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Old 07-01-2015, 10:29 PM   #1
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impressed with Champion 3100 inverter generator

I recently purchased a 3100 Champion inverter generator. I have to say so far I am pretty impressed by it. The noise level is quite reasonable on it and so far no issues with it. MY DW, daughter and granddaughter are heading up to Sebago State park in August. When we reserved a site earlier this year we didn't own a TT yet so we got a site with no hookups, hence the generator purchase. Gives me a little bit of a secure feeling knowing that I'll be able to keep the battery charged with some common sense use of the juice. Anyway hope to add some solar in the near future cause I do believe the less noise the better!
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:53 PM   #2
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A buddy and I both bought the 3100 a few months apart. His ran like a top from the get-go. Mine had to go back to the factory (after a local Champ service center "fixed" it,) for a new carb and control board. Now mine runs like a top too. Works well, but it will bog out if you try to use the microwave while the WH is on electric. But all in all, a good unit for the watts, price, and sound level.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:23 AM   #3
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I have a Kipor 3000 quiet as my friends Honda and if i turn off smart throttle and most of the heavy electricity using devices I can start and run AC
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:37 PM   #4
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I just got the Costco version which is labeled as a 2800 (3100 peak). It was a bit louder than I expected and we did have one afternoon when the microwave kept overloading it (it seemed like it would not throttle up under load). Not sure if I will keep it or not.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:49 PM   #5
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I have the champion 3100 also. It has run flawlessly. Seems to be good on gas, and not to heavy. I throw it in the back of my f250. I think it's 85 lbs.
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:54 PM   #6
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I just bought this today as well with the remote start. I got it home and put oil and fuel and it started right up. However, I noticed the fuel cap will not tighten, and it will pop right off if I pull it. Anyone else had this issue?
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:12 PM   #7
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Champion tech support is outstanding. My 3100 had a support bolt that slipped in shipment. I emailed a picture and got a quick call back that same day. They overnighted me a new replacement and sent me a prepaid UPS return label. Unit runs perfect, is easy to start, is 53db quiet in econo mode and only Honda std 58db full on. At 82# I can lift and move by myself.
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:55 PM   #8
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New to the idea of a generator. Now does an inverter generator work, how do you hook it up?

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Old 07-03-2015, 03:10 PM   #9
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Had Honda 3100 now Champion 3100

I agree with you Champ owners. We had a Honda 3000eu inverter. Was nice except for the corrosion inside the carb from Ethanol. That went with the old camper so in looking around including at the more expensive Yamaha for $2300 . I noticed the Yamaha engine looked exactly like the engine in the Champion 3100 inverter unit. Could it be the same? Same size exactly?
We bought the unit from Bottomline for Under $990. with electric start and remote control. No tax including delivery FREE to Florida.
Anyway after 9 years with the Honda I would say this Champ is at least 90% as good. Gonna use Mobile 1 oil as I do in everything here, and my toys all last almost forever!
I hope that helps,
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:54 PM   #10
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So can I use a 50A plug on the Champion gen? My 5er is 50A
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