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rvmamabel
post Jun 8 2010, 08:08 PM
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Hi folks, Hoping to stay at some national parks this summer and Walmarts on occassion. Any advice you can share about generators? Is it worth the investment? We'll be on the road for seven weeks going from eastern NY to Yellowstone Nat'l Park and around the 4 corners there and back. I'd appreciate any recommendations on a quiet generator that we can purchase and also advice on how to fuel it, run it, etc. etc. Complete newbie with this area and appreciate your experiences and good thinking.
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post Jun 12 2010, 06:04 PM
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When we traveled in a fifth wheel we had a Honda eu2000i. It is a very quiet generator and quite economical to run. Yes, it costs around $1,000, but your neighbors won't be angry when you run it.

You didn't say what you want to run with a generator, and that is extremely important. For example, it you want to run an air conditioner, the Honda eu2000i is unlikely to meet your needs. If you just want to charge your batteries, run lights, and watch TV, then a less expensive (and lighter) Honda eu1000i will do it.

We used the eu2000i for running the microwave as well as all the lower demand appliances. We only sold it because we switched from a fifth wheel to a motor home which has its own diesel generator.

There are now competitors for the Honda--Yamaha, among others. There are even Chinese models that sell for a fraction of the price, but you get less than or equal to what you pay for.

You might want to post your question in the Beginning RVing forum on RV.net. Then explore the other forums there.

Have a great time traveling!


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