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Old 10-22-2013, 09:56 AM   #11
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Don't buy one now. Use your new RV 1st & then explore how you might use a generator. As other have noted Honda & Yamaha are at the top & very quiet. If noise is not an issue then something like Champion at a much lower cost is viable. You can have a new generator delivered in a week, so don't feel rushed.
Agreed. If you don't know what you need it for, you'll figure it out quickly without one. No sense in spending $1k-$2k on generator(s) and then find you rarely need/use them.

I "camp" exclusively in RV-parks and always have hookups. No need for a generator for me. (Though, it could be nice to run the A/C on the way or at rest stops. It's just not enough of a reason to go buy one.)
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:00 PM   #12
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If you like watching Doomsday preppers and have a Bug Out Bag, get a Honda, use it for a while and you will be happy with it. We have always gone camping with hook-ups until this year and tried a few places with only water spickets. Got up in the am, started the Honda to run the K-Cup and the Microwave. Then a little TV, then off. Dinner time came around, Start the generator spark up the grill, heat the veggies in the micro and eat. Everything off, crack open a beverage, start a fire. Oh yah, one more thing....... While we are making coffee or using the microwave, we plug the Ipads and wireless card in to charge them.

We also have a 135 Watt Solar Panel so we can run the heat/fan all night late in the year when it gets a little cooler and it doesnt kill the battery. I guess it all depends on what you want to do and where you want to.

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Old 10-23-2013, 12:12 AM   #13
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Ok, what is a doomsday prepper and bug bag?
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:29 AM   #14
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Don't buy one now. Use your new RV 1st & then explore how you might use a generator. As other have noted Honda & Yamaha are at the top & very quiet. If noise is not an issue then something like Champion at a much lower cost is viable. You can have a new generator delivered in a week, so don't feel rushed.
Champion now makes a 2000i generator very quiet (53 Db), I have 2 with the parallel adapter to run them together into my 30 amp TT plug (together they run everything in my TT) only half the cost of Honda and very nice generators.
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Ditto about waiting to buy. Wait until you have determine your camping style before investing. In the meantime continue to read and research your options so you will have an head start.
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All of you have been very helpful and introduced me to new ideas & options. Thank you!
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