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Old 10-05-2015, 10:18 PM   #11
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I read up on the inverter generators and they are nice but a little over twice the price from a standard gas generator. Well out of my range for now.
I understand budget, new Honda or Yamaha are very expensive.

The Champion from Costco on the 2800/3100 is a great deal at $699 when on sale every couple of months, even everyday price of $799 is a great price for an inverter that will run your AC.

Otherwise watch Craigslist. I got my Honda EU2000i for $600 on CL.

The non-inverter generators are simply way to loud and don't provide clean PSW electricity which is not helpful to most electronics.

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Old 10-06-2015, 12:23 PM   #12
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After sleeping on it and some additional internet research I decided to save up and get the inverter/generator at a later time. I gotta follow my own advice, "Buy cheap, buy twice."

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Old 10-06-2015, 02:33 PM   #13
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We got the Champion 3100 after reading many posts on JOF, It was around $750 delivered from Overstock. We used it out there for the first time last week and it's everything it was advertised to be, quiet and fuel efficient. I only had to run an hour a day or less to re-charge the battery and was able to run it on economy mode. The only time we switched to full power was when we blasted the air for about two hours before we left to get some of the dampness out. I like the placement of the exhaust because I was able to slide it under the TT when it was raining and the exhaust blows strait out from under it. My only negative is the weight, I wont be able to load and unload it from the back of the tv by myself in about 10 years. LOL
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:18 PM   #14
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Just my opinion but I was camped in a forest service campground and a guy had the Champion 4000 sold by Cabela's. When he ran it you could hear it over half this large campground. Maybe you could start with a Yamaha or Honda 2000 watt unit and then if you need more watts, add a companion one, they both have companion models. I realize they cost more, but your fellow campers will appreciate it.
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:03 PM   #15
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The Champion from cabelas is a generator. The 700$ champion mentioned above is a inverter. The generator type is much louder than a inverter.

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Old 10-06-2015, 05:26 PM   #16
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C/W has a champion 3100 watt inverter on sale for 900.00, and its noise level is 58 dba at 23 feet. The 4000/3500 watt champion is 300.00, and it has a dba rating of 68 at 23 feet. Not sure what the dba of two Hondas running at same time would be.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:21 PM   #17
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I went yamaha

After back and frothing between red and blue, I went w the Yamaha 2400 ishc. It's heavier, more expensive than the Honda 2000, but it will run my 13000 AC and that was important to me. Super happy w it. I think it might be louder than the Honda as I walked away from my site where my neighbor was running the Honda 2000. I heard mine from further away, but only slightly.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:40 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Bucko06 View Post
Although you may not want the Honda generator, check out their site. They have a nice calculator to estimate generator size for RVs based on what you plan to run.
Reminder, as we enter the off-season, check the vendor sites for upcoming deals. We purchased Hondas on sale, free covers, free dealer set-up (and ongoing servicing deals), and good financing at 0-down, 0% for 24 months ~ made a great Christmas present for DH.
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I know nothing of the brand, but I walked into Northern Tool yesterday and they have "Powerhorse" 2KW inverter generators for $599. The did have parallel plugs on the front as well.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:16 AM   #20
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If you can afford it, I'd go Honda EU3000is. A honda eu2000 will serve you well if you don't need a/c.
I had two yamaha 2000s linked together but they were so much louder when something turned on that the generators had to kick on...I was scared they were going to blow up, overload kept coming on. I sold them and got the honda eu3000is. No problems since.

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