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12vman

07:01AM | 09/24/03
Member Since: 11/13/02
33 lifetime posts
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I am looking ot purchase a generator before winter and am looking for recommendations from anyone who would like to share them. I look at it as a lifetime investment in a backup power source. I was thinking of something in the 6-7 KW range, for less than $2000. Any suggestions?

Regards,
-12vman

Piffin

02:52PM | 09/28/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
For something that big, dependable for life, and under 2K?

I would look at Onan or Honda but the price might run a little over or you'll need to settle for smaller>5000w

toolcen2

06:10PM | 10/01/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
67 lifetime posts
look at my website for information you are seeking. www.tool-central.com

Jim D

12:32AM | 10/06/03
Member Since: 01/06/01
345 lifetime posts
12VMAN - hi, after going without electricity for over 12 days because of Hurricane Isabel, I'm also in the market. I've seen both Chicago Electric and Coleman Powermate generators in the 6-8 KW (peak) range for under $2K. The one I'm eyeing right now is a Coleman Powermate with 8.1KW (peak)/6.5KW (normal) output, 4 120V outlets and 1 240V outlet (twistlock), with wheel and handle kit, for $1300. I saw it at the Harbor Freight website (www.harborfreight.com). I've seen earlier posts about the tools they offer, and as someone said, you may get what you pay for if you buy an off-brand. I've seen both makes of generators used in my area (Northern Neck of VA) by homeowners and at construction sites. I hope this helps some - regards! Jim D/Heathsville, VA
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