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Old 07-12-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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generators?

what portable inverter generator do you use and WHY?
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:23 PM   #2
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There are MANY discussions about this. Use the search feature please.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:25 PM   #3
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Really, how hard is it to say Honda 2000's paired?


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Old 07-12-2016, 06:10 PM   #4
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Champion 2000 paired when needed for the AC.
Reason: low price, ease of operation (starting), low noise level and reliability.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:15 PM   #5
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Really, how hard is it to say Honda 2000's paired?


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And we have daily "china bomb" "gas vs diesel " "1/2 ton vs 3/4 ton" "level or slideout first" "which wdh" "how fast to drive" threads, why not a new Generator thread??
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:28 PM   #6
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Ya da Boliy all the way. Beats Honda hands down. Later RJD
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:08 AM   #7
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Honda 2000i.
Only weighs 50lbs and can run everything except the a/c.
But it has run my Dometic 13.5k a/c at lower altitudes.
And if I get a bigger RV, I can buy a second one and parallel if I need more power.
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:49 AM   #8
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I'll bite. I love my Honda EU3000is. it runs everything in our unit no issues at all. Only thing I wish it had was a remote start that I have seen on units costing much less. Sorry but I have never heard a genny as quiet as the Honda or Yamaha 3k class gennys, I actually had a neighbor camper come over with his wife to look at it and she said that is so quiet it would put you to sleep listening to it. I have run my Honda for almost 20 hours on a tank of fuel and that included periods of running the AC on the trailer and our Keurig. Heavy.. Of course it is that is part of the reason it is so quiet at 135lbs or so you either need help to get it in the truck or use a tractor loader like I do. When we dry camp I usually just chain it in the box of the truck and it stays there. IMO, you get what you pay for. Mine is now 8 years old and still barely turns over and it is running on the original factory battery.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:08 AM   #9
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Yamaha 3000iesb with remote start, very quiet....runs 13.5k ac and all other appliances with proper load management, stays in the back of the truck and takes two men to steal if they really want it.....
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OK.... here we go. Yep, lots of gen threads already here but sure, why not.

Do your research on the cheaper gens. And then buy Hondas. We have two 10 year old eu2000i with a 6 gal feeder tank. Perfect for us. Our group of friends all buy the cheaper gens and have new ones about every two years or less. I think we are way ahead on the cost and reliability curve
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Yamaha 3000iesb with remote start, very quiet....runs 13.5k ac and all other appliances with proper load management, stays in the back of the truck and takes two men to steal if they really want it.....
I run my 15k ac with my Boliy and they can be bought with remote start and they come electric start and half the price of Honda and just as quite. Also can add the the remote 6 gal tank and still half the price of Honda and only weighs 75# oh has wheels and handle also. Later RJD
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:30 AM   #12
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I don't know much about generators but my camper came prepped for an Onan. I didn't want to spend the money on one at the time. Just curious what else would work, in that space, that doesn't cost $3k?
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Why are some people so rude here? Answer the questions that people ask! Geez.

Anywho..... I'd go with 2 Yamaha or Hondas... For easy portability. The 3ks are to heavy for one person to move.
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for price and performance, two champion 2000i and a parallel kit. You can spend more money on the Yamaha and Hondas but if you have money to waste, feel free to send it my way. I will at least buy you a beer

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I don't know much about generators but my camper came prepped for an Onan. I didn't want to spend the money on one at the time. Just curious what else would work, in that space, that doesn't cost $3k?
Sorry, but that space was designed for a particular onan and getting anything else to fit, work, and be vented correctly usually takes a lot of rework and $$$. At least in the units my friends had in the past. They all eventually just bought portable gennies.
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I use a Yamaha 6300isde. Go big or go home right?? But if I were in a different situation, I'd certainly recommend 2 Yamaha or Honda's 2000's paralleled if you need your AC and can't plug in. 2 Champion 2000's paralleled wouldn't run or start my 15K AC so I can't recommend those but everyone else seems to have very good luck with them at half the cost of the other two I mentioned.
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I use a Yamaha 6300isde. Go big or go home right?? But if I were in a different situation, I'd certainly recommend 2 Yamaha or Honda's 2000's paralleled if you need your AC and can't plug in. 2 Champion 2000's paralleled wouldn't run or start my 15K AC so I can't recommend those but everyone else seems to have very good luck with them at half the cost of the other two I mentioned.
Now I find that hard to believe you can not run a 15k ac with two Champions. I got a 3600SIE boliy and it runs the 15k ac of mine. Later RJD
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Now I find that hard to believe you can not run a 15k ac with two Champions. I got a 3600SIE boliy and it runs the 15k ac of mine. Later RJD
Trust me, I did too. I live at ~5500' elevation and was told by Champion due to the power loss they are not rated to run the AC. Everything else was fine. I made a thread about it on here as well.
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I have two Honda's 2000i, for eight years now. Buy what you like and can afford, I can afford the Honda's


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Trust me, I did too. I live at ~5500' elevation and was told by Champion due to the power loss they are not rated to run the AC. Everything else was fine. I made a thread about it on here as well.
while I ran my champion 2000 at 7700 feet last month, because of the elevation, the microwave and invertor caused an overload fault.

With that said, last year i ran my paralleled Champions from Thursday night to sunday morning non stop in 95 degree weather at Deer Creek Music center and had zero issues. As a matter of fact, I am planning of doing the same thing next week

In addition, we had a major storm blow through the St louis area and I am powering fans over night for my house and the neighbors right now
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