Written on: 09/06/2008 by maybe1
Quite, easy to maneuver & economical.
Clearly designed for limited, homeowner use.
I bought this Honda eu2000i for use in an old classic motor home I am lovingly restoring. I had originally planned on getting two and combining them to met AC requirements in combination with computer use and other light demands.
Superficially, the eu2000i is an easy unit to fall in love with.
Unfortunately, I know Honda for not standing behind their warranties. I learned this first hand with a commercial 13 hp ohv Honda engine on a pressure washer. Honda said water got into the cylinder and caused damage to the piston - my loss.
I still buy Honda based primarily on its reputation for longevity, but I am of the opinion that this unit is designed with the weekender more in mind while Hinda promotes it in its commercials as being suited for commercial filming on desert islands. That's an enormous expense to go to and rely on two units. That tells me Honda wants to assure me that construction guality isn't an issue with this unit.
With a limited oil supply for cooling, an oil splashing device that tends to break, a soft metal connecting rod, which tends to stretch in excess heat, and an engine that Honda chose to utilise is a hotter running over head cam engine instead of the cooler running over head valve engine, I wonder where Honda has placed its engineering focus on this unit.
I am going to give careful reconsideration to spending another thousand dollars plus for a generator I will need to accept was not built to run like my Honda Helix, which I think of as being bullet proof.
I'm not saying that this unit might not last for many years of flawless service, but it doesn't have the beef for the peace of mind I would rather associate with its intended purpose.
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