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Old 10-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #51
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i went by Camping world yesterday . the saleslady kept insisting the champion 3100 inverter would not run my TT. i decided to give it try anyway from the reviews here and other sites. im happy to say after testing it is running my 15k ac, fridg on electric, water pump, a couple of lights and the tv. i have not seen the overload light come on. i cranked the ac down to 60 since temp is the 70's.
its has been running for an hour now. going to keep it running to check how long it will run on a tank, also the tt has cooled down and the gen is running in fuel save mode till the ac kicks in again. i will update my test results as i find them.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #52
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Prothos, if you want to test the overload light you just have to start the microwave when the a/c is cooling. :-)
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #53
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i went by Camping world yesterday . the saleslady kept insisting the champion 3100 inverter would not run my TT. i decided to give it try anyway from the reviews here and other sites. im happy to say after testing it is running my 15k ac, fridg on electric, water pump, a couple of lights and the tv. i have not seen the overload light come on. i cranked the ac down to 60 since temp is the 70's.
its has been running for an hour now. going to keep it running to check how long it will run on a tank, also the tt has cooled down and the gen is running in fuel save mode till the ac kicks in again. i will update my test results as i find them.
Is the gen quite?
I was under the impression that the larger gens are pretty loud.
Just wondering...Thanks, Bill
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:37 AM   #54
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We have had the TT for about 4 months and have yet to use the microwave other than to test to make sure it was working. My goal mainly is to make sure it will run the main appliance we use. For fun after I check the avg run time on a tank of gas I may try the microwave and ac
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Is the gen quite?
I was under the impression that the larger gens are pretty loud.
Just wondering...Thanks, Bill

Since it is raining here I place it under the slide with the exhaust pointed away from the TT. With the ac and TV I barely noticed it running. When the ac powered down the even went to econo mode it was still the same
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:17 PM   #56
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Is the gen quite? I was under the impression that the larger gens are pretty loud. Just wondering...Thanks, Bill
"Loud" depends primarily on whether it's an Inverter-Generator or the old style, and then the brand.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:14 PM   #57
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Is the gen quite?
I was under the impression that the larger gens are pretty loud.
Just wondering...Thanks, Bill
just cause it's larger, doesn't mean it's louder. as was said, it has to be an inverter generator to be considered truly quiet.
the Honda 3000 is quieter than the Honda 2000 or 1000.

just check the decibel noise rating on any generator. the new Champion 3100w has noise levels about the same as the Honda/Yamaha inverter generators.

it's the open-framed non-inverter generators that have decibel ratings of 68db or louder, that are not appropriate for campgrounds. they're fine if you boondock or camp at motor races though.
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just cause it's larger, doesn't mean it's louder. as was said, it has to be an inverter generator to be considered truly quiet. the Honda 3000 is quieter than the Honda 2000 or 1000. just check the decibel noise rating on any generator. the new Champion 3100w has noise levels about the same as the Honda/Yamaha inverter generators. it's the open-framed non-inverter generators that have decibel ratings of 68db or louder, that are not appropriate for campgrounds. they're fine if you boondock or camp at motor races though.
Since the noise scale is logarithmic about the same is a far cry from the same as it only takes a 3decibel difference to double the sound level that your ears hear.

I would suggest actually listening to any generator that you are thinking of to see if you can stand it in the application that you intend it for. Also be cautious about the exhaust as these units (all of then) put out about 30,000 ppm of carbon monoxide which will kill you in a few breaths, if not diluted by fresh air. There have been reports of people operating a generator close to their TT's and with the wrong wind condition, and an open window, being overcome by the CO.

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Garbonz said:There have been reports of people operating a generator close to their TT's and with the wrong wind condition, and an open window, being overcome by the CO.

Wow. I'm amazed this could happen. CO can kill you I know, but in the TT?
Wow.
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Garbonz said:There have been reports of people operating a generator close to their TT's and with the wrong wind condition, and an open window, being overcome by the CO. Wow. I'm amazed this could happen. CO can kill you I know, but in the TT? Wow.
I posted a link a month or so back on one such case, but is certainly is not common, something to be aware of tho
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