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TP
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TP

As I end up forgetting to start a sentence with a capital Y. lol

TP
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TP

OK, I quit.

Mike Sokol
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If you’re referring to capitalization and punctuation, I get all queasy inside when I see the lack of it in media. This is largely due to my 12 years of parochial school education starting in the ’60s where nuns would smack you with a ruler when you got punctuation wrong. I’m hoping that Diane (our editor) doesn’t get a ruler because it really hurts!!!

Joel Vinson
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Joel Vinson

I’m in disbelief that an open frame Champion was on this list and the dually 3400, or 3500 wasn’t. I bought the dually 34, run it for it’s 50 hours (serviced) and pressed it into service for our trip from AL. to Newfoundland. This generator is super nice and decently quiet. I have mine in the bed of the truck with a front bedroom and it’s just fine in my book. Mine runs the 15K AC and general electrics without any issues. I have to moderate the microwave.

Mike Sokol
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If you’re referring to the top 10 list of generators under 65 dBA SPL, I would guess that the Dually 3400 or 3500 you refer to were both louder than 65 dBA. The open frame Champion was a hybrid inverter-generator so it could throttle down the engine RPMs when it didn’t need to make full power. Note that this list isn’t about how much power a generator can supply or if it can start an air conditioner. It’s only about sound level, which was the point of my lead article. And personal feelings about how loud a generator is or… Read more »

Joel Vinson
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Joel Vinson

“Note” this inverter generator is advertised at 58 dBA and that’s the reason for my disbelief. It offers another level of flexibility, runs 6+ RV useable hours, and all I’m saying is that it should of made the show. I am, in no way trying to discredit your PhD of dBA expertise, so I’m “guessing” that y’all just missed it.

Mike Sokol
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Joel, what’s the brand and model of the inverter-generator you’re referring to? And remember, the article I linked to about generators under 65 dBA SPL wasn’t an exhaustive list, just the top 10 ones found by the author. So let me know and I’ll respond about it here. UPDATE So I guessed that when you said dually 3500 what you’re referring to is the Champion 3500 dual-fuel inverter generator. Please, for anyone asking about a particular piece of gear please tell me the actual manufacturer and model number. I have literally thousands of pieces of gear swimming around in my… Read more »

Jillie
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Jillie

Camping World has a lot of pet stuff and if I remember correctly a lot of pet medical books as well. Or just keep a journal and complete medical kit for humans and dogs alike.

Bob Martin
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Bob Martin

Destination trailer just another way to take away space for the RV’er who likes to travel and see our great country. Maybe some one will build parks just for Park models and destination trailers.

Wyndy
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Wyndy

In the last month or so someone suggested a place online to buy eyeglasses or buy a backup pair. Is it possible that you have or remember that website? Thanks

Russ De Maris
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Wyndy: We’ve used zennioptical.com a few times and were happy with their work. Only issue: When the glasses come by mail, they really need to be adjusted to your face. Zenni includes directions on how to do that, but I guess we’re too clumsy. Invariably end up in an optician’s place asking for them to adjust them. We offer to pay for the adjustments, but none have taken us up on the offer.
Russ and Tiña De Maris
rvtravel.com staff

Frank Teale
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Frank Teale

Another example of people not hearing their generators is barking dogs. I’m convinced that owners never hear their dogs but us non owners sure do. Just as annoying as a loud generator!

Marmot
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Marmot

The Honda generator and, to a lesser extent, the Yamaha, has a reputation as a long-lasting, trouble-free machine. It has earned this reputation over many decades. The other, Chinese-made machines, are quiet but are also question marks regarding longevity and reliability. They are very unlikely to be as trouble-free as the Honda or, maybe, Yamaha. If you are going to use your generator frequently, and need to rely on it, invest in the Honda.

Mike Sokol
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Just about every professional sound engineer and food vendor I know either has purchased, rents, or really wants a Honda inverter generator. My dad gave me his vintage Honda EX1000 (non-inverter) generator that he hadn’t started in 10 years and left gas in that turned into varnish. I just pulled the carb apart and cleaned it with gum-out, changed the oil, put in fresh gasoline, and it started on the second pull with a little choke. I also have a Honda EU3000iS which I use for medium-size concerts, and my dad has an EU7000iS which we use for a house… Read more »

Jay French
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Jay French

Thanks for the portable small tail-gater type generators. I will be making a purchase shortly as my other 2 are a commercial portable diesel & an 8000 gas Troy-Bilt which is significantly large & noisy.
I did somewhat reduce the noise on my generators by removing their mufflers, installing a flexible extension tube & an adapter to which I added a stock motorcycle muffler which are easy to obtain from buddies who buy a new Harley & immediately change out the stock muffler.

Mike Sokol
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You’re welcome, and thanks for thinking about upgrading to a quieter generator. In fact, all our ears thank you…

JIM BRUCE
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JIM BRUCE

I JUST READ MIKE SOKOL’S ARTICLE ON GENERATORS AND IT WAS VERY INTERESTING. OVER THE YEARS I HAVE NOTICED THAT HONDA GENERATORS ARE A WHOLE LOT QUIETER THAN ALL THE REST, SO WHY DON’T THEY PUT THEM IN R.V.S? YES I REALLY BELIEVE THAT MY NEIGHBOR”S DOG BARKS A WHOLE LOT LOUDER THAT MY DOG DOES.

Charles Sandhage
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Charles Sandhage

Honda generator is the most annoying in my opinion because on the very high frequency noise, plus brings much pain to my ears. Give me a Briggs any day, music to my ears and can go right to sleep.

Mike Sokol
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Maybe you’re hearing the high-frequency noise of the inverter/chopper. I’m not sure of the frequency, but it’s probably above the 15.625 kHz of old CRT televisions. What I’ll do is run an RTA spectrum analysis on a few generators next week to see if that’s a real issue. In any event, your brain may have acclimated itself to your Briggs engine, but I’m guessing not everyone around you sleeps like a baby. Are you running it all night?

Charles Sandhage
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Charles Sandhage

Don’t have a generator of any kind. Solar takes care of our needs. Yes some TV’s bother me also years ago. Still don’t like Hondas.
Guess I’m one of those people. Don’t have a Honda lawnmower for the same reason. ??

Chuck Woodbury
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Jim, in the future, please do not type in ALL CAPS.

BuzzElectric
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BuzzElectric

Chuck. Does it hurt your ears? Lol. Who made the stupid rule that says all caps means you are yelling? Oh yeah, DONALD. No need to reply as I don’t go back and read the replies. Keep up the good work.

Linda
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Linda

Why is that Chuck? I’m sure some people find it easier to read.

TP
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TP

I find it harder to read. you can’t tell where a sentence stops and starts.

Chuck Woodbury
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Linda, typing in all CAPS it’s considered SCREAMING. And a million studies have shown that anything written in all capital letters is more difficult to read that the traditional upper/lower style.

Chuck Woodbury
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Jim, please do not type WITH ALL CAPS. It’s considered screaming.