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Old 08-16-2016, 09:52 PM   #11
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To answer your question crazyasian, I own a Champion 3100w unit with 120v\30A plug-in and it powers-up and runs my 15k BTU A\C just fine. It's great generator but you'll have to refuel every 5.5-6 hrs if running your A\C constantly.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:05 PM   #12
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+1 on the Champion 3100w unit you referenced (75531i)-- it runs my 13.5 AC without difficulty. This thread is a good read:

impressed with Champion 3100 inverter generator
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I have two Champion 3500/4000 units and either will run my 15K BTU AC without any problem. The one that I keep with the unit at the storage yard is run every time I go there to clean up or do mods. It has over 1,100 hours on it and never missed a beat [$295 at Tractors Supply]. I have yet to find a need for an inverter generator.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:28 AM   #14
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I have two Champion 3500/4000 units...I have yet to find a need for an inverter generator.
They are safer for sensitive electronic equipment to be plugged into. It's easy to fry your cellphone, laptop, or iPad charging them with an open frame, non-inverter generator. Not to mention I wouldn't want to be next to you at a CG or race track while you're running your two open frame Champion units, unless I had earplugs.
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Old 08-27-2016, 12:38 PM   #15
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I installed one of these on my old pop-up and it made a world of difference. $8 and took 5 minutes to install.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:22 AM   #16
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I will also give a thumbs up to the Champion 3100I. We have 13.5K dometic A/C and our 3100I has no issue running it, along with the 2 fridges on electric.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:42 AM   #17
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Honda and Yamaha inverter generators are the top of the line. Start there and if you can't afford those then look at the knock offs like champions and boliy.
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Honda and Yamaha inverter generators are the top of the line. Start there and if you can't afford those then look at the knock offs like champions and boliy.
I wouldn't call Champion a "knock-off." It's not a clone of Honda or Yamaha, it's a completely independently engineered similar product that happens to cost a third less than H or Y.

Now Boliy looks like a rebadged Yamaha to me, but...
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I had the Champion 3000/3500 It would not run a 13.5 AC, when the AC cycled the Gen would shut down due to overload. I got rid of it and got a Honda 3000 Handi, it will run the same 13.5 AC only if I leave the ECO mode off. With the ECO mode on when AC cyales it will trip out also. The Honda 3000 Handi will only run 4 hours with the ECO mode off.
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I have two Champion 3500/4000 units and either will run my 15K BTU AC without any problem. The one that I keep with the unit at the storage yard is run every time I go there to clean up or do mods. It has over 1,100 hours on it and never missed a beat [$295 at Tractors Supply]. I have yet to find a need for an inverter generator.
X2. I also have a 2k Energizer CONVERTER generator. That cost twice what the champion did, but need the converter. My 5ver has an inverter, don't need the cost of inverter genny.

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