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Old 06-12-2013, 05:33 AM   #1
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Boliy generator,is it any good

Does anyone have experience with this 3000 watt unit?
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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Yes, we have the 3000 watt model. We bought it about 7 yrs ago and it has not missed a beat yet. Starts on the first pull every time (well as long as the fuel supply is turned on.......stupid me). We are always having people come up to look at it when it's running because it is so quiet. For the $$ you can't beat it as far as we are concerned.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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You might also want to look at the Champion 75531i. It is very similar, but an American company (with their factory in China) and a little less expensive. 75531i (US) - Champion Power Equipment

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Old 06-12-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
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Use the search feature to find threads about Boliy inverter series generators. Many irv2.com members own and use one without issues.

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You might also want to look at the Champion 75531i. It is very similar, but an American company (with their factory in China) and a little less expensive. 75531i (US) - Champion Power Equipment

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It is rated at 2,000 watts, Boliy is rated at 3,000 watts continuous. The db noise level is nearly twice that of Boliy if one believes the stats from both companies.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:06 AM   #5
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Been using one for the RV for 3yrs and one on the farm for 7yrs both flawless...oh the battery died once on the RV unit, bought electric start for DW, but she can start it with one pull. Runs the a/c no problem. It even has the remote(key fob) shut off, so that after I've watched the news in bed, presto on the button on Mr Boliy shuts down. Did I mention I love this unit, oh and this from a guy who worked 15yrs for Honda...sorry Honda, too pricey.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #6
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generatoe quietness

If you are my neighbor while dry camping, at night trying to watch TV I hope you have a Honda . Wayne -43
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I never understood watching TV while camping. I have a 42" that has been on maybe 5 times in 3 years. YOUR CAMPING PEOPLE GET OUTDOORS.

But we do use it to look at pictures when we have hookups
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If you are my neighbor while dry camping, at night trying to watch TV I hope you have a Honda . Wayne -43
The noise level of the Boliy, Champion, Kipor, and all of the similar inverter generators is virtually identical to that of the Honda.

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If you are my neighbor while dry camping, at night trying to watch TV I hope you have a Honda . Wayne -43
Compare the specs and you find the Honda 3000 is not as quiet as the Boliy 3600, and weighs more.
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we just purchased a new boliy this spring, we have not used it yet other than to test and see if runs our a/c and microwave (which it does).
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It is rated at 2,000 watts, Boliy is rated at 3,000 watts continuous. The db noise level is nearly twice that of Boliy if one believes the stats from both companies.
You are looking a the wrong model. The 75531i is 2800 watts continuous, 3000 watts peak. The Champion and Boily are both rated 58 dba at full load.

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Talking Honda 3000

Hands down the best bet mine still going strong after 9 years and still runs quiet also good on gas never a complaint about it from a fellow camper...Bushman
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I never understood watching TV while camping. I have a 42" that has been on maybe 5 times in 3 years. YOUR CAMPING PEOPLE GET OUTDOORS.

But we do use it to look at pictures when we have hookups
Don't want to hijack this thread, but you are being rather narrow minded. Not everybody who uses an RV goes "camping." To some people, the RV is a portable home.

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I have a boliy 3600si that I purchased last fall from an auction. I changed the spark plug and cleaned the air filter. I got it running easily last fall and ran it for about half an hour on a load until it ran out of fuel. I just today decided to get it out and run it to keep it loose. It wouldn't start after many tries. I called the 1-877 number on the back of it and got an answering machine. I left a message and "Dave" called me back a half hour later. He suggested I check for spark and if it was getting spark, to pull the plug and put in a touch of gas into the cylinder and replace the plug and then try it. I did so and it fired right off and kept running. I hooked it to the travel trailer for the first time, turned the A/C on full, the genny surged and kept on trucking. Then I turned the 1100W microwave on and it surged and kept on trucking. The A/C is only a small 8500 BTU unit but it easily handled both that and the big Microwave on High power. I ran it hooked up to the trailer with the A/C blasting full until it ran out of the approximately half gallon or so of gas. Dave said I should run it at least every three months or the gas left in the carb tends to gum up. he said even running the tank dry doesn't empty the carb. So, now I am wondering about having to start the thing in January in Wisconsin....yikes. If it fires right off, I will know it is a good generator. Good information though for others who have a problem starting their Boliy if it has been sitting for a while. Just pull the plug and dump in about a teaspoon of gas. Then try it. I suppose starting fluid might be an option but that is generally frowned upon by any engine mechanic. Besides, regular gasoline is easier to come by in a pinch.
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