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Old 01-08-2017, 07:57 PM   #1
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Generator Recommendations?

We have a 2017 28BHSW and thinking about getting a generator. Any suggestions on the best one for the money? What should I look for? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:15 PM   #2
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I have an AP-2000iq that has been excellent. Their customer service is top notch. I only use it for charging the battery, and power outages at home. I will likely get a second one as they can be paired to provide enough power for A/C.

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Old 01-08-2017, 08:28 PM   #3
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Welcome to JOF

Here are a couple of other JOF generator threads that may be helpful:

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...e-30368-7.html

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f6...n-34623-4.html

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...r-37218-3.html

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...r-35633-2.html

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You should (must) get an Inverter Generator. They are the quite ones and produce clean power for today's electronics. Honda and Yamaha and the gold standard. Champion seems to have a contender for about 40% less cost. 1000W min for just battery charging. 2000W min for everything but AC. 3000W+ to run AC.
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Two facts come to my mind:
1. I'm a cheap charlie.
2. It's easy to spend other peoples money.

With those disclaimers I would suggest instead of looking for the one that's best for the money you look to getting one of the best. With proper care it'll last you a lifetime.

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Two facts come to my mind:
1. I'm a cheap charlie.
2. It's easy to spend other peoples money.

With those disclaimers I would suggest instead of looking for the one that's best for the money you look to getting one of the best. With proper care it'll last you a lifetime.

For more financial tips send me $50 in an unmarked envelope.
Never a better item to get the best rather than the cheaper one. There are many would who have had good luck with some of the middle priced brands but no one who was dissatisfied with a H or Y. This is one of those "you get what you pay for" items.
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Never a better item to get the best rather than the cheaper one. There are many would who have had good luck with some of the middle priced brands but no one who was dissatisfied with a H or Y. This is one of those "you get what you pay for" items.
I respectfully disagree. If you do your research, you can find that there are several 2000 watt inverter generators which cost far less than the so-called "gold standard", but which get equally impressive reviews by users. I can buy 2 2000 watt units with the parallel connectors included for the price of a single Honda (and I have even read complaints about the Honda and Yamaha).

The 2 brands I researched were Champion and Powerhorse. I ultimately bought the Powerhorse because it was rated slightly quieter (52-61 db) than the Champion. Champion had 100 more watts running power (which probably accounts for the slightly higher decibel rating), but that really didn't impact my choice... it still won't run my AC, and the Powerhorse runs everything else, so I picked the pretty blue one.
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I respectfully disagree. If you do your research, you can find that there are several 2000 watt inverter generators which cost far less than the so-called "gold standard", but which get equally impressive reviews by users. I can buy 2 2000 watt units with the parallel connectors included for the price of a single Honda (and I have even read complaints about the Honda and Yamaha).

The 2 brands I researched were Champion and Powerhorse. I ultimately bought the Powerhorse because it was rated slightly quieter (52-61 db) than the Champion. Champion had 100 more watts running power (which probably accounts for the slightly higher decibel rating), but that really didn't impact my choice... it still won't run my AC, and the Powerhorse runs everything else, so I picked the pretty blue one.
That's the beauty of America, each of us can have our own opinion and are free to express it. I stand by my recommendation. My 2008 Honda is humming along like new. Acquired a 2nd 3 years ago so I could run AC on my houseboat and TT.

Good luck with something less than the gold standard. Honda and Yahama got that title for a reason. Users gave it to them not the manufacturer.
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Gold standard vs cheaper ...

I was on the fence about this when I purchased mine. I knew I wanted something that could be connected to a second unit in case I really want A/C in the future. I chose a product that has a Yamaha engine but is made by a third party. It allowed me to obtain a solid generator at about two thirds the cost of either a Honda or Yamaha. For me, it was a good middle of the road solution.

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Cool. Another generator thread! Let me get the popcorn and coke.

Seriously though, I just purchased two Honda 2000 gennies.


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