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Old 08-29-2015, 07:18 AM   #31
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What are all of you basing your decissions on as far as which generator to buy? Just curious.

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Old 08-29-2015, 10:19 AM   #32
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Our real world usage.

It will take a minimum of 2400w to get an a/c started. But then you also have other items which will pull power regardless. So let's say 2800w minimum.

All of the opinions here are from people that are using these units- each has found the unit/units that suit their needs. Then price is always a factor- not everyone wants to pay $1k for a genny that MAY see usage 4 times a year.

I have honda 2000's and the only time I've needed the second one was when I go to storage to fix stuff and I run the a/c there

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Old 08-29-2015, 10:22 AM   #33
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Imo 3500 is perfect

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Old 08-30-2015, 12:27 PM   #34
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What are all of you basing your decissions on as far as which generator to buy? Just curious.
#1- quietness.
i want to be a good neighbor if i use a generator in a campground. i've been around campgrounds where someone is using an open-frame contractor style generator and the noise level is disturbing from all over the campground.
by the way, when we camped at Madison in Yellowstone, 10 out of the 12 generators being used one morning, were Honda 2000s. only one was a contractor type and you coudn't here all the other 11 because it was so loud.

#2- quality. i want one that will work without any issues. and if it does, i can get serviced if i have a problem. Honda, Yamaha, Champion are the most proven and supported brands.

#3- power. if i want to run the a/c, then i'll need a minimum of 2400w. but i've been lucky that i have been able to run my a/c with my Honda 2000. but that was only for short experimental times. we rarely camp anywhere that we'll need a/c, since we don't camp in the summertime, due to crowds.

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