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Old 09-18-2006, 04:33 PM   #1
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Does anyone here use one instead of the onboard genny?
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:33 PM   #2
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Does anyone here use one instead of the onboard genny?
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:19 PM   #3
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We don't have a on board Generator. We have a Honda 2000, a friend of ours has his 5er foe sale and he has 2 2ooo s, he said when he sells it he wants to keep one and I offered to buy the other and connector kit so we can use the AC if we need it. The honda is very quiet and easy to start and use.
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CP:

All I know is: there's NOTHING that beats a Honda, especially the generators, and I tried to get a EV6010 installed instead of the Onan in our SLC, but WW wanted too much to make the switch. Now I wish we wudda gone that route...but you've got me thinkin' of the times we don't run the air- I bet a EU2000 would be the hot hookup. I venture to say I've walked by MANY of them at the racetracks and didn't even know they were there- they're so quiet.

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I've been looking on ebay and You can get an eu2000i for around $950 brand new shipped. My reason for wanting the honda is to reduce noise both around camp and in the TH, save on fuel(4k genny is overkill for the tv)and also keep the hours down for re-sale purposes . I know I should probably just do the 1800w inverter install and forget about it....decisions.......... decisions.......
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:48 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">My reason for wanting the honda is to reduce noise both around camp and in the TH... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Errr...CP...don't put it IN the TH (camp is OK)...not a good idea...if you don't like chirping sounds while you try to sleep, I HIGHLY suggest you don't do that...
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:08 PM   #7
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I promise ..... I wont put it IN the TH. You know what I mean. I guess you could say I walked into that one.
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oooooooooooo, K! As long as you promise!

(hey CP...goot one...thanks for the fodder! ).
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I had a Yamaha 3000iSEB that was great, came with several features the Honda charged extra for at the time - wheels, charge cables, etc. Honda's are nice but don't rule out the Yamaha's either.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Y-Guy:
I had a Yamaha 3000iSEB that was great, came with several features the Honda charged extra for at the time - wheels, charge cables, etc. Honda's are nice but don't rule out the Yamaha's either. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh...OK Y-Guy...but only because my best friend is a Yamy dealer also!

Seriously, I wonder if there's a db diff between comparable models...my friend has NEVER stocked the Yamy gensets, but I'm not quite sure if that was a political move on Honda's part...hummmmmmmm [Things that make ya go...hummmmmm]. I'll ask...never hurts to ask...
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Hey guys,
Stepping in here where I don't belong (no personal experience) but Don Allen with the Texas Boomers traded his Honda for one of those Chinese generators and is real happy. More output and cheaper price. (maybe more noise (?). don't know---------

Maybe you can check with him.

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Hey Bob:

Far as I can tell, this is still iRV2! And we love it when we get everyone coming aboard!

Good though...and maybe a very good unit, but with cement at $115/yard and steel way outta reach, I'd be inclined to steer anyone away from a Chinese product. With all due respect, I've camped near people who might as well bought their genset from Harbor Freight, and I won't do it again without a 18" brick wall (around their whole unit) between them and me.

I'd be curious as to the specs...if you can get him to chime in here, we'd like the lesson.

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Since Bob stuck my name in here - guess I'd better reply. I bought the Kipor 3500TI at the Houston RV Show last year for $965 less that half the price of the Honda EU3000, just as quiet if not quiter and runs everything in the rig along with my bedroom air with no problem. Comes with a 2 year factory warranty. I am pretty happy with it.

Forgot to mention it is the inverter type with very "clean" power so you can operate computers etc. with no problems.
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THANKS Don,
Didn't want to be left holding the bag.

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