Help with buying a generator

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by legofire, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. legofire

    legofire New Member

    Hello all!!! I am in need of a generator. I dont have much to spend (under $1000). I was wondering if anyone knows of some of the less expensive quieter portable generators. If you know of any or even have one please give me some advice.
     
  2. Gary B

    Gary B Senior Member

    Help with buying a generator

    Hi legofire, welcome to the forum, tell us more what you want to do with a generator, $1000 can get you a generator but it will not be very big, like around 1000 watts which will power a tv, charge the batteries, power a computer, provide power for lights in the rig, but it will not power a microwave, the air conditioner or even the toaster. Let us know what you are looking to do. :) :laugh: :cool: :bleh: ;) :approve:
     
  3. srobbins

    srobbins New Member

    Help with buying a generator

    Legofire,

    First of all, avoid construction-grade generators, as they are usually really loud. For quietness, check out the Honda line http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/gensup.asp#EU2000i
    Their 2000W is about $1100, and their 3000W almost $2K. I used to have a little Honda 1000W, and it worked great--very light, reliable, and quiet.

    Yamaha makes some, too. See http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products/gen/01gen_frame.html
    It looks like their Premium line is louder than the Hondas, but their Inverter line quieter. I don't know about their prices.
     
  4. legofire

    legofire New Member

    Help with buying a generator

    Hello all and thanks for the suggestions so far. I guess I need atleast a 4k to power my a/c and microwave.
     
  5. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    Help with buying a generator

    yes, 4K should power the AC. Some people get by with 3K, but not everyone. I had to install an 'easy start' kit in my A/C to get it to work with my 3K Honda generator. Many people use 2 2K Hondas hooked together (small, light, clean power, quiet, but pricey).
     
  6. fleetdad

    fleetdad New Member

    Help with buying a generator

    For $1,095.00 you can buy a KGE3500i Sinemaster inverter generator, with free shipping, see link below.

    http://www.generatoroutlet.com/kipor.sinemaster.series.html
     
  7. fleetdad

    fleetdad New Member

    Help with buying a generator

    Generator Outlet also has the kipor KGE3500Tc for $949 with free shipping.

    http://www.kiporgenerators.com/campingmate.htm
     

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