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Old 08-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #11
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Hi Twisty. I'm sure its a decent marine battery but its not deep-cycle.

How is that generator's sound level? I'm only familiar with the red and blue.
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"Reserve Capacity and vibration resistance to keep you operating in the demanding Marine and RV environments."
I read for hours and about batteries. IMO, it has a lot of capacity for the money.
To be honest with you, I could not find a true DC battery. I read that a true DC battery does not have a CCA rating. Maybe I read too much - maybe that applies to forklift batteries - I don't know.
A starting battery has high CCA with low reserve. These do not.

The gen set is just as quiet as the others. Last summer we took a short walk with it running at our site. Depending on the trees a Honda can be barely heard from about 3 sites away and ours is the same. I like that it has electric start and is CARB compliant. Some of the less expensive gens are not suitable for CA or CG's.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:54 PM   #13
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How is that generator's sound level? I'm only familiar with the red and blue.
Scott, that generator is made under numerous different brand names.
it's made by a factory in China, for different vendors who want their own brand of generators.
you can find the same exact generator, in different colors and different brand names, on the internet and Ebay.

here's one:
http://www.amazon.com/Ramsond-Sinema...sim_sbs_auto_1

they all have the same specs. the db rating is close to the H&Y numbers.
problem is getting warranty work.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:00 PM   #14
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The gen set is just as quiet as the others. Last summer we took a short walk with it running at our site. Depending on the trees a Honda can be barely heard from about 3 sites away and ours is the same. I like that it has electric start and is CARB compliant. Some of the less expensive gens are not suitable for CA or CG's.
Thanks - always good to read some real-life experiences.

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Scott, that generator is made under numerous different brand names.
it's made by a factory in China, for different vendors who want their own brand of generators.
you can find the same exact generator, in different colors and different brand names, on the internet and Ebay.

they all have the same specs. the db rating is close to the H&Y numbers.
problem is getting warranty work.
I knew you'd have a handle on this, Dan!


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I'm pretty sure I am going to go with two 6v golf cart batteries since I will not be purchasing a gen anytime soon and I've got a lot more research to do on solar. I'm thinking I can get the longest use dry camping with the golf cart batteries.
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Decided to go with a single Group 31 U.S. Battery. Now I have to figure out how to mount it. Looks like I need a welder.
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Decided to go with a single Group 31 U.S. Battery. Now I have to figure out how to mount it. Looks like I need a welder.
That's what I did too. It works great. Extended dry camping requires a generator anyway. Glad you are concerned about genny noise for the sake of your fellow campers.

And remember 59 db is twice as loud as 56 db when you are looking at ratings. db is logrithmic not linear. Approximately every 3db doubles noise level. So 62 db is about 4 times as loud as 56 db for example.
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That's what I did too. It works great. Extended dry camping requires a generator anyway. Glad you are concerned about genny noise for the sake of your fellow campers.

And remember 59 db is twice as loud as 56 db when you are looking at ratings. db is logrithmic not linear. Approximately every 3db doubles noise level. So 62 db is about 4 times as loud as 56 db for example.
I never liked the idea of generators and do not plan to ever go that route.
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