Kipor Generators

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 18:15
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No dont want to know if its better than a Honda or Yamaha.Not worried about price differances.
I want to hear from people that have them and to find out how they are going.I know a few members have had them awhile now(yes I did a search) and would like to see how there preforming.
Cheers Guys
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Reply By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 18:48

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 18:48
Hi Nick, hope all is well down in Tassie now for you guys,the temps would be VERY different from those of where you were situated previously? We have had our Kipor1000w for some time now and so far so good. My mate has loaned it a few times to do some landscaping/ bricklaying jobs and its been tossed around in his work ute for a while and still performing well.
I've just done the first oil change on it and have been using Magnatec, the thing has been running as smooth as. SO FAR, I cant complain!
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 19:04

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 19:04
Yep very different.Already had three or frosts the last couple of weeks, not good.But things are going great with our business so will have to put up with cold for the time.But one day...
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Reply By: ZukScooterX90 (QLD)Member - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 21:05

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 21:05
G/day Nick,have not used my 2700 much but had to have carby replaced as it was leaking fuel this was after it had been back for warranty for same reason not fixed so give it to local lawn mower place that i found selling them and paid for repairs myself,could not be bothered to be ginned around anymore & it has been good as gold since.
Cheers Bob.
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Reply By: Jimbo - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 21:18

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 21:18
We've had our 2000 for a few weeks, and it has done two trips.

Works like a charm. Runs the Heron 2.2 Aircon in the Van.

Can't fault it so far. Uses very little fuel.
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Reply By: Member - eerfree(QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 23:16

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 23:16
I had a 1kva for just over 12 months and had it back to the local repairer twice (waste of time) and then back to the importer who fixed it properly but in my opinion it was dodgy and I could not trust it, it had only done about 10 hours. Sold it, and bought a Honda.

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Reply By: Member - Troopytrek - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 23:32

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 23:32
Hi Nick,
We have owned a 1000 since may 2005 and have had no worries with it. It has had a far workout with inverter welders on our three month trip we had back in 2005. Also since then we have been back home and it has come in very handy with odd jobs when power is out.

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Reply By: arofs1 - Thursday, Mar 22, 2007 at 09:02

Thursday, Mar 22, 2007 at 09:02
We have had a 2000 for a couple of years and find it great. It runs a caravan Heron 2.2 fine. An asquaintance has a 3000 and has been tavelling Australia for a couple of years using it every day to power his batteries for a 12v fridge and run TV etc and is also very happy with his.

I am sure there are some duds in Kipors, but I am equally sure there are some duds in Honda, Yamaha etc.

I bought it because it was less than half the price of a Honda, would do the same job and my research indicated that they were a good product and I haven't regretted it.

I also have a Waeco 12 V fridge ( my second one) and am also very happy with it and bought it for the same reason, that is research showed it was a good product and the price was much cheaper than the Engel.

Do your research, make your decision and chances are whatever you buy you will be happy with it. Generally we hear a lot from the wingers, but little from the satisfied customers and I bet some owners are the cause of their equipment failures.

Brian DJ

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Reply By: Gronk - Thursday, Mar 22, 2007 at 09:30

Thursday, Mar 22, 2007 at 09:30
Am tossing up between a Kipor and an Engel ???

A bit off topic but was talking to a camping shop owner and he reckons that Honda don't make their gennies..... they supply their engines to Engel who then do the electronics etc...and of course Engels have the same Honda engine !!!

Or was he just a bit biased to his Engels ?? He also sold Kipors as well....
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Reply By: SimonW - Thursday, Mar 22, 2007 at 10:54

Thursday, Mar 22, 2007 at 10:54
Hi Nick,
We had our Kipor 1000 for almost 12months, & it has done only about 25hrs run time over various camping trips, for battery charger/fan/heater etc etc, it has not missed a beat & runs very smooth.
Cheers Simon.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Thursday, Mar 22, 2007 at 15:45

Thursday, Mar 22, 2007 at 15:45
My Kipor 3000ti has done approx 100 hours , always starts and people always comment on how quiet it is. I broke the feet off the bottom and they were not engineered very well. My 100 hours have been in a salt air enviroment so will be interesting to see how it goes over time, only 2 years old now, no signs of anything. I think it is fair to say they offer good value but you wouldn't dare say they were built like a Honda or Yamaha.!
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