Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 14
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ek They work sometimes....
When they are running great they def get the job done. I am using them to power my 36' camping trailer. I have had a few issues with them. For one they occasionally pulse really bad upon start up to the point the shut off (and yes I am doing the proper start up procedure). Seems like the auto idle gets stuck. You have to just shut it down let it sit for a while then start it back up. Problem seems to fix its self. Bottom line for the money you can't beat them. I would recommend these to someone that is only going to use them every once and a while. Would not buy if I had to rely on them 100% of the time.
April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tom One good one Bad
When the two generators were opened, both had oil in the plastic wrapping. I was a little concerned. I filled both with the provided oil. The first was perfect, started right up and all was good. The other one, same thing, except the oil all leaked out over night. I returned it to the store and without hesitation, they replaced it.
Overall, I am happy though. They give plenty of power and are certainly quiet.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nate450r Have not used them yet but tested and good so far
Very easy to set up put oil in them they supply dump the whole bottle in and follow instruction and they both fired right up! I tested all of the outlets with a 1500W heater to make sure they all work and everything was good. Put them on economy mode turned on heater and they idled up right away and powered no problem. They are both also very quiet I was kind of worried about that because I have used the Honda generators and they are quiet and was hoping these would be the same and they are. Happy so far will take them camping soon. Just make sure to add some fuel stabilizer to the fuel you put in them will help for sure and run non ethanol fuel if possible.
September 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Save your money!!!
So, let me start with the fact that I read lots of online reviews. I purchased a pair of these! I've taken them out six times camping. On the sixth trip one of them died. The piston came off the crank shaft and totally ruined the motor! Home Depot won't return it, had to send to manufacture service center. 10 weeks to get a replacement. While I was at Home Depot trying to return it, another gentleman returned his with a seized motor too. Although many reviews are good about this product, the bad one are really bad!!! In the owners manual it warns " not for use above 2000 feet of altitude ". Just go buy the Honda! I spent 1200 bucks to learn my lesson, now I have spent another 2000 for the Honda that will probably last my lifetime!
October 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Matt So far so good and cheaper than the Honda or Yamaha combo
I bought these to power my 30 amp RV and so far don't have any complaints. Delivery and packaging were good and fast . The 30amp parallel box came a couple of days later and I haven't had a chance to try everything together yet. Both Genies fired right up after adding the included oil. The Quality looks to be as expected. Pretty good Chinese made backed by an American company with a good reputation for customer service. I went with the Ryobie ( as mention American company) for parts availability and the fact that it is the most affordable system with the Parallel combo board. The individual generators are small and light enough to pick up with one hand. This made a lot more sense than going with a big single generator. My wife and daughter will appreciate the handle and wheels for easy transporting too. Ergonomics are good and make these easy for anyone to use.
October 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Me Generator package
I have needed a portable generator for camping and travel for some time. This package provides me with flexibility for multiple use when minimal power is needed and the option of the parallel operation for large power draw situations. The units have operated flawlessly individually and when connected. Great purchase!
October 7, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CLG Didn't get to use
I received my two Ryobi generators super quick but one of them was missing the idle switch and the other one's idle switch was bent and had a couple of hoses not connected inside. They should have been inspected before packaged. Hassle free when I returned them to the store.
October 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Happy with the purchase!
Very happy with my purchase! Very easy to use and get started. Just follow the instructions that are given when starting generator for the first time and it started right up! Very quite like they state in their description. I had heard that Honda was the only way to go when buying these types of generators, but at this "price point" I thought I would give it try and I'm very glad that I did! The handle for pulling is also a very nice and convenient feature.
August 18, 2015