Any experience with Yamaha 2000W Generator? - Fiberglass RV

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Old 09-10-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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Any experience with Yamaha 2000W Generator?

I've never owned a generator, but have known several folks who've been super-happy with their Hondas. I'm in the market for one right now and was thinking of the Honda EU2000I, but came across a killer deal on a Yammerhammer 2000W. Any input, thoughts, ideas to share?

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Old 09-10-2010, 08:38 PM   #2
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Don did a comparison between a Honda 2000 and a Yamaha 2400 (slightly larger than the 2000 you're asking about), but if interested you can read it here;
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:22 PM   #3
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I got a Yamaha EU2000i a few weeks ago. We were considering the Honda 1000 because we were looking for the quietest generator, but, we decided on the slightly larger EU2000i from Yamaha because for our use (not pushing it at all) it was actually quieter than the smaller generators. It is a tiny bit louder than the smaller Honda when you are asking it to produce near its maximum power but otherwise it is really quiet. It started 2nd pull on our first time out and 1st pull after that. When used on the econo setting it was very quiet, but still enough power to recharge the battery etc. It has a small fuel gage, which the Honda does not, but last trip we ran out of gas because I didn't know how much the dealer had put in it to begin with (I just topped it up, he Anyway, haven't used it much yet, but its quiet, easy to run, has lots of features such as run dry (you can turn off the fuel feed so that it burns all that is left in the carb etc so there is less chance of spills during transport). Its pretty light, so hefting it into the back of our truck isn't a big problem. If you are going to use it and not store it away immediately, I would recommend some kind of cable lock to attach it to your trailer or a tree etc. Apparently they are so advanced they may grow legs and "walk away" .

I'll know in a few weeks how it performs it's duties on a longer trip, but, so far its been flawless. It does what it needs to do without any fuss or mess.
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:53 PM   #4
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I've had a Yamaha EF2800i for several years and it's worked flawlessly. It routinely sits unused for many months at a time with no special storage prep other than gas stabilizer and it always starts after a couple pulls. Hopefully that provides some feedback on quality. I can't say much about noise as the 2800 is not enclosed (it sits inside a tube chassis).

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Old 09-11-2010, 12:21 AM   #5
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I have one and love it, as good or better than the Honda with more options and cheaper price. The cheapest I could find mine was $750 OTD
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:11 AM   #6
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I own a Honda 200i and have no problems and the Yamaha 2000 should also be very good from posts i've read over the years...... The one great feature that yamaha provides is that it can run on either gasoline or propane right from stock out the box (somebody correct me if i'm wrong).... I think that is one great feature.
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Thanks to all. As a throttle-jockey I've always been partial to Honda motorcycles...their quality and metallurgy has always been a step or two ahead of the others. But I may go ahead and get a generator from that "piano company" Yamaha.

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