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Old 09-05-2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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after looking at other generators, The champion model that has remote start, and voltage protection,with wheels and handles for $499.. seems to be a nice unit..i am not going to use it all the time.. example : I am heading toward my destination and decide to pull into a walmart parking lot for the night (can i do that ? ) and use it there , most of the time we would be staying at campgrounds with electricity anyway. How often do the rest of you use your generators if not dry camping ?? Our retirement home has a natural gas back up generator already...
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:21 AM   #2
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Not to be an ***** but I sure woud not want to beside you at Wally World running one of those. They are noisey construction generators not meant to be used on an RV imo. There are a number of quieter inverter gennies out there that are not over prived if you are not intending on using it alot. If you plan on high use get a Yamaha or Honda.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:50 PM   #3
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Not to be an ***** but I sure woud not want to beside you at Wally World running one of those. They are noisey construction generators not meant to be used on an RV imo. There are a number of quieter inverter gennies out there that are not over prived if you are not intending on using it alot. If you plan on high use get a Yamaha or Honda.
Thats the point.. I dont see it getting much use ..just a little... and i really wouldnt want to be parking any less that 150 ft away from another camper at wally world!!
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I look at it this way. Look at your investment in camping. Why chince on the generator? For a bit more, you can have a quiet generator that EVERYONE around you will appreciate. And then you have more flexibility to use it in other situations. The Champion will wake the dead. I cannot hear my Honda run after 100 feet. The Champion style will be heard (and loathed) by the whole campground.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:09 PM   #5
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I look at it this way. Look at your investment in camping. Why chince on the generator? For a bit more, you can have a quiet generator that EVERYONE around you will appreciate. And then you have more flexibility to use it in other situations. The Champion will wake the dead. I cannot hear my Honda run after 100 feet. The Champion style will be heard (and loathed) by the whole campground.
I have heard the honda 3000 run..it is quiet... Having not heard the champion yet... im going to try and do so.. A $1500 + difference is worth the time to check both out first ...before buying
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honda 2000I delivered to your door for $899.00.. at Mayburys equipment on line. No wheels required only weighs 50 pounds. and will it last forever.
good luck getting parts for the champion if and when it fails.
I am currently shopping for a camper generator and am leaning towards the honda. if u don't need it anymore you could easily sell it for a lot more $ than the chinese knock-off.
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The Honda 2000I can be delivered to your door for $899.00 from Mayburys equipment on line . This unit is much more reliable and has major resale value.
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At Walmart I would not worry. The big tractor trailer with a ref box is louder. Get what works for you. You can always park away from others. It's a free parking place, should be no expectations on anyones part. There are covers that claim to lower the db.
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I have heard the honda 3000 run..it is quiet... Having not heard the champion yet... im going to try and do so.. A $1500 + difference is worth the time to check both out first ...before buying
Yes, a guy had a Honda 3000 at a campground we were at this year. I think it is even quieter than our 2000. I was truly amazed. Then he had it inside his truck bed (that had a topper). Nobody knew it was even running.
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The Honda 2000I can be delivered to your door for $899.00 from Mayburys equipment on line . This unit is much more reliable and has major resale value.
Is that 2000 going to run my a/c and some other stuff at the same time ???
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