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Old 08-22-2012, 12:14 AM   #15
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Hi, quality difference between a Honda and Yamaha is probably one of those things that can't be measured. You can't go wrong with either brand. All of my motorcycles were Hondas, that's why I chose a Yamaha generator. [just kidding] I bought the Yamaha 2400 because it was the smallest, lightest, and least expensive, single portable generator, that would run my air conditioner. [and it matched the blue stripes on my trailer]
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:20 AM   #16
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When it time to sell your generator the Honda will sell quicker and you will get more of your money back.
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I found a comparison of the Generac, Honda and Yamaha 2000 generators in the August 2011 issue of Trailer Life. While the Honda and Yamaha both had a great review, it was noted that the Yamaha was the only one of the three to have a fuel petcock to turn the fuel off to the carb, a gear driven camshaft as opposed the rubber belt of the Honda and a 500 hour emission compliance life, which is twice that of the Honda.
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I found a comparison of the Generac, Honda and Yamaha 2000 generators in the August 2011 issue of Trailer Life. While the Honda and Yamaha both had a great review, it was noted that the Yamaha was the only one of the three to have a fuel petcock to turn the fuel off to the carb, a gear driven camshaft as opposed the rubber belt of the Honda and a 500 hour emission compliance life, which is twice that of the Honda.
With the crap gas we get today (laced with water-loving ethanol) the fuel shutoff is critical. If I forget to run the mower dry at the end of the season, for example, it's a huge pain to get it to run right in the spring and that's with fuel stabilizer in the gas.
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I found a comparison of the Generac, Honda and Yamaha 2000 generators in the August 2011 issue of Trailer Life. While the Honda and Yamaha both had a great review, it was noted that the Yamaha was the only one of the three to have a fuel petcock to turn the fuel off to the carb, a gear driven camshaft as opposed the rubber belt of the Honda and a 500 hour emission compliance life, which is twice that of the Honda.
I have the Yamaha 2400 and couldnt be happier. We havent boondocked with it yet, but I have tested it out. It runs lights and AC without even breaking a sweat. Quietly too.
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Two points that I researched from dealers the Yamaha has a iron sleeve in aluminum barrel where the Honda is all aluminum and the fuel shut off. Didn't know about the cam drive belt on the Honda.
Yamaha wins for me
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Two points that I researched from dealers the Yamaha has a iron sleeve in aluminum barrel where the Honda is all aluminum and the fuel shut off. Didn't know about the cam drive belt on the Honda.
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Only the Honda EU1000i has a aluminum cylinder. All other Honda generators, including the EU2000i models, are aluminum blocks with a cast-iron sleeve. That's why the EU1000i has a 2-year warranty, but all other Honda models have a 3-year warranty.
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I own a Honda EU3000is that I'm going to sell. I just bought a Yamaha 2400isHC. This is what I know. The Honda is a nice generator and runs really quietly and easily runs my 13.5 Btu AC unit. I just bought a new GMC Sierra 2500HD and wanted a tonneau cover that is light and easily removable. I got an Undercover SE. The Honda won't fit! It is 21 7/8 inches tall and the cover is just below the bed rails. The Honda sits just below the rails and works with a fiberglass, slightly raised cover. The Honda won't fit in a Ford F250 below the rails. The Yamaha fits easily. The Honda weighs 135 lbs. and I can't lift it in and out. The Yamaha weighs 75 lbs. and I can move it. What Yamaha did with the 2400 HC model, was to add capacitors to allow 4,000 watts for 10 seconds to start an AC unit. The 2400 rated capacity is fine to keep it running. There are two 2400's. The HC model cannot be paralleled but the base unit can. Yamaha has figured out how to make a light weight generator that will start and run a 13.5 AC unit. Honda doesn't do this. So, with Honda, you have a choice of a heavy 3000 watt unit or two 2000 watt units. Going with two 2000 requires double the maintenance of a single generator. Both are quiet, though the 3000 is the quietest of them all at idle. The 3000 has electric start and the Yamaha does not. But, that requires battery maintenance. A Yamaha 2800 is NOT a quiet generator and isn't in this quiet generator category. Yamaha and Honda are absolutely equal in quality. The new Yamaha 2400isHC could be the answer for allot of Airstreamer's.
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So, with Honda, you have a choice of a heavy 3000 watt unit or two 2000 watt units. Going with two 2000 requires double the maintenance of a single generator. .
You forgot the Honda EU3000i Handi. Its 75# and will power an air con.
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I own a Honda EU3000is that I'm going to sell. I just bought a Yamaha 2400isHC. This is what I know. The Honda is a nice generator and runs really quietly and easily runs my 13.5 Btu AC unit. I just bought a new GMC Sierra 2500HD and wanted a tonneau cover that is light and easily removable. I got an Undercover SE. The Honda won't fit! It is 21 7/8 inches tall and the cover is just below the bed rails. The Honda sits just below the rails and works with a fiberglass, slightly raised cover. The Honda won't fit in a Ford F250 below the rails. The Yamaha fits easily. The Honda weighs 135 lbs. and I can't lift it in and out. The Yamaha weighs 75 lbs. and I can move it. What Yamaha did with the 2400 HC model, was to add capacitors to allow 4,000 watts for 10 seconds to start an AC unit. The 2400 rated capacity is fine to keep it running. There are two 2400's. The HC model cannot be paralleled but the base unit can. Yamaha has figured out how to make a light weight generator that will start and run a 13.5 AC unit. Honda doesn't do this. So, with Honda, you have a choice of a heavy 3000 watt unit or two 2000 watt units. Going with two 2000 requires double the maintenance of a single generator. Both are quiet, though the 3000 is the quietest of them all at idle. The 3000 has electric start and the Yamaha does not. But, that requires battery maintenance. A Yamaha 2800 is NOT a quiet generator and isn't in this quiet generator category. Yamaha and Honda are absolutely equal in quality. The new Yamaha 2400isHC could be the answer for allot of Airstreamer's.
So how much for the Honda 3000ie?
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You forgot the Honda EU3000i Handi. Its 75# and will power an air con.
But it is not nearly as quite as the standard 3000 watt Honda.
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So how much for the Honda 3000ie?
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Hi, last time I checked the Honda Handi was about $900.00 more than the Yamaha 2400.
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His post said he was going to sell the Honda. I wanted to know how much he was asking for it. Not comparing prices
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His post said he was going to sell the Honda. I wanted to know how much he was asking for it. Not comparing prices
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Hi, sorry, I misunderstood what you said.
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