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Old 05-01-2016, 10:01 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the good information this will help me to find a quiet one
Champion 2000 inverter on sale now 449.very quite and you can parallel 2 of them and still be less in cost then one honda 2000 .
champion 4000/3500 open frame remote start 399. a little louder but not bad . seems most of the time when in a park you have electric hooks ups and don't use gen. when boondocking then you will use it and neighbors not always very close so the open frame model works fine

I have the 4000/3500 remote start but have found when boondocking i never needed the full power of the unit . i am in the rocky mountains in summer and no real need for AC . so just bought the 2000 it will run the microwave. and keep the batteries charged and is only 53 db . so far so good and much smaller the the open frame unit and 90lbs less weight
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:49 PM   #12
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What does honda do to make their generators quieter?
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:14 PM   #13
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What does honda do to make their generators quieter?
They are electric.
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Old 05-01-2016, 03:52 PM   #14
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DON'T BUY IT. That's a "contractor" grade generator. WAY louder than an RV inverter generator (hence the low price).
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:18 PM   #15
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I like my Honda 3000. I had it about 6 feet from the trailer and with the air conditioner running you could barely hear it run. The 3 gallon tank gave me about 15 hours.
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:59 AM   #16
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I run the two Honda 2000's with companion connection. Very quiet and you only need one if not running the AC. Small and easy to move around and both fit nicely in the generator slot in the front of TH for storage. As long as you top off gas before you go to sleep, they will run all night.

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I have the one and if I ever wanted to power the roof air, I would do the same. I actually have a 10K BTU portable in the garage that a single EU2000 can power. On my Hyperlite, the handle on the Honda is too tall and won't allow it to fit my front storage bin, but not a problem.

IMO (naturally) When buying a generator, the old adage is no truer... you get what you pay for! Whether you want quiet, efficiency, or the ability to run continuously. Cheap generators can't do those and probably not one of them; they certainly cannot run at near 100% continuously. I don't think even a Honda (or Yamaha) can truely do that, but for most of us, being quiet and efficient is good enough.
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I highly recommend a Honda generators. We used a pair of EU2000 for several thousand hours. We acquired a 6 gallon fuel tank from Walmart and custom fuel caps for generators. The quick couplers and hoses (normally for boats) would feed the generators for about 48 hours continued run without refueling. Yes they cost more but with auxiliary fuel tank to offset the somewhat small fuel cells well worth it.
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Oh forgot,.... and very quiet.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:41 AM   #19
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Looking to buy a generator for our 2015 XLR hyper lite is this a good generator to use for our toy hauler found this one on eBay for $239 Attachment 106541
When it comes to generators you are going to get what you pay for. It seems the cheap ones don't last very long. Not only that but the cheap ones are normally very noisy.

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The generator in question will work just fine at a Nascar race or most rodeos.
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