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Old 05-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #15
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I have a pair of Honda 2000's and love them. However I would agree with most comments in that Yamaha and Honda are equivalent. I like the Honda because of the companion model which has a 30 amp outlet that can be used when the two are run in parallel with each other using a simple connection kit.

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Old 05-20-2012, 08:27 PM   #16
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I use a Yamaha 1000 with a propane conversion. Its great. Can run continuously for almost 3 days on a 30lbs bottle of propane. I use it for winter camping. And when I am done with it, I just put it my trailer, if I'm out for the day. I does not smell like a gasoline version.

I use it to keep my batteries topped off, to feed 120V into LED lights, etc, to watch satellite TV and so forth. With it I have no qualms about running my furnace when I'm in places with no hookup. And, since its gasoline tank is not used after it has been converted, it is light to move in and out of the truck.

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #17
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Buy the Yamaha, because I have one and it's blue...

They are both great generators - either one should suit you well....
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:56 AM   #18
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Not sure about the Yamaha but I know you can connect a external fuel tank for extended run time to a Honda 2000. Anyone know if you can do this with the Yamaha 2000? If not its a plus for Honda generator.

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:06 AM   #19
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You can't go wrong with either of these brands. They are both quality units built to give many years of use with little maintenance required.

I have a Honda EU100i which works very well for me. It charges the battery and lets us watch an occasional movie on a rain day. We do not have a microwave and if we need Air Conditioning we are camping in the wrong area.


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Old 05-21-2012, 12:30 PM   #20
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I bought a blue generator because Scheck had one.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:46 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Kamiak View Post
the 1000w will do all the things that you described, but that is about all. The 2000w on the other hand, albeit slightly heavier, slightly louder, slightly thistier, and slightly pricier will do just about everything you need, now or later, except run your AC. My recommendation is to buy the 2000w.

When I have a customer who asks about a Honda EU1000i generator, I know they are usually looking for the smallest unit that will do what they want. What they don't realize is how many more things they will want to run after they start using it regularly. I've lost count the number of customers who've told me the bought the EU1000i and wished they'd gotten the larger 2000 watt model. Twice the power, of course, but for not much more money, and expandable (EU2000i Companion model) to a whopping 4,000 watts. I've yet to run into a customer who bought an EU2 and wished they'd gotten the smaller EU1 instead.

The EU1000i is ideal for certain situations. For example, if you're a hiker or must hand-carry gear/equipment, it's great. Likewise for pilots of small aircraft who must carefully watch weight requirements.

Finally, understand the EU1000i has a 2-year warranty, and is a 100% all-aluminum engine. The EU2000i has a 3-year warranty and has an aluminum block, but a longer-lasting cast-iron cylinder sleeve. On another forum, a guy recently rebuilt his EU2000i after logging over 10,000 hours of operation (!).
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I have two Yamaha 2000's with the companion option kit which provides a 30 amp outlet. They also have been converted to run on propane and natural gas in addition to gasoline. The Yamaha's have two fuel shut offs so I never smell the gasoline. I bought the two units because of their relatively light weight. We take one in the winter and both in the summer if we want to run the A/C. They are very quiet and two makes about the same noise as one. I agree with most here that both brands are very reliable. Mine are conversions bought from US Carb. They were very easy to work with.

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