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Old 01-04-2016, 07:56 PM   #21
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Or check craigslist. Usually see some for sale in my area for around 700- and the retirees don't seem like the bunch to sell HOT items. Or maybe that's their cover...
Good thought, but my problem there is being mobile.. especially this month as we aren't anywhere longer than 4 nights.

On edit: who am I lying? My lack of mechanical ability scares me from buying used.
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:46 PM   #22
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I've used these in my house.
Am going to try to put one on the closet side, under the bed.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:12 PM   #23
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I've heard great things about this one: http://www.amazon.com/Champion-Power...pion+generator

but we don't have a generator yet.
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:01 AM   #24
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I've heard great things about this one: http://www.amazon.com/Champion-Power...pion+generator

but we don't have a generator yet.
I have that generator, bought it on sale at Costco. Runs the a.c.and everything else I need without a problem. I think I paid $600
http://m.costco.com/Champion-2,800W-...100139466.html

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Planning to a couple month cross country trip in April. Assuming I might take advantage of Walmart parking lots occasionally to save some $. What do you think would be sufficient in a generator just run basic electric/refer, TV, lights of the night. Pulling a 2015 Flagstaff Micro lite - 22ft. 30 AMP. Thanks for your help.
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Planning to a couple month cross country trip in April. Assuming I might take advantage of Walmart parking lots occasionally to save some $. What do you think would be sufficient in a generator just run basic electric/refer, TV, lights of the night. Pulling a 2015 Flagstaff Micro lite - 22ft. 30 AMP. Thanks for your help.
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Champion 2000. Almost half the price of a Honda 2000.
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Planning to a couple month cross country trip in April. Assuming I might take advantage of Walmart parking lots occasionally to save some $. What do you think would be sufficient in a generator just run basic electric/refer, TV, lights of the night. Pulling a 2015 Flagstaff Micro lite - 22ft. 30 AMP. Thanks for your help.
champion 2000i runs ours like a champ. A parallel kit can be added later to run AC.
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I would consider having OldCoot or someone rebuild an electric stabilizer jack for installatio near the axles. In the meantime, I keep meaning to buy scissor jacks and some wood for cribbing.

OC's setup is pretty sweet. I too have "been meaning" to buy a dedicated pair of scissor jacks for this purpose. In the meantime however...I realized that between the truck I pull our trailer with and our car, I already had a pair of perfectly suitable jacks for testing the bounce elimination theory. It has turned into a permanent test. (hint...it's well worth the effort!)
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Champion 2000. Almost half the price of a Honda 2000.
And a lot louder..........
I own both and can say that from first hand side by side experience. The Champion is quiet in its own right if you're comparing it to say, a Ryobi, Predator, or something else. No way does it compare to the Honda, or Yamaha for that matter, in the noise dept. Those two are in a different league which is why they are in a different price league also. Not knocking the Champion but if your going to be running the generator around other campers, do yourself and them a favor and get the Honda.

ependydad, wherever you choose to buy one, make sure they are an "authorized" Honda equipment dealer.
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