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Old 03-28-2015, 07:49 AM   #1
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I decided on buying a Honda generator but can't decide on the size. I will never use the AC here in the Adirondacks only lights, TV, possibly the microwave. Should I buy the 1000 or 2000 watt model. They both claim to be the same DB loudness but one is about 15 pounds heavier.
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I have and would recommend the 2000i over the smaller 1k unit. The smaller one will get bogged down easily with the regular load and the 2k will run most everything except the ac with a little power conservation.

EX. don't run the mw and coffee pot at the same time. Hide the hair dryers!
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Thanks Norty1. Any ideas how both units can be the same sound level? Noise, where we camp, is particularly important and the reason I decided on the Honda.
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2000 all the way. The 1000 won't run your coffee pot or your microwave. The 2000 will run either, one at a time.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:50 AM   #5
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I would suggest the 2000 also. Like others mentioned, just be carefull with MV and hair dryers. Can always try it out, and add another in the future and connect together; I have both. I understand about the AC there, as I have a cabin on Tug Hill, and never needed AC in the summer, actually always need a little fire in the stove at night throughout the summer!
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Ouch! A fire all summer? Whowa, not quite that bad here but after this winter we'll see..
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I have the eu3000is. Its a whole lot heavier than the 2000. I basicly have it permanent on the tongue. I would definitely say get the 2000. And if you find the need for more power ,you can parallel another one. It doesnt even need to be the same size. Then you have some power if one fails. Which I highly doubt.
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I have a cabin on Tug Hill
Where you at? I've been snowmobiling there for many years.
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:20 AM   #9
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Thank you everyone. I just ordered the EU2000i per all your same suggestions. Whew, I almost ordered the 1000 until I asked.
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Ranger Rick, Tupper Lake. Actually, we have a camp in Tupper but live in Plattsburgh.
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