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Old 12-05-2015, 10:32 AM   #31
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That Powerhouse 4000 fuel injected engine is LOUD! This from what I could ascertain is NOT an inverter generator. It is 3600 watts continuous with 4000 watt surge. The 4000 is misleading.

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(Zero Load / Full Load) 64.2 / 73.3 dB

The generator I recommended is 58 dB at full load and 53 dB at zero load. FOR EVERY 3 dB INCREASE, SOUND IS DOUBLED. It is 3000 watts continuous and 3300 watts surge. For about 950 bucks you can't beat a Boliy.

If someone ran one of these next to my camping spot, I wouldn't be breaking out the baseball bats but a judicious amount of diesel fuel in the fuel with do the trick.
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:43 AM   #32
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Briggs Stratton 30553 Powersmart Series Portable 2000 Watt Inverter Generator | eBay This is on ebay an open box $150. off seems like a good buy
Nice generator, decent price, but only 1600 watts continuous. Not enough to run airconditioning when other things are drawing power in the camper.

Another thing to consider is high altitude use. Even with proper carb jetting, expect to lose 3% in horsepower and ELECTRICAL POWER capacity for every 1000 feet gain above sea level. Without proper jetting, this value worsens.

My 3600 watt start, 3000 watt continuous generator puts out 600watts less at my typical camping location due to altitude. I have to ensure my battery bank is charged and make sure fridge stays on propane before I attempt my air conditioning. At full charge, my battery charger uses 750 watts and the fridge uses about 300 watts max when switched to 120V AC instead of propane.

1600 watts is sufficient to charge batteries and run the fridge on AC but with little reserve.....microwave use should be attempted if charger is done charging or shut off.
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That Powerhouse 4000 fuel injected engine is LOUD! This from what I could ascertain is NOT an inverter generator. It is 3600 watts continuous with 4000 watt surge. The 4000 is .


I guess you get what you pay for.

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Old 12-05-2015, 11:17 AM   #34
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Click on the image to make it larger so you can compare some of the common generators in the 3000 watt class

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Old 12-05-2015, 11:23 AM   #35
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Boliy versus Champion: Boliy vs Champion

Very comparable with some things favoring the Champion but the larger fuel tank on the Bolily is whey I chose it plus newer Boliy's have option of a plug in marine fuel tank for even longer times before refueling.

The seller appears to be biased towards the Champion and I think his profit margin on it is higher. I don't really care or need a trickle or USB port on a generator...that's kind of silly since my generator is usually put 25-50 feet away from my camper so we can barely hear it. The Boliy's battery is kind of weak and good for 2-3 starts only so make sure you have your fuel on and choke on before you attempt electric start-pull start is very easy and starts on 2nd pull when cold.

The champion has 2 120 volt outlets----who cares, I'm only hooking up to the generator with the 30 amp RV outlet plug/cable....

Not sure what the trickle charging feature is on the Champion which the Boliy doesn't have....but never needed this feature as far as I can tell. The Boliy does have a 12 volt output that can be used to charge dead 12V batteries directly if needed.

You can't go wrong with either the champion of Boliy but I favor the Boliy becuase it has served me WELL for many many hours and years. All I have done is change the oil and clean the spark plug once a year.

I use 5w40 diesel oil which has high detergent capability and does better job protecting engine that has no oil filter (none do that i can tell)....being a diesel oil it is designed to suspend soot and crud.

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Interesting how that boily is half the weight of the others.

Where did the weight go?




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Old 12-05-2015, 11:57 AM   #37
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I'm sure to save cost it is more plastic and lesser strength material.. Not saying it is a bad unit, no Idea, but the weight and cost came from somewhere.

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No heavy flywheel. Stepper motor maintains engine rpm and generator armature acts as flywheel.
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No heavy flywheel. Stepper motor maintains engine rpm and generator armature acts as flywheel.

But it's not a 70lb flywheel.


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