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Old 03-23-2015, 10:27 AM   #1
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I'm looking for an all around good portable generator for my 32rlds which has a 50 amp max service with a single 15k air conditioner. The generator will primarily be used for emergencies and for medium duty when I'm working on the RV at the storage facility. I'm looking at the Duromax XP4000S which fits my budget. Thoughts, opinions and words of wisdom are requested. Thank You.

Amazon.com : DuroMax XP4000S 7.0 HP Air Cooled OHV Gasoline Powered Portable RV Generator, 4000-watt, Red : Patio, Lawn & Garden

or which does not have a 30 amp socket.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Smarter-T...3500/203064219
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:44 AM   #2
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Those units both are probably Chinese. I had a similar unit a few years ago and I wasn't happy with it. It ran poorly and was so noisy you couldn't hear yourself think. I also had a "name brand" unit with a Kohler engine and it was quite acceptable. of course, it cost twice as much. I currently have a Yamaha inverter and would never go back to a conventional model. Of course, it costs 5 times as much.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:49 PM   #3
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Strongly urge you to get an inverter type generator.

Honda and Yamaha are the "Gold Standard", but Champion has a compelling offering too. The Champion 3100W is quiet, clean power, and offers a 30A RV socket.

Cabelas and costco frequently have them on special.

The contractor grade units you identified will be unbearably loud in a campion environment. The inverter units are so much quieter.

Double check the 30A plug on what ever unit you get is 120v not 240v. 240v will kill your RV.
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As pointed out in another thread, Costco has the Champion on sale through the end of this month for $699. Here's the link: http://www.costco.com/Champion-2%2c8...100139466.html
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As pointed out in another thread, Costco has the Champion on sale through the end of this month for $699. Here's the link: http://www.costco.com/Champion-2%2c8...100139466.html
Great deal and if I didn't ready have a Honda eu2000i I would have this for $700
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As pointed out in another thread, Costco has the Champion on sale through the end of this month for $699. Here's the link: http://www.costco.com/Champion-2%2c8...100139466.html
I guess it sounds like a good deal. And I realize its about 1/2 the price of my Yami of the same size. But.....

......The Yami is a little quieter, its enough lighter to make it managable for me, and it gets significantly longer running time on a tank of gas.
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Me too, Clubhouse. And I would have taken the other $300 and...
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I guess it sounds like a good deal. And I realize its about 1/2 the price of my Yami of the same size. But.....

......The Yami is a little quieter, its enough lighter to make it managable for me, and it gets significantly longer running time on a tank of gas.
Perhaps I am missing something but are you talking about a 3kW geni or the smaller version?
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I recently purchased this unit. It's fuel injected! No more issues with a carburetor or a choke. It's very quiet!

PH4000Ri/E | Powerhouse Generators

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I have the Honda 2000. Quiet and is easy to move around. In the US you can get the paralleling unit and run a pair of 2000's together. To run a 15k ac unit you will need at least a 3000 and I am not even sure if that would do it.
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