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Old 07-03-2014, 07:08 PM   #51
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I've been looking for a lot of different views on this so I can decide on the one that works for my needs thanks. Now with all this I think I can make up my mind.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:29 AM   #52
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Oh you just don't know how helpful this thread has been! Thanks everyone for all the great info!

Now I just hafta talk hubby into spending the money!
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:07 AM   #53
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We run two parallel 2000 Honda's... love 'em.
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:43 AM   #54
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We bought the Honda 6500is about a year and a half ago..We started to get two 3000is Hondas because my brother has one as does my friend but they both have 30 amp campers. But our camper is a 50 amp and we decided on getting the one gen instead of the two because it takes up less room, not much but a little. What did surprise us is the the 6500 is a little quitter. We do use ramps to load it into the basement of our 5th wheel. It powers the camper nicely and using the ECO feature I don't believe it uses any more fuel than the 3000 when using the same amount of draw. So far as the quietness issue I believe it has to do with the fact that the 3000 has the heat from the motor and exhaust both coming from the same place and the 6500 has the motor heat and the exhaust coming from separate places.
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:26 PM   #55
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Help me, y'all! Ken (hubby) says he wants his next generator to be a welder generator. UGH! Aren't those loud and obnoxious?!?!? I want something to run our air conditioner and not deafen me! What can I say to him to change his mind?
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Help me, y'all! Ken (hubby) says he wants his next generator to be a welder generator. UGH! Aren't those loud and obnoxious?!?!? I want something to run our air conditioner and not deafen me! What can I say to him to change his mind?
YES, as far as i know.
tell him that it won't be allowed in any campground, public or private.

but it would help if you posted what make/model he's thinking about or the noise rating for it. anything over 65db won't be allowed in Nat. Parks and that still would be too loud for many campgrounds.

the only truly appropriate generator in a campground, would be an inverter generator.
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Depending on the welder the new Honda 7000i EFI will put out 56 amps at 120v or dual 22 amps at 240v. http://www.wisesales.com/honda-eu7000is-generator.html
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This is the monster he's looking at. *eye roll* I'll be sure and tell him about the noise restrictions. Thanks for your help and info!

Hobart Champion Elite DC Welder Generator - Tractor Supply Co.
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We run two parallel 2000 Honda's... love 'em.
While I absolutely LOVED my Yamaha 3000SiB, I can no longer carry it due to the weigh of some required medical equipment and supplies. We are well on the way to a 2 Honda setup with extended run tank (feeds both).
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This is the monster he's looking at. *eye roll* I'll be sure and tell him about the noise restrictions. Thanks for your help and info!

Hobart Champion Elite DC Welder Generator - Tractor Supply Co.
i don't know much about this type of generator but i'll bet it's hella loud. notice it doesn't post the noise level rating.
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