Originally Posted by melbornj
I found a 3500 Watt Champion at TSC for 299 but I can't find how loud it is. It seems like a good price and runs 9 hrs with the 4 gallon tank full. Any ideas?
go to Champion's website, i think it's 68db, which is quieter than similar open framed Chinese generators but way noisier than the inverter generators.
you have two choices, price or quietness. you can't have both. decide which is more important. if you choose price, realize that using a cheap generator in a campground will not make neighbors or the campground owner happy.
but if you plan to boondock or go to auto races, then something like the Champion will be a fine choice.
there are newer Chinese-made inverter generators with similar db ratings to the Hondas and Yamahas, that are cheaper.
Kipor, Boliy, Champion's inverter 2000, Magna and Dometic, to name a few.
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
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