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Thunderhawkburner:
I'm doing a little research for a couple of friends just getting into prepping. The big two generators are of course the Honda and Yamaha.

Generac iX2000 is the newcomer on the market. Does anybody have info on the new Generacs yet?

The Honda's still seem to be the cream of the crop with the EU2000 series. I especially like the fact that I can wire them together to increase output. (Another buddy and I both have them.

The Yamaha's seem to be pretty nice, but I only know about them through the TSP forums.

Thanks in advance!
TH

fritz_monroe:
You do need to look at your application.   I haven't been able to justify the cost yet.  But I'm leaning towards the Yamaha EF2400iSHC.  When I finally pull the trigger, I need it to be able to run the AC on my camper.  From my research, the Honda won't do it.  I'd have to step up to the 3000W Honda.

fritz_monroe:
Forgot to add that another that I've considered is the Champion generator.
http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com/Champion-75537I-Portable-Generator/p15662.html

Reviews really well. 

Cedar:
I have been runnng a Honda generator almost daily for eight months now. It is not mine, borrowed, but I love it. Starts on the first pull, pretty quiet, not a fuel hog.

Cedar

machinisttx:
Most of Generac's offerings are not well thought of by folks that use and service(or try to service) them. When the one you're asking about was introduced a few years ago, I looked at them and then found more than a few unfavorable reviews of them. I think generac made some changes to fix most of the complaints with that model, but I'm not 100% sure. http://www.amazon.com/Generac-5793-Starting-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B002NKMG66 http://www.amazon.com/Generac-6719-Portable-Inverter-Generator/dp/B00TSJZEZ0/ref=dp_ob_title_garden  Reviews don't look too good on the new version either.  :-\ 

I've read quite a few good reviews on the Champion 2kw inverter unit and if I'm not mistaken, they can also be paralleled easily for more output like the Honda.

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