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Old 01-13-2015, 11:50 AM   #11
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I went to Costco (in Canada) and purchased a PowerHouse generator) for less money than eith of the two mentioned and you can connect the two together. I also purchased the wheel cart to move them around. Also one feature it has a remote start so inside the trailer we can start the generator without going ourside or turn it off.
One must remember to plug the electrical cord in as it will not work---- done that--
Great little unit and quiet operation.

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Old 01-13-2015, 11:53 AM   #12
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I have a Champion 2000 inverter gen and I love it. I also love the fact it cost less than half what the Honda or Yamaha cost is and it is just as quiet and efficient. Fits perfectly in the front bay of my Shasta 27RL.

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Old 01-13-2015, 12:10 PM   #13
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I had a 3000 watt Honda, then got a 4000 watt Onan Juice Box with remote start. It goes on the back of my 5er's hitch. Never a problem with either one. Gave the 3000 to my oldest son. I now have 2-2000 watt Honda with parallel kit and extended run tank. They are much easier to handle than the 4000 Onan when I have to move it out of the shed to the 5er. It weighs 380 pounds and is on a fold up wheel system but doesn't move too well across soft ground. At my age, I'm looking for easier ways to do things. Usually takes 2 of us to move it. It's for sale. My son in law bought a Power house gen set from Costco and it didn't work well from the get go. He brought it back and now has a Honda 3000. Much better gen set but no remote start, that he liked. My youngest son has a 3000 watt Honda as well. We're all happy with the Hondas. I've only checked out Hondas but I understand that the Yamahas are pretty good also.
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:47 PM   #14
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Definitely give the CHAMPION a look.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:00 PM   #15
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what about a champion 4000w from camping world? it has a remote start so you don't have to get dressed to make coffee ? replys please thanks bill
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:04 PM   #16
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1stTimer, why have you decided to get a pair of generators?
Will you be doing a lot of dry camping or some boondocking?
Will you be camping in hot areas without hookups?
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:07 PM   #17
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Gens running for long periods on propane use a lot of propane....if dry camping and propane availability could be an issue....
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:09 PM   #18
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Generator? Yamaha or Honda. What size?

I have the Honda 2000i set and think they're great. I also think they're more quiet than the Yamaha. We use them at home too if the electric goes out. Having the pair means I can use one or Botha; plus they're small/lite enough for DH and I to handle. The larger 3000 or bigger tend to get a lot heavier the older you get. Lol

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Old 01-13-2015, 02:10 PM   #19
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Have a Honda 3000 secured on rack on back of my 5ver love it quiet and economical...
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:10 PM   #20
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I bought the Champion 3100 Watt Inverter Generator and am very happy with it. I bought mine off Amazon for $750.00 with free shipping.

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