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Old 07-22-2015, 01:24 PM   #21
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I have a Yamaha 2400 inverter. Quiet and reliable.[/QUOTE]


Will it pull the A/C?
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:46 PM   #22
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Champion 4000 in back of truck.....runs all in trailer.....for sensitive equipment run inverter off of battery...for wifes apnea machine, tv and computer.....for drip coffee use coleman stove top full size pot.....that way no gen noise till midmorning....and always ask neighbors if they mind a gen battery charge session if they are around..
Most campgrounds gen time is during daylight hours till about 10 at night....for me made sense to buy the pull start under $300 and see just what needs are....so far have run it more to use chain saw getting firewood....have run it all night when overnighting at truck stop in hot weather.....whos going to hear it over all those trucks.....also run it in rest area when need 110 in trailer .....sometime at walmart too....good luck, on whatever you get.....start it once a month or more for trouble free starts.....
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:13 PM   #23
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Buy a expensive Honda or go with a
Champion 3500-Watt Remote Start Generator from Cabelas at 1/3 the cost?
I have a Yamaha EF3000iseb. The unit is very quiet, it stays in the back of my truck and you cant really hear it running when you are 25 or 30 feet away. If you are inside the camper (hardsided with windows open) you cannot hear it unless you really pay attention to it. Those "other" Chinese generators may cost a lot less but they are noisier, and do not hold up. I have a few friends that bought those cheaper units over the years and they got rid of them because they stop functioning. Some people buy the smaller Honda or Yamaha generators that you can pair up with a parallel kit for more power. Whatever you get make sure its a quiet inverter generator...you don't want to be that person with the screaming generator!!!
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I've been concerned that portable generators could catch on fire after a long time running. Is this a valid fear?

Has anyone found a box that reduces the noise on these little generators? I familiar with noise suppressing boxes for big (50K or more) ones.
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I've been concerned that portable generators could catch on fire after a long time running. Is this a valid fear?

Has anyone found a box that reduces the noise on these little generators? I familiar with noise suppressing boxes for big (50K or more) ones.
When I use mine it runs 14 hrs at a time.

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Old 07-22-2015, 03:00 PM   #27
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We have 2, a Honda 2000 we bought and an older Honda branded 4200 we 'inherited'. Have used the 2000 to charge things back up and the 30 amp 4200 to RUN things!
Oh, and if you have the availability, use the non-ethanol premium!!! Had to have the older Honda carb rebuilt last year due to the ethanol messing it up. When we got the newer 2000 we were told from day one do NOT use ethanol gas and we have the premium available nearby but worth the trip to keep generators and chainsaws running right.
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I've been concerned that portable generators could catch on fire after a long time running. Is this a valid fear?

Has anyone found a box that reduces the noise on these little generators? I familiar with noise suppressing boxes for big (50K or more) ones.
i can tell you not to point the exhaust at a plastic gas can in 100 degree heat

I have 2 champion 2000w inverters generators a parallel kit which I got for under $1000. I ran it all weekend camping in Noblesville In for A/C. I used a extended run kit and had nothing to worry about.

The 2 generators are each 50 lbs so i can move them easily, 1 decibel louder than the honda and less than half price. I put them in the back of my truck with a camper shell and its hard to hear them if you aren't behind the truck
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:47 PM   #29
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Champion 4000 Watt Portable Generator it has a 30amp receptacle built in. and it quieter than most. its not a honda or yamaha but the db's are normal. I had it running in the back of truck last weekend and wife was outside and asked whats that noise. I told her the generator. She was like that's not loud at all.
it cost me under $325 with extended warranty. NOW I do run high test non-ethanol gas in it. that's not cheap around here.
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Quite succinct. Can you elaborate?
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