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RS8000E (w/ Cord)

Model #7951

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$1,179.00 MSRP Where To Buy

Generac RS8000E Portable Generator

Generac’s Rapid Start portable generators with PowerDial, provides back up power with the turn of a dial. The PowerDial streamlines the start-up process by putting all the controls on one convenient dial, so no more separate switches for turning on the engine, opening the fuel valve, or to adjust the choke.

PowerDial™ integrates the start, run and stop functions into one simple-to-use dial, conveniently located for quicker startup and shutdown, eliminating the seach for separate controls in an emergency.

Generac's 420cc OHV Engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life.

Single Touch Electric Start, battery included, provides hassle-free start-up.

Low-oil Shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage.

Covered outlets provide added protection from the environment and rugged working conditions.

Hour Meter tracks maintenance intervals.

1-1/4" Steel Tube Cradle for added durability and strength.

Fold-down, locking handle for sturdy portability and compact storage.

Large-capacity Fuel Tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times.

Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability.

25Ft Generator Cord included, permits plugging in more devices with the multi-outlet generator cord.

Disclaimer *Increases electrical current upon demand above rated output when starting electric motors.

Generac <strong>RS8000E</strong> Portable Generator

The Power to Live. Work. Play.

Portable generators are a welcome addition to many activities at home, at work, and away. In an emergency, portable generators can provide critical backup power. They make camping and tailgating more comfortable. And contractors appreciate the flexibility portable power brings to the jobsite.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Home Back Up GP17500 Purchased for hurricane back up power for my all-electric home. Works very well but just falls short of being able to operate all the house loads. Having said that it still covers the important items (a/c, lights, tv, fans, etc.) but adding the water heater and stove pushes the 50-amp capacity. Neighbors are looking at upgrading their units.
Date published: 2022-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Performance!!! The RS8000E is a fantastic portable generator that performed admirably for 66+ hrs during a recent 72-hr power outage. I bought mine at the big hardware store that starts with the letter "M" and it was one of the last 2 they still had available. . It easily powered a fridge/freezer, 5 cu ft chest freezer, 1000 watt microwave oven, 8000 BTU window A/C unit, 5000 BTU window A/C unit, a mini-fridge, fish tank with heater/filter/bubbler, and several lamps with low-wattage LED bulbs. We took turns running the A/C units, never running both at the same time. My daughter even ran a hair dryer for a few minutes. The lamps never flickered, indicating that the RS8000E never struggled to keep everything powered. . The generator started up on the first pull every time in between gas tank fill-ups, which were less frequent than I thought they'd be. I was able to run it for 12-14 hrs in between gas fill-ups. . This generator is quite loud because it's so powerful, but we were able to run it overnight because our neighbors' houses are far enough away and they wouldn't be bothered by the noise. . I really like the convenience of the PowerDial, which eliminates the need to flip a choke lever, turn a fuel valve, and push the "On" button before pulling the cord like most other generators require you to do. . I highly recommend this workhorse of a generator. It saved us about $1,000 in frozen meat/food that would have spoiled, prevented our fish from dying, and kept us out of the dark for 3 nights. It paid for itself in its first use. . As a Wisconsinite, Generac is the first name that comes to mind when I think of whole-house and portable generators. You can't go wrong with Generac generators. So if you're thinking of buying the RS8000E, just go ahead and buy it! You won't regret it!
Date published: 2022-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great generator for price My GP8000E generator was delivered to my carport in the box. It was easy to set up. Since there's no gas in the tank, we just leaned it back on it's side, allowing us to put the wheels on without picking up the generator. My husband and I had it together and running in less than an hour. I love the electric start. It's not as loud as I thought it would be. Not had to use it after a storm (hope I never do), but so far so good. I crank it up and use it every two weeks so don't have to worry about storage. It powers the coffee pot and air fryer without blinking an eye. I searched and searched for a generator made in the U.S.A., and Generac was the most made in the U.S.
Date published: 2022-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lets see how this is handled... Bottom of box and pallet was taped to pallet. I signed off, delivery driver drove off. 3 hours later, at 6:30 pm I took off the tape to see that somewhere in the process the tape was used to cover up a number of big holes and the powder coated frame was scraped up in 5 places. The battery tray flange was bent. Forklift damage I assume. I'm asking retailer to contact Generac and get me touch up paint to avoid rust... and a return.... I'm in the process of breaking it in. Lets see how Generac handles this, and I'll report back. Somebody tried to cover up a mistake, and it does not reflect well on the brand.
Date published: 2022-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality I really like the product, however the Owner's Manual and installation was hard to read and did not adequality explain and was hard to follow. The Unit id Label was hard to read because it was too close below the generator. It would be better with larger illustrations and more views.
Date published: 2022-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great generator with a couple of minor discrepancies. I bought this mainly for sudden power outages that I have in my area. Considering the fact that they happen often and living out in the country. Also being on well water. Back up power of some kind is even more important. Of course beggars can’t be choosers and didn’t have much of a choice but to pick this one at the time. I am however still very happy with my purchase and will do 90% of what I need it to do. Start up, running and shut off couldn’t be much easier and like that it can still be pull started if necessary. The charging port for the battery is a nice touch too. Negatives: The instructions weren’t hard to follow but were hard to read because everything was so small. The lettering and pictures. Only other small issue I had was with putting on one of the wheels. The spindle as I guess you would call it where the cotter pin goes into had to be inserted the opposite direction of the other one because the motor mount is in the way. That’s something that could easily be remedied at the factory but would’ve been nice to see that in the instruction manual at least because I had to second and triple check to make sure I wasn’t doing something wrong. Yes I’m aware it does not affect the generator at all whatsoever. Motor or moving wise obviously. Only thing I wish this generator had was a smart idle. In the future if and when I do get a power outage I know for a fact that this will do what I need it to do and still recommend it to people. If this 8,000 watts is enough for said purpose.
Date published: 2022-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fuel consumption for 175000e? What is fuel consumption for the 175000e. Be use gas is expensive. 4:49 gal here.
Date published: 2022-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST ON THE MARKET i have owned this for a few years now. have 93 hrs. on it does a wonderful job when needed. the only thing is the battery for electric start had to replace it (sits more then it runs). when the power goes off nice to have this. we lose power at least once a week ( BAD electric company).BUY Generac if you want to be happy when power goes off!!!!!
Date published: 2022-04-21
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