Originally Posted by extxn
We just returned from a 4 day dry camping trip, used a RAVEN 4000 generator I ordered from Home Depot. The generator cost just under $300.00 and has 120/20 amp duplex, 120/30 amp RV ready connection and a 12 volt supply connector. Unit came with a wheel kit and fold down handles. Not only did it power everything in our 26RR Toy Hauler using the 30 amp plug, it supplied power to a fellow campers needs using the 20 amp duplex for the entire time. Noise level wasn't too bad and gas consumption was extremely low (about 5 gallons total). Not as pricey as some models and I really didn't expect such a good unit for the cost ~ but honestly, it performed absolutely great! Weight factor is just over 100 lbs.
NOT appropriated for any campground and its noise level exceeds most parks noise limits for generators.
any generator that doesn't have its noise level rating, means it's LOUD and they don't want you to know.
you could've bought a quieter open frame Champion 3500/4000 for less money and gotten a proven well-supported generator that is quieter.
i got mine from Cabelas for $269.
BUT i would still NOT use it in any campground.
that's why i have a Honda 2000i.
the Champion is for home use and power outages and the Honda is for camping.
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
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