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Old 08-17-2015, 08:23 AM   #41
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Beer promotes creative thinking!

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Don't think we weren't considering it.

"If we started the generator, we could plug in an electric motor, and it could self propel," was, I believe how the discussion went. Then we ran out of beer.
I should have known a lack of beer brought an end to really creative thinking.
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:19 PM   #42
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Thumbs up Nice wheels, nice handle

Great picture next to the honda. Extra beer ask a friend or fellow camper to help lift, then have another beer with your friend. Looking into the champion, are they just as quite as the Honda?
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:41 PM   #43
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Great picture next to the honda. Extra beer ask a friend or fellow camper to help lift, then have another beer with your friend. Looking into the champion, are they just as quite as the Honda?
they are close, in quietness.
some say that the noise is a different kind of sound, than from the Hondas.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:44 PM   #44
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impressed with Champion 3100 inverter generator

The nice thing about the inverter, is that it will ramp (rpm) up as needed and lower back down when the draw is gone.

I ended up getting mine on sale at Home Depot for around $780.00
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:15 PM   #45
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OK, took the plunge

Ordered my 3100 W from Overstock.com yesterday, 10% discount, free shipping and no sales tax, should be here by 8/21.

OK, next idea. I have a 25' cable with 30amp RV connectors on both ends. I want to use the male end to plug into the generator and the female end will get changed to a 50amp twist/lock female to fit my fiver power receptacle.

I'm not electrically challenged but want to make sure I get the 50 amp female wired correctly. I haven't cut the 30 amp cable yet but pretty sure it's 3 wire: hot, neutral and ground.

Hot lead will connect to both hot lugs in the 50 amp receptacle, neutral to neutral and ground to ground?

I realize I could just use a 50 to 30 adapter but since I have all these parts on hand would rather make a generator cable. Hope to haul the genset in the TV bed and just pull out the cable, plug up the fiver and have power.

I have been accused of making simple things overly complex.....
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I have been accused of making simple things overly complex.....
I agree. Get the adapter...
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:43 AM   #47
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My 3100 has been great. Has all the power I need, runs the a/c, micro, it's perfect. Now under the gas cap is a screen, am I the only one that has slipped with those stupid spring loaded gas can nozzles and pushed the filter into the gas tank? It's one floating around inside the gas tank...lol
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Thought that would be a possibility

When I fueled mine up yesterday for the first time I could see where that might be a issue so was careful when using the "press to pour" gas can nozzle. I hate those things, a royal pain in the butt. Hope you can get your strainer out, may have to crush it and insert a new one though.

My 3100 ran for 4 hours yesterday, started 15k a/c and microwave though at different times. Should be good to go for nights in Wally World parking lots.
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So can I use a 50A plug on the Champion gen? My 5er is 50A
If you are only running one 3100 Watt, you are out of luck. The new models are able to daisy chain together and have a 50 amp plug in.
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If you are only running one 3100 Watt, you are out of luck. The new models are able to daisy chain together and have a 50 amp plug in.


3100W equates to about 25A of current so with 2 running in parallel, you will still only be at about 1/2 power.
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