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Old 01-14-2016, 02:28 PM   #15
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Saw that writing on the wall some time ago (64yo). I purchased the Yamaha 2000s. Enjoy the 45 lbs to lift. Only carry the companion during the summer to start the AC. Great product. Very quiet. Starts in 1 pull (Thank goodness).

Best of luck with your hip. Save it for the FUN STUFF!!

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Old 01-14-2016, 03:30 PM   #16
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"I so loved that generator..."
Got a chuckle out of that one....while feeling your pain at the same time. Its amazing how we get attached to items that did the job for us over a period of time. When we traded in our first truck, my 10 year old daughter and I were sitting on the lot in tears. She asked "Dad, why do we get so attached to inanimate objects?"...I was too amazed that she knew that word, so have no idea what I said next. But have a safe trip down to Florida, and enjoy the sunshine state. jon

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Old 01-14-2016, 05:24 PM   #17
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Something like this might help with the lifting.

1/2 Ton Capacity Pickup Truck Crane
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:10 PM   #18
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I considered a crane, or a pulley system, ramps, etc...
In the end I knew that although I am strong enough to lift it, my back would ultimately pay the price...

The sound of the 2000's is indeed "different" than the 3000is, a bit buzzy... I used them today while working on the trailer to run the heater strip, with the a/c on (heat today), the sound of the generators is easily masked by the sound of the air inside the Bambi. It's my fellow campers who will hear them!

On the plus side, they start incredibly easily and moving them around is effortless! I think my spine will thank me.
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:28 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by mpsgolf View Post
Thanks for letting us know we're not alone!

I'm an active almost 59 years old, and I'm in denial that my body wants me to slowdown - but after 3 knee surgeries, 3 herniated disks and 3 fused neck vertebra (I had an "active" youth) I am also leaning towards a smaller generator.

The Yamaha 2400 I really want is "only" ~75 lbs; the 2000 is 44 lbs - big difference!

I do think I'm going to go tri-fuel and run off the LP tanks to avoid gas cans and the extra 7 lbs of gas in the generator.

Hi, at 70 I can still lift my Yamaha 2400, but that's probably my limit. Wife reminded me that our Yamaha has two handles, so that's about 35 lbs each. I mount mine in the bed of my truck and can run it there, so I won't be lifting too often.


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