GP6500E Watt Portable,49-State
You get what is advertised
I decided that going without electricity and having the basement flood after the last hurricane was more stress than I wanted in my life. I did a lot searching on the internet for a generator that would give me the best peace of mind. I settled on the Generac 5940 GP6500- 6500 Watt Portable Generator (5940).
I paid for the tail gate service and it was delivered very promptly and wheeled up to my house. Assembly was extremely easy. I put oil and gas in it as directed, and with one pull it was running. A few weeks later I had the "Transfer Switch" installed and we killed all power to the house, started the generator, and flipped the transfer switch to the operating position. Everything we had connected (which was just about everything except central air conditioning) was powered on. We even ran water until our well pump turned on and the generator never even hesitated or appeared to be under strain.
So if we ever lose electricity again, especially for a long duration of time, the neighbors will see that we have heat, water, and lights. They will all be welcome!
Thanks Generac for supplying a product that truly is what is advertised. In today's world it is nice to see some honesty in advertising.
November 22, 2011
Bought this generator because of power outage. This is my 2nd GP 6500. Easy assembly except the store did not include the wheels. Started on very 1st pull and ran flawlessly. Noise level is acceptable. I cannot say enough about this generator. It easily handles my whole house. I had many neighbors come over asking about it and I'm sure that some of them are going to or did buy an identical. unit. It is nice to get your moneys worth.
April 23, 2013
Easy to start
Although I have not had to use this for any length of time yet, it is easy for me to start up and ready for use. It appears to be as quiet as any portable generator can be.
April 4, 2013
Great unit for our construction needs!
This unit is exactly what we need for power tools prior to installation of utilities at new home construction sites.
March 20, 2013
Good value for the price
I looked extensively at generators prior to making my purchase and this one had more features and value for the price. Was very easy to set up and start up can be done by anyone. Would recommend this product to anyone looking for a portable generator.
March 11, 2013
Purchased the gp6500 after a lot of research. It offered the best power for the price. We only had to use it for a little over 1 hour for the first 7 months we owned it. We have been faithful in starting it about every other week or so and ran it with a load for about 20 minutes. We have kept the tank full of gas treated with stabilizer. Well sure enough we lost power this week do to freak March snowstorm. Started on the second pull. It ran over the course of three days for 29 hours. Worked flawlessly. Really a lifesaver, especially with three kids and the wife. Ran 3/4 of the entire house including a well pump, two refrigerators and a deep freezer. We have a Woodstove in the basement so no need for it to run a heat source. Bottom line... Awesome product, great value and so far seems durable. If you're debating this generator, go for it!!!!
March 8, 2013
Easy assembly. ALL parts were there. Started on very first pull and continues to do so.
March 2, 2013
Quick Start, solidly built
I live in the Northeast corridor and have decided this wacky weather is no fun w/o electricity. Purchased the GP6500E w/ manual transfer kit. Assembly was easy. Started right up w/ the electric ignition. Contracted a local electrician to install the transfer box. Straight forward and no surprises, other than needing a 60 amp main breaker. Electrician commented on the box and said the set-up was pretty slick. Prepared and waiting for Mother Natures next haymaker.
February 26, 2013