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What brand, size, fuel powered generator do you use and recomend. I planning on purchasing a portable generator for my travel trailer, I have a 2010 Keystone Hornet 23' camper, I'm looking for a portable generator to carry in the bed of my F-350 Superduty when going camping to power up the camper. I'm wanting a quiet one so I won't disturb my neighbors in the campgrounds, any recomendations.

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Honda's seem to be the most quiet and reliable. I don't have one but have friends that do, and they are quiet for a generator.

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I run a Honda EU3000i with our Cougar Toy Hauler and it will pull all the lights and AC at the same time. Honda gets my vote.

Here is another Thread where generators came up.
https://www.thedieselgarage.com/forum...ad.php?t=74092

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Don't even waste money on anything but HONDA. Sorry guys that may prefer other brands. The Honda generators are just that good.

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I might have a honda eu3000 forsale. It has been used on a horse trailer and a 5th wheel for three years on and off. Changed the oil atleast once a year and always put fuel stabilizer in it when not using it. The top has been scratched a little from being stored in the front storage area in the 5th wheel, but since then we have bought a cover for it so the paint would not be damaged anymore. PM me if you are interested. I am currently located in Loveland, CO by the way.


I just looked and noticed you are from Ohio, if you are willing to wait I can have the generator in Ohio (grew up on a farm near Tiffin) sometime around late May.

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Check oout the Kipor line of inverter generators. I have the 3000 and it powers everything on my TT, including the A/C. The Kipor is a much less expensive alternative to the Honda, if you're price sensitive.

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I have a Kipor 2000i and I am very happy with it. I paid $450 for it and it was new in the box. I found it on CraigsList. I am really happy with it so far.

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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.

Most generators will run at either 3600rpm or 1800rpm. The 1800rpm units usually cost more but will last longer, and run much quieter.

Honda??? I don't have a honda generator but have seen many small Honda products that seem to be over engineered.
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I'll tell ya, I'm lloking at Generators myself and looked at a Yamaha 2000IS. I am looking to run two (In Paralell,4000 watts total). I am comparing it to the honda eu3000 and it not only ran quiter, but was cheaper and the two of them only weigh 80 lbs combined. I highly reccomend them.

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Changed my mind, went with the Yamaha ISEB 3000. Love it!

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