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Old 03-07-2016, 03:44 PM   #41
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Supergenproducts sell a rebulit for 399 shipped

http://www.supergenproducts.com/cata...inverter-73531



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Old 03-07-2016, 04:05 PM   #42
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I saw this unit at Costco yesterday -- no parallel capability.
and that may be a deal breaker for some.
But you'll need 2..so figure on what, $1200-2200 and double the noise and fuel usage, double the storage.

just to run run a/c.

the extra power would be handy at home during a power outage perhaps.

Sure the extra versatility would be nice,but i figure it's rare i'll use one genset let alone the two. So the lowest cost option was the most, well, effecient for me.

Adn costco has a generous return policy.
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Old 03-07-2016, 04:22 PM   #43
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Supergen, an authorized Champion reseller, also has this refurbished for $599 with free shipping. It has 3100 watts peak, 2800 watts continuous. This model also has GFCI, so the ground is already neutral bonded, so it shouldn't have an issue with an RV EMS.

100156 2800 3100W Champion Power Equipment Inverter Generator Refurbished | eBay

It will start most 13,500 BTU A/C's and might even start some 15,000 BTU A/C's.

It's just a little bit noisier than a Honda or Yamaha (58dBA at 23'), but since it's less than half the price of a Yamaha, it might be worth the savings.

They have also have the same model at Costco on sale right now for $699. It's more than the refurbished, but then you get the full factory warranty, or Costco's fantastic return policy.

Champion 2800wt Running / 3000wt Peak Digital Inverter Gas Generator, Carb & EPA Certified, Low Decibels
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:59 AM   #44
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Also search the websites for service and warranty centers near you.

That was what I was going to say

Here is another up and comer that rv'ers are liking:

Champion Power Equipment 75537i Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote, 3100 Watt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JZQUSAC..._RlPXwb61FFCYB




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B-I-L bought a Champion 3100 w inverter gen. And it powers everything in his 26th Keytone TT, including 1500 Ac!
So I decided to get on for our 2010 302SV Surveyor. Started shopping around, spotted one on Craigslist new,offer $650 but was second in line. Found one this weekend on Craigslist, new in the box he wanted $700 I got it for $675 !
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:27 AM   #45
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B-I-L bought a Champion 3100 w inverter gen. And it powers everything in his 26th Keytone TT, including 1500 Ac!
So I decided to get on for our 2010 302SV Surveyor. Started shopping around, spotted one on Craigslist new,offer $650 but was second in line. Found one this weekend on Craigslist, new in the box he wanted $700 I got it for $675 !
I just got one of those from Costco online. I haven't had a chance to camp with it yet, but it's super quiet (compared to my Honda EM5000) household genny.
$699 brand new, free shipping.
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X2 just pulled the trigger on this gen. It'l run the microwave or AC. 9 hrs. on a tank of gas. New on the market by Westpro (Westinghouse). 52db is in between the Yamaha and Honda, Stackable. 2400/2100 $619 free delivery
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I've had a powerhouse 3100 for 3 years and have put over 500 hours on it. It ran great the first two years but last year was a rough one. Had to clean rust from the fuel filter, still ran rough. Had something clog the fuel shut off on a trip and had to bypass it, ran good for awhile after that. Then the last trip of the year it just wouldn't pull a load. Idle and run fine until you flipped the breaker on. I put sea foam in the tank in the off season and tried to drain most of the fuel. When it ran good I was very happy, but this last season was not good. We had a keystone cougar 29RBK and the gen. Would power the entire trailer until the ms. Used her curling iron with the ac on. Not sure what the lifespan of a generator is but this one is over 500 hrs. We've bought a new 5th with, amp and fit the bullet and purchased the newest Honda EU7000. With the Honda quality, its reputation, and fuel injection I'm looking forward to trouble free usage, knock, knock...... We camp at motorcycle rallies that are nearly always dry camping so our generator gets a lot of use.
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