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rrosson67 01-25-2020 01:02 PM

What do you think of this deal?
 
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Was googling around and stumbled on to this deal at Home Depot. Anyone have any knowledge of this generator? Is this really a good deal. 2 generators and a parallel kit all for $900.

TIA

A32Deuce 01-25-2020 01:25 PM

Looked at the specs. Looks like a good deal. I have the bigger RV generator at home and are very happy with it performance. Now the people that like imported ones will have something to say, but I have no problem with it.

5picker 01-25-2020 01:52 PM

Champion makes good generators and the merits of them (and others) have been discussed ad nauseam on this forum previously and often.

That said, looks like a good deal and one I'd be happy with.

bikendan 01-25-2020 01:52 PM

Yes, very good deal.

boondocking 01-25-2020 04:40 PM

Yes, very good deal.
I own two Champ 2000's and have not had any problems in 7 years. They both start first pull after siting for 6 months through the winter season.

JP Camper 01-26-2020 02:22 PM

Harbor Freight Predator 3500 is cheaper and you only need to fuel and store one instead of two, just my opinion.

Robin Hood 01-26-2020 03:13 PM

2000 watt Champion generators
 
Good deal, the 3500 watt Harbor freight Gen. is
a good buy, but too heavy to carry for most of
us old guys, and a little noisy to run in areas
with other campers. I have one to use at home
in my storage building, and during power outages. :trink39:
Bob & Nancy
2015 FR3 30DS
Roseburg, Oregon

CaptnJohn 01-26-2020 05:24 PM

Good buy! I have 2 and parallel kit. They never fail.

markb422 01-26-2020 05:27 PM

The Predator (Harbor Freight) 3500 inverter generator spec for sound is 57db. The 2000 Champion inverter has 53db. Make sure the generators you compare are both inverter. That price does seem like a good deal.

bikendan 01-26-2020 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by JP Camper (Post 2257968)
Harbor Freight Predator 3500 is cheaper and you only need to fuel and store one instead of two, just my opinion.

That generator weighs over 100lbs. A 2000w inverter generator weighs half that. So unless you need to run the a/c, you only need to take the one 50lb 2000w inverter generator, instead of hauling the bulky 100lb plus 3500w unit. And a paralleled pair of 2000w inverter generators will have more available power than the single 3500w unit.

JP Camper 01-26-2020 09:34 PM

Mine is as quiet as a Honda, I only use mine a couple times a year and get help lifting it out of the truck.

djemgoss 01-26-2020 11:28 PM

What do you think of this deal
 
I have this Champion and its quiet, weighs 93 pounds, but I don't have a problem taking it out of the back of my truck. Starts on one or two pulls!
Runs my A/C just fine.
Its only $849 and your only dealing with one unit!

https://www.powerequipmentdirect.com...33/p67307.html

https://www.powerequipmentdirect.com...67307_1000.jpg

simiHal 01-26-2020 11:51 PM

Ití seems to be a good deal and can be used for basic needs even in parallel BUT it may be an issue if you want to use your AC since it/they donít have a 30 amp connection. Just something to consider.

boondocking 01-27-2020 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by simiHal (Post 2258264)
It’ seems to be a good deal and can be used for basic needs even in parallel BUT it may be an issue if you want to use your AC since it/they don’t have a 30 amp connection. Just something to consider.

The Champion parallel kit that I have has a 30 amp receptacle.

NJKris 01-27-2020 08:19 AM

look for parallel connector places other than HD, they tend to overprice them. I got my Champion connector for about 38 bucks 2 years ago. The generator prices are good though.

karlrmac 01-27-2020 10:09 AM

Champion 2000
 
Yes, that is a great deal on a great brand of generator. You will love the weight and its dependable. We have the square version and it was 449 new from Atwoods. If you camp in the winter, you only need one. In the summer get another and a parallel kit and it should run one AC.

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Originally Posted by rrosson67 (Post 2257477)
Was googling around and stumbled on to this deal at Home Depot. Anyone have any knowledge of this generator? Is this really a good deal. 2 generators and a parallel kit all for $900.

TIA


NJKris 01-27-2020 10:38 AM

Only issue with that one is weight, don't want to be picking up a 100# generator (with fuel/oil)as you get older, not fun, don't always have a partner to help you. That's the nice thing about the two in parallel, if it's hot and you will need A/C, bring both, if not, just the one. The Champion cube style I have also stack on top of each other, very small footprint.

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Originally Posted by djemgoss (Post 2258260)
I have this Champion and its quiet, weighs 93 pounds, but I don't have a problem taking it out of the back of my truck. Starts on one or two pulls!
Runs my A/C just fine.
Its only $849 and your only dealing with one unit!

https://www.powerequipmentdirect.com...33/p67307.html

https://www.powerequipmentdirect.com...67307_1000.jpg


RedhawkCC 01-27-2020 03:32 PM

Love our Champion Duel Fuel
 
We have the 3400 watt duel fuel Champion and it is perfect. Others have mentioned the weight of the 3400 but we leave it in the bed of the pickup for overnights. Also, the Champion website tells us it operates at 59 dBA which is good but not as low as some smaller units. We love our Champion and would buy it again.

njfishing 01-27-2020 03:49 PM

What do you think of this deal?
 
That a great deal and I hear good things about the Champions. I bought the 3200 Firman at Costco on sale for $489. It is 100 pounds so I hear you but that is not an issue for me and Iíd rather have one big unit then 2 small ones. One thing most people donít understand is that decibels are on logarithmic scale so a one or two point difference does not mean itís only slighter louder, its actually a good deal louder.

boondocking 01-27-2020 05:41 PM

A 1 db increase = a 7% increase in perceived sound. A little bit louder, but not a good deal louder.


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