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Old 11-30-2014, 12:48 PM   #15
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:43 PM   #16
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I just bought a smarter tools gen. 4750w from walmart for $450 to be delivered next Wed. We also bought a vintage 16' trailer we are going to restore with ac. The gen will come in handy. I'm hoping the restoration works out. I did do some repairs ( flooring ,cabinets ,dining area) in our 30' class A before selling so I think it will be a nice project. I shopped around and for the price I like the Walmart gen since it comes with ele. start and a wheel kit. The HF ones of equal Price don't have either.They cost extra.
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:05 PM   #17
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We just bought a champion 4000 a few months ago, its no Honda/Yamaha but at $300.00 its a damn good generator, my dad has had one for a few years and it starts on the first pull every time.
They are loud when compared to a honda but very quiet when compared to the old style Briggs or tecumseh powered units.
You can stand next to it and have a conversation, a Honda/Yamaha you have to listen to hear if its running.
If money isn't a factor buy a Honda/Yamaha, but if you want a lower priced unit look at a Champion or Predator (they are basically the same) we went with a Champion over a Predator because of the RV plug but harbor freight has a awesome warranty policy no questions asked they will replace it as long as it is still covered.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:35 AM   #18
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While my MH has an onboard Onan, I purchased a Champion generator rated at 3500/4000 from Tractor Supply for my hunting camp. Have used it for three years an average of 700 hours per year. Never has missed a beat. Has a two year warranty and I purchased an additional three year warranty.

Not a Honda but hard to beat the performance for the price!
That's the same one I have. Can not be beat for around $300.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:55 PM   #19
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Yamaha builds a 2400 watt unit. My friend has a Champion 4000 watt. He complains about the noise but says it starts and runs well. He says he like my Yamaha better but does not like the price.

So there is the rub. Buy a rough $400 generator or a smooth quiet $900 generator.

I use my laptop, so I wanted a clean sine wave current. So far so good with my Yamaha 2400 IS. I can lift this generator myself and it does not use much gas.

Oh...it will start a 13,500btu A/C unit if I turn just a fan setting on 1st. To run a 15,000 but unit I would want a 3000 watt unit.
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:30 AM   #20
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I am getting ready to pull the trigger on two Honda EU2000's. In my previous posts I have noted many of you use the hondas and are pleased with them. I have two questions for the forum--

1-on paper it will support the 15.5BTU ac, do any of you have any experience with this using two EU2000's?

2-Any of you using the Yamaha's 2000w gens in parallel?

Of course, any other comments related to either brand/RV usage would be appreciated.
1. Yes. I own this combination and it will start a 15K BTU AC unit providing the units are not in "eco" mode, and that you are connecting through the 30 amp connector.

You wil bet better off if you put an aftermarket hard start kit in the AC unit.

If I had to "re buy" this combo today I would go with the yamaha 2K units vs the hondas.

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Old 12-24-2014, 11:24 AM   #21
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I have a Winnebago Minnie I wanted to get a generator in case I need some powder.what type does anyone recommend?
Does your Minnie have a space for a built-in Gen? If so, I'd look for a remote start unit that fits the bill.
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:24 PM   #22
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A Pretty good price for two Yamaha inverter generators and parallel kit: $1800
EF2000iS Combo | Yamaha Generators | yamahagenerators.com
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1. Yes. I own this combination and it will start a 15K BTU AC unit providing the units are not in "eco" mode, and that you are connecting through the 30 amp connector.

You wil bet better off if you put an aftermarket hard start kit in the AC unit.

If I had to "re buy" this combo today I would go with the yamaha 2K units vs the hondas.

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Good Data point, thanks.

BTW, I already have the Champ 3500/4000 $300 gen. it works great on the 15kbtu AC but it is just too heavy to get in and out of the truck by myself.
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I bought a Honeywell 2000 peaks. Just as good as any Honda. Got it from Walmart for just over $600 with tax. Much better price than the Honda. lite weight and great on gas. Has no problem running my A/C.
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Uncle Dave,

Thinking of buying the two Honda EU2000. Why would you buy the EF Yamaha IS?

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Uncle Dave,

Thinking of buying the two Honda EU2000. Why would you buy the EF Yamaha IS?

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x2 on the request. I would like to understand your rationale. Seems with the pricing is comparable, the only thing i can see different is the Honda has the 30A connector built in.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:44 PM   #27
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Save yourself the time and trouble, just buy a Honda now. Sure they cost more but they are the most reliable unit out there. There must be some reason that Honda is the largest small engine manufacturer in the world.
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I have had a Honda 3000is for over 10 years now with no issues. Thinking of getting a 2000 for the trips I don't need the AC. The 3000 is not light and takes 2 to get it in the bed of the truck and the 2000 I can move alone.
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