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Old 11-08-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Question 2021 Powerhouse portable generator

I was considering the purchase of a Yamaha EF2000is portable generator but recently learned that this model has been replace with a 2100 watt series model for 2012 year that retails for $1,665, yikes! This is quite a large price increase over the web price of approximately $990 ea. Our plans were to purchase one this year and the second one next year (parallel set up). My portable generator research has now bought me to another new portable generator that has just been introduced to the RV market. The model in question is “PH2100PRi” from Powerhouse that list for approx $700 ea. (Click here) I know very little about this company and how well this “new model” compares to the 2000 series Yamaha or Honda, so I’m asking if any forum members can share some information about this particular unit. Please be factual, we don’t need to slam any one product over another. I think I have “heard” that the older Powerhouse models that are sold by “Northern Tool” were not of the same quality as that of the Honda and Yamaha. I’m looking forward for your responses.

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Old 11-08-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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Fixed the link to powerhouse for you.

I don't have a Powerhouse so can't help you, but I was researching Yamaha's and Honda's and hadn't read anything about the 2000is being replaced. You sure about that? It seems that Honda would just eat Yamaha's lunch if they move to that price point.

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Old 11-08-2011, 03:55 PM   #3
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The parts deparrtment at the RV dealership stated that to me, today. I also did more investigation after the post concerning the Yamaha 2000 series and could not find any information that confirmed my post. I can only think the parts man must of been mistaken. I most likely will remain on track to purchase the Yamaha.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:24 PM   #4
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I have a Powerhouse 3100. The first time it would not turn over with the battery so I used the pull cord and it broke off after 10 pulls. I am in no way a hulking guy.

I took it back and they repaired the cord but did not charge the battery for me. It pull started and I charged the battery. It now turns over but will not start. The only thing I can say is that when it is running it is very quite. Good thing I don't do a lot of dry camping. Buy something else.

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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Thanks extreambike for the feed back - I have made up my mind to go the route of Yamaha. Honda and Yamaha are both recognized as the gold standard for portable and quite RV generators. Therefore I feel my hard earned money would be better spent on the one of the leaders in this arena. Since I have a 15k AC the two - 2000 series in parallel is my preferred choice.
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