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Old 06-15-2018, 12:01 PM   #43
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Trailer: 2003 Casita 17' SD Deluxe, Towed by '09 Honda Ridgeline.
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" The Sweetness of low price is long outlived by the bitterness of poor quality."

Lots of Inverter Generators on the market now. Some good, some bad and some terrible. There can be exceptions with every manufacturer, just like with automobiles and Trucks.

Before purchasing we shopped and read every review we could get our eyes on.
Also talked with real world campers.

Narrowed the search to Honda and Yamaha 2k units. . Both are great units, can be hooked to a 2nd for added power, fairly light weight about the same cost and extremely reliable 99% of the time. Plus it would have duty for camping and household emergency. and both are rated <1.5% total harmonic distortion.

We chose Yamaha because the on/off switch and the fuel are on separate controls.
So it can be stopped with or without running all the gas out of the carburetor. And it has an external fuel gauge, so the fuel level can be checked without removing the tank cap and shutting down the engine. Of course the Honda fuel can be checked while running, but not a good idea!

We believe 2 lighter weight and less hungry units are better than 1 heavier one, and close to the same price. It would be indeed rare for us to "NEED" a unit larger than the 2K. So one unit is sufficient.

If more power would have been regularly needed, we would have gone with the Hondas because of their ability to use larger add on fuel tanks.

The 2k can be real handy at home when used in remote locations too far for extension cords. I would not want to drag a heavy unit out there.



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