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Old 04-20-2006, 05:04 PM   #29
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Bob, had you purchased the McCulloch 2000 for $500 instead of the Honda for a thousand, you would of had enougn $$ left over to purchase the fine LCD TV for your Egg and still had enough left over to go out for a steak dinner.

Now that is a db level I can live with.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:32 PM   #30
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I've read the same info about percieved sound levels doubling as DB's increased by 3, that Bryon explains in his post. I have heard quite a difference in gen-sets that are rated 56db vs 60db etc. The difference is dramatic. Our Honda 2K is very quiet even in the evening when things quiet down. We have had many people comment that they didn't know we even had a generator going. Area's where you may be dry camping demand that you use proper generator etiquette so buying a quite generator is very important . One pull on the chord to start the thing is also nice. I threw out my back trying to start the Coleman we had. Piece of junk. The more I hear about the Kipor being a Honda Clone the better it sounds. If you get the quietness, reliability and quality of Honda for less money, sounds almost to good to be true. Hopefully someone will bring one down to the Oregon rally in July. I will bring the Honda and we can compare. The best price I have seen on the Honda's lately is around $900 shipped to your address.
Hi Just paid $860 shipped to the house from Wise (mention Casita Forum) with battery charging cables thrown in. Looked at Kipor and had a hard time buying China and having had 3 bulletproof Honda products, went with the Honda 2000. If need more watts later, they have a kit to hook 2 together but for our 17' Casita, if we're careful, we'll be ok with one. Just my 2 inflated cents worth! Chuck h
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:51 AM   #31
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Hi Just paid $860 shipped to the house from Wise (mention Casita Forum) with battery charging cables thrown in. Looked at Kipor and had a hard time buying China and having had 3 bulletproof Honda products, went with the Honda 2000. If need more watts later, they have a kit to hook 2 together but for our 17' Casita, if we're careful, we'll be ok with one. Just my 2 inflated cents worth! Chuck h
Yeah, I bought from Wise, also. Very cheap with shipping not even included! My Honda is super-quiet. I really don't want a generator that is going to bother other campers who may be nearby. The Honda makes so little noise that most people don't even notice it. I also didn't want to buy on the cheap and have a generator that is going to wear out quickly or break down.
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:23 AM   #32
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Hi Just paid $860 shipped to the house from Wise (mention Casita Forum) with battery charging cables thrown in. Looked at Kipor and had a hard time buying China and having had 3 bulletproof Honda products, went with the Honda 2000. If need more watts later, they have a kit to hook 2 together but for our 17' Casita, if we're careful, we'll be ok with one. Just my 2 inflated cents worth! Chuck h

Wow that's a pretty good price. Nice job! You see that's only $160 more than the $700 Kipor 2000. For that much I will go with Honda because I know they last and last. I believe the Honda's are design and built in the USA by Honda/North America. Resale is also excellent because people know about them. I gave the Coleman I had away to my father-in-law for free after trying in vain to sell it for a paltry sum. We'll see how the new Kipor's do long term. They may prove to be a good quality product but for now I will wait to see if they can prove themselves in this market.
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:28 AM   #33
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The McCullouch 2000 (Digital) that is a US Branded Kipor sells for $500 at www.toolcrib.com.

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<span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%">HONDA 2000 SPECIAL</span>

I just talked with Ed at Wise Sales and he will extend his Honda Special to all our members. The Honda 2000 with DC cables for $860. Free shipping and NO sales tax.

Make sure you mention FiberglassRV.com and the Free cables to get the Special.
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Kipor is a Chinese manufacturer. Their products are among the top sellers and have a strong quality reputation in Europe. They OEM the Philips generators sold by Philips Electronics and other subsidiaries over there. They OEM McCullough generators in this country. Their specs are very similar to Honda specs. So, the knock off claim is probably valid.

According to the local Kipor distributor Kipor does make parallel cables for their gensets. Up to three units of the same potency can be linked. He said that the parallel cables aren't being advertised because they are on backorder and the wait may be long. He has several customers in queue.

He also said technically, the Kipor is most like the Yamaha unit in all aspects of performance except noise dampening. He said the Kipor noise factor is almost identical to Honda.
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Going from 59db to 59db is double the sound energy.
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Ok OK! Fingers can't find the right keys to push. That 6 key is just too close to the 9 key (number key pad). Also I need a proof reader.

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Now that you've got my attention on generators again. This week end I heard a generator running a couple camp sites away from where I was camped. I walked over later to find one of highly touted Honda EU2000i generators. If that was quiet generator, I don't want to be camped in the same county as a noisy generator.
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Ok OK! Fingers can't find the right keys to push. That 6 key is just too close to the 9 key (number key pad). Also I need a proof reader.

So what you’re saying is it should be:
Going from 56db to 59db is double the sound energy.
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So what you’re saying is it should be:
Going from 56db to 59db is double the sound energy.

That's correct.
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I am in the market for a generater so read this thread with much interest. I dry camp quite often and most of the time in hot weather so need one that will run a 13500 AC. I don't plan on running the AC for hours on end but want to know I could if I wanted to. I am very intent on getting one that is camp ground frienldy as I have been bothered by noisy generaters in the past. I guess my question is what would be the best make and model for the price? If I have to I will pay more money for the right unit. I have been told that the Yahama 3000 is one of the best. Has anyone had experience with one of these units.
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I had a Yamaha 1000 and it was extremely quiet however parts were almost impossible to get and there is no one around who works on them.

I got rid of it and bought a McCulloch branded machine (2000) made by Kipor.

If I were going to use a generator "All" the time, then I would get a Honda however the ocassional use to me does not justify the extra $400 for the Honda.
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