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Old 09-10-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Hi all, I just bought a used 92 24 foot class c without a generator. I live in NYC and will keep the motorhome some 120 miles away from me in a campground. I would like to use the A/C on rare occasions so I'm looking for a generator and see there many brands, prices and noise levels. I don't want to disturb anyone and am not sure I want to invest another 3k into a honda or onan so what would you people suggest? I don't imagine I will be without power more that 10 days per year.

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First issue would be the determination of your wattage/amperage needs. Are you looking to install a generator in your MH or purchase a mobile unit? If mobile IMO Honda makes the least noise I've been around but there pricy.

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Old 09-10-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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This one is a compromise if you don't want to go with a honda or Yamaha

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Old 09-10-2014, 06:30 PM   #5
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Being in the generator business for 40 + yrs, while am not a big Honda genset fan, they are about the quietest. My main issue is the Honda dealers do not seem interested in repairing them, they seem to only want to grab one off the shelf and send you out the door. Reason I mention it, we get many calls to repair them, as the dealers are not interested.
Would guess with all the imports would be about the same, with parts issue and educated repair shops.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:37 PM   #6
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I think I'd be looking for a campground that has electricity, cable tv and black/gray water hookups.
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Gotta chime in here As a retired Honda dealer I have many years experience with all things Honda, including generators. The most common service was in the spring/summer months when folks stored their generator all winter without treating the fuel; ie, Stabil, etc. So my advice is keep the oil, filter, & air filter fresh (the engine won't run or start with low oil levels, for your protection FYI) and treat the fuel if you store it. While expensive, Honda's are super quiet and reliable is a gross understatement with the most rudimentary maintenance.... plus they will last for many, many years. Good luck with your decision and happy motoring!
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Old 09-12-2014, 08:07 AM   #8
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Thank you all, I think the times I would use the generator most would be in truckstops. I'm mostly nocturnal and start my day driving at 11 am and pull into truckstops when I'm traveling to get from point A to point B usually at 1 or 2 am. I will either buy a cheap new gen set or a used onan or honda.
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