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Coleman Powermate 1850 Watt

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PP Angler

I'm considering buying a Coleman Powermate 1850 watt generator and I'm looking for some help if anyone has one or used one.

My main concern is noise, the Honda 2000K is quiet and very dependable, but it's also twice the cost as the Coleman.

How noisy are they??

Are the reliable??

THX for any info!!

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grip-em+rip-em

Ive never used a coleman generator, but have used the honda. Your right, the honda is quite and dependable. I would spend the extra money for what you know works. You dont want to be sitting out there, saying I should have spent the extra money for the honda.

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Ret-ro

I have one and put it on a 80' cord to get it away from the house. You can still hear it but not real loud. If you park your vehicle in between the geny and your house it is almost silent. Honda's are twice as silent. But like you say twice the cost. Mine burns up a tank of gas in about 5 hours. We don't fire it up until well into the evening, and never during a heavy bite. Only gripe with mine is that it has to be warm to start it. It pulls over like a mule if it is cold and is impossible to start. I put mine in front of the heater until it pulls over easy. Usually about 15-20 min. Hope this info helps. Have had mine for four years, no mechanical issues.

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realtower

pp, I have the powermate and used it for many trips. It is so loud that I would never use it for ice fishing. It goes through gas about every 4-5 hours and is knowen to have problems with the shut off switch. I have recently bought a honda 3000 and is the best investment I have ever made. I can set it next to the fish house and cant hear it. It has electric start and can run on all night on a tank of gas. No comparison buy the Honda.

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Kaz

HONDA, HONDA, HONDA!! Enough said... I have a Honda 1000 and it is so quiet that I forget it's on.. I use it to recharge the deep cycle batteries, everything runs on 12vdc; TV, Lights, Marine Radio, Ham Radio (real drain), and a graph in flasher mode. Takes about two hours. I don't use the 12vdc output, but put a 50amp charger in line. The Honda doesn't even come off the enegy saver cycle. Never had any problem starting even it'd left in the truck when it's cold.. Runs several hours on a single tank. Go with the Honda, you won't regret it....Kaz

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rmh2o

The Coleman might be half the price but it makes twice the noise and burns twice the fuel and you will be lucky if it lasts half as long as the Honda.Plus you wont have people wanting to kill you when you start it up on the ice.I have a Honda 2000 and have used it a lot on the ice in the last 3 years and it always starts on one or two pulls and still has the original spark plug.

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PP Angler

THX for all the help guys, looks as though I'll just have to save a few more pennies and get the Honda, I assumed that the Honda would be the way to go, now I'm positive!!

THX again!!!

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Aqua Eye

Just curious but I would like to know of a web-site where a guy could get a rough idea of what an older Honda 1400ex generator is worth. I'm not looking to sell it but I would still like to know what comparable power equipment is selling for.

I also have a gas powered coleman compressor with a 5.5 honda engine. I figure I'll keep the generator for that rare instance when it might be needed and the compressor is good for an occasional flat on the lawnmower and to blow out sprinkler heads in the fall. I purchased both from a previous employer thinking I might put them to use on a more regular basis some day but to be honest they mostly collect dust in the shop.

Once in a while someone will ask me if I'm interested in selling something, and I think it would be nice to have a resource to turn to if I needed it. Where do you guys go for that kind of info? Troy

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