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Old 06-02-2022, 07:27 AM   #15
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While I can find no fault with my Honda 2000 W. generators I was parked a couple sites away from a fellow who had a new Harbor Freight "Predator" 2000 W. generator at Watkins Glen last summer. He ran this generator all day long to keep his fridge running on electric and had an ice maker which ran constantly all day long. He said he was getting about 8 hours of run time per gallon of gas. The "Predator" was every bit as quiet as either of my Honda 2000's. H F has a good warranty program with an extended warranty you can purchase at time of sale which is a no questions asked warranty.
Dollar for dollar it seems like a good buy if it fits anyone's needs.
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Old 06-02-2022, 02:51 PM   #16
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I went with two Honda EU2000i because together they will run one A/C and I can handle them one at a time. One 4000-Watt generator is too heavy for me to handle. If I do not need the A/C, I can operate on just one of the pair.

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Old 06-02-2022, 05:48 PM   #17
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I have found that running one 2k gen with large loads is louder than one larger gen with the same load.
Yep, that's a point that folks often miss: A large generator that's just loafing along may be considerably quieter than a small one that's running full-tilt.

Also, when running two generators, any small difference in engine speed between them can produce droning noises that make them more annoying than the 3 dB theoretical increase in noise level would imply.

IMO, the money you could spend on a second generator might be better invested in an easy-start kit for your air conditioner instead, or other energy-conserving measures.

Even if you get more power by dragging along a second generator, it still takes up extra space, and doubles your maintenance chores.
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