Submitted: Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 18:54
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hi guys,has anyone had any experience with Ryobi 2000w inverter generators?
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Reply By: Ross M - Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 19:38

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 19:38
Many years ago Ryobi used to be good products. In today's world trade their tools and equipment ie Compound Mitre saws and jig saws etc, are only for the hobbyist.

If the current attention to purpose and quality is anything to go by I would steer away from that brand.
Parts or service will be hard to come by in the likely event of any problems.

People I know have thrown away power tools and bought something more reliable.
This is only my view of course and some will differ depending on how they have been bitten.

With most of the current crop some are cheaper but you have to evaluate the risk/loss factor. If for frequent use and reliability I would look elsewhere.

Ross M
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Reply By: bigfut - Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 06:26

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 06:26
I purchased the 2000w Ryobi Inverter when they came out early last year.

Good little unit, powered the a/c in the van (surprised me), and did all that we expected of it. It has a suitcase style pull out handle with wheels for transporting which was a nice extra. The unit had the added benefit that Ryobi is a replacement warranty (if the unit fails, take it into a bunnings and walk out with a new one).
The only downside to the Ryobi is it's noise. It was loud for an inverter, so had to use the full extent of the power lead to get it away from the van. Have now gone to a Honda, which is significantly quieter.

For the money, with a 2yr warranty, its a great buy.
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Reply By: Garry S3 - Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 13:19

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 13:19
Not a fan of Ryobi. I think Ross is right calling them product for hobbyist. I would suggest other brand generators. what are you looking at powering?
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Follow Up By: kman1 - Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 17:27

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 17:27
Hi garry,Only need to charge caravan battery when we have no sun for solar panels for a few days.We almost never stay in caravan parks.Will probably buy a honda.
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Reply By: Garry S3 - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 20:20

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 20:20
kman, you can really do with a small generator. Honda and Yamaha make great generator. But most of us campers really only use our generator occasionally. Personally don't think we should pay so much for such purpose. I remember of seeing this guy I met up in port macq. they were using a tiny 1kva blue generator. the brand was electron or something, i will try to see if i can find it.
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Reply By: Garry S3 - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 10:53

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 10:53
I am sure this is the one John was using.

He had it running at the other side of the van charging his battery while we were having some chat on the other side and you can hardly hear it. It wouldn't be useful if you are looking for something to run air conditioner though.
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