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Old 04-26-2016, 09:10 PM   #1
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Which do you own?

Do you own Yamaha, Honda or other generator? The two most common (Yamaha and Honda). Large online dealers seem to indicate Honda is by far the most frequently purchased. Yet, here and other sites note the Yamaha almost as frequently. So which is it - what do you own?
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:21 PM   #2
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Shopping for one now. It is confusing sorting out all the internet hype from fact (as usual).
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:26 PM   #3
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Honda 2000 and its companion unit. Will soon be converting to propane fuel instead of gasoline.

Not sure you can go wrong with any major brand.
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:28 PM   #4
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Yamaha

I love the "Blue one." It is quiet, easy to start, and has a fuel shut-off. Besides, I like blue!!
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:37 PM   #5
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Other, I have a smarter tools generator that I have converted to run on tri fuel gasoline, propane, and natural gas. Costco carries these. Haden't used mine for over a year so pulled it out of the garage and it fired right up on 2nd pull.

Good value and it uses a Yamaha engine.

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Old 04-26-2016, 09:53 PM   #6
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:58 PM   #7
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Then....Yamaha 1000


Now....Honda 2000i


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Old 04-26-2016, 09:59 PM   #8
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:52 PM   #9
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I have a Champion 3k watt open frame generator. It cost me a whopping 260 bucks. Is is as quiet at a Honda, Yamaha or what ever? Of course not. It is leaps and bounds quieter than a Briggs powered contactor open frame, though. I only use it in places where other low brows like me are running similar units.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:12 AM   #10
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Which do you own?

I had one of those Champion 3000 gens, it seemed pretty quiet when new, but it got louder in time.

My wife didn't say she didn't like the noise but she didn't like it, and it tended to wake me when it would throttle up to start the A/C, so I bought a Yamaha 2400.

So far, so good!


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Old 04-27-2016, 12:17 AM   #11
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Oops, duplicate post.

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Old 04-27-2016, 12:38 AM   #12
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For eight years we owned two Honda 2000's, and used them quite often. Just a couple of weeks ago, we bought a Honda 3000.

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I chose the yamaha 2000. It's currently in route to my house, so no actual experience with it. Currently $140 less than the honda and I like the idea of a fuel shutoff and fuel gauge.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:33 AM   #14
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Honda 2000i for past 9 years, always works and is quiet. Looking at a propane conversion. We have some solar so don't always take it with, depending on where we travel. Southwest, plenty of sun. Southeast, take it along.
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