Generator Recommendations

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 20:58
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Hi everyone

As a complete newbie to the world of caravanning, I've been thinking that investing in a generator would be a good idea for powering our van (incl air cond, m/wave etc) when setup in the bush.

Having absolutely no knowledge of generators I would really appreciate any recommendations on good models, makes etc etc.

Cheers and thanks in advance for your advice!
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Reply By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 21:05

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 21:05

Honda 20i.


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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 21:45

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 21:45
Hi Stevo

We attended the Gold Coast Caravan & Camping Show today, I was
looking at the Honda Generator Stand, they had a EU20i CA,
model gx100, maximum AC output 2000 VA its suitable to run
Air Condition, Microwave,plus all appliances ect, as well as charging batteries,ect, it can even run an electric Jack hammer.
Honda have a deal at the moment AT $2299-00 with a $200-00
Cash bask offer, it also has a 4 year Warranty, I am going back tomorrow, to by one on a special show price of $1700-00.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 21:13

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 21:13
Stevo, scroll through the recent threads on this subject; there have been a number over the past few weeks.Check out that the Honda 2i will start your air con - it is suitable for most caravan air conditioners but some people have needed something bigger. It is also an inverter type, and will not harm modern appliances that the non inverter types can do.

We chose the Honda and are well pleased with the reliability, quietness, easy start and light weight to carry. We use it only occasionally for the air con, or for power tools if something goes wrong (more often to help someone else). For day to day use, we have a good solar power set up.


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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 21:37

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 21:37
Remember also that they are banned in National Parks
Honda is the go. Mine will start my aircon if it set to LOW and once it gets going can turn it up to high and gennie keeps it going
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Reply By: Con_Qld - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 22:42

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 22:42
you can buy one for $1990 with $200 cash back to come later from the Nerang dealer. Also negotiate a free engel cooler/warmer/a litre of engine oil, a 5 litre fuel can and the original honda security cable. Because I bought mine today.
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Reply By: Racey - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 21:38

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 21:38
I don't have a problem with the Honda units as such. However the 20is 2kva peak power and 1.6kva rated power. A few months ago I went through the same questions and settled on a Kipor 2600 from Mcfarlane Generators in Clayton (Melbourne). My reasoning was that this company has been in the generator business for around 60 years and you don't stay in business that long selling dodgy product. WE have used it a few times without any dramas. They are certainly worth a good look. I was also informed that PRIMUS are the official importers of the KIPOR brand.
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Reply By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 22:43

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 22:43
Honda EU 2-0. The most popular. The most trouble free. You also have the ability to link 2 together to nearly double output. I'm not saying buy 2 but the cable is handy if needed. The next traveller coming along may not have a EU 2-0 but the one after will.
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