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Old 07-31-2014, 11:55 PM   #81
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Have a Briggs and Stratton 5500 I converted to tri fuel for the home backup... It is loud! But I am in my home without power otherwise so I live....

I have two Honda EU2000's for the RV I can run in parallel for the extra juice of the A/C if needed. I generally just run the run for everyday needs. I either run them in my bed (covered with a soft topper / cap) or on the back cargo basket of the TT. Noise does not bother me, I do not even hear them they are so quiet.


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Old 08-01-2014, 12:15 AM   #82
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I was intending to spend $2222 for a Yamaha 3000ISHb, which is an inverter generator that can run 10 seconds @ 3500 watts and 10 minutes at 3000 watts before settling in at 2800 watts. It's specifically for RV's and will run an a/c.

But after reading all the really nice things about Champion, I changed my mind. Not only are they a very competitive product, the company is very customer driven and their service is great. Cannot say that about many Chinese companies.

Champion's 3500 watt units are in the $315 price range. 4000 watt rv generator is $359. But their 3100 watt inverter generator designed to compete with the EU3000 Honda is about $975 online. The cheapest place to buy it is @ $828. Overstock often gives 10% discounts to new customers, too.

That's the best deal going.
So did u buy the 3100? many know ive been a champ fan for many many years (starting over on the original champ thread on

They have their pros and cons but their cs is second to none in my opinion....I have 3 of the 2000inverters!! And i would ONLY own champ products if they offered a unit that could compete with the honda 6500...that thing is in a league of its own...power for days AND quiet. ...but like half a ton!!...I find 4000 watts is ALMOST enough and 6500 is a little overkill...

Id consider a single 3100 with remote start over the twin 2000s...I really...REALLY like remote start...

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Old 08-01-2014, 12:54 AM   #83
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I'm waiting for my new fifth wheel trailer to come in any day. After the initial delivery and changing to Bridgestone R250's, my wife wants me to immediately buy the generator.

We're going to leave the trailer in East Tennessee for awhile--to get any bugs worked out under warranty. There are a number of great government campgrounds without electrical hookups in The National Park and on top of the mountain on the Foothills Parkway.

And you're right about the remote start being a great thing--especially in middle of the night.
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:08 AM   #84
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for what it's worth...I have the Honda 6500 inverter generator and love it. My brother and a close friend both have the Honda 3000 inverter generator. What we noticed on our last camping trip was that the 6500 was quitter than the 3000 with the same load applied. It wasn't a night and day difference but you could tell the difference. The negative part for the 6500 is the weight and the cost. On the weight issue I installed two more wheel on the 6500 where it only had feet on one end. That made it possible to move it w/o lifting so that I can load it into the basement of our 5th wheel by myself. Two of us can push it up the ramps or by myself I use a small electric winch that plugs into the AC outlet in the basement. On the $ issue, well I haven't found a work around on that yet! lol But that sucker will run both AC's, the microwave, the electric fireplace or whatever we want to use and does it with very little gas by using the ECO feature. It's a nice generator but there are others that I've seen that impressed me too.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:26 AM   #85
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Here in Montreal Canada, champ gen 3100 at Cotsco go for 799.00$. Maybe check that out.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:11 AM   #86
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Have a Champ 2200 inverter genny, love it!!! Quiet too.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:35 PM   #87
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Costco right now has a bunch of generators that are larger--too expensive to run for most RV users.

The Champion 3100 inverter generator is especially attractive @ $828. Sometimes they'll offer 10% off to a new customer.

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Old 08-03-2014, 05:25 PM   #88
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The 3100, is that tje one that has a remote starter feature?
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:33 PM   #89
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Right. And you can get another 10% off by being a new customer--bringing it down to $745--a bargain.

You might have to go to another internet site to get the starter relay and fob., etc.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:14 AM   #90
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I have 2, my champion that is cheap and a great genny runs all day in the heat powering the AC. I figured if it blew up it was easy to replace. After 3 years it still runs like new.

If your looking for honda/yamaha quality for a lower price, go with the Polaris. My 3000 is outstanding and it runs longer on a tank of gas then the Hondas. Because it burns so clean and is so quiet I can keep in in the camper compartment and run it at night.

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