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Old 09-09-2016, 09:32 AM   #1
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Extended run for Champion 2000w inverter gen

I would like to add an external fuel supply to the 2 Champion gens I run in parallel . Since the fuel delivery is a gravity feed system, I'm thinking about teeing into the supply line from the internal tank to the carb.

I will add a fuel selector valve to switch between the internal and external fuel tank with a quick disconnect. I have a couple of military jerry cans that I can reduce down to a fuel line barb fitting and run fuel line to the gen.

I will have to put the jerry can on a support to elevate it above the carb for gravity to do its thing.

Just brainstorming now....Thoughts????
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:42 AM   #2
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Im just curious as to why?
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:11 AM   #3
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Im just curious as to why?
Tim, if you've every dry camped using a portable generator, there's nothing more frustrating than running out of fuel at 4am while running the A\C trying to stay comfortable . I found out firsthand with my 3000i Champion that will run for 5.5-6 hrs tops before running dry.
Through experience, I can time it so that if I fill up around midnight I'm good to go until I get up anyways. Extended run-time is a great idea.
Captain America, let us know how you make out.
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Most of my dry camping is in campgrounds that don't allow generators to run from 10pm to 7am
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Just brainstorming now....Thoughts????
You can buy pre-made extended run kits here:

Generator Brands for Extended Run Generator Fuel Systems | Life Warranty

And there are several videos on youtube showing where people have done the same.

You may can pick up some ideas from both.
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i have two of these. One for each of my 2000w generators in parallel.


I have a shell on my truck and cut boards so they fit over the rails and act as a shelf. The generators fit under them.

I have used this 2 separate weekends where Temps were 90-100 in daytime and high 70-80s at night. Never had an issue
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:33 AM   #7
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Im just curious as to why?
While dry camping in Texas, it's nice to have AC. I don't want to baby sit generators every 4 hrs. I really don't want to wake up during the night and have to mess with fueling a generator.

Hard to go back to sleep smelling like gas.
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I have a 6 gallon nurse tank that has 2 output lines going to my 2 Hondas. Have valves to shut off one or the other fuel line if I run one generator at a time. There is a kit to replace/modify the original gas caps to enable this. You replace the breather valve in the cap with a 1/8" nipple. I would think Champion would have the same thing available.

Also, no need to place the nurse tank above the generators. Mine is actually below and is drawn into the tank as needed. The system just has to be air tight which has not been a problem. I just replace the fuel lines about every 3-4 years.
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I could be wrong

As I have neither the Honda or the champion, but from my reading trying to decide which to invest in, I believe that the Honda has a fuel pump and that the champion is gravity feed, so two different animals when setting up extended run systems
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As I have neither the Honda or the champion, but from my reading trying to decide which to invest in, I believe that the Honda has a fuel pump and that the champion is gravity feed, so two different animals when setting up extended run systems
Yet another reason to not buy champion
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