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Old 08-04-2009, 10:09 PM   #11
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Re: Knockoff Inverter Generators like the EU2000i

Home Depot has the Honeywell 2000w inverter gennies on closeout sale for $299. Couldnt pass it up. It starts easy, is very quiet and seems to be of decent quality, not a Honda but for that price I could buy a spare and still have $$$ in my pocket. The manual says that you cant parallel them but that is ok for me.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:25 PM   #12
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I'm an old electrician. Most gen sets are not great for any RV. Most engines are old technology and usually cannot support their rated wattage. Honda is the best in small gen sets but nothing beats a good diesel gen set. Adding any exhaust piping and muffler will destroy a gen set. To quiet a gen set is to strangle a gen set. The exhaust usually is carefully designed by engineers. There are several gen set makers who build great generators with not great engines. Both Kohler and Onan build great electrics with very old design engines called flatheads. Modern engines use either overhead valve or overhead cam design. My last gen set is a super nice unit with a Kubota diesel engine, and makes 8KW at 1800 rpm. The unit uses the bus fuel supply and is water cooler with a seperate radiator. I'm thinking of connecting an air compressor with a clutch. My previous gen set was a Kohler that made 7KW, air cooler, gas unit. I have installed a few Kawasaki and yamaha gas gen sets, but they did not last as long and Honda. Honda makes lots of good everything. Frank
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:47 PM   #13
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Ebay gen sets give away units

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Old 08-04-2009, 11:56 PM   #14
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Diesel gen set cheap

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Old 08-05-2009, 09:34 PM   #15
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Re: Knockoff Inverter Generators like the EU2000i

Used the HW generator yesterday about 4 hours and today about 3 before it ran out of the 1/2 tank of gas I put in it. Runs good and is quiet. I will ony use the bus on a limited basis so spending $1000+ on an inverter generator or a diesel unit didnt make a whole lot of sense when itll only get 40 hours a year on it. Also regular generators are a too loud considering Ill be packed into a parking lot and hanging outside of the bus most of the time. Its not too hard to find a deal on a normal genset for around 200-400, the inverter type at that price seem to be few and far between. It wont fire up the A/C compressor so I ordered a larger hard start capacitor today, maybe that will do the trick? Just hope it lasts for a couple of years.
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