Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 15
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by PowerMan Difficult to start, but works.
The generator is tricky to start (finicky choke), but once started it powers various household items adequately. I have not yet tried it on items that draw a lot of power.
February 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kaiserdr Won't start, terrible customer support--AVOID IT
This generator was delivered by UPS, it is heavy, close to 100 pounds. It does not have wheels or handles to lift it. I got this item six months ago. When it came I attached a propane bottle to it and the unit started right up. I ran it for three or four minutes, turned it off, and it has never run since. I called tech support and they were unable to help me. This generator is expensive, will not run and the tech support is non-existent. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
June 10, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by woodstock DO NOT PURCHASE
I purchased this unit to power our camper mostly for the air conditioner, the generator runs a little while then shuts down I have to put oil in it then it will run for about 2 hours then shut down again, LOW ON OIL again, I use high quality oil ( royal purple), and new spark plug ( E-3 ) then it seemed to run a little longer seems to LOVE the oil drinks it like a cold beer ... I would not recommend this unit !!!
July 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FarmerJP Great Generator, Love the Propane Fuel
This is the perfect size for us, we have changed all lighting to LED and don't need a 5K or larger unit, they consume too much fuel. Lots of conflicting reviews on the this generator but I liked what I saw and I have converted my Honda and Yamaha inverters to propane before, I needed a generator that would run our house and this one is just right. There are a few procedures to follow. My opinion, First, use a high quality BREAK IN OIL, DO NOT USE FULL SYTHETIC ON YOUR INITIAL BREAK IN. Once you've put some hours on it, use whatever you'd like. Next, When you hook up the tank, turn it on very slow, the newer OPD propane tanks have a shut off, if you turn the tank on too quickly it will activate the internal shut off and the generator will not get any fuel, this is not a generator characteristic, this is all tanks you buy today. Once you've slowly turned on the tank and you no longer hear the hissing of fuel filling the line, continue to turn the handle on the tank all the way to the open position. Next, push the purge button located on the top and in the center and hold for a few seconds, this gets propane to the carb.
NOTE: If you do not hear a steady hissss of propane, your OPD valve on your tank activated and has slammed shut, you are not getting any fuel, you need to reset your tank. Turn the propane tank back off, hit the purge again to release the pressure, you will hear a click from the tank, then turn tank valve back on slowly and hit purge again for a few seconds.
Once you hear the steady hisssss of propane from the purge button, now turn your engine switch to ON and steadily pull the start handle. Should start in 1-3 pulls every time. I DO NOT USE THE CHOKE. Not quite sure why the instructions say to choke but when running any of my other propane generators or even forklifts a choke is not needed. Mine starts a lot better without using it.
I have ran this little generator through it's paces and am very happy with it. Best thing, I don't need to store large amounts of gasoline in the winter.
October 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Antonio5983 Pretty good Propane Gas Generator
I ordered this about 10 months ago and hadn't needed it until 6/29/12. I put full synthetic oil in it, since propane burns so clean I'll probably never have to do an oil change. This thing runs great, not very loud. The only little quirk is that if you wire this directly into your panel, Make sure you fire up everything very slowly. I recommend the fridges/freezers first, due to the Circuit Breaker on the actual generator being picky.
June 30, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kaiserdr Looks nice, but very hard to start
I only received this generator a week ago, but discovered it is very hard to start. I bought this to run electrical accessories at home, like a saw and other similar small items. This is a propane generator, I got a fresh tank of propane and read the instructions closely, but can not get the generator to run.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NYfamily Perfect! You may need a second larger for larger homes
Handy! Our power went out and immediately we plugged this in-no gas lines to wait in-no gasoline to store
Very easy to operate. Use manual -not- instructions on top of generator
5500 watts is ideal but 3500 works like a charm
If it had wheels it would be perfect
November 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cway89 So far so Good
Got the generator after what happened to us from Sandy,,,
Received it in a timely manner and tested it right away.,, so far very satisfied and have no complaints... Love the Propane option...
November 20, 2012