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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 11:03 PM
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Another vote for Honda.

We use a EU3000i to run our Negotiator van at work. We went with the Honda because of the reliabilty, clean electricity ($10,000 worth of electronics in that van) and because it's wicked quiet.

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Honda 2000i is what I use. If you are using the AC a 3000i is a must. With it running tv/sat and lights, the 2000i will run about 10 hours on a gallon of gas. Very quite, even under load. You can pick them up new on ebay for less than 1000.00

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i got a champion 4000 watt from TSC for $300. ran constantly for 12 days, ran for 12+ hours on a 4 gal tank and ran everything in my toy hauler. also with it sitting on the ground outside, it was nearly impossible to hear

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Had a yamaha 2800 until somebody needed it worse then I doelmerfudd
Now need to look for another one. I did find that 2800 was not enough to run AC and Micro at the same time

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I've had the Honda EU6500 for several years. It's never failed to start on the first crank. It lives in the bed of my truck. IMHO you get what you pay for in generators.
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Honda eu2000. Inverter technology is the way to go for fuel efficiency and quiet operation. The engine rpm varies due to load since it is not a traditional power plant. Traditional generator has to be governed at set rpm to give you 60 Hz AC power. Move up to the 3000 if you want to run Air or get the parallel kit and 2x 2000's. Do not waste your money on a junk generac or other Chinese knockoff. I tried a generac 2200 and it caught on fire. They gave me all my money back and I bought a Honda. There is a reason everyone has em. They work forever. Made in Japan but i'll take that over china anyday.

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"Fuel usage is not important for many, but gas is the most common, diesel the most efficient, propane cleanest burning. With that said you may need to consider where it will be placed I hate diesel fumes, propane burning should be mostly safe if exhaust is consumed."

With people going more eco-friendly right now I think propane is a good choice.

About the Honda, not sure with the price but this is my first time knowing that it is good compared to other brands.
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