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Old 01-06-2016, 04:14 PM   #15
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Does anyone have experience with the Powerhorse product? The price sure does appeal to me, compared to the Hondas. Two Powerhorse for a little bit more than one Honda.
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:48 PM   #16
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Any more recent feedback on the iQ2000?
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:52 AM   #17
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Still looking for some recent feedback.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:32 AM   #18
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I've watched some youTube videos on this new generator. I notice the rpms wander on the video with the light used for a load.



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Sure, buy two...that way you can be sure to have a parts source!
I'd like to apologize if I sound cynical but most of the "knock offs" I've experienced in life don't offer the savings people hope for in the long run...
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Old 04-22-2016, 12:30 PM   #20
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Sure, buy two...that way you can be sure to have a parts source!
I'd like to apologize if I sound cynical but most of the "knock offs" I've experienced in life don't offer the savings people hope for in the long run...
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Good plan, and what I did. For less then $1100 I bought two Smarter Tools powered by Yamaha. Paralleled they will run my A/C. If one goes out there is still one for battery charging and portable electric heater. I also have a portable propane heater for back up. At 44# each they don't cause back problems. Just my solution.
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Old 04-22-2016, 12:43 PM   #21
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I know. Probably will end up with a Honda!
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:00 PM   #22
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I have a smarter tools generator that I bought two years ago and barely used. So today took it out of the garage and two pulls later was running great. Ran it for two hours just to be sure it was ready to go camping.

Why pay more when it has the same Yamaha engine with a better warranty.

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Old 04-23-2016, 04:05 PM   #23
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Sure, buy two...that way you can be sure to have a parts source!
I'd like to apologize if I sound cynical but most of the "knock offs" I've experienced in life don't offer the savings people hope for in the long run...
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Funny post, if you have to apologize maybe should not make the post.

These are not knockoffs of any product. They are portable generators made by other manufactures with no pretense of copying any other band.
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I read the acoustic test results from the indpendant 3rd party they hired.

The IQ2000 is exactly 1.0 dBA quieter than the Honda @ 50% load. woohoo!
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Funny post, if you have to apologize maybe should not make the post.

These are not knockoffs of any product. They are portable generators made by other manufactures with no pretense of copying any other band.
I'm "pretty sure" Generac isn't manufacturing or designing their own portable 2kw generators... they are obviously buying them from somebody.

That makes it a knockoff in my book!

If you want an obvious "made to a price point" whatever, go for it. It is your money after all. Honda and Yamaha make "real" products that cost more but typically perform to higher standards and as a bonus you can actually get parts 10 years later...

I'd suggest that before you spring for this unit check out the reviews on Amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/Generac-6719-P...generac+ix2000

For my money, I'd rather have less or smaller high quality stuff...

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I read the acoustic test results from the indpendant 3rd party they hired.

The IQ2000 is exactly 1.0 dBA quieter than the Honda @ 50% load. woohoo!
One thing I do not like about any of these 2kw generators is the noise they make... 1dBA is 1 dBA, quiet is good. Quieter is better!
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I have a smarter tools generator that I bought two years ago and barely used. So today took it out of the garage and two pulls later was running great. Ran it for two hours just to be sure it was ready to go camping.

Why pay more when it has the same Yamaha engine with a better warranty.

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Never go with the inferior (Chinese) product if you can help it. You almost always end up with a larger bill over the years. Get a Honda or Yamaha.
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