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Old 02-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #11
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Go get one of those 3500 watt champions for 299.00 and run whatever you want. get the one with the rv plug and 220volt and use it for your house backup.
To my knowledge that unit is very loud and would be very intrusive to other campers.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #12
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Go get one of those 3500 watt champions for 299.00 and run whatever you want. get the one with the rv plug and 220volt and use it for your house backup.
totally unnecessary for an A-frame that wants just to run basic things and no a/c.

i seriously recommend you listen to one of these Champion open-frame generators, before you buy one.
i did and quickly decided that i wouldn't want to be camped next to someone running one.
that's why i ended up with a Honda 2000.
the Champion is a great generator for boondocking, home backup or motor races, but not for campgrounds.
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I had the opportunity to be setup near one of these champion gennerators once. It was quite a bit quieter than a briggs and stratton but being across the road and one site down I thought it was plenty loud during the night. I had my honda at the rear of our camper and could hardly hear it while hanging out next to the camper.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #14
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You might want to look at this one.

Amazon.com: Champion Power Equipment 73536i 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant): Patio, Lawn & Garden

It is a Champion, 2000w, and 53db noise. You might just want to read some of the reviews on this inverter generator. For the money you could buy 3 or 4 of these compared to a Honda. I really don't have a dog in this hunt, but was just looking at comparisons.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #15
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You might want to look at this one.

Amazon.com: Champion Power Equipment 73536i 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant): Patio, Lawn & Garden

It is a Champion, 2000w, and 53db noise. You might just want to read some of the reviews on this inverter generator. For the money you could buy 3 or 4 of these compared to a Honda. I really don't have a dog in this hunt, but was just looking at comparisons.
that's a good alternative and i heard that Champion just came out with a larger inverter generator. i read about it on RV.net but can't find any info by Googling.
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You might want to look at this one.

Amazon.com: Champion Power Equipment 73536i 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant): Patio, Lawn & Garden

It is a Champion, 2000w, and 53db noise. You might just want to read some of the reviews on this inverter generator. For the money you could buy 3 or 4 of these compared to a Honda. I really don't have a dog in this hunt, but was just looking at comparisons.
The Champion looked very inviting. THEN I read some of the reviews. They were at both ends of the spectrum, but balanced in that there were at least as many negative and there were positive.

Fortunately, while price IS and issue, so is reliability, dependability, and service life. So it will probably be (2) of the Red or Blue 2000s. That in itself is a real tossup. Kind of like Fords and Chevys.

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that's a good alternative and i heard that Champion just came out with a larger inverter generator. i read about it on RV.net but can't find any info by Googling.

This may be the one you saw

Amazon.com: Champion Power Equipment No.75531i Inverter Generator, 3100-watt: Patio, Lawn & Garden

3100w and 58db noise
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yep, that's it!
it could be the new RV darling if it lives up to Champion's other products.
couldn't find it on Champion's website.
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You might want to look at this one.

Amazon.com: Champion Power Equipment 73536i 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant): Patio, Lawn & Garden

It is a Champion, 2000w, and 53db noise. You might just want to read some of the reviews on this inverter generator. For the money you could buy 3 or 4 of these compared to a Honda. I really don't have a dog in this hunt, but was just looking at comparisons.
I like the price of this unit. Did anyone try this on our AFrame AC?
Will this be powerful enough to run a 10000 BTU AC?
Check this out in the NET, looks promising:

Now I have to find out where to buy this in Canada with free shipping.
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I have one of these 43lb, 2000w, 53db Champions...its very quiet and runs the LED lights, the fridge, stereo, microwave, cool cat fan and heater BUT not the A/C. Thats ok by me, the fan keeps things cool enough when inside. Most of the time I am outside anyway, so A/C isnt critical...I open the vent and suck oit the heat with fantastic fan and use the cool cat fan to blow air around inside...it worked really well in 100 degree weather last summer when I had no hook ups, I was very glad I had my Champion. It's light weight and super quiet & got about 8+ hrs on econo mode before having to refill, 3 gallons of gas lasted me 3 days of use (still had gas in the can when I got home) - perfect for the weekend. Come to think of it, when I had my Jayco travel trailer, I cant recall ever using the A/C...again because we were outside more than in during the day.
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