Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 404
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tomcatdad Hardworking and Reliable
I've had my Ryobi for a little over two months now and it has been nothing short of amazing. After a short break in period I run full synthetic oil continuously in the generator and have changed the oil every 100 hours as recomended. During this two month period I've put approximately 100 hours a week on it and it hasn't failed once. I use it on a semi truck to charge the batteries and run a 6000 btu air conditioner. It has been easy on the gas and uses about 10 gallons of gas per 100 hours of use. No regrets on going with the Ryobi.
August 29, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mc Ok for the price
I bought 1st unit at Home Depot and it leaked fuel. Returned and received replacement with good customer service from the store in Carson city. It might have been damaged from shipping, I'm not sure.
2nd unit works fine, starts on one pull. It will run 6-8 hours without refueling and seems very efficient. It is fine for recharging my rv battery but doesn't have much additional capacity. I have a 1500 watt space heater, which it run will run on low settings.
The generator is quiet at idle speed but much louder under a load. given the price, it seems like an ok purchase for those like me but I'm doubtful it generate 1800 watts based on testing.
October 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tshirtmeister Great Generator
Great generator for Camping. Quiet was what the campground host said. I was impressed after buying a cheap piece of junk made by Lifan that failed in 2 days. This guy was quiet and ran all day on a tank of gas. Just as good as a honda or Yamaha at almost half the price. I used it for a month straight and it was perfect. Purchase this generator with no fear of trouble. Great Quality better price!
July 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by justjodi Serendipity
We bought one of these a few weeks ago so I could work during power outages...then Hurricane Matthew came. We took it out of the box and got it ready. The instructions were really easy and it started immediately. We lost power Saturday morning at 11am and ran this thing until Sunday morning at 7am. It powered a small compact refrigerator, 2 large flat screens, 2 Directv receivers, 3 lamps, a laptop, cable modem, wireless router, and charged all of our phones -- at the same time. It didn't even feel like our power was out! We bought several gallons of gasoline, but only needed about 2.5.
October 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Confused Tailgating generator experience
Purchased this generator/invertor for use at a major college tailgating gathering. Tested the generator at home before the big game - worked great. Got to the tailgate before the game - took 20 minutes to get it started. Second tailgate - 2 people pulling the starter cord for 20 minutes each - finally started. Tested it at home again - wouldn't start after lengthy attempts.
Returned unit to Home Depot for repair - missing for 4 weeks - can't get an appropriate answer from my home store. Bought a Honda EU2000 so that I could tailgate.
What are your thoughts?
October 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ShamanRainman off grid living
So.I bought this unit as it had the only eco system of the ones in stock at the time. I use almost every ryobi tool there is and have had great luck with all of them. Except the gas weedeater. I have well over 2500 hours on my unit and I still run the factory spark plug and air filters. I am very maintenance savvy and do it when necessary and on schedule. Its not the most powerful unit but it runs my full size fridge.. my lights. Charges all my ryobi batteries for radio and fans. I love it so far... it still runs perfect just like new. I guess I should get it a new spark plug someday....
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Awesome for the price!
October 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lola The generator came with oil, but I purchased another small one just to have on hand. I put gas in it and it started right up. The pull start was easy enough for me to use; I don't have a lot of upper body strength.
October 25, 2016