Kipor Generator

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  1. con-tiki

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    Hi

    Was thinking of buying a kipor IG2000 generator. Price £345.... wondering if this is a good deal?

    shirl
     
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    Hi not sure on the price but do check out the size, as far as I am aware you cannot get it into the locker from outside, it has to go under the bed. It is a shade higher than the available space so a slight mod might be required to raise the bed level. As it is not an enclosed locker you will also have a smell of petrol that is very noticable if you happen to sleep on that side. As the salesman if you can try it for size. Make sure you can lift it ok it is quite heavy.
     
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    Don't use generator myself but from what I have gleaned from previous posts they are OK but the Honda although more expensive are better and quieter, but others may differ.



    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Good price and good genny. Had mine two years now. Not used much but when I do it does what it says on the tin. But as mentioned earlier - check dimensions for storage.

    Cheers

    David .....Spindrifter
     
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    DP Generators

    That sounds better. I use the 1 kw version and it's more than enough to recharge your leisure batteries whilst running a lappy and T.V.

    If you need to run a microwave then you'll need the 2 kv.:thumb:

    P.S. No petrol smell from it because the breather hole on the fuel cap can be closed when not in use.
     
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    PLUS VAT :Eeek:
    terry
     
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    Sneaky sods!!:Eeek:

    Still a good site for all the info on the gennies.
     
  9. Terry

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    Like the one on ebay -- say free P &P-- then at the bottom ask about delivery costs ? Please contact me for postage costs ?
    terry
     
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    can't see where the VAT is mentioned..have I missed something.....

    shirl
     
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    We bought one from e-bay a kippor 2000 good genni but rather big and heavy.£305 Worked well though .We sold it after 4 months and bought a Honda smaller a little quieter and not so heavy.Double the price though.:RollEyes:
    Delivery of the kippor was a nightmare first two we received were broken on delivery the third one they double packed it so it was ok.
    Honda was from Riverway £599 came direct from Honda.

    val
     
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    Sorry Shirl but there it is at the bottom of the first view of the website.

    All prices exclude VAT but include delivery :Eeek:
     
  13. con-tiki

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    Ah....I was looking at the ebay item...Yes I already looked at DPgenerators.... looks good price at a first glance....It really annoys me when they quote a price, then add the VAT....we all want to know the full price.....Cosco are another one who has the price in big print , then the price with the VAT in smaller print.....and yes I get easily irritated!!! :Rofl1:

    I am still undecided what to do.....Don't know if my 4' 10'' could lift a 22kg generator, although I am not a weakling !! lol There again I dont want to pay double for a Honda......I only want it for occasional use ..Hmmmm..decisions ..decisions

    shirl:Eeek:
     
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    Hi Shirl at the risk of getting a slap I will put it in lady speak:Rofl1:
    1Kva will give you about 800watts usable power
    Your home type hair dryer on half speed

    2kva will run you hair dryer on full speed
    And allow you straightners to warm up as well:thumb:
    there you go sorted:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Geo
     
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    hi Geo

    Oh...i was thinking about the chainsaw and electic drill !!!!! :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    All this and you like fishing too!!!:Cool::Wink:
     
  17. con-tiki

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    aye..a woman of many talents.......far too many to mention ....lol (but dinnae ken much aboot MHs ) :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Roger is correct about the locker door not being tall enough but it will fit under the couch from inside the van with room to spare.

    i disagree about the fuel smell......providing you close the air valve on the tank filler cap.

    i got fed up lifting the couch and struggling with the genny so ours lives under the dinette table......never smelt petrol at all 'cos the valve is closed when not being used.

    and dont be fooled by the '2000'....it isnt 2000watts, its 2kva which is approx 1600watts or around 7amps
     
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    Hi.

    We have had a 2Kva kippor for the past 4 years. We use it when we are on the french aires to power our microwave and charge the batteries at the same time.

    steve & ann ----------- teensvan
     
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    Hello, i bought a IG 2000 for £335 in June, brand new with warrenty no VAT + though only used it twice very pleased. Maybe a little noisier than a Honda but i can still hear "Her who must be obeyed" nagging over full power Kipor. :Laughing:

    PM me if you want the dealers addy.
     
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