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Great Generator for a Great Price
on September 21, 2011
I bought two of the these generators to use with my RV when dry camping. Both of the generators were made in 2008, and as others have mentioned the original packaging was not great, but the generators were undamaged out of the boxes. You cannot beat this price. After filling them with oil, they both started up easily, with a couple of pulls, had a very low idle and ran very quiet without a load. I used an 1875 watt hair dryer to test the units, and with the hair dryer on high, each generator had no problem supplying the power to make the dryer run hot and and at full fan speed. Under this full load, the generator ran at a high RPM, but it was very quiet compared to my 4000 watt standby generators with a Subaru motor that I keep in my shed in case of power failures. This generator seems to be built very well. The covers appear to fit well, and overall it seems like a solid unit. At just 58 pounds it is easily transported and is well balanced at the handle Even the carburetor has a separate screw on the bottom to facilitate the draining of gas when not in use. At less than half the price of a comparable Honda generator you cannot go wrong which is why I bought two. The parallel cable is available on ebay for around $25 which will allow the generators to be run together to achieve 4,000 watts. I have already ordered a cable.