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Old 05-29-2017, 09:23 PM   #1
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I might need a generator

I was wondering if anyone could comment on their best and worst generator experiences or recommend a brand? I'm on a budget but if it is long lasting, somewhat quiet and very efficient I will spend more. Thanks!
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:42 PM   #2
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I was wondering if anyone could comment on their best and worst generator experiences or recommend a brand? I'm on a budget but if it is long lasting, somewhat quiet and very efficient I will spend more. Thanks!
The Honda inverter gensets are quiet and effeciant. Harbor freight has a copycat version, but I have never used it and can't vouch for the quality.

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My little Honda i2000 is a class act.
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They are selling used Honda generators on Craigslist for good prices. curious where you will mount it? I am considering the exact same thing for an AC this summer. I toughed it out last year and it wasn't awful.... Until it was awful lol

Also can we mount these under the bus and run 'em safely? Like towards the rear? I guess i could et one and put it under the bus and see how loud it is. Either too hot or too noisy.
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Has to be vented well. Wherever you mount it. And access to start it and service it. So like a compartment that has vents? As long as it doesn't connect to the living space it shouldn't be a problem

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figure out how big you will need.? are you going to permeant install it? , remote start?
champion generators have been getting great ratings, and are reasonably priced, Honda and Yamaha are the top ones, but your paying top dollar. I have a yardman from Canadian tire, 3000 watt remote start, works great, a bit loud. I'm looking at a champion 3400 inverter for other use.
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Oh yeah i forgot i can plug a fan into it and aim it at the generator while it runs.
Considering underneath or up top. Underneath would be easy breezy. Just bolt it up. A pain to service ... Oh yeah will need to be able to fill the tank...hmmm gold thing i think about things before i do em. Lol

Oh wow just remembered where an exhaust pipe is laying in the alley. Will grab that, maybe route the exhaust up and out. Hmm...
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Old 05-30-2017, 06:25 AM   #8
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I didn't even consider mounting it, was going to use it to power an angle grinder to remove the seat, then after that as needed. I suppose I'd mount it under the bus somewhere, maybe cut out a portion wherever it sits to have access to it, make a door or something.

I saw the Honda 2000 it's an inverter generator? Is that good? Idk what the inverter part means but the reviews say it is quiet.
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the Honda EU2000 is an Excellent generator... the best part is they are expandable.. you can tie 2 of them together if for some reaosn you need more power from a "single" source..

as for mounting.. I know of a guy with a coach who has his in a compartment underneath and then used a vent on one side and a 10" electric radiator fan pulling air out.. the vent is in front and the fan in back.. he has louvers on the front so water doesnt get in.. his Generator is happy running in there.. the vent is always open. I cant remember which genset he has but it is electric start.. he turns on the fan first to clear any fumes out and then starts the genset..
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:39 AM   #10
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Oh wow they are more expensive than I thought they would be! I might have to go used. I'll keep an eye out for this brand though.

BTW, is the diesel or LP generators as good or better?
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