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Old 07-03-2015, 07:11 PM   #11
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Not recommended

You can't pull 50 amps from the 3100 Champion is it is just borderline for 30 amps. What you can do is minimize your 5er load and still use the Champion generator. Water heater should run on gas, don't use high current devices and your 5er will work fine. 30 amps works out to be 3600 watts at 120volts so the 3100 is a bit limited.

You need about 6000 watts or 6kw to run a 50 amp 5er at full tilt, I would go with 6600 just to have some reserve capacity if it were me and I had an unlimited bank account.

My future needs include a 3600 watt inverter generator for my 5er and will be very mindful of current draw when using the generator.
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:40 PM   #12
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The Champion Gen also has only 30A and 15A Outlets, so you would need a 30-50A Converter Plug such as this:
Camco 55185 PowerGrip 30M/50F AMP 18" Dogbone Electrical Adapter
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:52 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info. But what I would want most of all is to use a gen for A\C. I have two AC units. Don't know if this gen would supply enough current to handle two.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:02 PM   #14
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Champion 3100

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50amps is 6000watts max. You could purchase an adapter at walmart or the net and only run stuff that is less than 3000 total watts. Mort
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:08 PM   #15
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Generator wattage numbers are starting power not continuous power. A 3600 watt gen may supply 30 starting amps but continuous is more like 24 amps. Two Honda 2000 watt gens in parallel will supply 26 amps continuous. Also when running two 120 volt legs, as in a 50 amp rv, the available amperage will drop. Don't mean to sound like a know it all but I would hate to see someone buy a 3600 watt generator and think they could pull 30 amps all day long.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:19 PM   #16
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Most of these generators have a Twistlok receptacle for 220 volt out. Not same as rv 50 amp. Can be adapted but do not expect 50 amp output from generator
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:56 AM   #17
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If you want to run both A/C on a fiver you and you want something sorta quiet 68db you wil need a Lifan 5500 (Lowes online $1600) or a Honda EU6500is or Eu7100is ($3400, $3900). These are heavy beasts, roughly 200#. They do not have an RV 50 amp connector but with the adaptor plug they do deliver full wattage to the 5er. Check the Amazon and Lowes reviews and you will find many RV 50amp success that run both A/C. Myself, I use my Champion 3100 with the 30amp to 50amp plug adaptor and I only run 1 A/C at a time. Close the bedroom during day. Close the livingroom at night.
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:53 PM   #18
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Wheel kit upgrade

So, after some back-yard fabrication yesterday, my Champion 3100 has a better set of wheels to move it around with. Anyone who has one knows that the second you try to run it over anything uneven (oh, I don't know, like in a camp site) the wheels get rocks stuck in them.

This is how it should come from the factory:
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So, after some back-yard fabrication yesterday, my Champion 3100 has a better set of wheels to move it around with. Anyone who has one knows that the second you try to run it over anything uneven (oh, I don't know, like in a camp site) the wheels get rocks stuck in them.

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That's very cool. I just ran over one of the kids flip flops. Up in the wheel it went!
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How's that genny working for you? Been telling people it's an up and comer but need some real world feedback on it
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