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Old 02-17-2015, 10:04 AM   #71
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My problem is I want to (at least try) go with a new genset, but affordable.

I think my plan of action is to go with the HF quiet 2200W, and get extended warranty which should cover replacement just in case. If something happens to the 1st one, I'll have a 2nd for a fraction, cutting costs drastically.

I'll keep you guys posted!

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Old 02-17-2015, 10:11 AM   #72
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I've seen the honda 3000's on local craigslist in good shape for around 500.
Man , if that's the quiet suitcase inverter generator that's a steal.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:19 AM   #73
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Actually they probably weren't 3000's. But there IS this one-https://orlando.craigslist.org/tls/4880002204.html This is a suitcase style inverter generator.

I'm going with an older used onan stuffed into one of my storage bays for my power. But I'm going full time. This shorty probably won't need a full size rig for power.

Have you folks been driving your bus around at all?
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:28 AM   #74
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Not really. After the drive from where I bought it from, I crank it once a week to make sure nothing died. That's it. Wife wants to drive it, but without seats, we need a baby sitter to watch the little one while we're gone

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Old 02-17-2015, 10:46 AM   #75
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I still don't have a tag, but I've been driving mine around the farm and to the neighbor's property every so often.
Its good that you start it once a week. I do too.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:55 AM   #76
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I still don't have a tag, but I've been driving mine around the farm and to the neighbor's property every so often.
Its good that you start it once a week. I do too.
Title, tag and reg were the first things I wanted done.
I knew otherwise it would take me foreeeever.....changing title to read "RV" instead of "BU" is another story.....

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Old 02-17-2015, 11:45 AM   #77
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Continuous, unnecessary cold starting a diesel engine is not a good idea.

95% of engine wear happens in the first 30 seconds to 3 min depending on outside temp.

That big diesel engine should not be started unless it has a job to do.

Starting it just to charge your starting batteries is a waste of engine health, and fuel. Not to mention how bad the exhaust fumes smell on a cold start.

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Old 02-17-2015, 12:09 PM   #78
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Continuous, unnecessary cold starting a diesel engine is not a good idea.

95% of engine wear happens in the first 30 seconds to 3 min depending on outside temp.

That big diesel engine should not be started unless it has a job to do.

Starting it just to charge your starting batteries is a waste of engine health, and fuel. Not to mention how bad the exhaust fumes smell on a cold start.

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I usually run it for a few minutes, but yes I see your point. I just like to hear the monster gargle

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Old 02-17-2015, 02:46 PM   #79
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Continuous, unnecessary cold starting a diesel engine is not a good idea.

95% of engine wear happens in the first 30 seconds to 3 min depending on outside temp.

That big diesel engine should not be started unless it has a job to do.

Starting it just to charge your starting batteries is a waste of engine health, and fuel. Not to mention how bad the exhaust fumes smell on a cold start.

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I drive mine around and let it run twenty mins before I do.
I disagree with you on this one. I think letting it sit till it needs a jump is the wrong way to go. Sitting is not good for any engine.
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Title, tag and reg were the first things I wanted done.
I knew otherwise it would take me foreeeever.....changing title to read "RV" instead of "BU" is another story.....

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I'm on acreage, no need to pay until it needs to leave the area. I don't wanna make two trips so I'm gonna be doing the rv title right off the bat.
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