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J.T.
02-01-2009, 02:03 AM
Was at Costco Getting stuff for the big Game today and they have this Generator for $230 SPecs below

Now I am usually one to Say if its worth buying it is worth Buying right once. and I have been saving my pennys for a Honda or Yamaha, But With Costco's return policy I am thinking of taking a gamble for a Little Genny to Watch TV and Charge Batteries at night without keeping the entire camp awake or running my Big Genny.

2.4hp 4 stroke ohc
1.3 gal tank
peak rated at 1820
constant wattage at 1300
noise is 64db at 23 feet
weight is 61#.

QH
02-01-2009, 02:18 AM
Was at Costco Getting stuff for the big Game today and they have this Generator for $230 SPecs below

Now I am usually one to Say if its worth buying it is worth Buying right once. and I have been saving my pennys for a Honda or Yamaha, But With Costco's return policy I am thinking of taking a gamble for a Little Genny to Watch TV and Charge Batteries at night without keeping the entire camp awake or running my Big Genny.

2.4hp 4 stroke ohc
1.3 gal tank
peak rated at 1820
constant wattage at 1300
noise is 64db at 23 feet
weight is 61#.

How does that noise compare to a Honda or Yamaha? Kinda hard to pass it up at that price if it's quite...

toolio
02-01-2009, 02:22 AM
JT, I've been using a Honda EX-1000 for years, and when plugged into the coach, it'll run the entertainment system, TV, it'll run the blender, and I also run my tunes system, (Yamaha 10000W amp, sub, and computer. If, however you want to run a toaster, air conditioner, micro/convection, the 1000 isn't large enough. Just gotta know yer limitations, is all.

toolio
02-01-2009, 02:26 AM
How does that noise compare to a Honda or Yamaha? Kinda hard to pass it up at that price if it's quite...

59db, here; http://www.wisesales.com/EU2000iA.html

Big Buford
02-01-2009, 02:31 AM
64 @ 23' might not be so good? If I'm not mistaken, i was under the impression db levels were taken at 7', but not sure :buford: sure like the price though and seems like it would have plenty of power.

J.T.
02-01-2009, 02:34 AM
I am seriously thinking of taking the gamble. With it at 23 ft I can lock it to the BACK of the Hauler and Probably NEVER hear it inside the trailer. Let you know next payday

campermama
02-01-2009, 02:34 AM
And it is kinda heavy, my honda 2000 is only 46#

SoCal
02-01-2009, 02:36 AM
Give it a try JT, just dont park by me.

SoCal
02-01-2009, 02:41 AM
Guy I used to work with had one of these Kragen Gene's Quiet as hell but I dont think its big enough.http://shop.oreillyauto.com/productdetail.aspx?MfrCode=DHC&MfrPartNumber=HT1200C&CategoryCode=3483C

J.T.
02-01-2009, 02:50 AM
Guy I used to work with had one of these Kragen Gene's Quiet as hell but I dont think its big enough.http://shop.oreillyauto.com/productdetail.aspx?MfrCode=DHC&MfrPartNumber=HT1200C&CategoryCode=3483C

yeah it probably has a 750/800 peak output, which is probably fine for what I want it for, But I like Costco's Return Policy

56Nomad
02-01-2009, 03:04 AM
So many decisions with this economy

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y3/56Nomad/1-6.jpg

But a Honda 2000 makes so much more sense..............

J.T.
02-15-2009, 09:40 PM
noise is 64db at 23 feet.......


noisy fucker, don't park next to me.


As you wish.


Well I went ahead and bought it today, our costco had only 5 left. so i jumped on one. will Gas it up and try it out next weekend Plan is to Lock it On the rear of the hauler and plug into house power

Jay
02-16-2009, 02:31 AM
As you wish.


Well I went ahead and bought it today, our costco had only 5 left. so i jumped on one. will Gas it up and try it out next weekend Plan is to Lock it On the rear of the hauler and plug into house power

Next weekend? Dude, go fire it up now. I'm curious.

SoCal
02-17-2009, 12:44 AM
Next weekend? Dude, go fire it up now. I'm curious.


No Shit WTF? Next Week?

s@ndm@n
02-17-2009, 12:52 AM
seriously...

J.T.
02-17-2009, 02:34 AM
I am Out of town now, so I will get to it Thursday afternoon

Derwud
02-17-2009, 02:45 AM
I am Out of town now, so I will get to it Thursday afternoon

Cock Tease!!

J.T.
02-17-2009, 02:48 AM
$219 Cheaper than 2 6 volt batterys Noise test under load Thursday EARLY afternoon

moombahauler
02-17-2009, 09:06 PM
I was thinking of getting one of these myself. I am looking forward to hearing about how noisy it really is. Most dB tests are at 7 meters, which is 23 ft so it is an apples to apples comparison. My 4K Onan is pretty quiet but it causes quite a bit of vibration since I have an ultralight hauler. It would be nice to have this little guy for TV time in bad weather and for charging the batteries.

KxRdr
02-17-2009, 10:07 PM
You can run lights and tv's. You won't be abel to run a hair drier or coffee pot or toaster.
For the money I say buy one. Hell... buy two!

KxRdr
02-17-2009, 10:11 PM
I take it back. Hair dryers are 1200 watts.

pronstar
02-17-2009, 10:27 PM
I take it back. Hair dryers are 1200 watts.

Shannon's 2000W hair dryer laughs at your 1200W hair dryer.

Big Buford
02-20-2009, 02:55 PM
Well??? you hook it up yet :buford:

rf4
02-20-2009, 03:06 PM
Inquiring minds want to know.......

Jay
02-20-2009, 04:32 PM
Fecking JT.... hurry up bizatch...

pronstar
02-20-2009, 05:18 PM
I've got a hand-held dB meter if you want to use it...

s@ndm@n
02-20-2009, 06:24 PM
Fecking JT.... hurry up bizatch...

what he said...

J.T.
02-20-2009, 07:33 PM
roger that assholes will have word MAYBE tonight

truggyboy
02-21-2009, 01:23 AM
what he said...

yeah what he said and he said.

Chipster27
02-21-2009, 02:01 AM
$219 Cheaper than 2 6 volt batterys Noise test under load Thursday EARLY afternoon
I was at Costco the other day, 6v golf cart batteries are $75/ea, two are $150. I had two on my old trailer and they worked GREAT.
Shannon's 2000W hair dryer laughs at your 1200W hair dryer.
Shannon's hair dryer super sized, your hair dryer like two fries....

JT, stick your head out the window. Is it dark, yup, then it's night, what's the friggin dealio....

truggyboy
02-21-2009, 02:08 AM
don't you then need a good inverter to go with the batteries?

truggyboy
02-21-2009, 02:12 AM
I got 4 2600 series 6 volt batteries out of the electric scissor lifts, now i just need a good inverter. I used to have to run the geny to charge batteries for the weekend now i don't.

Chipster27
02-21-2009, 02:15 AM
I got 4 2600 series 6 volt batteries out of the electric scissor lifts, now i just need a good inverter. I used to have to run the geny to charge batteries for the weekend now i don't.
Nice! Yea I have a Xantrex inverter/charger. Not sure what the capacity is but it runs my coffee maker in the AM as well as the TV/dish

truggyboy
02-21-2009, 02:18 AM
Nice! Yea I have a Xantrex inverter/charger. Not sure what the capacity is but it runs my coffee maker in the AM as well as the TV/dish

is it the one that came with the trailer?

2BH
02-21-2009, 03:37 AM
Shannon's hair dryer super sized, your hair dryer like two fries....



:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

Chipster27
02-21-2009, 03:42 AM
is it the one that came with the trailer?
Yea I think I paid to have it upgraded or something like that.

truggyboy
02-21-2009, 03:52 AM
Yea I think I paid to have it upgraded or something like that.

you should look to see what you have for the inverter. im still looking for one for my rv, like to have an idea of ones that work. terrys 1800 watt wont run his coffee pot. need one that will run a coffee pot.

SoCal
02-21-2009, 04:21 AM
you should look to see what you have for the inverter. im still looking for one for my rv, like to have an idea of ones that work. terrys 1800 watt wont run his coffee pot. need one that will run a coffee pot.


Our 2000 runs our coffee pot

Chipster27
02-21-2009, 04:24 AM
Our 2000 runs our coffee pot
To clarify, I have a small single cup (like 20 oz) coffee pot. The heating element isn't that big. Not sure what the rating is.

truggyboy
02-21-2009, 04:24 AM
Our 2000 runs our coffee pot

who makes it and do you have it wired to the coach or just strait to the batteries?

SoCal
02-21-2009, 04:41 AM
Dont know, came with the coach.

truggyboy
02-21-2009, 04:44 AM
Dont know, came with the coach.

can't you peak under there and look?

SoCal
02-21-2009, 04:51 AM
can't you peak under there and look?


If I felt like it maybe

SoCal
02-21-2009, 04:51 AM
To clarify, I have a small single cup (like 20 oz) coffee pot. The heating element isn't that big. Not sure what the rating is.


Ours is a 12 cup one, I can tell its putting a hell of a load on it though.

s@ndm@n
02-21-2009, 04:59 AM
the problem with coffee makers and inverters are that coffee makers are fast start, meaning they draw max load the instant you turn it on. Most sine wave inverters are slow start or ramp start, so they will overload if they arent overly huge when you place the coffee maker load on them. Most average coffee makers are about 800 watts. Our old one we used was 1200w. I tested it on a load meter, and the second I turned the knob to start, bam, 1200w... and my 1500w inverter wouldnt have anything to do with it, it would overload and trip. <_<

The number of cups dont mater....

truggyboy
02-21-2009, 05:00 AM
Ours is a 12 cup one, I can tell its putting a hell of a load on it though.

oh come on phildo just look, trying to figure out what inverter to buy. a little help, please!!!:D:D:D

J.T.
02-21-2009, 05:27 AM
Well Carries MOM ended up having to go into the hospital tonight so we did not get home until LATE test will be run in the morning

s@ndm@n
02-21-2009, 05:37 AM
Well Carries MOM ended up having to go into the hospital tonight so we did not get home until LATE test will be run in the morning

Sorry to hear that. Hope she's ok.

truggyboy
02-21-2009, 05:44 AM
Well Carries MOM ended up having to go into the hospital tonight so we did not get home until LATE test will be run in the morning

sorry bro, hopefully everything will be ok.

J.T.
02-21-2009, 06:00 AM
Busted her hip having Surgery to put a pin in it sunday, and then full replacement when it heals


We didnt see her but we hung out in the area in case we needed too, we were in artesia and she was at doctor hung out for a while nad they decided to admit her in upland at 5.6ish pm on friday never would make it to upland, Plus no clothes no glasses and dogs home alone Might end up back down there sunday

Chipster27
02-21-2009, 03:01 PM
Well Carries MOM ended up having to go into the hospital tonight so we did not get home until LATE test will be run in the morning
Sorry bro, pass on my emathy to Carrie. Hope all is well.

s@ndm@n
02-21-2009, 04:02 PM
alright JT... reprieve is over! What better time than early morning to fire it up and see if any neighbors bitch! :D

J.T.
02-21-2009, 04:27 PM
Heading outside in a few minutes to add Oil nad gas and fire it up

Chipster27
02-21-2009, 04:32 PM
Heading outside in a few minutes to add Oil nad gas and fire it up
Do you have a conference call line we could all dial in to? Or do you think we'll be able to hear it in So Cal without the modern marvels of Alexander Graham Bell ?

J.T.
02-21-2009, 04:35 PM
I will call everyone that is interested in the results I am going to run it with nothing on thten with the fridgerator, 2 tvs and adn lights Also going to attempt the Microwave and a pot of coffee

J.T.
02-21-2009, 05:54 PM
Pos Do Not Buy I Will Be Returning This Afternoon

Louder Than What I Believe Advertised And Will Not Run Coach And 1 Tv

jws
02-21-2009, 05:56 PM
Pos Do Not Buy I Will Be Returning This Afternoon

Louder Than What I Believe Advertised And Will Not Run Coach And 1 Tv

fuckin nice:eek:

Jay
02-21-2009, 06:12 PM
Dayum... Thanks for reporting out J.T....Bumer. Tell Carrie sorry about her mom.

J.T.
02-21-2009, 06:23 PM
I will Jay Thank you. Fucking thing is annoyingly Loud inside the trailer, the coach Genny is quieter inside

I am sure if i ran it for a while longer I might gotten better power but it would hardly run the microwave in standby nad the TV would not power up

pronstar
02-21-2009, 06:25 PM
Did you put a dB meter on it?

pronstar
02-21-2009, 06:33 PM
Pos Do Not Buy I Will Be Returning This Afternoon

Louder Than What I Believe Advertised And Will Not Run Coach And 1 Tv

Sux my 30 year old 500W ran the tv and topped the battery up.

Chipster27
02-21-2009, 07:28 PM
I say keep it and hand these out...
http://www.ratecityrail.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/ear_plugs.jpg

J.T.
02-21-2009, 10:54 PM
I say keep it and hand these out...
http://www.ratecityrail.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/ear_plugs.jpg

HA HA no shit

Jay
02-21-2009, 11:52 PM
I say keep it and hand these out...
http://www.ratecityrail.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/ear_plugs.jpg

Sean might have a few you can borrow...

Coribdx
02-21-2009, 11:55 PM
Steve has boxes of em...

pronstar
02-22-2009, 12:04 AM
Noise aside, there's something wrong with the generator you bought. Your TV is under 100W and if it wouldn't power up then there's a problem with it.

J.T.
02-22-2009, 12:51 AM
Noise aside, there's something wrong with the generator you bought. Your TV is under 100W and if it wouldn't power up then there's a problem with it.

that is what I am thinking as well ROb

2BH
02-22-2009, 02:56 AM
Is this the same one JT?

http://www.rvtoyoutlet.com/images/products/RVR2016.jpg

http://www.rvtoyoutlet.com/p-RVR2016.html

J.T.
02-22-2009, 03:55 AM
the same scott"

J.T.
02-22-2009, 01:48 PM
I'm suprised.....well, not really



I am surprised you would say that larry.....well, not really

rf4
02-22-2009, 03:19 PM
hey - JT, thanks for taking one for the team on this one....now keep shopping and testing until you find one that is good for eveyone on the board

:coffee:

J.T.
02-23-2009, 02:19 AM
Well Not even a single question from Costco it is returned

QH
02-23-2009, 02:21 AM
Well Not even a single question from Costco it is returned

All's well that ends well http://www.toyhaulermagazine.com/forum/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif

pronstar
02-23-2009, 05:50 AM
I've seen a ton of generators in my life, and the old saying that you get what you pay for has never been more true.

I got a pretty good deal on a sweet little 650 :ass:

J.T.
02-23-2009, 12:46 PM
I've seen a ton of generators in my life, and the old saying that you get what you pay for has never been more true.

I got a pretty good deal on a sweet little 650 :ass:


Thus It was a NO-Risk attempt to save a few bucks if it had worked out great. if it hadn't (which it didn't) oh well return it with no skin off my back. I am also not convinced that there was not something actually wrong with the one I picked up. it did not have the advertised power output. It could have been a faulty unit, unfortunately they were sold out of them at our costco so even trying a different one, was not a option.

Chipster27
02-23-2009, 02:58 PM
...and the old saying that you get what you pay for has never been more true.
That's why I buy Yamaha generators, much like their SxSs they are the best product available.

LOL
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p206/Chipster27/avatars/avatar1312_30.gif