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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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rvmamabel   Need Advice On Quiet, Efficient Generator   Jun 8 2010, 08:08 PM
dog bone   I bought a Gentron about 5 yr's ago online for...   Jun 9 2010, 09:13 AM
rvmamabel   Hi there, Thanks for the reply. Now, another qu...   Jun 10 2010, 09:27 PM
pianotuna   Hi, Four about the same money ($1000.00) a f...   Jun 10 2010, 10:24 PM
chickenpants   I think you are going to need to really assess whe...   Jun 11 2010, 06:07 PM
Lindsay Richards   We boondock a lot and AC and battery charging are ...   Jun 11 2010, 08:59 PM
Denali   When we traveled in a fifth wheel we had a Honda e...   Jun 12 2010, 06:04 PM
rvmamabel   Hi, thanks for the information. We are in a 35...   Jun 12 2010, 08:19 PM
Lindsay Richards   You will learn to conserve electricity. Like your ...   Jun 12 2010, 09:13 PM
Denali   If your decision to boondock rests on having a gen...   Jun 13 2010, 12:37 PM
rvmamabel   Hi everyone, Well, I think I'm in better sha...   Jun 13 2010, 04:28 PM
Alberta Bound   Although this thread is a little older, I thought ...   Aug 15 2013, 11:34 AM
docj   The biggest change since when this thread was ...   Aug 15 2013, 04:32 PM
dog bone   http://www.generatordepot.us/gentron3500wa...es-rv...   Jun 15 2010, 06:07 PM
harryb   The quietest generator I have heard is a Honda. My...   Jun 24 2010, 02:05 PM
pianotuna   duplicate   Aug 15 2013, 10:48 PM
PlasmaGun57   I would recommend using a inverter generator becau...   Yesterday, 05:19 PM
docj   You are responding to a thread that is over a year...   Yesterday, 06:39 PM

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