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Old 09-21-2007, 06:25 PM   #15
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:56 PM   #16
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I don't think so

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We have a Honda 2000i and it is very quiet. That is an important consideration when you are enjoying the peace and quiet of a remote location. We have parked next to other campers with Yamahas and they are incredibly loud.

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Mary,

I am not sure what Yamaha generator you are referrring to as being "incredilbly loud", but our Yamaha 3000 is as quiet as a Honda 2000, just as all of the inverter models from Honda and Yamaha. Maybe the ones you have heard were commercial models with little or no noise suppresion. Just didn't want others to get the wrong idea, Yamaha makes generators as quiet as Honda, some believe quieter, but I am not wanting to start that debate, they are both excellent choices for generators.

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Old 09-21-2007, 08:46 PM   #17
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Thumbs up Go Honda!

Another vote for the Eu200i!. I have one and love it. It will run everything except the AC. Not really a problem unless it is the middle of the summer.
Yeah there are cheaper but I have never had a significant problem with any Honda product I have owned. I would buy thier jet if I could afford it!
Even if Honda did not manufacture the unit, they hold thier sub-contractors to a high standard.

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Old 09-21-2007, 10:56 PM   #18
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Another 2000i fan

I vote for the Honda 2000i too. I have had mine for about 5 years and it still runs strong. I did have to take it in to have the carb cleaned once. This was from running old gas. I learned my lesson. I want to get a second one so i can parallel connect them to run the AC.
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:05 AM   #19
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I have a Honda EU1000 which I use to charge the battery. It will run everything in my trailer except for the AC and my wife's hair dryer on high.
It is smaller, lighter, and just as quiet the others. I bought mine from a friend for $500 and it had less then 2 hours of use. His wife wanted to use her hair dryer on high.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:23 PM   #20
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(1) I have used Honda's for years with no problems, till I bought the Eu2000i.
It had a bad off/on switch,had it in shop at camping world they could not fix it. Took it to another dealer he could not fix it and charged me for what time he spent on it, would not do work under warranty. Got NO help from Honda, tech rep never would call back.I unpluged switch and it now starts on first pull.take spark plug wire off to stop. So DO NOT count on Honda warranty.
(2) I have talked with 2 Yamaha 2400 owner and both sead they have to clean spark arrester every 8 hours or so of running or they stop or will not start.
(3) Never boondock where you need AC or heater if you need them your in the wrong place.
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:10 PM   #21
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Run your generator

Hello all,

I love my Honda 2000, but I made the mistake of not starting it up every month or so, so into the Honda dealer it went, I was told that the carb needed to be cleaned out, the new gas we are being sold does not like to sit very long, gums up.
Ok I thought not to bad, then the phone call telling me the exhaust valve was also stuck open. So I learned my lession, use some type of fuel stabalizer and start that sucker up for about 5 mins every couple of months.
Hope this helps keep your gen out of the shop.
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Like any machine it needs to be used or properly stored.
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:24 PM   #23
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Exactly

We bought a Honda 2000 for $856 here in Tempe. When we went on a summer tour to North Rim, Bryce, Zion and Monument Valley, we needed two. I borowed a neighbor's 2000 (nice guy) and just left them in the back of the TV (chained down) to run the AC and other stuff - including my wife's expresso brewer. It was HOT and the generators and AC on the twink made it bearable. Without them it would have been pretty miserable.
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:10 PM   #24
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The Honda or the Yamaha are both good choices and you can plug in a lot and it will still charge the batteries. Both generators should come with an auxliary charging cord just for batteries but they will charge through the inverter any way. I use a Coleman which is identical to the honda and bought it a salvage sale for $350 because it was dented. May pay you look around at salvage stores and the like.
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A couple of years or so ago, I posted some pics. of how I connect a 5 gallon gas can to my Honda 2000s. 4/5 gallons will run one for days. I also carry a 10 amp batter charger and run it off the gen. to get a faster charge on the house battery when needed. One 2000 will run just about everything. I put a hard start kit in my 11k a/c and one gen will run it most of the time if you don't load it down with other things. Of course, two is a better set up. When I run the a/c with both hooked together, they just loaf along. When tied together and running the a/c, they run at about 3300 rpm vs. about 42oo rpm on just one. Two are still very easy on fuel.
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Can a Honda be run while out in the elements? Does the outer case protect it from rain?
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:33 AM   #27
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I have run mine in the rain seveal times. The first time I was caught out in a heavy rain, I was camped on pavement and during the night i came a downpour. I went to check on it and the wate was ankle deep. The area we had set up in was a low spot. It was just purring like a kitten. I was concerned about even touchhing it while standing in water. My big concern was that the water would get deep enough to get into the outlets and short out. A couple of times, I have made a deflector out of cardboard to keep the water off of the front of the control panel. The case is not sealed as such. I have had mine apart down to the bare frame and the electronics seem to be very well sealed in the control panel. I have since run it in the rain but put it up on something to keep it out of standing water. It is to tall to put under the trailer.
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Raptorrider2001,
That is good to hear. I haven't purchased a generator yet but have just been reading a lot about other peoples experiences with them before I take the plunge. I know that eventually I would be using it(them) at night and the summer downpour would happen. Using a small tent is an ideal way to protect them as someone else mentioned earlier but I can see that that solution is not always possible.
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