Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-29-2007, 01:07 AM   #15
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
lewster's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples, FL , Hood River, OR
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,282
Kipor

These are Chinese knock-offs of the Hondas (maybe licensed, but I doubt it!)....even use the same replacement parts. I have seen them, and they look like yellow Hondas. Their owners say that they run well and QUIET!!!

They are supposed to be 2/3 the price of the Honda. Maybe worth checking them out.
__________________

__________________
Lew Farber...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician...RVIA Certified Master Tech ...AM Solar Authorized Installation Center...AIRSTREAM Solar & Electrical Specialist...Micro Air 'Easy Start' Sales and Installations
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 09:16 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Suburbia , Sunny So Cal
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,756
Quote:
Originally Posted by doorgunner
LAUGHING WAY OUT LOUD!!! Milo, I can tell you never purchased anything at Lake Tahoe. Why not drop yours off the truck saturday morning while I'm making the espresso's!! See you at the crack of dawn saturday my friend!
LOL. I guess I'll have to lock my gen up inside the truck.

I got it on sale at CW for $649. Close enough to well under $500?
__________________

__________________
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

WBCCI 6731 FCU
AIR# 13896
CA 4
Goin camping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 09:43 AM   #17
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goin camping
LOL. I guess I'll have to lock my gen up inside the truck.

I got it on sale at CW for $649. Close enough to well under $500?
If they were just a little cheaper, I could stock up and sell them to all my forums friends. They had a big ol' stack of 'em in the showroom. This was yesterday afternoon.
BTW, does the "California special" have a mini catalytic converter?
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 10:25 AM   #18
Rivet Master
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Suburbia , Sunny So Cal
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,756
Quote:
Originally Posted by overlander63
If they were just a little cheaper, I could stock up and sell them to all my forums friends. They had a big ol' stack of 'em in the showroom. This was yesterday afternoon.
BTW, does the "California special" have a mini catalytic converter?
What you havent talked to the manager to see about a volume discount?
__________________
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

WBCCI 6731 FCU
AIR# 13896
CA 4
Goin camping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 02:53 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
davidz71's Avatar
 
1986 25' Sovereign
Southern Middle , Tennessee
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,150
Images: 23
Speedway advertises the EU1000 for $649 and the EU2000 for $879 (free shipping) in Trailer Life mag.
__________________
Craig

AIR #0078
'01 2500hd ext. cab, 8.1 litre gas, 5 sp. Allison auto
3.73 rear end
Mag-Hytec rear diff cover
Amsoil Dual by-pass oil filtration system
Amsoil synthetics all around
265 watt AM Solar, Inc. system
davidz71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 04:54 PM   #20
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goin camping
What you havent talked to the manager to see about a volume discount?
Yesterday when I was there, they had about 20 of them, arranged in a rounded island two deep on the floor, with four on top of the island. Today when I went back to exchange a part, they had 5 left... I guess the word is out. I did speak with the manager, and he confirmed that there was a "glitch" that ordered 20 instead of 2. This is after the statewide tax free holiday that ended June 12 for generators and other hurricane supplies.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 10:51 PM   #21
INSANITY CENTRAL
 
doorgunner's Avatar
 
1986 32' Excella
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Citrus Heights , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,105
Images: 35
good question

Quote:
Originally Posted by overlander63
I
BTW, does the "California special" have a mini catalytic converter?
Don't know, have not seen the two models side by each. A little slang cannuck thrown in there.
Dey probly got some add on money for the sierra clubs, use tax, tax for "free air" , tax for using storm drains etc. ey
__________________


www.popasmoke.com




Proud Appellation American





Vine View Heights is now closed.

YETI ( 65 Quart )

IGLOO (Ice Cube, 50 Quart )
doorgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 12:08 PM   #22
Registered User
 
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Chelmsford , Massachusetts
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Hi, Run the other direction from Gentron. It is a poor quality, China made product. I also had an experience where I ordered one, but cancelled almost immediately when I found out more about the products and company from another individual. They gave me the run-around for two weeks trying to get my credit for the cancelled order. During that time their post-sales telephone line was cancelled, and they never returned any calls before that. Go with a reputable name.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rec View Post
We are shopping for a generator to run the A/C and a few other small things on our 29' Excella while we aren't on hookups. I've calculated it out, and it seems that a 3500 watt generator would do just fine -- but I'm having a hard time deciding on a brand. Everyone keeps talking Yamaha and Honda, but we're on a budget, so those are a bit out of reach. But I've found 3 options we can afford:

- a Troy-Bilt gas generator for $399 at Lowe's at 3,250-Watt / 3,500 Starting Watts Portable Generator

- a Gentron gas generator for $399 plus free shipping at Gentron 3500 watt generator PRO SERIES (electric start) - Pro 3500W

- a JD-Tek propane generator for $499 plus $70 shipping on ebay at eBay: New 3500 Watt Propane LP Generator RV Camping 120/240 (item 170124384697 end time Jul-01-07 13:53:01 PDT)

I've been trying to compare the noise level (not sure what the Troy-Bilt is, but the other two seem low at 67 dBA), the run time on one tank, the weight (all seem about equivalent on these issues). The Gentron is superior in the fact that it has a 30-amp plug, so we wouldn't need an adapter like we would with the other two to hook directly into it, but I've never heard of this brand before. Also, there's the issue of whether propane or gas is going to be more affordable in the long run, and which will be easier to deal with. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
__________________
tmdkjam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 04:18 PM   #23
2006 F350 V10 Ext. Cab LB
 
Driver1's Avatar
 
1998 30' Excella 1000
Sherwood , Oregon
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 129
Images: 12
Maximum 3600 Watts, 54dB at idle, 59dB at full load, $999.99

Hi,

I just came across this listing. The specs and price look interesting.

Magna SF3300 Inverter Generator with Electric Start and Remote Start at RVToyOutlet.com

I understand the price is high re. the original post stated need. But, it would run the AC and other gadgets and be quiet and have remote elec. start for the best price I've seen lately.

It is heavy at 126 lbs. dry.

Walt
__________________
Driver1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 06:30 PM   #24
1 Rivet Member
 
1989 34' Excella
dixmont , Maine
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5
good price generator

if you have not already gotten a generator. Loudoun Motorsports in Leesburg VA. Ask for Greg(the owner) Say you are a friend of Trav Schick, the course builder. He will give you a good deal. they carry honda generators and possibly yamahas.
__________________
TASchick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 07:04 PM   #25
Rivet Master
 
Wingeezer's Avatar
 
2005 30' Classic
Burlington , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by overlander63 View Post
Decibels work kind of like the richter scale for earthquakes. Every 10 db is a doubling in volume. 67 is twice as loud as 57. Our Honda is quieter than the roof fan in our coach, the fan drowns out the noise of the Honda. To be honest, it IS a noisy fan, but not that bad.
It seems that a couple of years ago, Honda made their dealers stop posting prices on the 'net, so you'll have to call around. I have seen Honda 2000's for $899, but you have to call to get the price. Find someplace that offers free shipping, and a price match, make sure they have what you want, and call around to see if you can beat the price, then call them back with the lower price, and name of the dealer that had it.
A 2000 will not quite run your air conditioner, and is kind of overpowered for running everything else. Maybe you could look at a Honda 1000, they are even quieter than a 2000, will also run most everything on your coach, though not all at once, weighs a bit over half what a 2000 does, and uses even less gas. They can be had for well under $600.
Sooo, your choices would be to find a 3000 watt generator that will run everything, that will take two people to lift and move, for about $1800, or a smaller one that will run everything but the air, but one person can easily lift and carry, for half the cost (or less).


Hi Terry,

I stand to be corrected - my education finished over forty years ago(!) but I believe that an increase of 3 dB rather than 10 indicates a doubling of sound pressure level so that 60dB would indicate twice as loud as 57.

An increase of 10 dB is ten times the sound pressure level.

Formula is dB diff = 10*log(to base10) (L2/L1)

Apologies in advance if I'm all wet! Wouldn't be the first time!


Cheers ...... Brian.
__________________
Brian & Connie Mitchell

2005 Classic 30'
Hensley Arrow / Centramatics
2008 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD,4x4,Crew Cab, Diesel, Leer cap.
Wingeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 07:28 PM   #26
2 Rivet Member
 
SnorkyII's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
Escondido , California
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 70
Has anyone looked at the BOLIY Pro3600Si generator?
Also the KIPOR 3000 from China is very similar to the Honda.
__________________
Snorky II
Escondido, CA
ESCAPEES SKP 58345
AIR #13642
04 Safari 25SS, 03 Toyota Tundra
SnorkyII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2009, 10:44 PM   #27
2 Rivet Member
 
MrAgent007's Avatar
 
2006 22' International CCD
Hershey , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 66
Images: 21
Generators

You should try the 4300 watt John Deere inverter generator.
http://www.deere.com/en_US/parts/homeandworkshop/products/generators/ac_g4300i.html
__________________
Alex
MrAgent007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2009, 02:40 PM   #28
WBCCI 8562
 
Jim in Pima's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Pelzer , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 225
Images: 5
Was camping here in Az, guy comes in with a big old motor home, unloads a contractor generator, sets it almost on our site, puts on a 100ft extension cord and ran it ALL weekend, hes gonna get the Forest Service to really crack down on generators I am afraid.
__________________

__________________
Jim in Pima Az, enjoying our 1975 31 ft Airstream Sovereign
Jim in Pima is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Generators . . . again? dinoburb Generators & Solar Power 6 03-18-2008 08:36 PM
Never used a generator before- need help?? John Generators & Solar Power 13 04-12-2005 05:39 PM
Generators PeterH-Airstreamer Airstream Motorhome Forums 25 09-07-2004 10:46 AM
Solar and Generators Melvin P. Thorpe Generators & Solar Power 43 05-11-2003 09:51 AM
Generators...one more time! APB Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 0 03-09-2003 09:52 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.