Beware of the China Junk... It's a very attractive price, I bought one (2K) and it was the most miserable thing to get started. Per the instructions I had to pump the primer button 30 times and then yank on the cord another 50 times and that was when it was warm out. One cold ice storm I nearly had a stroke trying get it running and once it was it wouldn't put out anywhere near its rating.
I gave it away and now own 2 Honda EU200I. What a pleasure they are to own, lighter, start within a couple pulls, a lot quieter and deliver a solid 1600 watts each. In this case you sure do get what you pay for.
Being an inverter type generator it sure would be less noise than the 1000W construction type generator models make. The Honda Inverter type EU1000i generator model has almost the same noise level spec at 59 dB at rated load and 53 dB at 1/4 load.
Who knows how long they would last... Price is sure good compared to the Honda EU1000i model.
I only use my generator to run my on-board Converter/Charger when re-charging batteries and Im afraid the 1000W generator wouldnt be enough power to run my 60AMP Converter/Charger. I need my 2KW model. My 2KW Honda EU2000i sits in the tailgate corner of my truck 24/7 which is covered with a hard plastic folding bed cover and usually fires up on the first crank.
If this new generator held up over time this might be a good buy...
My Posts are IMHO based on my experiences - PM me Roy and Carolyn
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I think I'd either spend more money for the Honda.....for the reliability, or less money on the Harbor Freight 900W generator, knowing that I would probably have to replace it in a few years.
You will also be able to figure what you need for a generator...since it seems as if you just want something to charge your batteries, not run an A/C unit (1Kw won't do it).
I went to Amazon.com to see if that Hyundai had been rated by anyone (it hadn't), but they wanted $488 for it, so that price you saw is a good one, but I wonder if it isn't maybe a ReFurb unit?? It says NEW, but that's a pretty substantial discount
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I happen to be using my Honda 2000i set to build my Rv "home base" until the real power gets put in. Being able to start either one with one pull and having them run most anything I need is worth the money I have invested. Of course, I bought them used at a reasonable price on this forum.
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I know nothing about that particular one, but I do know that unless you need it now, it's better to wait and watch for sales. I picked up a 1600 watt (1800 surge watts) generator in January 2011 from Nothern Tool for $199 (this unit: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200369415_200369415 ). And I have seen others at all times during the year with similar "fire sale" prices. Both Northern Tool and Harbor Freight as well as Camping World have sales on such things from time to time.