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Old 01-12-2015, 01:07 PM   #11
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Weird was yours a 2000? The Champion 2000 is 53Dba same as Honda of same size. We're we camp we don't have to worry about neighbors. Have never used the air conditioner & microwave is a storage cabinet. Thx for input. Something for me to look further into.
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:30 PM   #12
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I have a Champion 3500/4000 (Canadian version; not an inverter). Powerful and starts easy, but a bit heavy and too loud for campground use (a bit too loud even for NASCAR infield camping we've found) but I got it fairly inexpensive). Starts easy, year-over-year, usually just one pull.
Anyone with real world experience with these Powerhouse brand 2100PRI units through etrailer.com?
Powerhouse Professional Series PH2100PRi 2,100-Watt Inverter Generator - Portable - Gas - 120 Volts Powerhouse Generators PH69271

Looks like a nice compromise on price ($640 US$ ON SALE w/free shipping in US) and noise.
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I know the Honda is a bit pricy. I ordered mine from Babbitt's Honda Feb, 2013 for $1949.00 delivered. The reason I wanted the Honda was because of the reliability, quite and the two stage running setup it has. You can run this in ECO mode which is so quite you don't hear in in the trailer. Then the regular mode is for running the air or micro at the same time when needed (it's been very hot in Calif. lately) and you can stand next to it and hold a normal conversation. I believe it's better to have enough power than not enough so you don't blow breakers or fuses because of an overload. Another nice thing this Honda is there is a remote starter system you can order and install on the EU3000. (Honda EU3000is Generator Wireless Remote Start Kit). I did my own install and it works great when your in the trailer and you want to use the microwave you just grab the remote and push the button to start and push another button to stop without having to go outside when cooking indoors. It even has a button for the choke for cold weather starting. Best investment I've made for my 5th wheel. Also I set it up in case I have a power outage here at the house. I can run the whole house on 3000 watts.
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:55 PM   #14
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Hi, Just wanted to put my two cents in. I just bought a lifan 5600 inverter generator it is 5500 watts and 28 Amp. so it can run my 30ft. V-Lite camper. I have not tried it yet on the camper because of the weather but I have run it. It is 59db California approved and National Park approved. It also has a great sine wave so you can use your computer and other sensitive products. The only thing is that it weights about 180lbs. and it is taller than the bed of my truck which is where I want to keep it so I will have to figure out something else. I did want to tell you that I got it on Ebay for less than $1200.00 by bidding, you can also buy it out right for $1599.00 on Ebay. I hope this may help you.
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Hi, Just wanted to put my two cents in. I just bought a lifan 5600 inverter generator it is 5500 watts and 28 Amp. so it can run my 30ft. V-Lite camper. I have not tried it yet on the camper because of the weather but I have run it. It is 59db California approved and National Park approved. It also has a great sine wave so you can use your computer and other sensitive products. The only thing is that it weights about 180lbs. and it is taller than the bed of my truck which is where I want to keep it so I will have to figure out something else. I hope this may help you.
Not sure it will work for you .

I remove the wheels and the nose stand of mine so it sits right at bed height, no problems making a turn.

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That is a good deal and a nice generator lots of wattage and then some for the 30 footer. It's perfect for what you have. I had the same issue with the generator clearing the bed of my truck and yes I will admit the first time I took it out I had it on the back at the tailgate. Of course I had to make a tight u-turn and crunched the cowling on the BRAND NEW GENERATOR (%^%$%) So I learned even though the thing weighs 180lbs full of gas I now put it up next to the tool box forward of the hitch and chain it in the back of the truck. Now I don't have any problems with theft or crunching the thing. By the way it wasn't so bad I couldn't fix it still looks brand new.
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Whitedog, which Champion generater did you have that the rangers said was too loud?
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Whitedog, which Champion generater did you have that the rangers said was too loud?
I am sorry Boondocking for any misunderstandings. When I was reprimanded by the New Melones Reservoir Ranger for running a loud generator it was a little well maintained Onan 1400 watt. I did not have a Champion.

I really don't think there was a problem with the noise of the generator. I think someone had a bad night this was 0800 in the morning. Needless to say the only reason I stay in pay campsites is because the little women refuses to camp in the wilderness with no hookups. So me and the dog go on fishing trips without her. Oh the peace and quite.
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OK, thanks Whitedog. I was under the impression that you had a Champion. My bad !
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OK, thanks Whitedog. I was under the impression that you had a Champion. My bad !
Boondocking,

I see you list LED lighting on your signature. Do you have an outlet that sells the LED replacements cheep? I have been looking to replace the standard bulbs with LED but the cost is outrageous.
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