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Just got the e'mail from Home Depot on their Cyber Monday sales and noticed a LOT of generators listed, new inverter units especially some larger Briggs types with 4500 to 6500 watt sizes, and thought this was funny, a little pair of sportsman's with the parallel kit for $599. Sportsman

Seems like a lot of new players also with dual fuel units added to the mix now.

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Dang, that seems to be an awsum deal.

I am thinking a nice slick red paint job and some Honda decals. [emoticon]

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Dave H M wrote:

Dang, that seems to be an awsum deal.

I am thinking a nice slick red paint job and some Honda decals. [emoticon]


Don't forget the STP sticker, good for an extra 100 watts.

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Dave H M wrote:

Dang, that seems to be an awsum deal.

I am thinking a nice slick red paint job and some Honda decals. [emoticon]


Don't forget the STP sticker, good for an extra 100 watts.

If I get me two of them, there, STP stickers, can I make my Honda 2000 into a Honda 2200?


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Well, don't knock 'em until you've tried 'em! You just never know.

We got a free "King Craft" gasoline generator with the purchase of a previous travel trailer. It probably didn't originally sell for more than $400. Reviews on the internet and such gave it a miserable status. I was reluctant to even use it.

I never used for boomdocking, but I've used it for power outages at the house. We'll, we've had that generator for 14 years now. I fire it up about once a month and have used it many, many times over that time when we've had power outages at home, plus when we needed electricity for family events and such where no electricity existed.

It' still running beautiful. Granted, it's a pull rope start. I had the pull rope replaced once. I've changed the spark plug only once in all these years, and when I turn it off, I always run the carburetor dry by turning off the gas line to it. I also keep Stay-Bil in the fuel.

It's still running like a champ after 14 years. So much for all the negative reviews and all the nay-sayers back then. The only problem with it is, it is a little loud! But for a free-bee, I'm still not complaining.

So, before shooting everything down, you might be surprised what the reviews are on these in a couple years.

All I know is, Honda's are pretty expensive. Competition for new-comers on the market is a good thing. Competition can only help reduce the cost on the old beloved dinosaurs or else, drive them out of business.

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Seems like a lot of new players also with dual fuel units added to the mix now.
The propane option seems great for a generator that gets infrequent use.


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time2roll wrote:

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Seems like a lot of new players also with dual fuel units added to the mix now.
The propane option seems great for a generator that gets infrequent use.


Nice option and standby should you ran out of gas reserve.

I have one and tried it on propane. Works fine but keeps on tripping my appliances.

I figure the drop in power and wattage is much more than the official brass plate numbers.

But again, it's a nice to have to keep your peace of mind specially if you have a tandem propane in your RV and confident both are full.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

I have one and tried it on propane. Works fine but keeps on tripping my appliances.

I figure the drop in power and wattage is much more than the official brass plate numbers.
No mention in the owner's manual about reduced power on propane?
What brand do you have?

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time2roll wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

I have one and tried it on propane. Works fine but keeps on tripping my appliances.

I figure the drop in power and wattage is much more than the official brass plate numbers.
No mention in the owner's manual about reduced power on propane?
What brand do you have?


Champion from Cabela's.

I'm aware of reduced power and wattage on propane but there must still be some intermittent dip tripping the appliances. Or, because I was operating in high elevation.

I stopped trying to solve the problem and intend to use propane when my auxiliary jerry tank runs out of gas.

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You can get the 3200w Firman inverter generator at Costco, for $100 cheaper.

https://www.costco.com/firman-2900w-runn........nverter-generator.product.100367440.html

* This post was edited 12/02/19 03:02pm by bikendan *


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