The Honda "2000" is only rated at 1600 continuous watts also.
If you're going to be using your genny at near max load that is a factor also.
Mine is just loafing most all the time.
Don't let folks scare you away from a Champion. If I was going to use
a genny long term such as on a houseboat or full time boondocking sure
I'd probably stick with a honda but ME-- I just use mine to charge batteries
so I've over spent. If I could do it over again, I'd get a Champion 1000.
Generators are all about what you want them to do. What are you trying
For me it's all about charging batteries.
12v x 25amp charger = 300 watts. Add 25% for heat loss etc and
I'm still running a "big" honda 2000 to generate only 400 watts.
OTOH it runs on eco, idle mode when I'm doing that.
I started out with a little 2 cycle. Cost just a tad over $100 and would
charge my batteries fine BUT it was SO LOUD.
Gave it away and got a Honda. Wish I'd done more research.
Wife was urging me to "get a good one". It's always easier to spend money
when your wife is in the background saying "do it"!!
Also I had hoped it might run my roof AC. It actually did start the compressor
one time at 400 feet above sea level on a mild spring day. Once we got
warmer and higher it couldn't do it.