Originally Posted by Mrjkq
Debating mentally ...Honda vs Yahama. Both have great reputations, both 2000's can be parelled. Yesterday a online add advertised the Yahama for $869, very tempting. I initially was all Honda but the Yahama has two features I really like, larger fuel tank & a fuel shut off so you can cut the fuel supply while the genarator is still running emptying the carburetor thus preventing stale fuel from gumming it up.
Something you might want to consider is the Yamaha 2400 unit for around 1300.00, 200 more if you want tri-fuel with additional options installed by US Carburation. It does weigh around 75 lbs compared to the Honda at 50 lbs.
I've been reading a lot about these and the Yamaha 2400 has high output surge to run a 1350 BTU AC unit. Hoping not to need AC, but I do want to travel into desert climates at times.
some features I like about the Yamaha:
1. typical outside-accessible rope, easier to repair.
2.. 2500w rated, 2800 surge (efg2800 series), can start AC unit
3.. separate fuel shutoff. possible to turn it off and let the carb run dry
4. 3 gal tank with gauge, Honda has no fuel guage.
I'm planning on the 1557.74 with free shipping: Yamaha Propane and Natural Gas Generators | Yamaha Generator
2. tri-fuel: natural gas, gasoline, propane
3. engine regulator with tach allows elevation fine tuning, which seems to be an issue for many generators.