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Old 07-19-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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Generators, ad infinitum

Has anyone purchased the small Honeywell generator from Costco? Similar I believe to the EU2000 or EU1000 not sure which. They've been seen in Gypsum, CO and Salt Lake.

If so how do you like it and what is the noise level compared to the Honda?

Thanks! I hope. Why? Because the price is right at around $500!
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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There is some reveiws here. You cant expect Honda durability with a china gen.

Honeywell Generators HW2000i Portable Inverter Generator#
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:16 PM   #3
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When it's all said & done - Ya gets what ya pays for.
Odds are that if what you are after is cheap & short service perod, you wouldn't have bought an Airstream.
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I bought a Yamaha ef2400ishc and love it! I can run the ac with no problems 11,000 btu) with lights etc. The honywell is apealing but notice they don't brag about the decibels. I think your neighbors will hate you for running it. Just my opinion.
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I spoke with a gentleman who repairs generators for a living, and in his humble opinion, Yamaha is usually overlooked, and second only to Honda.

Gypsy, did you run out of solar panels?
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The Honeywell 2000 is 58 pounds. I think I would struggle a bit with the Honda and Yamaha at 44-46 pounds. I think the Yakama is 2 % smaller and 2 pounds less than the Honda. I like the Classic blue color.
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I appreciate the comments!

R Carl, I'll take a look a close look at the specs. Unfortunately price is an issue but if it doesn't last you just end up spending it twice. I really love the Honda's.

SpaceEgg, never have gotten around to putting some of those panels on the Bambi, just the house!
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:04 AM   #8
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i looked over the offering at cost'OH! last week.

there is some appeal 4 that one, and

theres a similar unit at home despot...branded by subaru?

this one (honey') is 2-3 times louder at load than a hon' and 1-2 times louder than a yam'

parts, service, long term reliability all become issues without LOTS of user reports.
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USED hon' come up regularly on the many SELL STUFF lists.

1000s are seen, 2000s and so on.

a lightly used 2000s should be ~the same $ as the honey' new.
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i DO think other genset folks are TRYING to get lighter, quieter and clean electrical output...

they are getting better but red and blue still set the benchmarks.

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I never thought of looking for a used Honda or Yamaha. I do want the quietest and the lightest I can get so I think looking for the used one is the best bet.

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You could do what Louis and Sergio did. They rented a Honda 2000 from a rent-all place and liked it so much, they bought it from them at a good price.
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Saw (I think it was) a Honda 6400 in the back of a guy's F250 at the bank today. I know if not all of you, would call this overkill. We chatted & he's big into rodeo & has a large horse trailer w/ large living accomodations. Said the obvious - it could run the AC, the TV, the micorwave, water heater . . . . It was "silenced" & we stood there next to it & held a normal tone/decible type conversation. Very heavy, so he just never moves it. Lotsa $$$$, but, never short of juice. He even shares electricity with friends if needed. Said it ran for 14 hours on one tank.

I liked it, but then I like never having to say "I'm sorry honey, you can't run the AC, the micro & hot water all at the same time". But it was overkill . .
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Just got back from Yellowstone and broke in my Yamaha 2400eis. Did everything I expected, was able to power two trailers in day, charge batteries etc. Easy to operate and quiet, however at 50 ft. away you can hear it still but no problem talking over it, then again I could also hear the other genies coming from around the other sites. Silence is still golden, but running a furnace at night in 38 degree weather off a charged battery is double dog golden.
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I've got my eye on the Boliy Pro 3600SI. The specs. look good. Would like to find more reviews on it before making the plunge.
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Saw (I think it was) a Honda 6400 in the back of a guy's F250 at the bank today. I know if not all of you, would call this overkill. We chatted & he's big into rodeo & has a large horse trailer w/ large living accomodations. Said the obvious - it could run the AC, the TV, the micorwave, water heater . . . . It was "silenced" & we stood there next to it & held a normal tone/decible type conversation. Very heavy, so he just never moves it. Lotsa $$$$, but, never short of juice. He even shares electricity with friends if needed. Said it ran for 14 hours on one tank.

I liked it, but then I like never having to say "I'm sorry honey, you can't run the AC, the micro & hot water all at the same time". But it was overkill . .
Jim, my Honda 3000 runs pretty much everything in the trailer at the same time, but I can't say that having a few thousand extra watts wouldn't be nice! It'd be especially useful at tailgate parties, where it seems our electrical needs are limited only by our genny output, but certainly not by our imagination!

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