Originally Posted by Mr Havercamp
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.
Sounds like your Champion might need a new muffler. I have a Champion 2000 and my neighbor has a Honda 2000 and we both agree they have the same noise level.
Ratings from Honda and Champion websites.
Honda (Canada) Specs: Honda 2000 - 53 db @ 7 meters (23 feet)
Champion (Home Page) Specs: Champion 2000 - 53 db @ 23 feet (7 meters)
I don't know, but the above ratings kinda look the same to me.