I wanted something rather quickly that could first carry my 1,600 watt pressure washer and then later do shore-power-away-from-shore duty. Truth is, I just sort of stumbled onto the Ramsond, and so far am very glad I did. I'm afraid that just now around here on craigslist you won't be finding any even used EU2000i for less than nearly twice what I paid for the Ramsond...You know, the one with the electric start and the 30 Amp shore power and the 12 volt DC outlet with jumper cables that runs almost as quietly as the Honda. So, I'll just pamper her and see how far she goes. Of course, If I spotted a $400 EU2000i that didn't look like it fell off the roof of a house, I might give it a good looking over. Still, I expect that at this point that money might be better spent on a nice light flexible solar array...maybe just a little 50 watter...to drape up on the bimini, since I already got a little regulator rigged up that can handle up to 100 watts, which is working just great in the lot with a big lumbering ancient unit on a fixed post still pumping out 19 Volts at 3 Amps (57 watts) on a sunny day like today. It's sure keeping my batteries tip-top.kmclemore wrote:Why not buy a used Honda? There's plenty to be had on Craigslist and eBay for way cheaper than new. Given the little buggers last forever it's unlikely you'll get a lemon.Bilgemaster wrote:Thing is, for a single-earner-household working-stiff schlub like me, being basically a sort of solidly middle class Joe 6-Pack sub-species of librarian-archivist, really needing to bring it all home on the cheap, making do with something about a third of the price of a Honda is the way to go.
Oh, by the way, today I used that ultra-handy little $88 Harbor Freight 900 watter spare genny I'm breaking in just to run the waxer/buffer over the "foundling" Com-Pac 16. I'm telling you, when you just need to run a power tool and don't need anything fancy or really powerful, it's the little genny that could.