I got mine there. Good service on delivery. Since I live close and could walk in, free shipping was of no interest to me. They offered to pay my 7% sales tax if I picked it up in lieu of the free shipping.
Easy transaction. The combo came with the parallel cable and oil. They have been serving the RV market for some time.
Honda makes a hardened handle cover which when combined with a GOOD cable lock will deter the casual thief. I store mine in 2 rubbermaid Action Packer (22 gallon, IIRC) plastic boxes.
If you use the search function in the blue bar at the top of the page and type "Honda eu2000i" in the GOOGLE field, you will get answers to all your questions...and more.
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Wisesales is a reputable company. In general, the regular Honda eu2000i cost about $900 and the Companion version costs about $1000 ... give or take. The parallel cables (to connect the regular model with the companion model) cost about $40 and the adapters you'll need you can get for around $20. You do not necessarily have to buy the generators as a set if you don't want to. We bought our 2 separately from different dealers and a different times (once we decided we really did want a 2nd one for the air conditioner).
I believe the Rubbermaid tote that fits is the 24 gallon...that's for one generator. We use one Rubbermaid tote to hold one generator and all the cables, a few tools, adapters and the cables, and then travel with the other with just a cover on it.
You should have at least a 15-amp-to-30-amp adapter and a 30-amp with a male twist & turn side to fit into the Companion model and to accept your rig's male 30-amp shore power cord...
Paralleling is very easy with this set-up. If you have two standard 2000s you can parallel them but you will need a parallel box affair...that is bulkier and costs more that the Companion cables.
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We bought a Honda 2000i and 2000 companion at different times. We bought one from Wisesales and the other from Mayberrys. Both are good companies with similar prices. I can't remember why we did not buy both from the same dealer. If buying today I would buy from one of these two companies again.
We carry our two generators in the bed of our truck with cable locks locked to the bed of the truck. We keep them out of site because they are expensive and easy for someone to steal. In use we keep them locked to a tree or some other fixed object.
On another note: we only use non-ethanol gasoline in the generators. Ethanol gas tends to gum up the fuel systems on small engines faster than non-ethanol gas. I also believe that Wisesales and Mayberrys recommends that you use at least 89 octane gas in the generators. Don't let the same gas sit in the generators for months at a time. Old gas will cause fuel system problems.
The Honda 2000 generators are great. We have found ours perform better with Econ Mode turned off when running the Heat Pump with the generators.
I purchased the "Honda Set" from Wise and they showed up at the house when they said they would. I also installed the steel reinforcement handles on both units.
You might consider the two sets of carburetor jets which are altitude specific for when you are traveling out West. The metal oil filler funnel is very handy and I like the metal oil dip sticks better than the stock plastic ones.
I already had a power cord with the 30A 120V twist lock.
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All Honda dealers set their own retail prices. Big online dealers like Wise and Mayberrys are very competitive, but you may wish to double-check with your local Honda dealer. They will charge sales tax, but may offer a competitive net cost, plus the bonus of establishing a relationship with a local independent business that is eager to have you as a nearby customer.
FYI, ALL Honda dealers will honor any repair/service requests. Nearly all will gladly provide you service and warranty work even if you didn't buy it from them.
Might be worth make a few phone calls and see what deal you can make. Here's a link to find local Honda dealers (just check off GENERATORS and enter your ZIP code):
Purchased 2 of the 2000's from Wise, and would do again. Get the Companion model. You will have to cut the interior of the top on the Rubbermaid container to accommodate the bigger cap on the newer models. If you get the Companion model you can plug directly into the gen-set. You can then pick up a second 2000 and use the cheap parallel cables to tie them together. I also have a 3000 with wireless remote start and shutdown I use on my boat, it is heavier but really a nice gen-set and will handle the AC load without an issue.
BTW look on eBay they have all manner of aftermarket accessories for the Honda generators.
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Thanks everyone for the information! I really do appreciate it.
There's another website which sells the generators for less. The site is Mayberrys and it was recommended here on these forums.
They sell them separately for about $150 less than WiseSales, but it didn't include the kit, which I believe sells for $60. So it is still cheaper.
Not sure about Mayberrys though. Yesterday, their site was down for maintenance (which I understand). It was up and running this morning. But now it's down again with the 404.0 Not Found message. So is this a trustworthy site?
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[QUOTE=robert@honda;1283286]All Honda dealers set their own retail prices. Big online dealers like Wise and Mayberrys are very competitive, but you may wish to double-check with your local Honda dealer.]
I've been watching prices lately looking to buy and although I didn't want a matched pair, I figured it couldn't hurt to check around locally to see what they would do on price for one. This afternoon I brought home a 2000i and the 12 volt charging cable for less than the price of the generator alone on the Wise site. No reflection on Wise, seems they have lots of satisfied customers but the first Honda dealer I talked to made me that deal. YMMV..
Related...I was visiting a Honda mower dealer out in California years ago. He had just finished assembling a couple of commercial mowers, and rolled them outside and proceeded to haphazardly spray them with ugly flat-black paint. He then sprinkled them with a little sand and dirt, and told his shop guy to let 'em dry for an hour a deliver to the customer.
When he saw the astonished look on my face, he explained: Brand new, shiny red/silver Honda mowers wouldn't last a day on the back of a landscaper's truck. But nasty/dirty flat-black-painted mowers that look like hell wouldn't get a second look. "Trashing" simply hid the fact they were real Honda mowers and keep 'em from getting stolen.
Ironically, you can now buy an EU2000i in a genuine RealTree camo pattern.
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