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Old 03-26-2020, 07:51 PM   #1
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Portable generator

Bought a new Onan 4500i portable generator @ Camping World today for less than the price of the Honda 2200. The 2200’s are currently being recalled for some issue and not for sale.
Have had Onan on board generators before, so this should be a reliable one.
Did not want to get a Predator because of some of the problems others experienced.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:01 PM   #2
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Bought a new Onan 4500i portable generator @ Camping World today for less than the price of the Honda 2200. The 2200ís are currently being recalled for some issue and not for sale.
Have had Onan on board generators before, so this should be a reliable one.
Did not want to get a Predator because of some of the problems others experienced.

I was also looking at going with a 4500w however I felt the fuel consumption was just too much. I bought the Predator 3500 however I am selling it and going with dual 2200w that way I have options I have a A/C soft start so I can even run AC off of a single 2200W ro add the other for more power if needed, but this way my fuel consumption will be very manageable. When Dry camping gas is more plentiful that Propane so I justdo not want to deplete my propane for other uses (Stove, BBQ, furnace Fire pit ect). Generator for me is more for charging batteries...
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With recall of the 2200’s there are none in the stores for sale. That why I went with the 4500.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:37 PM   #4
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With recall of the 2200ís there are none in the stores for sale. That why I went with the 4500.
There are several good brands of 2000-2500w gens that will pair up to double, even Onan has a 2500w. Besides that was just my reasoning, am getting to old to lug a 3500-4500 in and out of the RV. What really talked me out of propane use was I have a legacy Package which is prepped for a gen, when I went to buy the 5500 Onan after they told me how much Propane it would use it would be a waste of $$$ for me I would be running for propane every day or two. With the dual 2200 gen set up gens I can carry plenty of gas in the truck bed as they use very little and like I said gas is easier to find then propane.

You do have a great Generator (Onan) saw them at CW a few weeks ago, they look well built
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:05 AM   #5
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That model Onan appears to be the exact same generator as the Westinghouse 4500. Only difference being the stickers/color. Have a friend with the Westinghouse version and he's had good luck so far but minimal usage.
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:37 PM   #6
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What are the issues with the predator? I ask because I use 2 in parallel for years and never had an issue...

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Old 03-27-2020, 01:08 PM   #7
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I recently purchased 2 WEN 3800 inverters and with a parellel kit I can run my entire camper. Including water heater, fridge, and both 15K and 13K A/Cs. Quite amazing and they are very affordable. Purchase straight from website and avoid paying taxes and get free shipping. I could be happier and paid less than one Honda 2200 for two 3800 inverters.

Best feature of the WEN inverter is that it has a fuel drain feature. When you turn know to off it uses all the remaining fuel in the Carburetor bowl so you don't get any gumming with the ETHANOL in fuel these days. Priceless simple engineering.

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Old 03-27-2020, 04:53 PM   #8
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WEN generators are designed to mirror pure sine wave generators. Which is sales talk to say they are not pure sine wave. Will they work? Yes. Like any other brand X generator. Honda is often bashed because of price, not durability.

Like other tools, you can get Snap On or Harbor Freight. All wrenches will turn that nut, right?
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