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Old 09-11-2016, 09:44 PM   #51
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I have to disagree with this post ! Not Honda vs everything else but the statement that this thread was not designed to create controversy !
Buy what you can afford and are comfortable with.
There's no doubt in my military mind that the sole purpose of this post was to stir the pot.

But I will weigh in on the jeans. Kirkland for $12.99.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:07 PM   #52
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Makes about as much sense as either of your posts. I've read lots of posts where other brand owners condemn Honda owners for being extravagant spenders. Any time you stereotype anybody you are going to cause push back which I believe was your original intent.

Oh, and where I'm from (farm/ranch) everybody wears wranglers. Only city folks wore Levi's......��

Well it does look like this thread has grown a lot since I was here last and I can see by several posts that my honesty and integrity is called into question by people I don't know and who don't know me, I said this was NOT intended to start an argument, I didn't lie about that, .... I really thought it might lead to some posts from old timers like myself about other fond memories of those years, like "Ginger or MaryAnn", paisley shirts with loops on the back, ect., but it didn't go in that direction so now it is where it is,.....oh, WMWildcat, before I forget, I do want to say, we may disagree on the generator subject, but it looks like we're in total agreement on pants,... as a kid we wore what ever "dungarees" our parents got for us, when I started buying my own clothes, its been Wranglers ever since.... love em, wouldn't leave home without em, ...... it does look like this may have hit a nerve with some folks, this thread wasn't intended to throw a rock, but if it's been taken that way, then what comes to mind is something my dad used to say, "on the farm, when you throw a rock into the pig pen, the ones you hit will squeal the loudest".........it's late here so yall have a good night.......................

ps:..... I had to come back and add this, maybe my fault was the title,... maybe if I had used "Levi's vs everything else" for the title, even with the same original post, it might have taken off in a different direction, ... oh well, I'll try to do better next time,.......
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:31 PM   #53
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In my few post about generators, I never talked down Honda or Yamaha gens as they are great units, perhaps the best. My statements were that I could buy three Champions of the same size for the same price as one Honda. Yep, three at $295 each and none of those that I own have caused me a moment of problems even after not being used for several months at a time. I just have trouble understanding why someone would spend so much money for something that can be replaced by a unit of the same ability for so much less. I'm just not name brand conscience. I don't care if it is made by Mattel if it works.
I've owned Honda bikes all my life from a Super 90 to three Goldwings and love the brand.
Guess it just doesn't take much to make me happy.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:13 AM   #54
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I know this is an RV site but I'll add this just for fun b/c I'm retired and on a 5 month trip and gave the time to chew the fat. I also cut my teeth on a Honda 50, Sport 90 and a couple others in the 60's and 70's. A few years back years a dozen of us road from South Florida to Alaska. Eleven Gold Wings one two year old Harley. The Harley blew a gasket and we left him in Fairbanks until the Harley dealer could fly in a replacement. I've ridden a Harleys and they are pretty. Just trust the reliability on my Honda.
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:03 AM   #55
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I really don’t care what brand of generator anyone buys, why would I? I view Honda and Yamaha as pretty much equal…. Equal in price, too, both are very good. I bought a Honda 3000, not because I needed the “Honda”, but because they are a well-designed and proven product. I also looked at all of the inverter generators out there and dismissed them for one reason or another, but that was MY decision, and not made for appearance sake. The closest I came to a less expensive alternative was the Champion. I wanted the unit to be big enough to power my AC, have electric start and be able to run through an extended night with enough fuel to power my coffee maker in the morning. The Honda did all of these things and a bit quieter than the competition. The thing that made me wary of the Champion line, was the perceived notion that parts might be difficult to get if a problem were to happen after warranty. I’m pretty sure the Honda will be the last generator that I buy, even if it needs rebuilt down the road, as parts will likely be available for a very long time. YMMV…. Have fun!
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:18 AM   #56
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After having a couple of open frame noisemakers that always had problems I was looking more for support after the sale than anything else. I chose the Honda 2000 duo because there are eight authorized service shops within a 30 mile radius of my home. Hopefully I won't need them.

Other reasons included the light weight. We have a new Champion 3100 unit for powering the LQ horse trailer but it is permanently stowed in the pickup bed. Great unit and I'd highly recommend it....just a little too heavy for me.

Another plus for the Honda was the "plug and play" B.E.R.G. extended run fuel tank. It gives the duo over 30 hours run time and I don't have to shut the generators down to refuel. I just used them for over 190 hours of continuous operation. Changing the oil after that was a 20 minute task.
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Old 09-12-2016, 10:52 AM   #57
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Wow I have had a few laughs reading this post. She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed and I do a lot of dry camping on our property in McCall Idaho and need to and produce electricity via a putt-putt (s). I like a lot of people, could care less what gen you own....I bought my pair of EU2000's for a few simple reasons. I could manhandle them, at that time they were only one that you could link, they were quieter than my old one, at 5000 feet one would run my wife's hair dryer, the nuker and electric coffee pot at the same time....when swmbo is happy so am I. (what a run-on-sentence, sorry English professors)

As a side bar the first bike I ever rode was a Honda 50...man I am old.

Also I agree with sfsgm, Kirkland Jeans from Costco but I will also include Carhart jeans from Sierra Post. As a kid we also wore what ever was less expensive (S and R, JC Penny's, K-mart/S.S. Kresge). Dad died when I was 5 and Mom raised 6 of us by herself who could afford Levi's plus as kid you out grew jeans so fast that they were high water pants in a couple of months. Opps that was the style back then along with a pack of Lucky Strikes (lsmft) rolled up in you T shirt.

Every one, hope you had a great summer....is it April yet?

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Old 09-12-2016, 06:53 PM   #58
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Any inverter generator with a Robin/Subaru engine is the best bet. Take it from the Amish.
Hey don't knock those HF motors. I have an eight year old 8 HP for something I use about two or three starts a month, in cold morning weather and it usually starts on second pull. First when it was new. I Really good ChiCom knock off of a $900 Honda and I paid $299 less the 20 percent coupon with a smile from ear to ear.
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[QUOTE=BobandAnitaK;1315522]Wow I have had a few laughs reading this post. She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed and I do a lot of dry camping on our property in McCall Idaho and need to and produce electricity via a putt-putt (s). I like a lot of people, could care less what gen you own....I bought my pair of EU2000's for a few simple reasons. I could manhandle them, at that time they were only one that you could link, they were quieter than my old one, at 5000 feet one would run my wife's hair dryer, the nuker and electric coffee pot at the same time....when swmbo is happy so am I. (what a run-on-sentence, sorry English professors)

As a side bar the first bike I ever rode was a Honda 50...man I am old.

Also I agree with sfsgm, Kirkland Jeans from Costco but I will also include Carhart jeans from Sierra Post. As a kid we also wore what ever was less expensive (S and R, JC Penny's, K-mart/S.S. Kresge). Dad died when I was 5 and Mom raised 6 of us by herself who could afford Levi's plus as kid you out grew jeans so fast that they were high water pants in a couple of months. Opps that was the style back then along with a pack of Lucky Strikes (lsmft) rolled up in you T shirt.

Every one, hope you had a great summer....is it April yet?

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Was a Honda 55 in 1963, my second a H 90 in 64 and all my RV gens have been Onan, but if I didn't have those on board it would be the Honda or the Cheapest Inverter Gen I could get with a HF 20 % coupon. Never sure til I reach for my wallet.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:17 PM   #60
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Well for all you Honda lovers I got a heck of a lot better gen for half the price and can run a 15000btu ac and it only weighs 70# and yes db is the same as the Honda and with the extended run time of 30hrs it sure beets the Honda and all other gens on the market. Oh and it's called a Boliy Later RJD
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