Originally Posted by northstar1960
Yes you can see i mentioned that in my post [extended run can mean lots of things ]. as far as it being safer would be up for great debate when on my motorcycle i pull in for gas and fill up right over a hot engine and exhaust as do millions of others and no issues .
it will work on a champion as it does on others . i see no need for one as i don't run the generator 24/7 like some people that run theirs all night . during the day is enough and the run time is sufficient on the champions . gets the batteries charged the coffee made and the microwave items cooked . as i mentioned before i don't run the ac as i camp where the weather is nice and cool at night . when in Florida i'm hooked up
Never had a problem with filling the Harley either, but it has been known to be a problem. Lots of videos on YouTube showing that. It's safer filling the MC because you have pretty precise control over the flow from the nozzle. Not so filling the generator (unless you're at a gas station).
Just a couple of weeks ago at the Bristol Nascar campground a camper about 10 spots away from me was seriously burned when the plastic gas can he was using to fill the generator exploded. I didn't see it happen but was told that as he was pulling the can away from the generator tank opening fuel spilled out and was ignited by the generator. I was told it was not running but I find that a little hard to believe. The guy was helicoptered to a burn center with serious problems. Quite a bit of damage to the TT also.
I use the extended tank to fill and never have to open the generator gas caps. Even though the extended tank is 3-4 feet away from the generators I still shut them down during refueling (which I only have to do every third or fourth day).
I have a pair of the 2K Hondas for the toy hauler but just got a 3100 Champion to use with the horse trailer. It will probably get about 80-90 hours a month of use so I guess I'll find out pretty soon how reliable it is. Noise level seems to be just about the same as the Hondas running parallel. IPI industries is supposedly coming out with an extended tank system shortly (per GenXDirect).