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Old 08-01-2015, 10:45 PM   #85
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I went with the Hondas because I pass right by an authorized sales and service center every day on the way to work.
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I went with the Honda units for one reason alone: I can run the Companion for up to 2000 watts of power out of the "RV style" plug on it, and attach the parallel cable for more power if I want to run the AC.
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I guess I'm going to have to go to a dealer that sells both and really go over them very closely. Both the Honda and the Yamaha units have so many good things going for them, it's hard to decide. I like that the Hondas with the Companion that has the 30 amp plug can be run independently if you don't need the full capacity of two tied together, the dealer network, the ease of running an external fuel tank, and company reputation. I like the cast iron cylinder and roller bearings of the Yamaha, and both are the right size for me to lift and lug around. Both brands can be had for similar pricing if one shops around.

It's not a really easy decision right now.
Check out the Smarter Tools with Yamaha engine. I purchased 2 with parallel cable. I have a couple videos on my YouTube one building a TT enclosure for them. I researched and glad I went with this option.
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Friends have the 3000 Honda which I think is slightly quieter but one on my 2000's is great for charging the batteries. The 2000 motor is 100cc while the 3000 is 200 cc's which in theory will use twice the fuel. While charging the batteries the 2000 will be the econ winner. It's all a trade off and only you can decide what you need. I know the Hondas will be worth quite a bit when I'm ready to move on with camping.
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