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:35 AM   #37
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Rclogg, would you suggest this to run a tt TH rather than a 4K onan unit?
I couldn't afford the Onan, plus this is back up for the house.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:59 AM   #38
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I couldn't afford the Onan, plus this is back up for the house.
When you say "backup for the house" you entered new territory. You should tally up the amp draws of what you will be running in the house. If you go too small you may limit yourself. Lifan sells the 7000 watt version of the previously mention 4000 inverter. Ive seen it on the Internet for $1,650 (Lowes I believe). Its quiet, more power, 47amp. Downside is weight, its on wheels but weighs about 200# as I recall. The 4000 and 7000 Lifans are fuel efficient, carboraterless fuel injected like the large Honda 7000is.
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I just bought (2) WEN 56200i 2000-Watt 79.7cc Inverter Generators for $379.99 each on the Woot! website.
I saw that sale and also wanted to get two, but waited too long, ..... did some research during the day and found a site with noise ratings for small gen. and that model was the lowest listed 51dba, ...... Woot has sold that one several times in the past, but usually $10/$20 more, .. that was a good deal,....... hope they serve you well..................
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I've read for a while now about all these generators, and every once in a while somebody says, "Not as quiet as a Honda, but close". Personally, and this is just me, I'm going with the two Honda 2000s. They seem to always run, very seldom any problems, and there's a zillion Honda dealers in the U.S., and they are so darned quiet! Normally, I'm pretty cheap, and my wife constantly lets me know this, but this time I'm going to bite the bullet. But they sure won't come down a single penny on their prices! Still right around $999.99, give or take a few pennies.

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