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what generator should i get?

I'm going to buy a honda generator. either the eu1000i or the eu2000i. which one should i get? do i need the 2000?

I'll be running one set of warmers and maybe a fan or a radio off it at the same time. other than that maybe a small heater some nights or an electric blanket. can't think of anything else i'd use it for.

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Id go with the bigger one, only because, you never know when Ghetto Racing might take off, and you'll need two bigger ones to run that 53' featherlight hauler
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you need a 2000. Most warmers need 1200w to run. Some can get away with 1000, but not Chickenhawks. (DMPs and Bickle, IIRC) So even with those, you'll need more wattage to run anything extra.

You could always save a few bucks and buy my Coleman Powermate 1850

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FWIW I was at gander mountain last week and they mentioned an upcoming sale in the sub $900 range on the honda eu2000. They had a handful on the floor.
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2000i for the win, trust me.

Wise Rentals in Schuamburg, gots great deals on them, and they have them in stock.

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Why get the 1000 when you can get a 2000 for a couple hundo more? 2000 is the best buy out there. Cost on one of them is $839 just so you know there is not much mark up on them.
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B&S 5550 w/ a muffler adaptation. It'll set you back $700 total w/ a muffler and you can run a few camps with it and just charge each for the gas cost (or more if you want other people to eventually buy it for you). Biggest drawback? It's not light

Not the brand you mentioned, but another angle to think about because there's always someone somewhere w/out power who'd like to have it.

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Thanks for the offer ken, but I need something a lot smaller. Ghetto Racing doesn't have the luxury of a big trailer to pull that thing around.

the 2000 it is! thanks guys.

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Steve... are you in a rush to get this? Let me know.

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Spill the beans because I am thinking of finally buying a Honda eu2000i after 8 years of racing LOL
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Sounds like sour grapes to me. Ducati doesn't make one, so ...


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A 1000 won;t have enough power for warmers at the hi cycle. And if you want anything else powered, you have to get the 2000.

I have one and love it. Powers the trailer, compressor and warmers.

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bought mine at Wise, better than that sale price mentioned above, in stock.

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Ahem.... isn't yamaha a NESBA sponsor?

All the manufactures offer similar low output inverter generators at very similar prices. The 2K will suffice for one set of warmers and a little extra.
It will not run a trailer AC. We often power our trailer and AC, and a fan, and a decent compressor and at least two sets of warmers+ a radio and what nots... sometimes more power is better! Big power and very quiet are a expensive combo.

Big power and not too loud with a extension cord is affordable compromise during the day.

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dean, i'm in no rush. I'd just like it before april.

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btw i have 1 for sale. a BIG ONE!

400.00

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