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Old 07-24-2016, 05:56 AM   #81
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yep, i was thinking the same thing.

don't you hate it when the OP doesn't come back to the thread they started?
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:33 AM   #82
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Cause he's started the argument and now watching the carnage! Let's see if he has a "gas vs diesel" thread going too! Lol!


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Old 07-24-2016, 08:45 AM   #83
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Cause he's started the argument and now watching the carnage! Let's see if he has a "gas vs diesel" thread going too! Lol!


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Old 07-24-2016, 01:28 PM   #84
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Lol. Why do you want to bring "facts" in to this?

It was only 83 posts ago!😝


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Old 07-24-2016, 02:42 PM   #85
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I've had my Yamaha inverter generator for nearly 3 years and it is still under warranty. Keep in mind that although the Yamaha and Hondas cost more there are parts and warranty shops in just about every city. Nearly all the other brands are made in China, even the ones with American names. Parts may be hard to come by or take a long time to get. It's just something to consider. And please take this advice regardless of what brand you buy: Don't use gas with ethanol. It's worth the extra money to buy ethanol free gas or "boat gas" as it is sometimes called. Generators often sit for a couple of months without being run. The ethanol sinks to the bottom of the carburetor and mucks it up. When that happens it may not be repaired under warranty. There are web sites that lists your local stations that have ethanol free gas.
I might agree with you OldBob about generators sitting around and the ethanol plugging up the carbs, but since I ride a bike and have others generators (I live in the boonies) .. I always add Startron to gas when I fill my extra tote cans. Startron is an additive which counteracts the ethanol and I have never had any problems after long term New England winter storage. BTW, I also always shut the gas off and run the carbs dry before putting anything away .. no matter for how long.
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:44 PM   #86
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Bolily all the way with extended run external fuel tank and remote start and shutdown. True 3000 watts continuous and less than 80 lbs. Have about 5 years of heavy use on mine and she keeps on running.

I'm not too keen on using 2 parallel generators. That an extra generator to refuel regularly, an extra generator to change oil, plugs, and filter regularly. Once is enough to maintain.
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:30 PM   #87
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you could've bought a quieter open frame Champion 3500/4000 for less money and gotten a proven well-supported generator that is quieter.
i got mine from Cabelas for $269.

Cheapest I found it for is $349.00

I found this on Tractor Supply's website for $329, but I like that $269 price!
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:54 PM   #88
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Great for home and shop usage but definitely NOT for a campground.
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:51 PM   #89
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Open frame is 3600 constant rpm LOUD generator and not an inverter generator. Please reserve use of those at construction sites.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:34 PM   #90
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Anyone have a model number for the Champion Generator?

Looking for something cheap to have on-hand in case I need it.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:54 PM   #91
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Anyone have a model number for the Champion Generator?

Looking for something cheap to have on-hand in case I need it.
Here are Champion's inverter generator models. These are for use in campgrounds when you have neighbors close by and should provide good, clean power for your electronics. The open frame models are intended for contractors and home emergency use because they are very loud.

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Old 07-24-2016, 09:05 PM   #92
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no generators work forever not honda not yamaha not champion . hondas are known to break down as are yamahas and even champion . there is no sure thing . a 2000watt unit does not put out 2000 watts not honda not yahama not champion .
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:40 PM   #93
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Champion generators at cabelas.com .several models to choose from .
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:33 AM   #94
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AND...they are GONE...

After 93 posts, it looks like our work is winding down here.
Someone please put out the camp fire , turn off the generator, pull up the stabilizers, back up the TV, pull in the awning, and let's head for the dump area. It seems the OP has not returned to our wise council! Perhaps it was TOO much information? I mean, ask a question and you get almost 100 answers. What? "I didn't want to know that much!"

I think I am going to look for them in the GM/Ford/Dodge links as suggested. Or perhaps they started a new thread in "What brand of tires should I buy?" area?
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Champion at Lowes

I purchased my Champion at Lowes. With Military discount, under $300, without barely above $300. The ONLY downside is the amount of noise it makes. Nothing unique to it - it's open frame.
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I'm happy with this Westinghouse 2400I Eplorer for $617. Cranks my AC in Econo mode.

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Bolily all the way with extended run external fuel tank and remote start and shutdown. True 3000 watts continuous and less than 80 lbs. Have about 5 years of heavy use on mine and she keeps on running.
X 2 and not made in China. Later RJD
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I am still running my 1987 onan 6.5 .it's not very quiet, not fuel efficient, but runs two ac units ,microwave and just about anything else you need.
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X 2 and not made in China. Later RJD
From everthing I've read since it first came out, is that the Boliy is made in China. :what:
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From everthing I've read since it first came out, is that the Boliy is made in China. :what:
Yup... Made in China and distributed in USA. Why buy another knockoff.....
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