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Old 01-06-2016, 12:09 PM   #41
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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.
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:21 PM   #42
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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.
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:23 PM   #43
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I got the champion from Costco, any issues 5 years from now, I drop it off at Costco and get my money back. The unit has been great though.

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I was choosing between the Honda and Yamaha as well and went with the Yamaha because of the fuel shut off but not much else is different. I'm really happy with it but I found out it's really sensitive to the oil level, it likes to be topped right up to the threads on the cap.
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Im eyeing this yammy.

I had great luck with their snow blowers.
http://www.yamaha-motor.ca/products/...up=PP&catId=33


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Not sure where you are but I ordered mine from Jacks generator shop here in Calgary.


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Old 01-06-2016, 04:47 PM   #47
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Im eyeing this yammy.

I had great luck with their snow blowers.
Yamaha Motor Canada :: Products :: Power Equipment :: Inverter Series :: EF2400iSHC


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Do you think that will run an A/C on its own?
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Im eyeing this yammy.

I had great luck with their snow blowers.
Yamaha Motor Canada :: Products :: Power Equipment :: Inverter Series :: EF2400iSHC
Kenny,
Just be sure to try one before you buy, if planning to run your A/C.
I personally know two fellows who bought planning to use with their 13.5k units and it would not start either.
Not knocking Yamaha, just passing along the info.
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Do you think that will run an A/C on its own?

It probably would...
But, combine it with with hybrid magnum, and ice ice baby...


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