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Old 03-11-2014, 10:48 AM   #15
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I am not so sure you can not beat a Honda, I will state my logic:

When I was looking at those things back in '06/7 Honda 2000 was, and still is, 2000 PEAK, I think the running power is 1600 continous (Think is not the word, i just looked it up).

The Yahama EF-2400I is 2,000 watts continous, 1DB quiteter than the Honda, and has better bearings so in theory should outlast the Honda.

Offsetting that is the Honda Fuel pump and ability to suck fuel out of an external extended run tank.

Thus, I wound up not buying.

I would like to find my Genrac 1000 however. If any of you ever hit a pawn shop in S.E. mi that has one with WA8XYM scratched on it. please let me know.. I'd like to send it's legs to a place of contemplation for oh say 5 -10 years.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:13 AM   #16
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Thinking about getting a Honda 2000 to use for a future trip to AK. What have others paid in the last year or two for a Honda 2000? Saw some advertised in my Trailer Life magazine for $950. I don't know if that included tax or shipping.
Check "Wisesales.com" great prices and service. They handle Yamaha, Honda and others.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:33 AM   #17
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Thinking about getting a Honda 2000 to use for a future trip to AK. What have others paid in the last year or two for a Honda 2000? Saw some advertised in my Trailer Life magazine for $950. I don't know if that included tax or shipping.
ebay: HONDA EU2000I GENERATOR 2014 MODEL NEW SEALED FREE SHIPPING

you can save 100 or more if you get a used one.
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X2 Champion runs perfect..
LOUD....I saw a fellow camper get the snot beat out of for running a Champion generator in the campground.
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Thanx for the links for the Honda...

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LOUD....I saw a fellow camper get the snot beat out of for running a Champion generator in the campground.
Was at a national park where the generator area was 500+ feet away and still the cheaper industrial ones were loud. Could not imagine fellow campers near by putting up with all that noise. At least it might help keep the bears away.
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LOUD....I saw a fellow camper get the snot beat out of for running a Champion generator in the campground.
Hopefully it was not just because of the generator! I know mine is louder than a Honda...I don't care because it is very seldom used except for the monthly run time. And when I bought my Champion......I wanted something around 4000 watts.......and this fit my needs perfectly without breaking the bank!
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LOUD....I saw a fellow camper get the snot beat out of for running a Champion generator in the campground.
LOL. I would have taken the high road and quietly pour some sugar down that Champion' tank.
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I agree about buying a quality genset. That's why I bought a Boliy 2014 Pro3600SI Digital Inverter Generator with wheels- Free shipping (click here to order) in 2008. When you read the specs, it is lighter, has more output, and quieter than a 3000 Honda. Of course mine hasn't really been lifespan proven yet, it's only 6 years old.
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We have a Briggs and Stratton 4K genny for backup at the house. It has serverd us Perfectly so far... Ran almost 4 days continuous except for fueling during a major ice storm a few years ago. I'm sure it is loud compared to a Honda,, but it is for emergencies, not camping... In that case it was The Best Sound EVER waking up in the middle of the night hearing that little hunk of gold puring away,, and us warm.... It's still out there ready to go, although now we have the 4K ONAN in the MH as a backup to that....
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Kinda reminds me of the old saying, "If it sounds too good to be true it probably is".
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When you read the specs, it is lighter, has more output, and quieter than a 3000 Honda.
Nope. The Honda is 49 db in eco mode, 58 db at max.
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I agree about buying a quality genset. That's why I bought a Boliy 2014 Pro3600SI Digital Inverter Generator with wheels- Free shipping (click here to order) in 2008. When you read the specs, it is lighter, has more output, and quieter than a 3000 Honda. Of course mine hasn't really been lifespan proven yet, it's only 6 years old.
Your lucky. Most Boliy's last 2 years like mine did. It still ran but the ECO board burns up so it's high idle or nothing.
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We have a Briggs and Stratton 4K genny for backup at the house. It has serverd us Perfectly so far... Ran almost 4 days continuous except for fueling during a major ice storm a few years ago. I'm sure it is loud compared to a Honda,, but it is for emergencies, not camping... In that case it was The Best Sound EVER waking up in the middle of the night hearing that little hunk of gold puring away,, and us warm.... It's still out there ready to go, although now we have the 4K ONAN in the MH as a backup to that....
Same here, a B&S for home backup and it has served well. For camping we would fire up the Onan when needed. If we didn't have a built in genset, then I would definitely get the Honda. Never heard of Boliy, and it could be a great gen but why take a chance since they are about the same price of a proven Honda.
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Got a Champion (IIRC) with a Suburu engine, 1850/2250W rated. I crank and test run it every month or so, always works fine. I use only NON-ethanol gas! I also keep the gas treated with Stabil Marine.
Have not had to use it for an extended power outage yet. No worries.
If I ever go FT in an RV, I'd likely splurge for the Honda, but just can't justify the cost yet.

Subaru makes great little motors. Have one on my log splitter and it starts easily and runs smoothly.

Ditto about the fuel though. Had a problem with my Honda 2000 hard starting and running erratically for many tanks of fuel. Put some Amsoil fuel system cleaner and conditioner in it and with-in one hour of operation all of the problems went away.
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