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Old 10-08-2019, 06:04 PM   #29
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Predator 3500 is awesome! I have ran mine side by side with the honda 3000 and its quieter and has never given a single problem in the 3yrs. I have owned it. 600.00 brand new
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Predator 3500 is awesome! I have ran mine side by side with the honda 3000 and its quieter and has never given a single problem in the 3yrs. I have owned it. 600.00 brand new

$800.00 now, unless you are able to get a (very rare) sale when it is down to $700.00
But still worth in my opinion!



https://www.harborfureight.com/engin...tor-63584.html
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:41 AM   #31
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$800.00 now, unless you are able to get a (very rare) sale when it is down to $700.00
But still worth in my opinion!



https://www.harborfreight.com/engine...tor-63584.html
Fixed the link.

Advertised as "lightweight". 99 pounds. Is that bone dry out of the box? "Lightweight" for who exactly? I could lift it very carefully, I doubt most could though.

Two - fifty pound gennies seems easier to deal with and more fuel efficient to run only one if I don't need to run the air conditioning.
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I bought a Honda 3000 last year and sold it last winter, way too heavy to lug around. I went back to my champion 2000 and an easy start on the AC and am very happy with the results. Cost me $100 and a back ache for 3 months on that experiment!
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Not an issue with the newer Honda 2200. It has a fuel cutoff so you can easily let the carb run dry.

Awesome! That it a huge improvement. Thanks for posting.
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We purchased two Champion 2000's three years ago and they suit us just fine.. We only use one for Spring and Fall camping, but use both with a parallel kit when we need to run our AC during the hot summer months. We bought them from Supergen who installed extended run kits in both of them for us and with a 6 gallon marine tank we can run them both for a whole weekend, running the ac and coffee maker and battery charger (cant run the microwave and ac at the same time) . The generators only weigh about 48 lbs each, so I can easily toss them into the back of our pickup. At about $500 each they were a bargain (half the price of the Hondas).
I just make sure to use fuel stabilizer (Stabil) and they start up in, at most, 3 pulls.
Couldn't be happier..

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I would look into a CAT INV2000. That are as quiet as a Honda but a lot cheaper. Lowes carries them as well as your locale CAT dealer. Good luck in your search
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Cummings (Onan) 4500

Check it out ! 4500 start/up and 3700 running watts. Cost $1049 free shipping Norwall.com. Electric and remote start 3.5 gallons run 18 hours at 25%. 52 dB. Also has a 30 amp plug no adapter required
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Since you do not plan on running your A/C then the new Honda 2200 is a wise choice. Later on if you decide you want to boondocks more, you can buy another 2200 to add to the system to run it. Also be aware you can add a Microaire Eazystart soft start and run your A/C with just one Honda 2200.
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I have Honda eu3000is, but...

It’s awesome, but Costco has a great deal on Yamaha’s not sure if it 2k or 22k. Little bit louder than my Honda, but not much and like 500.00.



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Hi.
We're new RVers.
We have a 2014 Outdoors RV 22RB. My father-in-law has a Honda 3500 generator...very quiet I like it. But I don't think I need one that big as I'm not boondocking or running power tools.

I will mostly be using it to run the furnace for a few minutes and to keep the two 6v batteries charged up. We may use the microwave once in a while.

I've been looking online a bit and the Wen and Hondas look decent. The quieter the better.

So....I'm asking here...what is the smallest quietest generator I would need to keep me in power for the taskes mentioned above?

Gary
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Champion is the best deal going.
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Look at Westinghouse I gen series

I went with the Westinghouse 2200 inverter generator. Easy to lift, good pricing, as quiet as a Honda at 1/2 price. If I was doing it now I would go for the new 2500 model. They go 9+ hours on a tank and come with. 2-3 year warranty. HomeDepot, Amazon and Wally World sell them at a good price. I’ve had mine 3 years now and it has performed very well.
Here’s a link: https://www.westinghouseoutdoorpower...ucts/igen2500/
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Check it out ! 4500 start/up and 3700 running watts. Cost $1049 free shipping Norwall.com. Electric and remote start 3.5 gallons run 18 hours at 25%. 52 dB. Also has a 30 amp plug no adapter required
Shipping weight 120 pounds. Out of the box and full of fuel and oil, it will still feel like pretty close to 120. Not very many people can handle that much weight.
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Gary --
As mentioned elsewhere here, the CHampion 1700W gen is a decent choice. So is the Harbor Freight Predator 2kW gen-inverter (probably quieter than the equivalent Honda and onehelluva lot cheaper than a Honda).


BTW: I STRONGLY advise against depending on your generator (via your AC shore power connection) and your on-board converter/inverter to decently charge your series 6V batts. It will NOT do the job. I've been through that only to find out that the on-board inverters are designed for those who will remain connected to shore power for several days at a time. The damned on-board converter/inverter will only bring the batts up to about 75-80%. My solution is a smart battery charger (I have a 15A Schumacher) plugged DIRECTLY into one of my ac outlets while the gen is hooked up and running or when connected to shore power.

Presuming your 6V batts are flooded cell flavored and you probably know that the ONLY way you can be sure of their state of charge (SOC) is with a hydrometer to measure the specific gravity of the electrolyte.


One of the absolute BEST resources I have found for battery charging information for RVing is:


https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/...ging-puzzle-2/


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Hi.
We're new RVers.
We have a 2014 Outdoors RV 22RB. My father-in-law has a Honda 3500 generator...very quiet I like it. But I don't think I need one that big as I'm not boondocking or running power tools.

I will mostly be using it to run the furnace for a few minutes and to keep the two 6v batteries charged up. We may use the microwave once in a while.

I've been looking online a bit and the Wen and Hondas look decent. The quieter the better.

So....I'm asking here...what is the smallest quietest generator I would need to keep me in power for the taskes mentioned above?

Gary
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