Originally Posted by BendOrLarry
I still think you are attempting to confuse people. Is the Honda and the Champion both the same grade generator, that is, both are either invertors or open frame construction generators? To ever compare an open frame generator to an invertor generator regardless of brand is misleading. I have compared Honda invertor generators with Champion generators in camp grounds and there is VERY little db difference. The main difference in a Honda over the other brands of invertor generators is the excessive cost of the Hondas.
not trying to confuse people. and most know that the Champion 3500 is NOT an inverter generator.
i'm only doing the comparison because the Honda 2000 inverter generator and the Champion 3500 non-inverter generator are the top two recommended generators on most RV forums, including this one.
my point is that i had heard how loud the Champion 3500 was but i had never owned one personally.
i do now and was able to compare it to my Honda 2000, so that i could state the facts personally.
and how did you reach your claim that there is "VERY little db difference"?
did you use a decibel measuring device?
a difference of 10db is HUGE on a logarithmic scale, which is how decibels are rated.
my Honda on Eco, is 15db less than my new Champion 3500 which has no Eco feature, therefore runs at full rpms and full noise level.
my point was to show, from my own personal experience, why an inverter generator is much more appropriate for campground usage, than a much cheaper non-inverter open frame generator, like the Champion 3500.
and i agree that there are lots of options now, for a quiet inverter generator, than having to purchase a Honda or Yamaha.
if i hadn't been able to get my Honda 2000, for $650 off of Craig's List, i would have bought a Boliy, Champion or Kipor inverter generator.
i still am considering selling my Honda 2000, to buy a Champion 3100 inverter generator.
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