Generator Advice

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  1. lorger

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    I am thinking of buying a generator for use in the mh mainly for Lorraine ans Sophie so they can use their hair drier while wild camping. Which one apart from a Honda would you recommend i have seen Kippor, Kiam and Hyundai i am thinking of getting a 2000w or more.

    Any advice welcome the reason i dont want a Honda is purely down to price and amount of use it will get plus being a Scotsman i dont like spending money:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Let the fight begin.....:Rofl1:



    i had a Kipor IG2600.....excellent bit of kit, for a Honda copy, 'til it went wrong.

    needs a new electronics card at £299 with no warranty.
     
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  3. Hayleylulu

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    can't beet a kipor stops people parking nere you works for me
     
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    If its JUST for hair drying or other non electronic devices but not like TV.s Laptops etc just buy a cheapo for £100 - £220 from one of the DIY sheds.

    Either that or a pair of scissors and give em a short back and sides !:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
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    i have a spare 6.5 kw frame genie its about as quiet as a kipor at 100 feet :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I predict that your incredible generosity will be your downfall.

    I'd just buy a towel.
     
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    I have for sale a Kipor 2600 KW if your interested.

    Now I am fully solared don't need it.......

    Ex cond

    PM if any interest:Wink:

    Just seen your in Scotland..........sadly
     
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    I use a Pro User invertor genny from Makro they are on offer at the moment in our local store, very reasonable price and we have had no probs with it. Not as quiet as a honda but not noisy either (never had any complaints about it when running it from others near by)
     
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    get the larges out put you can afford !!! we know that women can use the power from a small power station to run all their electric gadgets:Rofl1:
     
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    although on a serious note if you did get a honda you wouldn't struggle starting it like i did with the kipor.

    but basically most of the suitcase type generators come out of the same chinese factory.
    the kipor ones are popular but spares can be hard to get as with anything chinese.

    the hyundai ones look ok as do the SDMO ones although i think they are one and the same.

    price wise for 2000watt you are into the £500+ starting point unless you go second hand in which case just buy honda.

    remember if it looks too good to be true it probably is:thumb:
     
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    knockoff ones are the best to buy ask any lad in Liverpool and they will get you one:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Was it smoking ?
     
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    Hi Gerry

    Dave bought a frame generator from our local Car Boot Sale, BUT we never carry it.

    I went for a shorter hair style, carry hair gel to give the style volume, and a gas hot hair brush/curling tongs. I did use an invertor once to power a hairdryer, (onknown to Dave so Shhh) and it worked with the engine running whilst I dried.

    June
     
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    generators

    I can see a slap coming your way Yosser you rapscallion how very dare you :Eeek::Eeek::RollEyes:
     
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    In my experience, the less you are going to use the genny the more expensive one you should buy. Full timers use Kipors year in year out, especially during winter months. But just one winter in a shed unused seems to kill the cheap ones, whereas my Honda will always start with just one pull or if its been left a really long time, maybe two.

    If you do buy a cheapy, put it under load once a month minimum:thumb:
     
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    Leave them at home:Rofl1:
     
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    You have a PM Gerry..............:Smile:
     
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