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Old 08-27-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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Generator from Costco

Besides looking into solar power, I started to look at generators. My wife found a Cummins Onan P1700i on Costco's Canadian website and I'm wondering if anyone here has comments or opinons about it. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #2
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If you shop around, you might be able to get a Honda EU2000 for about $100-150 more. But you get 300 more watts.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:14 PM   #3
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I agree, the Honda 2000 is more bang for the buck. Plus, you can add a second Honda 2000 in the future and have a serious power provider.

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Old 08-27-2008, 08:02 PM   #4
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I also vote for the Honda 2000 - best bang for the buck.
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Yamaha 2400 inverter

I just got a yamaha 2400 off the internet for $1090. I also have used the honda 2000. The yamaha will run my 13500btu AC the honda will not. Overall I like the quality of the honda better like being able to reset the breakers without shutting it off. But sound wise and performance wise the yamaha runs the AC and thats why I bought it instead. If you don't need AC then get the honda.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:30 PM   #6
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I vote Cummins Onan. The name speaks for itself. My Onan generator is somethin. Most people cant afford the type of quality you get from Cummins Onan. I am more intrested in the unit myself. I would like to know if it is portable. Cummins Onan has been making engines long before Honda ever thought of a deisel or even new what a generator was. Dude thats a no brainer. Of course I wouldnt expect anyone to admit they bought a thousand dollar item and hate it. I am sure honda, Yammy and all the rest of those harbor frt brand generator are fine. But Cummins Onan, When you go to those big sporting events, those are Onan generators not hondas. Get the P3200i
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I just read an article on 5/9/08 post date these forums on Honda generator stumbling???
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I vote for the Honda unless you need the additional power of the Yamaha. I say it in that order only because of the weight difference. Mainly because of the proven track record of the two. Check out the cummins / onan and see where it is built, I haven't but would guess its from china. I agree with the above if you want an industrial unit 20kw or more cummins makes a good product (a little much for a rv) but they are not know for little portable engines or generators. Buyer bewear!
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I just read an article on 5/9/08 post date these forums on Honda generator stumbling???
That was my generator. I let gas sit too long in the carburetor and it got a little gummed up. A little carb cleaner with some new gas and it's running fine. Ran it this past weekend to charge the battery. Started on the first pull and ran perfectly. It's 3 years old and it my maintenance costs are under $10. One quart of oil (2 changes) and one bottle of carb cleaner.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:49 PM   #11
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The Honda 2000 is VERY quiet! Sips gas.
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The new line of 'Onan generators by Cummins' are made in China. That alone is reason enough to pass them by......like their Marquise series and the QD line of compact diesel gennys. They make a great product when they actually make them. I have a friend who is a diesel tech for Cummins and he said that they have had a lot of problems with these new portables.

Typical Chinese low quality strikes again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OTOH, Hondas and Yammis are practically bomb-proof, quiet, proven and reliable with a huge parts and dealer network. Spend the bucks....buy the quality once....rather than having to do it all over again!
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My livelyhood depends on generators that operate the first time all the time. We have several very large generators and many smaller ones. The only ones on my job sites are Honda (built by Honda, not "Honda Powered") or the occasional Yamaha. FWIW the one I depend on the most is not particularly portable, it is a tow behind 17kw 3 phase, and it is powered by Isuzu

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FWIW the one I depend on the most is not particularly portable, it is a tow behind 17kw 3 phase, and it is powered by Isuzu

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But I'll bet it runs the AC AND a coffee pot!
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