Best silent genny

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  1. Kizmax

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    Has anyone any ideas about which generator is the best for wild camping not too expensive ,I see quite a lot of suitcase types on the net petrol and diesel , has anyone fitted one of the Onan diesels
    Ie quietest , electric or remote start or something I could build in as I have plenty of space :Smile:
    Any advice greatly appreciated
     
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    But none are silent, or even quiet, under load.
     
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    Again, Honda, though they do not fit your inexpensive criteria !:Doh::Doh::Doh:
     
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    All generators are noisy, just some are less noisy than others. (to seriously misquote Animal Farm)
     
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    a couple of decent solar panels a couple of good traction batteries and an good inverter will probably cost somewhere near the same and will be completely silent in operation and wont use any fuel.
     
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    I have an Onan 3.8KW fitted into our narrowboat. Air cooled, with it's own built in silencer box within the frame. They are very popular with American RV builders. Not as 'silent' as say a Honda, but hey, 3.8 kw is a hell of a lot of current for a mobile unit of it's size. Had it (second hand) for around eight years, always starts first time. :thumb:
     
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    Op did not ask for options simply what was best Genny :BigGrin:we can diversify into Kipour s etc at half price of Honda later :BigGrin::Wink:
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    none a silent or even quiet under load

    i got a 2k generator fits in the back storage in my M/h its good does the job but it does generate noise, i have heard most of them and none you could use when there are other campers around.
    i agree use solars with invertor and possibly battery to battery charger and that would do, my generator was around £500 i do regret buying it as now im fully solar for off grid,, not wired up completely yet but will be,,
    unless i had a massive motorhome then i would have went for an onboard marine generator around 4k in power to run air conditioning fridge tvs, satellite, and lighting etc etc, then and only then would i look at getting one, my advice is realy think about the times you would require this and could everything that you use be changed to 12volt appliances like i have done,,,, before i finish what reasson do you feel youm need to get a generator , if it for off grid then most of us are off grid thats the fun,
     
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    the point i made about solar was aimed at the wild camping side:Wink::Wink:
    as to not attract unwanted attention by having a noisy engine running letting the whole world know that you are there especially as most wild camping spots are secret.:Doh::Doh::Doh:
     
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    Any generator driven by an internal combustion engine will be noisy, the quietest and most reliable ones are the dearest and the cheapest are the noisiest and least reliable. It really is pretty much as simple as that.

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    AHHH BUT YOUR SOLAR IS NO GOOD IF THE SUN DON'T SHINE :BigGrin:But I see your point :Smile:
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    Nah nah n nah nah !!!!

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    We recently had a long leccy cut off !!!!!:Doh::Doh::Doh:

    Guess who's home was well lit up with the TV on etc !:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Honda ok good quality but hardly inexpensive
    Hyundai seem to be good quality a touch more noisy maybe but around half the price of the Honda, they also do some with remote control starting, we have the HT1000si more than enough to just start up and get the batteries re - charged and also charge the phones and laptops at the same time,
     

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