Originally Posted by ependydad
Does that impact warranty? Wherever I buy from, I'll very likely never step foot in the store/shop again.
I cannot speak for Honda's warranty but I know for lots of pricey dive gear I have had friend's (not code for me! LOL) who bought things on line or at shops that are not authorized and as soon as they had an issue they were denied coverage because they were not authorized distributors. I could see Honda being the same.
I started with the one Honda EU2000 companion then added a second standard eu2000 a few years later for the A/C. I have seen lots of good things about the champions. Ray, from lover your RV on youtube did a good review on a champion 2000 he uses.
For me the Champion was out, it was Honda or Yamaha. I did the the Honda over the Yamaha because there is a Honda repair center and distributor a few miles from my home. Yamaha was sold through the local cabelas and the closes repair center was 200 miles away.
Champion seemed like a good price but what I found was that if there was a problem it needed to be shipped back... Not good for a 50lb geni or when you are on the road. My Honda starts every time even after sitting with fuel for 6 months in it.. I do not try to do this but I sometimes and not that good with this in the winter.
OT: But I can attest to the Motor Snorkel kits. I installed one on my home backup geni three years ago and it is GREAT. They also have AWESOME customer service.