Honda EU20i vs Yamaha EFI2800i ???

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 21:56
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Help! Whats the go? Have done searches and read that Honda's do fail and are expensive to fix.
The yammy is a tad heavy but then puts out more power!
Want to run a swampy air con at times with 550 watt motor which sparky recons will need about 5 times that to start, but possibly less if start on low?
Honda web site says only holds 4.1lt fuel, use .64lt / hr and runs for 15 hours???????
yammy says hold 6 lt and will run for 9 hours.
Bit worried Yammy ONLY has "economy" setting and so will this lead to "glazing" as per Honda complaints?
What else have i missed?
Kind regards
GN
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Reply By: MJR - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:11

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:11
i just bought a honda eu10i , ideal for our camper trailer plus honda has a $200. cash back offer at the moment , plus a 4 yr warrenty , you carn't go wrong .
i have had 5 hondas over the years from mowers to genies and they have all been top notch .
this cash back offer applys to larger models as well .

regards mike/ wa
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Follow Up By: Member - G N (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:27

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:27
Thanks Mike
I agree, all my honda stuff over the years has been pretty good.
I am surprised to hear so many negative commens on their generators, but perhaps poor use / maintainance is a player?
GN
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Reply By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:29

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:29
GN

Honda's fail? Maybe after 25 years.

Regards

Kim

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Reply By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 23:21

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 23:21
G'day GN

Nothing is fail safe mate, and you would have to be mad to believe otherwise...I have a Honda EU 20i , bought it when we had the caravan, have had it for near on 3 yrs now and never had a prob with it , and yes i am totally satisfied with it....Have a mate who has the Yamaha equivelant and he says the same, i personally think his Yam is a little quieter than my Honda , but the distance i keep it away from our campsite fixes that anyway....If i had to buy another gennie i think choice would just come down to wichever one was the cheaper.....Both great gens so for me personally ...either one would do.

Cheers......Dave
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Reply By: Member - bill - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 08:17

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 08:17
i have the 2.4 yammie it runs the aircon and charges at the same time i know it has one setting but as load increases revs increase so i dont think glazing will be aproblem the thing that disapointed me the most was the petrol fumes when in back of car as they havent got a air lock on cap also think about size and weight
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Follow Up By: Member - G N (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:39

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:39
Hi Bill
Thanks for that.
Interesting petrol fume thought.
I kind of favor the yammy but it is the weight / size that holds me back. Every bit counts and if you say "just a bit more wont matter" then next thing it all adds up big time.
GN
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Follow Up By: Member - bill - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 17:56

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 17:56
yes the fumes were that bad ended up by putting it on drawbar of van apart from that all good regards bill
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Reply By: Member - Geoff C (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 13:21

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 13:21
I bought the Yamaha because it has a bigger motor and I reckon it doesn't work as hard and should then last longer. It is heavier but its not too heavy, and for quick stops I leave it in the back of the ute. So far works like a charm.
Geoff
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Reply By: Paul Grabonski. Vic - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 08:12

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 08:12
you would want the Yamaha EF2400is and not the Yamaha EF2800i
Yamaha EF2400 is lower noise due to over 1000rpm less engine speed and also uses less fuel.
Difference between Honda EU20 is like a mini minor and the Yahama EF2400 is like a mack truck.
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Reply By: the cook - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:53

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:53
i own yammie 2400 starts air con in carravan no worries runs all day in 45 degree heat had it for 2 years now very satisfied
ps a mate has a 2000 honda struggles with aircon udecide
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