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 said...lol). 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.