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Old 03-14-2009, 08:52 PM   #11
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We are new to rv camping as well. Last year we bought a 2009 Rockwood 2501ss. We also are in the market for generators. Today we visited both the Honda and Yamaha dealerships. At Honda, we were told that to run our a/c plus a few things we would need a Honda EU3000i ($2,300 cdn). If we didn't need to run a/c than a EU2000ic ($1,300 cdn) would be fine. At Yamaha, they told us that a Yamaha EF2400is ($1,900 cdn) would barely be okay for a/c but if we turned on one light at the same time it would blow. He said we would be better off with a EF3000ise ($2,700 cdn). Trying to make a sale? Maybe. Any of these is alot of money to spend. We need to have something quiet as we will mostly do campgrounds, provincial and private. So we have to look at the inverter style. Can't beleive the difference in price for quiet vs. your basic generator. Even Honda and Yamaha brandnames. If our cdn $ wasn't so bad, I would cross the border into Montana and buy one down there... Now we aren't sure what to get and if it is worth it. Maybe we need to try a season without...

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Old 03-15-2009, 09:40 AM   #12
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Giselle, we got this delivered to our house with no shipping charges or taxes:

It powers the 13,500 btu AC OK. I can't think that a light or 2 is going to kill the power. You always want to start the AC without any other load, but after start-up you should be able to run a few other low wattage draw items.


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Old 03-22-2009, 01:26 AM   #13
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Does anyone know anything about Kipor Generators? We are looking at an IG3000. They seem to be a bit louder than the yamaha and honda at 60-67db. But is this still reasonable? We could get one for about $1600.00. It's $700 less than a honda eu3000.
We would order from the US but trying to find a place that will ship to Canada isn't so easy and with the $ exchange, s&h, tax and duty.... all of a sudden we are looking at big dollars.
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:34 PM   #14
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If you purchase 2 of the Honda's eu2000i's and get the parallel cord you will have basically a 4000 watt generator for around $2300. The 2000's are easier and lighter to handle and easier to store than the 3000 watt and if you need less power you can use just one.

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