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Old 06-15-2016, 09:03 PM   #11
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:00 PM   #12
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Just bought the dual fuel champion with running 3100 and surge of 3400. The ratings are lower on propane. Very nice, quiet, I am impressed. Have it all setup to run off my trailers quick connect
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:22 PM   #13
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Just bought the dual fuel champion with running 3100 and surge of 3400. The ratings are lower on propane. Very nice, quiet, I am impressed. Have it all setup to run off my trailers quick connect

How much propane does it use in an 8 hour period?
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:33 PM   #14
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Have yamaha EF3000ISEB have had it for 9 years with thousand of hours.. change oil.. use high grade gas..keep filter clean still runs great!! is heavy but love it.
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:35 PM   #15
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How much propane does it use in an 8 hour period?
Have not run that long on propane yet. Only has 2 hours total. Champion says 20lbs lpg tank is equivalent to 5 gallons gas
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:53 AM   #16
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I have the 3100 great a little more power would be great but too old to haul the extra weight around the the 85 lbs of the 3100 is enough.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:58 AM   #17
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I opted for two small gens instead of one larger only because it would not be permanently mounted and I can easily move the two small ones around. My back is not what it used to be.
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I recently bought (2) WEN 2000W for $380 each @ Woot.com & the connection kit on Amazon. The WEN engine is a clone of the Yamaha, probably made in the same Chinese shop, and appear to be the same quality. I can pick-up one in each hand for a balanced walking load & I don't feel strained lifting one at a time into the truck.

Last week we boondocked at Assateague SP near the beach. Too cool for A/C so we only NEEDED one genny. However, having (2) meant we could use our coffee maker, electric skillet & wife's hair dryer vs. truly roughing it...

I only used about 1 gallon of gas per day in Eco Mode & we ran on batteries during quiet hours. Recently I swapped-out our RV fridge for a larger residential Whirlpool ($300) & love the extra space & efficiency. (Cools to <40 in 1 hour...) For now I just have (2) 12V marine batteries and a 2000W inverter ($100) which last throughout quiet hours.
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Thanks for sharing the various generator info. We have a relatively new Columbus 325RL that is generator prep'd where the remote start is in the bedroom closet. I've been wondering what size generator I'd need to run our rig and if my RV & truck can handle the additional weight of a fixed generator in the forward compartment. Also wondering if the dual fuel types are what...? LP/Diesel or LP/Gasoline...? Will either either fuel type/s respond to the remote start? The Champion dual fuel generators look most appealing, but they also look quite heavy...? Thanks for any further discussion and info!
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Old 06-17-2016, 01:49 AM   #20
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I purchased two of the 2000 watt Champion inverter generators a couple of years ago. I also got the parallel kit that connects the units together to run as a single more powerful unit. I think the two together generate 3600 watts. They start easily, run very quietly, and are not very heavy to move around. I always hear about Honda and Yamaha as being two of the best. I cannot dispute that, but I'd buy these Champions again in a heartbeat. They were far less money and have performed flawlessly.
My Wife has been trying to talk me into buying the same setup as you have. Lighter, and easier to move two small generators for my old arms! I've read a VERY long thread about these units and have about decided to go this route. Thanks to everyone for your comments.

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