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Old 03-11-2015, 12:07 PM   #21
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I would like to tell you my experience with the champion generator. They are quite and the remote does work fine. But, there is always a but. My first set lasted about 3 werks before they started leaking oil. Took them back and the tech said the were not repairable. The dealer gave me a new set of generators. That set was in use for a weekend ( over July 4 weekend). I did the breakend as per instructions. By Saturday night the muffler started making a noise. Took them back and the tech said the muffler mounting bracket broke. ( at the cylinder head) . I traded them in on 2 Honda's 2000. I have never looked back. Been 2 years. Best of luck in your choice generators.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:12 PM   #22
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Thanks for your input . I agree , after giving it some more thought no sense wasting 1000 when it's just a temporary fix . the two honda 2000 are great units . but i figure if your going to spend 2200 . may as well get the onan for 2850. shipped . plenty of power , runs off the 30 gallon fueling station , remote start , don't have to haul in and out , or run out and start / stop, fill with fuel daily ETC
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:23 PM   #23
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Champion 3100 watt inverter. I did install a "hard start" capacitor to help when AC kicks on. No complaints. Ran fuzzy when I bought it. Champion sent me a new carb no questions asked. Ran perfect.
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:16 PM   #24
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Champion 3100 watt inverter. I did install a "hard start" capacitor to help when AC kicks on. No complaints. Ran fuzzy when I bought it. Champion sent me a new carb no questions asked. Ran perfect.

I keep going back and forth on which one to get . i keep hearing good things about the champion though . if i buy then I know i can sell it when the time comes . the extra tank is a bit pricy . I think they wanted 249. for that . I have a honda 1000 i know i can sale for 500 . I won't need an AC at least not this summer . West Yellowstone is cool nights and even cool days sometimes .
maybe when i winter down south i may need it .
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:11 PM   #25
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The tank is something I made from an Atwood boat tank; and connectors and hoses I got from Walmart. I got the idea off a google search. It was cheap, the kits are not. The generator fires up the AC in the hot summer with no prob. I change the oil often. There is an econo mode tht keeps the idle down. With the econo mode off, the generator idles higher to take the initial hit when the compressor kicks on. I installed the extra capacitor to keep the generator in econo mode and STILL handle the load of the AC compressor. So far so good
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:18 PM   #26
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Thanks for the info . I'll look into used boat tanks . the fitting seem easy enough i assume a vacuum is created to make it work ? do you need to keep the aux tank higher then the gen ?
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:38 PM   #27
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I would love to hear how you fabricated the aux fuel tank, your procedure, etc...we need a full write-up!
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Well bit the bullet . went the way i thought i would not go . Cabelas had the champion 4000/3500 remote start genset for $399.. just thought i would only use it when not in campgrounds , and will work on making it quieter . they do sale silencer mufflers for onan, and other gensets . or one can be made with a old atv or small motorcycle muffler ,
thought of also a sound proof box that would have louvered openings dricting the sound down . i'll come up with something . i know this 3500 is loud
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:39 PM   #30
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comparing apples to apples here are the specs and prices for Honda and Champion Inverter Gen.
Neither of these have remote start
Honda EU3000iS Model Info | Super Quiet 3000 Watt Inverter Generator | Honda Generators
Champion Inverter Generators
Cheapest I found them Champion $ 850, Honda $ 1999
What I read both were 58 DB Max, Champion 3100 watt max 2800 running , Honda 3000 watt max 2800 running Both should run a 13500 AC
From what I've read champion has fare reviews and I know most seem to think Honda is #1
I'm thinking about trying the Champion both seem very similar and price does matter when it's an item I may use for 1 week out of the year
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