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Old 11-29-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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heartland America is selling a no name 3000 W peek power 4 cycle generator for under $500.

http://www.heartlandamerica.com/browse/ite...p;EID=W6AB&
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:30 AM   #2
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May subject the campground to 3000 watts of un-remitting racket. Most in-expensive generators, (and the number of them apppears to be increasing) are very noisy.
I noticed yesterday that our local "Big Lots" store had 2000 watt generators for something like $279.
If it were possible to hear it run before gambling your money, someone might discover a model which was not too obtrusive. My neighbor's can be heard indoors quite clearly from over 600 feet away.
Part of the cost of expensive generators is the reduction of offensive sound. Yamaha and Honda appear to have done the best job of sound reduction so far. Their's are enclosed inside insulated "cocoons" which allow one to carry on a normal conversation without raising voices, even when standing next to them.

Maybe Gina will chime in here, her 1000 watt is fairly quiet, but I don't recall the brand. I believe it was made in Korea.

Like so many other things in life, "ya pays yer money, and takes yer chances"!
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:04 AM   #3
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:32 AM   #4
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The Kipor “Ti” models are the inverter models and are very quiet. They generate 12 volts and use an inverter to output 120 AC volts.



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At my current place of employment - we sell @ 2875/2300w genset @ 399.00 CDN (340.00 USD). It's called ProForce and it is made by Coleman Powermate (so I am told). I'm sure it's not quiet, but so far they have been getting rave reviews for dependability. Not something I'd ever take camping, which is why I paid out 1600 CDN for a Honda EU2000 - 2 or 3 years ago. These cheap gensets have their place - and it's not beside my trailer.
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Reviving this topic. Lynne's and my generator needs will likely be pretty meager; we don't have A/C (might add it someday, but not currently), so the only 120v energy hogs we have are the inverter/12v charging system, one flourescent light, our laptops and a 700w microwave, and a coffee maker of unknown wattage (which we could always make coffee with using a stovetop kettle) so the primary reason we'd have a generator is to top off the batteries if they went flat and to make microwave popco . . . to make quick-and-healthy microwave oatmeal for breakfast!

Given it's probable uses, what does everyone think of these $100 and $130 offerings on Amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JD813...8230858-1234821

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http://www.amazon.com/New-1200W-Portable-G...8230858-1234821

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Reviving this topic. Lynne's and my generator needs will likely be pretty meager; we don't have A/C (might add it someday, but not currently), so the only 120v energy hogs we have are the inverter/12v charging system, one flourescent light, our laptops and a 700w microwave, and a coffee maker of unknown wattage (which we could always make coffee with using a stovetop kettle) so the primary reason we'd have a generator is to top off the batteries if they went flat and to make microwave popco . . . to make quick-and-healthy microwave oatmeal for breakfast!

Given it's probable uses, what does everyone think of these $100 and $130 offerings on Amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JD813...8230858-1234821

and

http://www.amazon.com/New-1200W-Portable-G...8230858-1234821

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My first thought is heavy and noisy. Might not be a problem with minimum usage and since you're hauling around a 5th wheel hauling it around in your truck might work.
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