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Old 09-05-2007, 11:13 AM   #29
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DFord,

Well, there's nothing like personal experience to clarify facts. How much is the 6500 going to set you back? And I like the idea of the gorilla slide, too.

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Old 09-05-2007, 11:22 AM   #30
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The 6500 Honda list is $3,999. However I have seen them forsale in Trailer Life for $3695 and that included shipping. My local dealer will sell me one for the same.....$3695. Two 2000's with transfer box are around 2,200 so a difference of about 1,500 for the extra power and HOME backup unit is worth it to me.

The engine in the 6500 is the Honda 390 13 HP. I have the exact same engine in a pressure washer and they are great. It is hard to find falt with ANY Honda motor. They pretty much are the standard in the industry.
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Yup - the thing about buying good stuff is that you pay for it - but you only pay for it once, then are happy for a long, long time.

My propane-fueled Yamaha EF2400is won't power my 13,500 heat pump ac. But on the other hand, we don't ordinarily camp where I need ac - but I may need to consider a larger unit one of these days.

And the 6500 is big enough for the house....

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One of the things I want to avoid when purchasing a genny is being marginal on power. I don't want the thing to be running full bore every minute the A/C is on especially if more demand is placed on it when say...the wife flips on the Microwave to heat HER cup of tea when the A/C is running, not thinking that you can't run both at once with a lesser genny attached. IT GETS ABOVE A 100 TOO OFTEN HERE IN EASTERN WASHINGTON, I want my A/C even when boondocking. It is like tow vehilces..OMG>..here I go again..lol. I am of the frame of mind I don't just want a tow vehicle that will just barely do the job. I want one that is in command of the situation. So when panic ensues the vehicle isnt stressed to the limit to contoll the trailer.
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