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Old 11-29-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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Boliy Pro 3600Si - generator

Anyone have experience with this generator?

Boliy Pro 3600SI+: Smallest Size and Biggest Power Generator from Rec-Direct

I know it's not a Honda, and don't expect to get everything for a cheaper price, but it is 3600 watts, is spec'ed at 58dB sound level, and looks like it would serve the purpose well, if it runs and stays together.

We don't do a lot of boondocking, but some, and would like to have a generator.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:01 AM   #2
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Looks like a good unit from the specs.

If you decide to get one please let us know if it measures up.
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Steve, I don't have any experience with that gen. but I did go to their web site. I couldn't find where it is built. They have also adjusted some of the comparison specs in their favor. Both the Honda and Yamaha db ratings are mis quoted. Check out this older AIR Forum thread: Boliy Generators? Too good to be true? - Airstream Forums

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:16 AM   #5
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Steve, I don't have any experience with that gen. but I did go to their web site. I couldn't find where it is built. They have also adjusted some of the comparison specs in their favor. Both the Honda and Yamaha db ratings are mis quoted. Check out this older AIR Forum thread: Boliy Generators? Too good to be true? - Airstream Forums

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Yes Tim, I remember that thread, and there was no one with expereince on that one either. I did read they have "refined" the units to make them quieter. If it is even close to performing to the specs, and stays together for a few seasons, it's a good deal IMHO. It's the only generator that I have found that should run an Airstream AC unit that I can lift. The 3KW Yamaha is out of the question because of the weight. The 2KW Honda is too small, so you have to buy two. And those two units are Japanese....who knows where they are really made. I'm old enough to remember when "Made in Japan" meant junk, so hopefully the Chinese are improving also.

Anyway, soon I should be able to report as I have ordered one. I did my part for "cyber Monday". Please keep me in your prayers.
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My neighbor bought one and it works well, is quiet and light. He has had a problem with the electric start not working because gas leaked on the wiring harness. It seems that he can't access it to fix. I'll check with him to see if I can get more info.
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My neighbor bought one and it works well, is quiet and light. He has had a problem with the electric start not working because gas leaked on the wiring harness. It seems that he can't access it to fix. I'll check with him to see if I can get more info.
Thanks cahalan1526. Well, at least I did not order the electric start version, but a gas leak is not good in any version.
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I found a review on the Trailer Life website... it seems that people have had mixed results, but some are quite happy with it. The most recent review is from '08, but the model number listed is the same. One comment I read in another review is that its tank only holds about 4 hours of fuel.

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Another review is here, mostly favorable. If I were in the market, I'd rate it as "worth some risk" since there seem to be more people praising it than panning it, and we internet-review geeks LOVE to complain about stuff.

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I have a Boliy 3600sie. Had about a year. The GOOD is that it runs well and is quiet and it is pretty light weight for 3000 watts. The BAD is that it came with the oil drain plug loose, the gas shut off valve leaks where it is attached to the tank( I removed it and wrapped some teflon tape on the threads), the rubber plug to the oil plug is poorly designed and tears easily. The item is made in China but then again so are all the other ones, including Hondas. I bought mine from www.Boliy Generators, an outfit from southern California, San Diego to be exact. They may have the best price but the Service is absolutely LOUSEY!! I would not buy from them again. I seriously doubt whether they even stand behind the warranty. I would recommend "The Boliy Guy" also out of CA or The Bottomline Trading Post out of Austin, TX. Both carry parts and seem much more reassuring and reliable. I suspect that if one is half way handy, most problems with the Boliy can be handled. Everything is accessible, depending on how much disassembling one wants to do. It is the weight of a Honda 200 but 1000 watts more which covers about anyload including AC. Good Luck
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The item is made in China but then again so are all the other ones, including Hondas.
Ur cooockooo, my Honda EU2000's and EU3000 are made in JAPAN!!!
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Ur cooockooo, my Honda EU2000's and EU3000 are made in JAPAN!!!
Shipped from Nippon and inverter specifications from same, but done in China. But please don't read this as it will burst your very thick bubble. Cuckoo!
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Thumbs down Boyil generator

I would not buy a Boyil generator. I have one and have nothing but trouble with it. It is two years old and it never runs and if it does it dies several times before it starts again. When it does run, it will only run on high idle and will not idle down (even when nothing plugged in).

I have sent it back to the place I bought it twice. I did not have to pay for anything to be fixed, but it took about 3 weeks to get it fixed. Well, they said it was fixed, but really it only worked once and then died. It is sitting in my shed drained of gas and oil. Just sitting there!!!

I would be very careful buy one of these generators. You have to send it back to the dealer, because no one will work on them. My feeling is if it is to good to be true then it is. Maybe I just got a lemon, but it was a costly lemon.
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Thanks cahalan1526. Well, at least I did not order the electric start version, but a gas leak is not good in any version.
Did you pull the trigger? A reveiw?
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