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Old 06-12-2018, 01:11 PM
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Seems you can buy the EU2200 for $999 without trying. Even the discontinued EU2000 is still $999. Anyone know of a place that discounts Honda generators? Everything is MSRP in these parts. I've read of folks getting them for $899, but where?
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Originally Posted by Spacemaker View Post
Seems you can buy the EU2200 for $999 without trying. Even the discontinued EU2000 is still $999. Anyone know of a place that discounts Honda generators? Everything is MSRP in these parts. I've read of folks getting them for $899, but where?
No honda generators are like I phones. Unless you get a coupon from a dealer.
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I just posted a link yesterday for the WEN generator for $400. You arenít going to find the Honda any discounted
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Honda Genny's are just one of those items, it costs what it costs, and you ask anyone who has one, it's worth every penny.

I have 2000I, use it every time the power goes out.
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Honda has MAP pricing (minimum advertised price)......very rarely a dealer will discount them and they risk losing the ability to sell them if Honda doesn't approve the discounted price first (which they never do!) I have (2) 2000s I occasionally run in parallel. The first one was bought in 2004 and it still runs like new!
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I know this may be crazy but, I was in need for a 3000 watt generator. I’m a brand name guy like to buy good stuff, Honda Yamaha. So we had every intention of buying a Honda 3000is for 2k. Well after a lot of research we ended up buying a predator generator from harbor freight! I know harbor freight shit is usually junk, but after reading nearly 700 reviews at a 4.5 star rating for the bargin price of $699 me and the wife said let’s give it a try. We did and I have to tell you it’s lighter, quieter, bigger fuel tank. So far zero complaints they are worth a look. Can’t believe I’m writing this but man I give them props for this unit
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https://www.championpowerequipment.com/product/75537i-3100-watt-wireless-start-inverter/
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I bought a Yamaha 3000. It was less money and identical to the honda. Also came with wheels and carb drain petcock
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Originally Posted by t500hps View Post
Honda has MAP pricing (minimum advertised price)......very rarely a dealer will discount them and they risk losing the ability to sell them if Honda doesn't approve the discounted price first (which they never do!) I have (2) 2000s I occasionally run in parallel. The first one was bought in 2004 and it still runs like new!
MAP pricing is exactly what you said it is (minimum advertised pricing)....meaning they have set price that you cannot advertise below in order . MAP pricing does not dictate the dealers actual selling price it only dictates the price that you can advertise to draw business in IE: web prices, flyers, signs, ect. As a dealer you can sell below MAP pricing if you choose to and not risk losing your dealership of that particular product.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by t500hps View Post
I have (2) 2000s I occasionally run in parallel. The first one was bought in 2004 and it still runs like new!
That's my current stumbling block. Do I buy a pair of EU2200's (regular and companion), or do I just buy a Honda or Yamaha 3000? The nice thing about a pair of EU2200's is the 4,400 watts of starting power, which I'm certain will power a full-size fridge and a 5,000 BTU window unit or space heater. I'm not sure if the 3000 would tackle both turning on at the same time. Running watts would only be around 1,500 watts combined, but it's the starting watts that dictate the generator size. Of course, a single generator would be easier to manage, particularly if using an extended run tank set-up. On the flip side, I could save fuel by running one EU2200 during the day to power the fridge, and just power the other one up at night to power the window AC unit. I don't think I'd even need to bother paralleling them at that point.

I looked at the Harbor Freight units, and actually had a pair of the WEN units in my cart, but got cold feet when I saw the 4 hour run-time. I'm not thrilled about spending $2K on generators, but I need something I can rely on 110%.
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Originally Posted by lurker25 View Post
MAP pricing is exactly what you said it is (minimum advertised pricing)....meaning they have set price that you cannot advertise below in order . MAP pricing does not dictate the dealers actual selling price it only dictates the price that you can advertise to draw business in IE: web prices, flyers, signs, ect. As a dealer you can sell below MAP pricing if you choose to and not risk losing your dealership of that particular product.
This is the way it is. Sometimes, you will see dealers of a specific item, advertise the item and the ad says "call for prices". They can sell it for whatever price they want as they are not breaking the mfg's rules of advertising a price below MAP.
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Very pleased with my Predator 2000. I use it weekly in my business and it works like it is supposed to. Less than half the price of the Honda.
Very important to follow the break in procedure and change the oil.


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The Honda deals came in October to December last year. They wait until the end of the year to run factory rebates.
What do you plan on using the generator for?
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I was also just looking at these and then found the Westinghouse 2500 quiet genny- seems like more features, more power and lower price..
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Originally Posted by coastalfiberglass View Post
I know this may be crazy but, I was in need for a 3000 watt generator. Iím a brand name guy like to buy good stuff, Honda Yamaha. So we had every intention of buying a Honda 3000is for 2k. Well after a lot of research we ended up buying a predator generator from harbor freight! I know harbor freight shit is usually junk, but after reading nearly 700 reviews at a 4.5 star rating for the bargin price of $699 me and the wife said letís give it a try. We did and I have to tell you itís lighter, quieter, bigger fuel tank. So far zero complaints they are worth a look. Canít believe Iím writing this but man I give them props for this unit
I also have the Predator. I was buying a 5th wheel and the inspector cancelled at the last minute and I wanted to test the a/c units before I bought it. Bought the Predator 3500 inverter and it has no problem starting the 15k roof A/C.
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Originally Posted by Pipo6007 View Post
What do you plan on using the generator for?
Primary duty will be powering a full size fridge, a 5,500 BTU window A/C (or space heater), a 32" LED TV, and minimal LED lighting at a remote cabin. The fridge is 7.1 amps and the A/C unit is 5 amps, which is around 1,400 running watts. Add in the TV and lighting, and I think we'd be right around 1,600 watts with everything running. If it wasn't for the start-up requirements, a single EU2200 would run everything, but I'm guessing the start-up requirements will push close to 3,600 watts, beyond the limit of a single EU2200, or even 3,000 watt generator.

Reliability is key, because I'll be stuck if it fails.
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you can buy something (I forget what) for the AC like a larger capacitor that greatly reduces the start up requirements of the A/C

From what I have seen on youtube, the Honda2200 will run all your listed stuff above no problem.
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I have three Honda generators. One is a 5500 for the house when the power goes out, does pretty well.

I have two EU2000 I run in parallel with the surplus gas tank for my RV, they run everything in it, A/C included, provided you set things up correctly, like have the frig run on gas only while running the A/C. Then vice versa for the heat, us the gas for heat and electric for frig. Works well for the deer lodge.
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I have run a 5,000 BTU air conditioner on a Honda 1000i - no problem.
One More Time Around: Boat Air Conditioning
It also powered a 1,000 watt heater instead of the a/c.

The nice thing about the Champion 3100/2800 is that it can be started and stopped with a key fob.
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