Decision time !!!

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie Read Only Funster

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    I am going to buy a generator !! I have looked at Honda and I have looked at Kipor..the Kipor looks favourite on price alone....Suggestions please and where to Buy...Ta muchly !!:thanks2:
     
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    Hi Steve

    Hope everything is ok with Kay:thumb:

    I went for the Kippor 2000, it does the job never had any trouble and bought it of e-bay a couple of years ago.:thumb:

    And don't forget a good chain and padlock to stop it growing legs and walking off
     
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    I suggest you buy a Honda, but if you do not want to spend that much money then your best bet is to contact PlanetGenerators Keen prices and a good aftersales service.
     
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    Hi Steve, i last week plunged for the Kipor IG 2000 after spending days surfing for the best gen + best price, i paid £335 + £9.95 p+p. I've only used it the once last weekend + it was great. Should you decide this is the model you want + the price is right feel free to PM me + i can give you the dealer also an article i found online about how Kipor had stolen the Honda patent + Honda are trying to stop all sales of Kipor in the UK.
     
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    I was sure that the Honda v Kipor was resolved ages ago. Is it still going on?

    I do not know what bits Kipor copied, but it certainly wasn't the noise reduction. :BigGrin: All generators are noisy under load, but the wail of a hard working Kipor has me running for my ipod, headphones and some heavy metal:Smile:
     
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    the Kipor i've bought seems very quiet + i'm very pleased with the 56db but i'm no expert on them but it could do with being a little noisier as i can still hear the Mrs when she goes on + on. :Smile:
     
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    Hi Steve.
    splash out and buy a honda, No contest IMO. I looked for ages and eventually went for the honda. when in the van I can not hear it running. Iy is whisper quiet. It even prevents the anti generator brigade from tutting. Kippors are ok, but a poor mans honda :Rofl1::Tongue1:hardhat
     
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    Poor man me. :Sad:
     
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    I've had my kipor for 4 years and very pleased.

    Jim is biased as he has shares in Honda:secret:

    Haggers is minted and now embarrassed at all the money he has spent:Tongue1:
     
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    We decided to go for the Honda. The 5 year guarantee helped . also will run on a gas conversion.
    Pudseykeith :thumb:
     
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    is that to bash the sh*t out of the kippor owner:Rofl1:
     
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    i use a kipor diesel genny .not quiet infact its very niosey.only use it for working welder etc but nice genny got it from theirish lads for 250. sometimes think the big petrol would have been nice. forget the so called quiet ones they still iritate when on allday how some do.
     
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    my advice, if it is worth anything, and I don't want to dampen the thought of you buying a generator.......once you have purchased one, leave it at home, as what I have seen other motor homers don't seem to like the person running a genie....I was just speaking to brit on Friday he has one kept in his shower (because he does not like using it now, he has been over here for 8 weeks) when he tried to use it in France the French people was pulling there hair out and shaking there fists not a good start on a aire/campsite....
    just a thought ..........Mel living in France
     
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    I wondered how long it would be before the dont use a genny argument started. Although you of course make valid points Mel there is no excuse not to have a genny, its all about how you use it. Whne we have stayed on aires in France in the middle of winter, everybody practically runs a generator regardless of what country they come from. Rare that someone runs one past 11pm and rare for it to be started in the morning. Its a sort of genny code.

    We use ours at shows and rallies and all ways pay respect to others around us even placing 30 meters away and running a cable. Ours as said is whisper quiet, its a honda after all and to date we have had no complaints or fist shaking.:thumb:
     
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    We were a little torn between the kipor and the honda.


    We bought a honda and if you are going to use it well i.e. not just a few times a year I think the honda is worth the extra money.
     
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    I am not against genies .......I have two myself one is a 1kw and one is a 2.2 kw....would I use them!!!!!!!! no, I use the 110w solar and battery...and I know you are going to say they are ok while the sun is shining...but up till now I have been ok just been away for 4 weeks only three sites with EHU..but it is better that being on a site no should I say a fair ground in the evening .......the fellow motorhomer i mentioned he said he had to put his genie well well away from his van then he called at the shops for a large carboard box to cover the genie, with hole cut out for the for exhaust fumes just to pasify the neighbours...he said it is not worth the trouble to run the genie for a couple of hours in the evening....not me

    if you are wild camping OK if you are on your own on a site Ok.........
     
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    Many thanks for all the input. I have decided on a Honda and the cheapest quote is £597.16 from tidyco.co.uk Unless you know better of course...:thumb:
     
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    A mighty fine choice, and a good price. get it ordered.:thumb:
     
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    Did you buy it? I'm guessing at that price it's the EU10i, I'm seriously thinking about a 20i and the cheapest I've found is Edge Technology - £899 :thumb:
     
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    The bigger the better take my word for it.
     
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