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Old 10-29-2019, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A good generator deal.

1-day sale on Nov.9th. It'll be $399. The Westy is rated 2nd behind the Honda,($1000) but it has more amps. I'm getting one!

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Old 10-29-2019, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That almost sounds too good to be true.

I have two of the Yamaha versions. Use them in parallel for the houseboat at Lake Powell and with relatively low hours one is burning oil. I wouldn’t buy the Yamahas again.

As a consideration, one of the advantages of the Honda is that they have a fuel pump that will accommodate an extended run fuel tank. My Yamaha doesn’t. Not sure how the Sams club one would be.


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That almost sounds too good to be true.

I have two of the Yamaha versions. Use them in parallel for the houseboat at Lake Powell and with relatively low hours one is burning oil. I wouldn’t buy the Yamahas again.

As a consideration, one of the advantages of the Honda is that they have a fuel pump that will accommodate an extended run fuel tank. My Yamaha doesn’t. Not sure how the Sams club one would be.


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If I may make a suggestion Bionic.
If it was me and I used generators for power I would consider using a quality oil.
They hold a small amount of oil making the cost acceptable IMO.
Amsoil, Red Line.

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That's an awesome deal. I'm tempted.
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Old 10-30-2019, 02:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No a bad deal. I have thought about getting one, but I really don't have much a use for it. The only thing I would use it for is to recharge the boat batteries on a multi-day trip. But I can just get a camping spot with electricity for that. I think it would take me years to break even based on the difference between a primitive spot and a spot with electricity... Maybe it would be worth it if I had as many toys as you guys...
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Could you run a couple freezers with one?
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Old 10-31-2019, 04:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Had one that gave good service for a couple years. Then the gas pump diaphragm split and emptied the contents of the gas tank into the oil sump. Not a happy ending. Took a while to figure out where the fuel was going and why the engine seized up. No Hondas for me anymore...……. very poor design.
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Brutal!
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But I can just get a camping spot with electricity for that. I think it would take me years to break even based on the difference between a primitive spot and a spot with electricity... .
I camp in free spots usually. Havasu they want $30 night for a camping spot with elec. Most elec camps are 20-30/nt. Pay for it in a year.

I already found the free camping at Havasu-
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I camp in free spots usually. Havasu they want $30 night for a camping spot with elec. Most elec camps are 20-30/nt. Pay for it in a year.

I already found the free camping at Havasu-
Different math. The generator would be all on me. Probably the gas for the generator too. Where I camp the most, the cost of having 1 utility is $9 per day, on top of the regular camping fee. That $9 is usually split between 2-3 people. I almost never go fishing/camping by myself. I'm guessing that my annual cost is $40-50 a year for that electricity. It would take 9-10 years to break even. That's without the gas to fuel the generator. At close to $3 per gallon, there is basically no financial advantage. But there are times when you are camping in the wild and there ain't no electricity there...
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