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Old 04-23-2011, 03:18 AM   #1
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So my 2200 watt coleman has finally bit the dust and I want to get another generator. I was looking at one from harbor freight cause its cheap and Im not able to make it out that much. What are your recommendations on the type to get and wattage. I like the Honda's cause there quiet but there also exspensive. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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i need 1 too...but find it hard to stake my life on a hundred dollar item. Ill wait on the used honda, or spend the grand for the yamaha ef 2000
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I would recommend a Yamaha. I bought a Yamaha 2400 a few years ago for about $1100 (on sale). 70 lbs, rugged, extremely quiet, low maintainance and bulletproof.

Always starts on the first pull. Really.
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ive got a northerm hyd 8000watt 16 hp honda elect start only run for a week or less paid 26 sell 1300.00 or less, on a cart with wheels and a cover
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The hondas are hard to beat. I just purchased a 2000I. Used it for two weeks in the keys with my cabover camper. Super quiet and good on fuel. Cost $960.00 off of ebay
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Honda is by far the Machine to have.

having said that , I do not have one and I do live off grid a lot of time year round in my Hunting home.
Even a honda can stop running so I keep 2 Gens. a Colman 11 HP and a Sears 10 HP , both 5400 Watt
2 years and 100's of hours on both , I have had no problems.
I am looking at my new NRA Magazine and it has coupons for Harbor Freight. They have a 7 HP , 3050 watt / 3500 max for only $259
I do not know how much power you need but you could buy probably 8 or more of these for the price of a Honda.
I also have a small 2000 Watt Sportsman Gen that I carry around out there and it has been perfect.

it gets beat up , bounced around , fell out of my Rhino , still runs great

China makes cheap junk , but their duplication of the Japanese engines has advanced a lot.

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I would recommend a Yamaha. I bought a Yamaha 2400 a few years ago for about $1100 (on sale). 70 lbs, rugged, extremely quiet, low maintainance and bulletproof.

Always starts on the first pull. Really.
Should have mentioned that I run a Honda on my boat. Repair costs have been around $600 so far...less than 130 hrs on it. It cost $3800.

Yamaha has around 500 hrs with zero repair costs or issues.
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Depends on how big and how quiet you need it to be. Honda or Yamaha (the quiet ones) are definetly the ones to have if you are in a campground. But if you are just looking for one to use during hurricanes , there are all kinds of bargains on Craig's List. I see new or hardly used Troy Bilt & Generac 5500s that cost $700 new for $300 or $350 all the time.
I have two - a Generac Wheelhouse 5500 and a Brigg's & Stratton 5500 (which is basically the same as the Generac). I pullled the Generac out this morning to run it for 30 minutes since it hasn't been cranked in 6 months. Started on the first pull and ran like a top.
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I had the kipor 3000 from carpenters camper, Seville power equipment is the local service center for them.
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