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[Costco] Firman W03081 3,300 W Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator - $599.99 ($540 with HD PM)

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[Costco] Firman W03081 3,300 W Gasoline Powered Inverter Generator - $599.99 ($540 with HD PM)

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After seeing the 2000w or whatever it was posted last week for $500, I have been watching this one because this is my ideal generator... good timing :D

https://www.costco.ca/Firman-W03081-3%2 ... 23499.html

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Check this vid if you're curious about the noise, skip to 2:50, the guy fires it up and is able to talk over it fine and he's only a couple feet away from it.
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T3rry wrote: After seeing the 2000w or whatever it was posted last week for $500, I have been watching this one because this is my ideal generator... good timing :D

https://www.costco.ca/Firman-W03081-3%2 ... 23499.html


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Thanks for the post, it is very tempting.

It would be the ideal generator for me if it was dual fuel. I'm looking for something that can run on propane so I don't have to deal with stale fuel for the two or three times I would use it each year.
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With gas at this price... I wish there is a electricity to gas converter... lol
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spy007z wrote: With gas at this price... I wish there is a electricity to gas converter... lol
To run your lawnmower? Yes, electricity is approximately 85% cheaper than gas. Cost is the main reason I now use a TON of electricity (2000+kWh every month - for the house & to drive 9,000km on about $100) and about $5 per year in gas (snowblower & lawnmower).

Luckily I live in an area that rarely gets power outages, no use for a generator.
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spy007z wrote: With gas at this price... I wish there is a electricity to gas converter... lol
Where can i get this! lol
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Has anyone used this at a provincial camp site? is it loud? I booked one this summer, going with a 8 month old infant... want to get this as a back up ... i was planning on bringing 2 boat deep cycle batteries with me and an inverter.
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I have thi exact one and paid the exact price. Been very happy with it. I highly recommend changing the oil after the first 10hrs of use as recommended and get an ngk plug.

I thought about going dual fuel but the complexity when it comes to servicing wasn't worth the trouble to me.

Cant go wrong with 600$.
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sonyminidiscman wrote: Has anyone used this at a provincial camp site? is it loud? I booked one this summer, going with a 8 month old infant... want to get this as a back up ... i was planning on bringing 2 boat deep cycle batteries with me and an inverter.
its very quiet compared to a conventional generator, as long as you get an inverter generator it'll be quiet
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sonyminidiscman wrote: Has anyone used this at a provincial camp site? is it loud? I booked one this summer, going with a 8 month old infant... want to get this as a back up ... i was planning on bringing 2 boat deep cycle batteries with me and an inverter.
Hopefully nobody camping anywhere close to you.
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IntrepidRT wrote: Hopefully nobody camping anywhere close to you.
It'd be nice if people knew what they were talking about here.... check this vid, skip to 2:50, the guy can talk over it no problem, its not loud by any means

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IntrepidRT wrote: Hopefully nobody camping anywhere close to you.
are you referring to baby cries or the possible generator? lol

i plan to only run generator during the day to charge up the boat batteries...

unfortunately, I could not get an electric site because of the reservation system loophole and someone people willing to a lot more to get an electric site
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T3rry wrote: It'd be nice if people knew what they were talking about here.... check this vid, skip to 2:50, the guy can talk over it no problem, its not loud by any means

Thanks for the video.... still a bit too loud for camping i think... why can't they make one as quiet as a civic or camry...
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sonyminidiscman wrote: Thanks for the video.... still a bit too loud for camping i think... why can't they make one as quiet as a civic or camry...
i am sure you could if you put on a 12 ft exhaust system
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rodenti wrote: Thanks for the post, it is very tempting.

It would be the ideal generator for me if it was dual fuel. I'm looking for something that can run on propane so I don't have to deal with stale fuel for the two or three times I would use it each year.
A dual fuel will not happen at this price. Especially inverter. There is a fuel shut off on this. This combined with some fuel stabilizer works great. When I am done using, unplug everything, turn the fuel off and let it run dry.
sonyminidiscman wrote: Has anyone used this at a provincial camp site? is it loud? I booked one this summer, going with a 8 month old infant... want to get this as a back up ... i was planning on bringing 2 boat deep cycle batteries with me and an inverter.
Yes, I brought it to Mikisew last year. It might depend on the sight, but you can run this during the day and charge batteries. You may want to bring a dedicated charger for better charging. Depending on the size of your rig, We have a simple 26ft, but was able to get 1.5 days per battery. All we used was lights and water pump and whatever sensors that are always powered up. You could also build a simple sound box with one end open for exhaust and a small vent on the other end for air flow. But there is an econo-switch that lowers the volume and only kicks in louder when there is a draw.
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