Originally Posted by northstar1960
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
I just wanted to follow-up on this and add my two cents worth. I have two Champion generators, actually 1 generator and 1 inverter. The generator is a 9500W that I use at home for power outage, hasn't missed a beat for the past two years, it is remote start as well. loud as hell though, and the tents don't help at all, if anything they amplify the noise.
I bought a remote start Champion inverter, model 75537i last fall for hunting. That unit ran everyday for at least 8-16 hours straight. It is as quiet as any Honda, and it is campground friendly as well. We had deer walk right by it. The remote worked great and the engine started right up when it was 0 degrees out.
When I bought the 9500W generator I could not figure out how to start it as the battery was dead and the manual was missing, so I called the 800 number, keep in mind it was a Saturday evening around 9pm central time. Received a voice message, so I left a message. 20 minutes later I received a call back. It was a gentleman that spoke clear english and new what the heck he was talking about. He stayed on the line while I followed his steps and it fired up on 1/4 pull of the starter rope. (had the fuel shut off... duh)
I am impressed with the quality, performance and price of the Champion generators and inverters.