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Old 08-07-2016, 10:49 AM   #1
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Any owner comments? Briggs & Stratton P3000 Inverter Package with Parallel Cable

Looking for any pro/con comments on this unit. Seems to be reasonably priced and has the wattage I am looking for.
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Old 08-07-2016, 03:36 PM   #2
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Please provide a link.

Normally B&S are loud.
Even their inverter generators are louder than other brands.

Are you going to use it in a campground or for boondocking?
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And why would you go with this generator, when you can get the well-proven and cheaper Champion 3100w inverter generator?
Even the new 3400w version is cheaper.
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Please provide a link.

Normally B&S are loud.
Even their inverter generators are louder than other brands.

Are you going to use it in a campground or for boondocking?

Should have specified in my post. Boondocking.
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And why would you go with this generator, when you can get the well-proven and cheaper Champion 3100w inverter generator?
Even the new 3400w version is cheaper.


I haven't seen that one in my search. Thanks for the lead. I will investigate.
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I haven't seen that one in my search. Thanks for the lead. I will investigate.
They are talked about constantly on RV forums.

On the other hand, have never seen anyone that had one of the B&S units, on any RV forum.
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http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect....or/p15081.html
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X2 with Bikendan. I would give a serious look at the Champion line of gens. Tractors Supply sells them for under $300 on the 3500/4000 watt models and just over that for the 4000/4600 models. The ones I have, have worked flawlessly for 4 years now. Five years on one unit.
Keep the oil changed and clean, fresh fuel [not ethanol garbage] and you will have no problems with them for a long time. My oldest unit [3500/4000] has over 1,100 hours on it and still cranks on the first pull, and yes I do have an hr meter on it as do all my gas motors i.e. outboards, lawn tractor, generators, aircraft. I'm anal about maintenance and oil changes.
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Here's a good thread for you to read on the Champion:

impressed with Champion 3100 inverter generator
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I will say this for the B&S as far as durability. I picked up the Craftsman 5600 during the Hurricanes here in Florida back in 2004. It ran none stop for four straight days. Since then, well, I sure have neglected it.

I try to start it when I think about it (out of site, out of mind). I can say at one point it went about 2.5 years forgotten about. Starting last year I began to use it more, just to use it with the electric hedge trimmer, pressure washer, air compressor, etc.......this was about once every two or three months.

That thing started every time, maybe not on the first pull, but it started. I just had the carb cleaned last month ( first service it ever had) outside ummm, bi-yearly oil changes, and a replaced pull cord, and now it does start on the first pull. I used it today just to use it.

I do Spring maintaince on my other gas powered engines before mowing season each year, and hopefully will start on the generator too.

Those are tough machines even when neglected, but are loud.....sound like a lawn mower !
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