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theoldwizard1

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B.O. Plenty wrote:

Doubt very much it's designed and built by Onan. Another Chinese knock off.

If you look at the spec sheet, it clearly states

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That same model is sold in other parts of the world as the Ducar D2500iS
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Look at how many people are fooled by the i-power 2000w inverter generator sold at Costco. It's blue and has Yamaha in big letters on it.
They look at the small print that says "powered by".
Clever marketing gets customers believing that it's a Yamaha brand generator, for $500.


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theoldwizard1 wrote:

Don't get fooled ! I highly doubt it was "Designed and Engineered in Indianapolis, In. by Cummins/Onan."

It is a Westinghouse iGen2500 with different color plastic and labels and slightly different controls. The iGen2500 sells for $599 at HomeDepot.

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Probably just the case is Onan design-enginered

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I found that the 1500 watt inverter was more than enough to handle just about anything you would want to have. Just remember, if you are trying to use multiple appliances at the same time, that depending on what you are trying to do, may not work out. As for the refrigerator, that is on a separate circuit from the inverter, so that will not take away from the overall wattage you have available.

Now you can request a larger inverter to be installed that you can provide (unless the policy has been changed since I left Prime).


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The green one sold at Home Depot has been great for me and a friend bought one before me and loves it and uses it more than me. he never changes oil and it still runs for him.

Mine is 2200 watt inv gen, so will run a 9200btu roof AC, but not the 13500 unit.
It seems like gens are mostly needed for ACs, as many RVers will use 12 volt devices for the camping life, and have battery and solar to make that work.

Cheap china ones... meh. But a lot of things are made in china (let's take a moment to laugh at the communist dictator that just made this all start to change), though to different standards being the big difference.
If you are not a full timer or do not use the generator that much, then almost any of these will work if they are of adequate wattage for your use.
If you plan to use it A LOT, then do spring for a good one. Honda being the favorite of many.

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So will any of these mentioned run a 15K BTU AC unit?

I would like a generator that could run my AC unit if needed. I just can't lift the 3000/3500's generators.

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If you want something cheaper than Honda and Yamaha just buy a Champion. They're proven have parts available and good support.


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Ron3rd wrote:

If you want something cheaper than Honda and Yamaha just buy a Champion. They're proven have parts available and good support.

Do they make a quiet unit? All the Champions I've camped near are the loud contractor units.


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BeerBrewer wrote:

So will any of these mentioned run a 15K BTU AC unit?

I would like a generator that could run my AC unit if needed. I just can't lift the 3000/3500's generators.


Nope, not really or likely not at all.
Soft start, converter unplugged and port n polished Honda 2200 with a pipe running race gas might!


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dedmiston wrote:

Ron3rd wrote:

If you want something cheaper than Honda and Yamaha just buy a Champion. They're proven have parts available and good support.

Do they make a quiet unit? All the Champions I've camped near are the loud contractor units.


Champion has been making quiet inverter generators for years. They also listen to RVers and have made changes to fit RVers needs. Like a 30 amp RV outlet on their generators. They also make the biggest variety of inverter generators of any company.

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