Originally Posted by Jerry01
I don't know if I would say they are overpriced. Yes, I am sure the Honda name does add some $$, but they are EXTREMELY reliable, not to mention, quiet. I have had mine for over 11 years, and all I do is change the oil and add gas (which is not much because it is very fuel efficient. Probably since it is a Honda). Jerry.
If you only run a genset a few days out of the year on a couple weekend get-a-ways... ok... maybe the cost is not worth it. I'll concede the point.
If you RELY on your genset the extra pennies will pay for itself in spades. Quiet, clean power, efficient, and reliable.... Well worth the money in my book. Of course I full-time boondock. If my genset gives up the ghost and I have too many days of cloudy weather.. I'm in a bit of a pickle. LOL
You have to consider your personal usage requirements.