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Silver Corvette,

I am impressed. You came across in the beginning with your mind made up looking for some reassurance that what you were doing was the thing to do. After many comments from others you really are open minded and to that end you will get a far better gen program that is probably as reliable or more so than the original diesel gen, quieter, more portable and now will even have remote start right from inside the TT. It is heartening when a forum thread works this well for all of us.


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jmtandem wrote:

Silver Corvette,

I am impressed. You came across in the beginning with your mind made up looking for some reassurance that what you were doing was the thing to do. After many comments from others you really are open minded and to that end you will get a far better gen program that is probably as reliable or more so than the original diesel gen, quieter, more portable and now will even have remote start right from inside the TT. It is heartening when a forum thread works this well for all of us.


I was dead set on getting a diesel generator because I wanted to be able to run my truck and GEN on the same fuel. A big part of the problem was that I had no idea how loud 78 DB was, I could put up with a little extra notice because I planned on building some kind of an enclosure to reduce noise, but THIS VIDEO that newk posted the link to made my mind up. Honda's 72 DB generator was way too loud and the diesel one I planned on getting was 6 DB louder. When you add in other factors such as servicing locations, availability of wireless remote start the need to carry a few extra 5 gallon gasoline cans isn’t much of an inconvenience.


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colliehauler wrote:

Another option would be a built in Onan RV generator. These are what most motorhomes use.
That was my first thought but the diesel units they put in motorhomes cost more than double what a Yahama will cost.

If I am wrong and a diesel Onan RV generator can be bought for a little more than a Yamaha I would buy it
Some mfg you can get a built in Onan from the factory gas/propane that all you would have to do is hit the start button. My TT and my 5er have built in 4K Onan. The portable Honda or Yamaha or even a Kipor would be a lot cheaper and could give you remote start. One of the draw backs is rain, myself I would not run/leave them out in the rain and with a built in that is not an issue.

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colliehauler wrote:

silvercorvette wrote:

colliehauler wrote:

Another option would be a built in Onan RV generator. These are what most motorhomes use.
That was my first thought but the diesel units they put in motorhomes cost more than double what a Yahama will cost.

If I am wrong and a diesel Onan RV generator can be bought for a little more than a Yamaha I would buy it
Some mfg you can get a built in Onan from the factory gas/propane that all you would have to do is hit the start button. My TT and my 5er have built in 4K Onan. The portable Honda or Yamaha or even a Kipor would be a lot cheaper and could give you remote start. One of the draw backs is rain, myself I would not run/leave them out in the rain and with a built in that is not an issue.
If I go with a gasoline generator (at this point I am almost 100% sure it will be gas) then I amgoing with a Yamaha because I can also pick it up and carry it over to the house. since I moved to Anderson SC in 2007 we have had one to three power outages a year.

I haven't decided yet but most likely I will travel with the GEN in the truck bed with theoverhang giving it some rain protection. Most likley I will build a wood box the furter protect it for the rain and I will add some kind of sound absorbing material (if after I run it I think it requires some further noise reduction). The remote start for the Yamaha is about $200 extra and aalthough some people may not consider it important electric remote start is high up on my want list

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UPDATE

I went out today and stopped off at the Yamaha dealer and bought the Yamaha EF4500iSE.

I think I got a very good price $2,700 plus tax for the GEN and $180 for the wireless remote start. I paid for the remote but I probably won't get it till October. They have a wired remote for $120 that I can have in a few days but I decided on wireless.

The unit has to be prepped so I pick it up Tuesday.

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