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Old 08-17-2014, 09:13 AM   #1
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Buying Generator

Hi, need some advice here. Am in the market for a generator. As is - Honda 2000i or Powerhouse Portable Inverter Generator 2700 W. Does anybody have any experience with the Powerhouse ?
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:34 AM   #2
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No, but I have a Honda 3000 with electric start and a Yamaha E2800i tri power. Both are inverters, both are very quiet, and both will power the AC, 'fridge on electric, lights, water pump, and converter at the same time.

The Honda is 134 lbs. and too big to fit under the tonneau cover of PU, so it stays at home.

The Yamaha weighs 70 lbs., fits in the PU, and can be operated on propane, so it gets to go camping.

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Old 08-17-2014, 05:03 PM   #3
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There are many many threads on the Forums discussing generators. Honda and Yamahas are generally the most recommended because of their reliability, great service and quiet operation. You won't go wrong with either of these brands. I do not know anything about the Powerhouse brand, sorry.

Your needs and projected uses will dictate the size and type. We chose to go the two-Honda-2000w route, one of which is the "Companion" model which has a 30-amp outlet built in and allows for ease of paralleling the two to create 4000w for those times we need AC. A single 2000w will run everything else in our 19'. We went with the two 2000s because we don't always need to take two and they are only about 40 lb each. Weight was a factor for us.

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Old 08-17-2014, 05:31 PM   #4
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What TBRich said. Doubled. We love our EU2000i's.
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I got one a few months ago. I am very happy with it. It runs smooth and startes very easy. Here is the link where I got mine.

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Old 08-19-2014, 07:39 PM   #6
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Thanks to all who came with inputs in regard to generators. Changed my mind and went with a Champion 3100W. Only $850. Delivered today by UPS. Picture in the ad lies! Generator is bigger than expected. Testrun tomorrow.

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