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Old 01-13-2015, 03:19 PM   #21
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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?
I think I'm more or less trying to leave the door open. I have family that owns a apple farm in Massachusetts and may stay up there for a week at a time no power no hook ups. Hoping to do more secluded camping, but that is down the road. I live on the east coast and the heat and humidity can be relentless! Will probably get 1 and hope to get the companion later if needed. Just looking real life experiences. Thank you all!
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:36 PM   #22
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how about Brigg inverter/generators? anyone have any experiencd?
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:45 PM   #23
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how about Brigg inverter/generators? anyone have any experiencd?
Are you talking about Briggs & Stratton?
if so, no such thing as a quiet B & S generator.
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:51 PM   #24
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Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?

Yarome,

Wow. I've just developed a severe case of "Genny Envy".
The only upside seems to be COSTCO's return policy.
The other good news: I'm now a member of this forum and can well benefit from the wisdom and opinions presented herein.

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I have the (2) Honda 2000's and absolutely love them. I made an extended dual feed fuel tank for them which works great! I saved about $75 making my own over the Bergs system from WiseSales. Each gen is just under a gallon and my extended fuel tank is 5 gallons, so 7 gallons on a pair of 2000's will run a long time, especially in eco mode. I believe it was supposed to work out to 35 hours on 3/4 load. If I know for sure it will be cool temps I'll bring just one and the extended tank. Normally I bring both, connect them and the extended tank during camp setup. I'll run just one in the morning to top off the battery. In the afternoon if I need the AC I'll fire them both up. And draining the carb is a 30 second task.
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:02 PM   #26
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Generators for TT.

Everyone buys the Yamaha's or Honda's, but I decided to be a little more conservative. I researched and subsequently purchased a Boliy 3600 inverter Generator. Cost approx. $1400. and is an excellent unit. I used it when we had our Freedom Express 28RLS and never had a problem. We now have a Georgetown Class A and when my onboard generator went down, I used the Boliy for 2 weeks camping, never a problem. Well built, relatively light weight, approx. 75 lbs and problem free.
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Gregg- do you have a parts list for your extended tank set up?


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oops! yep Briggs. what would the comparison be regards to noise?
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oops! yep Briggs. what would the comparison be regards to noise?
You need to do some reading about decibel ratings and how they are logarithmic.
If price is an issue, there are other brands that are quieter and comparable in price.
what B & S model are you talking about?
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Gregg- do you have a parts list for your extended tank set up?
I'm not sure if I still have my build list but I can take a picture of it when I get home. I basically got a lay-flat tank at my local L&M Supply that has a siphon to the bottom from the dual tee, some fuel hose, hose clamps and quick-connects. The original caps on the Honda's where saved and I bought two caps for the EU1000i. I think I paid about $12 each for them. They are a little different than the 2000's. I removed the vent mechanisms in both, drilled and tapped to accept a quick-connect. Its crucial to do the caps correctly so there is no vacuum leak.

I'll see if a can find my build list and a picture is worth 1,000 words.
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