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Posted: 02/21/20 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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enblethen wrote:

Not sure if you have Harbor Freight north of the border. This would be my genset of choice. 3500 watt genset
I have two Honda 2000s and parallel kit , Not that thrilled with them.

I was a small engine mechanic for years and still dabble in it. Not a fan of the offshore clones, parts and service information too hard to get, but price is king. To each their own.

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BarabooBob wrote:

The gen set shown in the above link, a Champion 4000 watt open frame, is listed at 64 db. My 2000 watt Champion inverter is listed at 54 db. That is a huge difference.
But once you hook two of them together to get the watts you need to run the AC, then they are about the same db at approximately twice the cost. Just me - but if i'm going to spend $600 for a generator, I want to be able to do more then make coffee with it.





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Your first thought was "generator?" Solar is quiet, easy, inexpensive.

"biggest decision regarding generator is how quite do you want yours to be"

Particularly if you camp next to me. My solar system isn't making ANY noise to bother YOU.


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Posted: 02/21/20 02:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

.... IF you buy a Honda you will pay more, but you will get more. Service, reliability, resale value and a proven generator. If you get a Communist China knockoff you will pay less but also get less and it might , maybe, produce the stated power output....

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Posted: 02/21/20 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check out the Champion inverter generator reviews. Great reliability, great service, great price.

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I'd go for the Champion 3400 with remote electric start. If cost were an issue, I'd consider the Harbor Freight 3500.


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It bothers me to see people spend so much on an RV and then buy the cheapest generator they can find. Then they ALWAYS point the exhaust away from them so the noise isn't so bad for them.
I have a pair of Honda EU2000i generators, and either one by itself will run everything but the AC.


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I have a pair of Champion 2000 and either one will also run everything but the AC. Paired together they run the AC.

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I bought the Ryobi 2300 because it has the remote shut off feature. It’s really nice not to have to crawl out of bed or go out in the rain to kill it. So far it’s been good. Reliable, easy to start and quiet. I’ve used it for two years.

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