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Old 08-30-2016, 10:07 AM   #21
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Boliy weighs 70 lbs with pull start and about 78 lbs with electric start

BOLIY Comparison

I can't imagine picking up a heavier generator. A similarly sized Champion generator is about 95 lbs but not shown in the comparison link above.

HARBOR FREIGHT HAS A 2200 WATT CONTINUOUS INVERTER GENERATOR ON SALE FOR 349.99. It has a 2500 watt surge capacity and may be sufficient for OP's needs.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:38 PM   #22
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HARBOR FREIGHT HAS A 2200 WATT CONTINUOUS INVERTER GENERATOR ON SALE FOR 349.99. It has a 2500 watt surge capacity and may be sufficient for OP's needs.
What's the decibel rating on it?
I bet it's higher than other inverter generators.
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:23 PM   #23
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As far as powering your home. When I bought my Yamaha, I sized it to run our boiler for heat and the fridge and small chest freezer, the Yamaha 2400 fit the bill for that, and I have used it for that on several occasions. I did not buy to to run the AC on our fifth wheel, no hookups no AC.
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:25 PM   #24
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Is your trailer gen-ready?

It is when I bring the gen along in the "Little Creeker".


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Quiet is not an absolute requirement -- just a nice to have.

If you need the AC because it is too hot to to sleep (think Florida / summer) and have to run the generator all night to survive you may want quiet. It's hard to imagine just how loud some generators are until you have to listen to them. Unless you are deaf, of course.
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It is when I bring the gen along in the "Little Creeker".


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What's the decibel rating on it?
I bet it's higher than other inverter generators.
Reference Harbor Freight Inverter Gen on sale:

Web research of this generators shows that it is identical to an ETQ generator and a reviewer stated 59 db at 1,000 watt load.

As with any Chinese generator, the rated output is optimistic. I did some additional research on the harbor freight generator and it is more of a 1800-1900 watt generator at sea level and about 1600 watts at altitude.

All inverter gen's are "loud" at full load. I don't know about you but if I'm running my air conditioning, I'm not hearing much outside anyway. The a/c in my fiver is quite loud with all of that noise of air being pushed out of hte ductwork.
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Your requirements /wants are mutually exclusive. You may want to look at two.
A 2K mid range inverter generator ( Generac) for camping and a 7.5K range for home. You can use the 2K with an extension cord to run a fridge at home but if you have two or a freezer, you will have to move the power around to keep both cold as it will not run both . As you say you are in the country, you most likely have a well. Most well pumps are 220VAC so the small 2K will not work for the well. In addition, the one you need for home is too heavy and too loud to use for camping.
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I bought one of these. With my fridge and hot water heater running on propane, it will run my 15K air conditioner, a couple lights and the tv in my toy hauler. Also enough to run a fridge, light, sump pump in case of an emergency at the house. Fairly quiet, doesn't burn a ton of fuel.

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:04 AM   #30
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I Like this generator for my RV.

Champion Power Equipment Portable Inverter Generator — 3100 Surge Watts, 2800 Rated Watts, Model# 75531i | Inverter Generators| Northern Tool + Equipment

Mine has a remote start feature as well.
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