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Old 02-13-2019, 10:03 AM   #21
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I downloaded the owners manual and went trough it and the only concern I have is that the rated SPL (Sound Pressure Level) isn't listed anywhere in the manual that I could find.

Other than that, it looks like a good unit.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:31 PM   #22
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I would read the reviews on this product. You can get an idea of what to expect, for trouble, if any!
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:38 PM   #23
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I bought Chinese Kipor 3500 generator 12 years ago it was new at a pawn shop for $365 it's still jugging along with no issues...Never spent a dime on repairs other then oil changes and new spark plugs. We don't boondock anymore and it's too heavy at 130lbs to lift in the back of my truck by myself so its now an emergency generator should I need it at home for a power outage....I start it up once a month or so to to make sure it still runs
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:30 PM   #24
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I would read the reviews on this product. You can get an idea of what to expect, for trouble, if any!
Home Depot almost 700 reviews, 4.4 out of 5...
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I am thinking Honda and Yamaha are not Chinese either.

OBTW, The manufacturer of the Westinghouse line of portable generators is Westpro Power Systems, LLC, in Pewaukee, WI.

Westinghouse WH7500E Review - top rated consumer choice
From the Honda Power systems site Made in Japan, China, India and France.
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:38 PM   #26
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A warranty and the offer of lifetime support is only good if the company that stands behind it still exists.

I worked for General Electric (GE).
GE has not manufactured a consumer electronics device in 20 years.

Someone else owns or licenses the "GE" name and brand for marketing purposes.

Marketing companies buy the rights to well known brands so you can be convinced to buy something familiar.

They do not stand behind their products because they have nothing to lose. Try suing them in court, that is why OEM's don't use their products, no one stands behind them.

As an expert witness I see this all the time.

As I said, "Good Luck".
Who's is taking about a lawsuit? This a generator to run the AC, the Beer Fridge and Waffle Maker at camp. C'Mon man keep on topic.
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4500 watt inverter generator that only puts out 52dB and is a name brand for $776? SOLD!
Sorry. Don't believe that one for a minute. The decibel part.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:08 PM   #28
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Sorry. Don't believe that one for a minute. The decibel part.
I got one, and itís true...super quiet and the noise it does make is softened somehow...hard to explain. I tried to upload a video, but this forum wonít take it.

Anywhoo, works great, quietly. And Westinghouse sent me a free cover when I registered the product.
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Responding strictly to the thread title, it seems like all portablegenerators suitable for the RV market (4kw or smaller) are going down in price due to frequent sales. (except Honda).

Not unusual as more and more are making it into the marketplace. They are also becoming more and more like TV's and Kitchen Appliances. All work for a long time and when they have a major failure it's more cost effective to just replace.

I bought a Chinese made generator back around 2005 and used it regularly for powering my TT or backup power at the house during power outages. Have no idea how many hours but have changed oil regularly and cleaned air filter. Just last week it got it's first new spark plug.

Bought it before inverter technology became cheap enough so one could buy a genset capable of powering an A/C unit without having to fork over $2,000-$3,000. I now also own a 3500w Inverter that is dual fuel which cost me $1,000. Based on the 14 years of trouble free service from my first unit I expect the new one to give me similar service.

As more and more of these units make it to the market I expect prices to go down even more or at the worst, stay the same instead of going up with inflation.
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This is a great price for a great unit, I may buy one too!
Bought it at Home Depot used it in Glacier no probs
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:35 PM   #33
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4500 watt inverter generator that only puts out 52dB and is a name brand for $776? SOLD!
Sorry, don't believe that for one second. The 52db part.
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:56 AM   #34
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Sorry, don't believe that for one second. The 52db part.
I do because I heard it and it’s super quiet, even off eco mode. Sounds like a Honda to me, but I haven’t done any official tests. All I know is my ears thank me .

I tried to post a video here to prove it but the forum would not upload it. But there are some YouTube videos you can check out
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:13 PM   #35
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Hi,
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In their testing, ambient noise was between 46-56 dB.
it is quiet and no complaints.
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:53 PM   #36
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OP here. We bought it at a great price, the unit works great, super quiet and that remote start is fire! No regrets so far.
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