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Old 07-15-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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Genset noise.

I was wondering if Honda can make a quiet generator, why cant the other manufactures?
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Alot has to do with cost. My MH for instance was made before quiet generators. The cost to change that would be outragous. I would think a 2011 would be quietier than mine, but I guess what do you consider loud? I don't pay any attention to mine when I run it at a campground.
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I was wondering if Honda can make a quiet generator, why cant the other manufactures?
Some of the newer models are very quiet, I have an 8 KW Quiet Diesel Onan, and it is.
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The Cummins gen set in my Monaco is very quiet, matter of fact I've walked off and forgotten that I've turned it on before...It's a 12.5 KW diesel.
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Yamaha makes small gensets that compare favorably to the Hondas, model for model. My big Onan 7.5kw Quite Diesel is, well, pretty quiet, also.

Most inverter-type generators are relatively quiet because they can run at lower RPMs when the load is light.
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Maybe my 2011 is not as loud as some I guess.
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Maybe my 2011 is not as loud as some I guess.

The on rig gas generators are often much louder than the Diesel onboard generators. I love how quiet mine is.
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Yamaha makes small gensets that compare favorably to the Hondas, model for model. My big Onan 7.5kw Quite Diesel is, well, pretty quiet, also.

Most inverter-type generators are relatively quiet because they can run at lower RPMs when the load is light.
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My 8KW on-board Onan diesel is a bit louder than my Honda EU3000is, but routing the exhaust to a vertical stack quiets it down.
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What's the noise level difference between a honda 2000 and a Onan 8000? Does size make a difference? My Jeep v-6 is much quiter than my 400 hp Detroit.
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Read the specs of different brands of generators, some are very quiet. Boliy 3600 for instance, bests a Honda 3000 in virtually all areas, including db level.
Contractor generators are very loud, they are not meant to be used where noise is an issue.
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