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Old 04-12-2014, 11:31 AM   #31
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Kinda. We found that it would, but it was working itself to death. It would run the microwave with no problem along with whatever else he wanted to do. But the AC on startup sounded sluggish then the genset was continuing to work hard to run it. We never measured the voltage but it was easy to tell it wasn't happy at all.

But with the duals running they would barely grunt when the AC would fire up. I'd get the dual setup, that way if you're out and don't need AC, just run one. Need AC, run two.
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:03 PM   #32
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Got an email back...4799$ and its parallel capable! ! ..bet that would run my two 15k a/c...lol

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Chump Change go for it
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:12 PM   #33
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Chump Change go for it
Honestly compared to a household backup generator in that power range cost wise it's probably comparable and useful to take camping.

I was shocked at how much a 13k home backup would cost.
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:20 PM   #34
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I have a basic Honda clone, @67 decibels that I use when camping in the woods. It also serves as home back up. When power is out for any length of time, I run one RV a/c and freezer in house for 4 hours, then frig in house for 4 hours, alternating. Everything else can wait.

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Old 04-14-2014, 11:24 PM   #35
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with what i have in my 3 champ 2000inverters , my honda 6500is, and my champ 3500 non inverter remote start, i could have one of those and some change left over! LOL

as soon as someone hits the big 5s (as i call em) ill happily spend another few k!!

5000 watts running
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!!! LOL....come on, computer chips keep shrinking so should my gennys! gimmie all that AND parallel cords and paint me whatever neon color is happy, happy, happy!
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:46 PM   #36
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I purchased a Champion 3100 watt inverter generator from Amazon for $741.00 including shipping and tax. Received it exactly when they said. Pulled it out of the box added oil and gas. it started on the second pull. I was very surprised that it was so quiet. I had on the hi speed. On ECO mode it's very quiet. At $741.00 I got a 3100 watt unit. I'm sure the H and Y are great units. At twice the price.
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My wife and I went overboard last year when generator shopping. We found a Champion 7kw generator at Costco for $549. It even has remote start. Definitely way overkill, but the ability to remote start was the selling point for me. It's also cheaper than many 3kw generators, like Honda. Noisy? Yes... it's extremely noisy. But it runs literally everything, and more. We don't camp at campgrounds, so the noise is irrelevant. Unfortunately, it's over 300 pounds. I have to use a ramp to put it in the bed of the truck, but I can also store it inside the toy hauler. It is, in fact, just another toy

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Old 05-01-2014, 09:19 AM   #38
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i purchased the same one last september. I have close to 100 hours on it and not a single issue. i have chaged the oil on it 3 times so far. It has ran my 15k ac in 98 degree temps without an issue. I have even been complimented on how quite it is. granted not a quite as the honda but its a lot cheaper and has a good warranty

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I purchased a Champion 3100 watt inverter generator from Amazon for $741.00 including shipping and tax. Received it exactly when they said. Pulled it out of the box added oil and gas. it started on the second pull. I was very surprised that it was so quiet. I had on the hi speed. On ECO mode it's very quiet. At $741.00 I got a 3100 watt unit. I'm sure the H and Y are great units. At twice the price.
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It's great to hear that you haven't had any problems. Also great to hear it runs your ac. I have a 2014 LaCrosse 323rst with a 15,500 ac. Have not tried it out yet. do you use it with a surge protector. From what I understand an inverter generator won't need it. Thanks
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FWIW...the Yamaha ef3000 may NOT be paralleled...pg. 7 owners manual. The B version would be best for running an AC if you don't do the pair of 2000's.
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