[QUOTE=coopec43;2832779]Well I have reluctantly decided to get a portable generator but it won't be a Honda EU2000i generator costing $A1800.
The Chinese made Gentrax is selling really well in Australia
and is getting
Reviews are generally made by people after they brought a product, not by people using them over months or years.
I worked for many years on Chinese generators - at one point the company did a study and for every 1 they sold 3 came back for warranty! Hence how i got started in Generator package design, its done wonders for my career
I am presently driving a 5 year old Chinese car though and that's going strong ( Its not mine lol )
If your going Petrol ( i have no problem with it ) like Gas and Batteries
they can all burn and can be equally dangerous, treated correctly they are as safe as each other.
2 things for petrol use
1) Petrol has a shelf life and its surprisingly short - The storage
life of petrol is one year when stored under shelter in a sealed container. Once a seal is broken the fuel
has a storage
life of six months at 20°C or three months at 30°C.
2) Buy a Honda - while i don't have much experience with Suitcase gens, i can tell i have seen these used and abused, not had an oil change
in years, and thick like sludge air filter clogged up, Carb bowl half full with water
and then the capacitor or AVR fails - Engines still working ( Honda GX160 / GX200 )
I would buy a used Honda GX over any other new Petrol genset