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RE: Generators: Cummins 4500 vs Westinghouse vs. ?????

Yes, I would agree that the Cummins is not truly made by Cummins, but rather they just put their name on the outside. However, I would think that they would not be willing to do that if they did not feel the product was not of good quality. I would hope so at least. That's my theory at least, but not sure I want to bet $1k on it! Funny thing is that if the Cummins and Westinghouse are identical it seems that the reviews on them are not consistent. But I don't really trust reviews (which is part of the problem). I have seen generally good reviews on the Westinghouse, but poor reviews on the Cummins, which again is why I ask the question here to see if I can get some real world experience from people. I did notice the Cummins has a 3 year warranty so that helps at least, as well as the fact that it is probably pretty easy to find a service center. I will have to compare warranties on the Westinghouse and Champion. Agree that the Yamaha is a good unit too, but they seem to be sold out just about everywhere. Matt
bowler1 11/28/21 07:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generators: Cummins 4500 vs Westinghouse vs. ?????

Thanks for the replies. I plan to use two in parallel if running both AC units. I know that the single unit would be a challenge to start both (might be doable, but I would not want to chance it). I am mostly wondering about the brand. Good point on the Champion company. I am not sure if they have a unit in this power range that is as quiet as the Cummins or Westinghouse. I have heard that they are the same generator with different colors and stickers, but they actually do have slightly different specs. I think the dimensions and weight are slightly different. I have watched video reviews that claim a difference in performance, but I am not convinced. Matt
bowler1 11/28/21 06:29am General RVing Issues
Generators: Cummins 4500 vs Westinghouse vs. ?????

Hi, I know this question has been asked before, but I did not really find a truly definitive answer. I am looking to buy a quiet generator to use with my 5th wheel (50 amp with two AC units). I would use just one when I did not need the AC, but would want to have a second to power the AC units, when and if I needed to I am leaning toward getting two smaller generators to run in parallel. Also am looking for a dual fuel option preferably so i can run off propane if needed. Getting two Honda 3000 watts would be my preference but the cost is high so I am looking at the Cummins 4500. I have noticed that the Westinghouse 4500 appears to be nearly identical and from the reviews I have read it seems that they are very similar, but I still don't have a solid opinion on which to get. The reviews I have read are very mixed and I am not sure which ones to believe / trust. It's difficult now with so many fake reviews out there. From what I have read, many have said that they are the same generator, but they do have slightly different specs. The majority of the reviews seem to favor the Westinghouse, but I find it hard to believe that it would outperform a Cummins brand generator. On the other hand, many have said that the Cummins is not really made buy Cummins and is a cheap Chinese setup that is identical to several other cheaper models on the market...which may be true but I would still think that Cummins would not put their name on it if it were not of a reasonable level of quality. So I don't know what to believe, nor what to buy. Does anyone out there have experience or opinions on either of these generators or other similar options? thanks Matt
bowler1 11/27/21 09:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV At Dealer for 90 Days Now for An Awning Replacement!!!!!

Well the story gets better. I emailed the dealer at the same time that I made this post. I told them the situation and that I needed the trailer back. I do....I am in the Army and moving from MD to TX. I move out of my house in a month. I am moving my family of 6 into my trailer in a month. The response got was that the trailer would be ready for pickup next WED. But then....last night I got an email saying that they received the awning yesterday and it was damaged. They said they ordered another that will be shipped in 2-3 weeks. That does not work with my timeline. But here is the thing....I don't know where else to get the work done at this point. I was also getting the wheel bearings re-packed and some tires replaced. I would like that done prior to my 1800 mile move to TX. I am not aware of any mobile RV mechanics in my area. I am beyond pissed. I planned accordinly for something absolutely needed. Do I have to be one of those complete A___hole customers in order to get what I want? I hate doing that and shoudl not have to. matt
bowler1 03/27/21 06:58am General RVing Issues
RV At Dealer for 90 Days Now for An Awning Replacement!!!!!

I had my awning torn off in a windstorm. In about October I made an appointment to drop my trailer off at a dealer to have it replaced. The appointment was for the end of DEC. After waiting 60 days for my appointment I dropped it off. When I did so I asked how long it would take and told them I had bad luck in the past with extended waits. They told me....10 days. Here we are 3 months later and it's not done yet. Same thing happened to me last year but it was about 60 days. Had the same thing happen at another dealer the year before where I made an appointment months in advance and they had the trailer for 60 days and had not touched it. Is this standard for the RV industry? I means this is ridiculous. And it's in the winter months when I would think they would be able to get things done pretty quick. What the heck would happen if I had a real issue in the summer or during a period when I needed to actually live out of my trailer (like I am doing this summer when I move)? Dealers: Chesaco RV in Edgewood MD and Petes RV (formerly Gayle Kline in PA). Does it really take 6 months in the off season to get a simple repair (from the time you call to make an appointment to the time you get the rig back)? What kind of industry can operate like this? What if fixing your car took this long? How could someone possible full-time RV when it takes this long to get a repair done? thanks Matt
bowler1 03/24/21 07:15pm General RVing Issues
Air Conditioning Silencer from Wacko Products???

Does anyone have experience or knowledge about the Wacko Products Air Conditioner Silencer? I stumbled upon this online and from the very few reviews I saw it seems to work, but I have only seen a handful of reviews and they could be "fake" so I wanted to ask here. It's for use with a standard ducted A/c unit and they claim 8-10db of noise reduction. $200 is what they cost so they are a bit pricey, but could be worth it if they quiet down the A/C a bit. We have a whisper quiet A/C in our living room and a standard in the master bedroom and it is loud as a 747. Matt
bowler1 03/16/21 08:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lippert Floe Water Drain Down System???

Well it is pricey but I found a good deal on one. I already have a compressor but found that it is a bit of a PIA with a single person to run in and out of the camper. Having a unit that you can turn on and that is totally integrated would be nice. Just turn on the unit and go faucet to faucet. Just not sure about the quality and how well it actually works.
bowler1 02/15/21 06:34am General RVing Issues
Lippert Floe Water Drain Down System???

Anyone have one of these? I am thinking of getting one. Seems like it would be conventient and useful. Seems like a good idea, but I did read a couple of negative reviews stating that the quality was low and that it was really loud. Anyone have one of these / have experience with one they would be willing to shrare? thanks matt
bowler1 02/14/21 07:35pm General RVing Issues
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