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Old 10-27-2016, 02:29 PM   #61
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I always read the reviews and then take them with a grain of salt. But, I did see this "it cannot be used successfully above 7000 feet." If that's a concern.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:52 PM   #62
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Although the cost of some of the lesser known brands seems favorable, what would concern me and be a major factor in any generator purchase, would be the ability to take the generator to a local shop for repairs, parts, or service. If that type of support is not readily available, I would go with a major brand such as Honda or Yamaha.
Good point as many of us are concerned more about total cost of ownership and convenience. I agree that some of the lesser known brands may lack appropriate avenues for service. For many the Generac may actually be easier to find service for than a Honda, and especially Yamaha. Probably depends highly on your local power equipment dealer network.
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:24 PM   #63
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I don't have a generator but if I did I'd want to hear how loud it was before purchase. I've seen some campers start their generators, then head off in the car or on foot to get away from the racket!!
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I don't have a generator but if I did I'd want to hear how loud it was before purchase. I've seen some campers start their generators, then head off in the car or on foot to get away from the racket!!
We fired up our Honda 2000i at a state park then went for a walk. When we came back one of the neighbors had shut it off.

Even a "quiet" generator is really annoying.
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If you have the Progressive Electrical Management System, only Honda Generators have been tested by Progressive (as of 2015. I have no idea what kind of testing has happened subsequently), and they have confirmed verbally that Honda works.
They don't recommend any particular generator but they confirmed that Honda works if you turn the EMS switch off. The on/off switch for the EMS system only disables the low voltage protection, it does not disable the high voltage protection. I can confirm that our Yamaha 2000 did not play nice with the EMS system. The
EMS detected a high voltage condition and shut it down. I can also confirm that the Honda 2000 (traded in the Yamaha) did work with both the EMS and the air conditioner.
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:03 PM   #66
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We fired up our Honda 2000i at a state park then went for a walk. When we came back one of the neighbors had shut it off.
Too bad it doesn't work that way for barking dogs, screaming kids, and late night party animals
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:32 PM   #67
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We fired up our Honda 2000i at a state park then went for a walk. When we came back one of the neighbors had shut it off.

Even a "quiet" generator is really annoying.
that's true hahaha. Funny how generator users always want to put their generators closer to my site than their own!
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