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Old 07-22-2017, 07:22 PM   #1
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Picked up a inverter generator

Picked up a 3500 inverter generator from Harbor Freight for $699 today. $1300 less then a Honda. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-22-2017, 07:35 PM   #2
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Looks nice.

Let us know how it runs all the appliances in the RV, especially the A/C.
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:53 PM   #3
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And how about weight and noise level? How much fuel does it hold and running time? Later RJD
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:07 PM   #4
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https://m.harborfreight.com/3500-wat...tor-63584.html
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:40 PM   #5
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Saw it in an email and thought it looked respectable. The email and flyer has it listed for $649. I'd go get your $50 bucks back.
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:10 AM   #6
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We want to hear about it's noise level and what it will run in the camper?
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:49 AM   #7
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The thing is very very quiet. Have 40 hrs on it and love it.
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:50 AM   #8
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There are YouTube videos on it now. Check them out
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:14 PM   #9
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Hey Marine

How's the genny holding up? I'm looking for a 2nd one and want an inverter. Would love to hear your feedback.

Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:52 PM   #10
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Can someone please explain what makes this different from a regular generator? I'm new at this.
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Can someone please explain what makes this different from a regular generator? I'm new at this.
An inverting generator has 2 desirable features:

1. It uses on board electronics to create very clean AC power suitable for sensitive electronics.

2. They are noise insulated and run MUCH quieter than the big construction gennys you see at the home improvement stores.
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Can someone please explain what makes this different from a regular generator? I'm new at this.
The short of it is Inverter Generators usually run much quieter then open framed generators and the power is clean which is what you want for todays fancy electronics.
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:05 PM   #13
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Two basic types of generators--

Inverter and non-inverter.

An old fashioned non-inverter generator like construction contractors used
for years has to run at full speed all the time in order to generate 60 cycle
AC voltage. Even if nothing is plugged into it.

An inverter generator can run at what ever speed it needs to generate
the watts needed. It creates the 60 cycles electronically- that's the
inverter part.
So an inverter genny can typically idle much of the time and save gas
and be much quieter. It will ramp up the RPMs and volume if needed.
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Hey Marine

How's the genny holding up? I'm looking for a 2nd one and want an inverter. Would love to hear your feedback.

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LOVE my generator its holding well.
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copied from internet...

An inverter generator uses a three phase alternator to drive a rectifier to create DC. The DC is then used to power an electronic Inverter which creates high quality AC. A conventional generator simply uses the output shaft of the motor to turn a generator which then outputs AC power directly off the generator.
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Can someone please explain what makes this different from a regular generator? I'm new at this.
Alot quieter and cleaner power for electronics, etc
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Thanks, guys! Looked up some of the Honda generators online, so the one posted by the OP looks to be a good deal!
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In short, Inverter generators are significantly quieter and more expensive. They can also conserve fuel.
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I own a Generac propane generator for home. I wonder if anyone makes a portable propane inverter generator?
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I own a Generac propane generator for home. I wonder if anyone makes a portable propane inverter generator?
Look at this link.
There is a dual fuel model on there.

Champion Inverter Generators

Just remember when running on propane you have to derate the generator from its equivalent gas specs. (3400w to 3060W)
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