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Old 02-16-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Boliy Generator

Hi everyone,

We have a Honda EU3000is generator at the cottage but it is a bit to heavy to take along in the 5th wheel.

I have considered buying a EU2000i, any thoughts on this particular unit. I know one can purchase an additional unit EU2000i companion and hook the two together should I need the extra power.

Just came across "Boliy Pro 3600Si/E Generator", it looks very compact, lots of wattage, and a very attractive price.

Does anyone have one or have any experience with this brand?

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Old 02-16-2011, 07:29 AM   #2
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You should be very happyy with the Hondas. I am not familiar with the Bolly brand but check the noise (DB) rating and compare it to the Yamaha EF3000SiB so you are comparing apples to apples. They are about the same size as far as wattage goes.
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There's an absolutely huge Boliy generator thread over on RV.net. To boil it down, the overall concensus is that they're good machines. The SPL is the same as the Hondas in full load operation. I wouldn't hesitate to buy one.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:33 AM   #4
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There's an absolutely huge Boliy generator thread over on RV.net. To boil it down, the overall concensus is that they're good machines. The SPL is the same as the Hondas in full load operation. I wouldn't hesitate to buy one.

agreed. the Boliy has been around for almost as long as the Kipor units.

they've gone through about 3 generation changes but the overall feedback that i've read on RV.net, is positive.

sound is comparable to Honda/Yamaha. the tone is different but they have the power and lightness.
the main issue is service places.

if you want hours of reading on them, go to RV.net's Tech Issues forum.
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Thanks all for responding. You are a wealth of knowledge as always.

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Old 02-16-2011, 04:30 PM   #6
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Hi Andres,

I bought a Boily from the Canadian distributor in Edmonton last Oct. I'm very happy with it and the service I received. They bench run them before they send them out and can add nice toys like remote kill switch.
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Hi Andres,

I bought a Boily from the Canadian distributor in Edmonton last Oct. I'm very happy with it and the service I received. They bench run them before they send them out and can add nice toys like remote kill switch.
Thank you,that's great, I have a few questions if you don't mind and have time:

1. How is the noise level?
2. Have you run the AC from it?
3. Would you mind giving me the name of the dealer?
4. Would you buy the same unit again or would you go with a Honda or Yamaha?

We are doing a big trip across Canada and back starting in mid May so we want to have a generator that we can rely on.

Thank you for your help,

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Hi Anders,

1. The noise level is low (as advertised)
2. I have ran the AC to test it, but I didn't get the unit until Oct. (Even in the Okanagan we don’t need much AC in Oct :-)
3. http://www.campgen.com/
4. So far I would certainly buy again on weight of unit and cost, BUT I've only really used the unit for one weekend.

Hope this helps and have a wonderful trip.

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Hi Anders,

1. The noise level is low (as advertised)
2. I have ran the AC to test it, but I didn't get the unit until Oct. (Even in the Okanagan we donít need much AC in Oct :-)
3. http://www.campgen.com/
4. So far I would certainly buy again on weight of unit and cost, BUT I've only really used the unit for one weekend.

Hope this helps and have a wonderful trip.

Kenny
Thanks Kenny, much appreciated, I will contact them. We will actually go through Edmonton to visit family in Saskatchewan on the way to the east coast.

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No wheels ?? Dont see how heavy the unit is!
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I've been tempted to buy one of those Boily's for a long time. What attracted me to the 3600SI was the weight. At 68 pounds it has to be the lightest weight generator in that class.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:46 AM   #12
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you can get a Boliy Pro3600SIE (electric start) on Amazon for under $1,100 with shipping.
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Nice and light.....wishing maybe I didnt buy the Yamy!
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No wheels ?? Dont see how heavy the unit is!
I believe it is 70 lbs and 78 lbs with electric start. That is about the same a the Yamaha EF2400iSHC
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Dry Weight of Boliy = 70 lbs
Dry weight of Honda EU3000isa = 134 lbs

Full specs available here: http://www.campgen.com/Boliy3000.pdf
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Dry Weight of Boliy = 70 lbs
Dry weight of Honda EU3000isa = 134 lbs

Full specs available here: http://www.campgen.com/Boliy3000.pdf
Compare apples to apples here.
The Boliy and the Honda 3000 are two totally different animals. The Honda has a full 30 amp circuit and can handle a much larger load. The Boliy has a 25amp circuit and should run a 15000 BTU Ac unit just fine but don't expect to run a heavy load.
Don't get me wrong, I think the Boily is a great unit and I will probably buy one, they seem to a great alternative from the other guys.
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I just got a fantastic deal on an electric start boliy.
I wanted to try it out but the pop-up is stored.

So I fired it up and plugging in my kill-a-watt meter.

I plugged in my wifes hair dryer (1500 watts) no problem.

Then I plugged in my air compressor (not a little one) at the same time. The kill-a-watt maxed out at about 2500 watts.

I turned off the gas and let both of them run until the generator stopped. As I was unplugging things I noticed that I had left the econo switch on. Wow, I'm very impressed with this thing.

It's not as quiet as the honda eu2000, but it's not bad either. The electric start and the weight is what sold me on it.

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Old 08-04-2011, 08:49 AM   #18
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It amazes me how much the Boliy looks like the Yamaha. One site alleges that they are one in the same except for color.

Anybody know if that is true?

Only downside I see (except for possible reliability - Yamaha/Honda have established reputations, Boliy hasn't AFAIK) is the weight when compared to dual Honda/Yamaha configs...
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i'm still on the Lifan-Equipsource 2600 (2800 max) inverter/generator bandwagon.

68# w/ elec start, the size of a small suitcase, 58dB, has auto idle feature, easily pushes my 13,500 Dometic Brisk-Air.
at half speed (w/ AC on), runs abt 4 hrs on a 2 gallon tank.

i have run it about 50 hrs in last 6 weeks. very impressive.

as low as $650 + $50 ship + no tax on internet.
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