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Old 09-25-2016, 12:04 PM   #1
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Champion Generator anyone

Anyone have this generator? Or simular, because I know a few places sell the same one, just slightly different. Looking to upgrade our 1700w one that is just a little too small. Just wondering how you like it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BB...IJ6K9VOXP&vs=1
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:33 PM   #2
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Anyone have this generator? Or simular, because I know a few places sell the same one, just slightly different. Looking to upgrade our 1700w one that is just a little too small. Just wondering how you like it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BB...IJ6K9VOXP&vs=1
about three weeks ago we got a Champion 3400W inverter model 100261 electric start w/remote from the folks below and love it,... that size is large enough to handle the ac, fridge, lights and microwave without any problem and I haven't installed the hard start relay yet, plus its very quiet,... the remote start is a great feature

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Old 09-25-2016, 01:43 PM   #3
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There have been numerous reviews recently, on FRF.
All have been positive.

If I needed a bigger generator, it would be my no-brainer first choice.
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+1 to what Bikendan said above. In fact, I bought that very one last year based on his advice. It's worked great, starts on the first pull and we've had no trouble running the air conditioning in the camper.
You will have to manage your load more carefully than if you were plugged in to a 30amp circuit, but with a reasonable load we've been able to live quite comfortably off the grid. Highly recommended.


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Old 09-27-2016, 02:13 PM   #5
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Got one and love it. The only difference is mine has an electric start with wireless.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:26 PM   #6
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I just bought a Champion 3400w (model 100233) last week. Purrs like a kitten and powers my 15k A/C perfectly.
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Bought the same exact one a few month back, tested at home and 3 trips and have no complaints and very happy with it.
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:35 AM   #8
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I looked at the one at Costco, much bigger in person. It's 699, but thinking I could get 500 more watts on the one from home Depot for about 50 bucks more next time I get a 10%off coupon.
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I have the same one and really like it. I can run my 15K A/C and the TV with it. I have to switch the fridge to propane though or it's too much draw with the A/C.
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I have to switch the fridge to propane though or it's too much draw with the A/C.
In testing ours at home, I had it running both fridges warm and just turned on (ones a outside dorm 120 only) TV, several lights, fans on high, and then turned on the A/C. carried it all without hitting max rpm. Granted I installed a hard start capacitor.
The WH on electric alone will make it run as hard....
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