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Old 07-03-2015, 04:43 PM   #21
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For me it's the Honda EU2000i Inverter Generator. Absolutely the best 2000 watt generator on the market, but not cheap. I also have the EU2000i companion which when connected together produces nearly 4000 watts. No other generator is quitter. Lot of others out there and its really a personal choice - $$'s, quality and longevity.

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Old 08-05-2015, 04:37 PM   #22
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Hubby bought a big ole Champion 4750 dual fuel gen to run the ac with and of course coffee and the micro. It's a bit loud but not horribly. Thinking about building some kind of insulated box to help quiet it down some

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Old 08-05-2015, 10:02 PM   #23
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Hubby bought a big ole Champion 4750 dual fuel gen to run the ac with and of course coffee and the micro. It's a bit loud but not horribly. Thinking about building some kind of insulated box to help quiet it down some

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Those are generally good at sporting events and such but will draw some complaints at a peaceful state or national park. I experienced this in The Big Horns this past week. The place was dead quite when a guy fired up his contractor generator. Folks were all over the CG host about it.
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Quite a few CG have set decibel limits for generators as well, and they are generally close to what the inverters are. It may pay to check it out before getting somewhere you can't run the generator. We tried long ago to build a box for a big construction generator, but they can't really be fully enclosed without risk of overheating (we boiled the gasoline in the tank. Lots of fun). By the time you unload the thing, build the box, and hope it is quiet, you may be farther ahead to get the inverter style.
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we try not to use it for very long, it really isn't that bad. This is our first trailer and learning as we go. Just don't get between me and my coffee makin lol
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Lots of good information I posted about EU2000i's, twin EU2000i's, a EU3000i, and a Yamaha that really should get more attention than it does. I've included use case scenarios as well as NOISE considerations (further down the page).

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...s-29573-2.html
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:11 AM   #27
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Check out the Champion 2000 watt unit. It costs about half what the Honda does and works 95% as well. I'm on my fifth season with mine and it has run perfectly.
I too have the 2000w Champion generators. Works great!!!!
I've had it side-by-side with the Honda and noticed no difference what so ever. With being half the cost, you could buy another set if needed years later and still not be spending more. Also, the Champions stack nicely.

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Old 08-06-2015, 08:39 AM   #28
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we try not to use it for very long, it really isn't that bad. This is our first trailer and learning as we go. Just don't get between me and my coffee makin lol
You say you're new to this so suggest you might want to listen carefully to the voice of experience. Generators like you have are LOUD and may be legal but never welcome at a campground unless you're boondocking miles from anyone else. You can not build a box that will make these things quiet. Less noisey maybe but still objectional to anyone 10 sites around you. Thousands of posts have been written on the subject so please read a few.

Just look at the stares you'll get from your neighbors when you pull past other campers with your Big Genny sitting high in the back of your pickup. They are all praying that you don't stop on their loop.
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it's all we could afford and it rates only 10db's higher than what most of you all use. We never run it for more than 20 minutes twice a day (pot of coffee and a cpl baked potatoes in the micro) It can also run our home during power outages. I have walked away from it and it is NOT that LOUD, no one has given us the evil eye at all. We usually like to plug in if possible
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Hint if you are set on buying Honda ... periodically check their website; last year they had a great sale in late fall, and a $0-down no-interest financing deal. Turned-out to be DH's Christmas gift.
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