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Old 01-29-2013, 11:45 AM   #11
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I don't have the article here anymore, but I am sure it contained all the necessary warnings. The sub article just compared the 4 poerable generators.

Good catch.
I couldn't find it on there webpage either.

Although I had a few cold ones I tried to find it to post link.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:57 AM   #12
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I couldn't find it on there webpage either.

Although I had a few cold ones I tried to find it to post link.
I think you have to be an email subscriber to access the article on line.

Try Popular Mechanics.com or something similar or just pick up a paper copy when you go to the store.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #13
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So I pose this question if I can get two Champion 2000w inverter Generators plus the umbilical for about half what two Honda's would cost me, is there a good reason not to?
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:31 PM   #14
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the Champions don't have as much power as the Honda 2000 but they'll work fine.
don't see much reason other than long term reliability. Honda's rep is well-established while Champion inverter 2000w has only been around a couple of years. Champion does have a great rep for customer service and their 3500 open-framed one does have a good rep for reliability.
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Thanks for the info on the Popular Mechanics Magazine info that can be read on line which I did and plan on ordering the Yamaha EF2000is, like the idea of knowing the fuel level.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:55 PM   #16
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Thanks for the info on the Popular Mechanics Magazine info that can be read on line which I did and plan on ordering the Yamaha EF2000is, like the idea of knowing the fuel level.
You are welcome - the folks at PM really do a great job of testing things. I read the mag each month.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #17
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I have been thinking about getting one of these Amazon.com: Champion Power Equipment No.75531i Inverter Generator, 3100-watt: Patio, Lawn & Garden

or two of these with the parallel cable
Amazon.com: Champion Power Equipment 73536i 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant): Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:46 AM   #18
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I bought a Honda 2000 in 2000 to power marching band equipment for my son's band. I have done NOTHING to it except change oil and spark plug maybe 4 times in the 12 years. I use it very occasionally, sometimes just starting it to run it for a few minutes when it has been sitting. Never takes more than one of two pulls and runs great.

Pretty good record and I'd buy one again. Won't run the roof AC on my VCross but does run a small 9K window until I use in my boat and slide in camper.
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I have a 4000 watt Onan that goes into a trailer hitch at the rear of the 5er. I love it but I think I'm going to sell it and get two 2000 watt Hondas. It'll be easier on me to haul the Hondas around by hand. Nothing wrong with the Onan other than getting it out of my yard and then back into the shed.
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