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Old 02-18-2015, 03:30 PM   #1
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Which genset would u choose

I have the option to purchase a generator at a very good price but I need to choose. I have a 2012 coachmen 28dds 1 13.5 ac
My choices are the Honda 2000 and companion with par cable which is the most expensive, 2 Yamaha 2000 w par cable this is 225 cheaper than the Hondas, or a Honda eu3000is for 150 cheaper than Yamaha. I am leaning towards the yamahas. But I figured I would let you guys try to sway me one way or the other or confirm my yamaha choice

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Old 02-18-2015, 03:39 PM   #2
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You would be fine with what ever you choose. Both will serve you great.

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Old 02-18-2015, 03:44 PM   #3
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If it was me, I would go the Yamaha way!!! ( As long as you are OK with price either is a good machine)
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:52 PM   #4
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I have a Yammy2400iS and it runs my 13k BTU ac no hard start kit. Excellent genny. We use Honda's at work...just as great.

The Yammy was cheaper than the equivalent Honda so I bought that. You won't go wrong with either brand.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:22 PM   #5
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I would go with either of the two pairs. If you don't need AC on a trip you can take one. If you need AC you take both.
Is the par kit via companion or the external kit. Both work, but the companion is a little more convenient?

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Old 02-18-2015, 07:01 PM   #6
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Agree with everyone so far. I have 2 Yamaha's with the parallel kit and a 13.5 A/C. Happy as a clam, but you couldn't go wrong with the Honda's either. Save the 225 bones I would say.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:09 PM   #7
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Id say either setup also.

A little more partial to the hondas as my old 2000I ran all kinds of things it never should have, and never gave me so much as a hard start (at -40c!) in the 3 years i had it.

but, in the same boat, my buddys have some yamis and they have been good units to them also, although a little louder.

As for running a single large unit vs 2 small units, it really depends on how much you plan to run high loads. With a paired set of 2000's you can run both during the day while the a/c is blasting, and run a single at night on eco mode and burn next to nothing for fuel.

If your planning on 'needing' more than the 2000w for the majority of the time, then id just suggest saving some hassle and going with a larger genset like the 3000IS. youll burn a little more fuel during low load (but less if you just leave the pair of 2000s running all the time), but youll also have a longer runtime between fueling

but... a pair of 2000's are alot easier to lug around, and if one craps the bed you still have a backup unit
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:11 PM   #8
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I have the Hondas. More quiet than the Yamahas and othes. They run great!

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Old 02-18-2015, 07:49 PM   #9
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I had the Yamaha EF2400is for a cross-country trip 2 summers ago. Ran my A/C fine, and was very quiet, but it only ran for 8 hours per fill so no sleeping in. Yamahas don't have fuel pumps so it is very difficult to add an external tank.

Our trip last summer was to the west/Rockies and I was worried about the altitude effect - what would run the A/C at sea level with no margin of error (2000 watts continuous from the Yamaha) would not work at 8000 feet in Yellowstone. I also needed more run time. I now have the Honda EU3000is. It will run 20+ hours and had no problem running anything at a high altitude. It is actually quieter than the 2400. It is much heavier needing 2 people to move around - a downside but also a plus. I took the handles off and now I have no worries about someone stealing it. The 2400 would be much easier to walk off with.
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:22 PM   #10
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just remember to chain it to your RV with a heavy chain and lock. last year at nascar in Arizona during the race over 50 generators of this size were stolen. It cost a little more but I have always had my generators installed from factory.

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