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Old 09-08-2011, 08:24 AM   #51
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AND..... Thanks to ALL of you for the input, ideas and opinions..We are going camping till sunday..On the shores of lake huron, If... any of you ,can do a reverse rain dance for us , Please do so.. the remains off tropical storm lee are still hanging around for a few more days !!
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:27 AM   #52
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Sorry to be so oblivious to these things, but do people run generators (outside of built in units) for an overnite stay in Walmart ??? I haven't done a stay at Walmart (yet), but when that does happen I plan on running off of battery power for the stay. When traveling between campgrounds that have power, I don't even carry my generator.
My thoughts are: IF its summer time and 85 + degrees , it would be nice to run the A/C and be cool...
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:34 AM   #53
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My thoughts are: IF its summer time and 85 + degrees , it would be nice to run the A/C and be cool...
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:53 AM   #54
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Sorry to be so oblivious to these things, but do people run generators (outside of built in units) for an overnite stay in Walmart ??? I haven't done a stay at Walmart (yet), but when that does happen I plan on running off of battery power for the stay. When traveling between campgrounds that have power, I don't even carry my generator.

Same here, the Honda only goes if we are going to no powered campgrounds. Just one less thing to worry about being stolen. I do understand the sleeping with AC but you just have to rough it some times to remind us we are still human.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:13 PM   #55
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Dretired- I have the 46514 model I believe. Picked it up at tractor supply for 299.
http://www.tractorsupply.com/champio...erator-4434023
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:57 PM   #56
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If you are just using it every now and then why spend $2000. I can get a lot of use out of the $300 one and when it goes out go buy another. Read the reviews Champion generators have plenty of good ones. Yes I would like a Honda, who wouldn't, but will only need one for emergencies, so I got a champion.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:56 AM   #57
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I own a Champion and I'm just like you, $1500 difference is a lot of cash. I've owned the Champ now for 3 years and still runs like it's new. Loud as hell, but it does the job. We have a secret spot we go to when we dry camp and there isn't anyone else around. Personally it all came down to $$ for me as we don't take laptops with us while we camp. The Honda 2000 will run the a.c. in most campers but some require the hard start capacitor in order to do so. That's one thing I like about the Champ, it will run a.c. and microwave at same time without any troubles. Good luck in your decision.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:05 AM   #58
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Its still comes down to ...There is a small chance that i would ever need a generator for power.. If we cant make it to some campground that has power ..if i am too tired to go any farther or weather problems... losing power at a campground ?? Me trying to sleep in a 5th wheel when the outside temp is 85+ degrees outside in a walmart parking lot . without air .. No thanks... I checked out the tractor supply reviews on this generator 97 % positive ..for $299 !!! looks like i may get an early birthday present.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:50 AM   #59
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I figured I camp at race tracks about twice a year, I'm gonna be the quiet guy. Plus I can throw away 5 Champions before I'm out the same money as a small Honda/Yamaha.
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