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Old 10-25-2008, 05:42 AM   #29
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We had a honda generator in our last motorhome. It was a piece of junk. Would only run if you didn't have to depend on it. No RV repairman would touch it as they were only certified on Onans. I had to find a lawn mower repairman. He wanted me to pull it out of the MH so he could work on it. Can you believe that? Thing never did run right. Got rid of it by trading MH.
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:53 PM   #30
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Don't confuse a generator with a Honda engine for a Honda generator. There are several brands on the market using Honda engines. but they are not 100% Honda generators.
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:11 AM   #31
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best bang for Your buck is Honda Hands down! pay back fuel saveings,hearing damage,elect.problems to Your units and they last for years with a little care as in oil changes and air filter also makes for better repore at the camp sites regarding noise.by the best forget the rest..Bushman..
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:05 AM   #32
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This was a true Honda generator installed in my MH. Had paperwork on it & everything.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:40 PM   #33
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If you installed a Honda portable on your MH, you used it in a manner the manual says "don't do." The portables are for "free air" only. If you were using the rarely seen Honda compartment mount model, you were unfortunately having troubles with a device unrelated to the portable gens under discussion.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:53 AM   #34
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The Honda generator was already installed in the MH when I bought it. The MH was 4 years old.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:31 AM   #35
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Remember you get what you pay for. That's why I stay away from those dollar stores.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:48 PM   #36
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:19 PM   #37
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I have a Honda 1000 and I have used it for several years. We use it for lights TV, etc. I do wish I had bought a 2000 so I could have my coffee, however I bought a 9 cup peculator and that works fine, doesn't wake anybody at 5 or 6 am especially if your in quiet areas 10pm to 8am. I also added a Duration 6 gal. set up and it will run forever.
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:50 PM   #38
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I bought a kipor generator 3000 chinese off shoot of the Honda and has worked for me for over 2 years now and runs ever thing in my 5th wheel Go to kipor.com
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cubey:
If you are on a low budget, get a cheap generator and do this mod to make it quieter than a Honda:

http://www.alpharubicon.com/altenergy/gensetquiet.htm

If you can't weld, find someone who can. I doubt they'd charge much to do it. its a pretty easy weld. The rest is easy.

It doesn't look pretty but it gets the job done for much less than the cost of a Honda. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>While that mod does drastically cut down on its noise, it is NOT as quiet as a Honda. It might be undecernable from inside the house but remember that gen is running inside another building separated from the house by two walls, what appears to be several feet of yard and a door. It will be MUCH more noticeable when cranked up next to you at a campground. Unless you plan on boondocking well away from other people (or in a noisy environment such as Glamis) your courtesy of using a quiet Honda/Yamaha/etc will be greatly appreciated by all.
Been there-done that. Doesn't work! I spent over $100 on my Coleman(B&S) 4.5KW genset with no perceived noise reduction. Sure the exhaust was quieter, but engine noise was still loud, way too loud for camping use.
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We have 2 Honda EU2000i's paralleled together in our tool box in the back of our truck which handles all the needs we have forour 31 ft fifth wheel.
I have some pics in the gallery if you care to look how we did our set up.

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Champion C46540, best of all worlds. Runs everything, cheap, and relatively quiet.
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We are starting to dry camp with a 32ft 5th wheel and have decided to purchase a generator. Would like to hear from folks with suggestions. With which manufacture/model generator are you satisfied or dissatisfied?
I am a bit out of my league here among motorhomes and such (I pull a light weight travel trailer) but my experience has been the honda eu2000 is one heck of a nice machine. Quite...starts on the first pull.. second pull after sitting a few days. The only problem I had was that at altitude over 7000 ft it would not keep up with my 1100 watt microwave (I camp from sea level to 11,000 ft and I dont want to have to rejet every time I change elevation).
So I took out the 1100 watt nuke and put in a 800 watt and everything is within the 2000's work load now.
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