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Old 03-12-2018, 08:28 AM   #85
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OMG a Typo!!! OMG a TYPO!!
I admit a mistrake here, folks. Brain was thinking carbon monoxide and fingers were typing carbon dioxide.
Sorry for sounding overly critical. That typo hit upon a real compound that is perhaps overly criticized today. CO2 makes up only .4% of the atmosphere, yet it makes people get anxious.
CO is very dangerous, a little CO2 is not, but a lot of CO2 is.

Back to the OP's question, What generator?
I'd counter, what do you want to run? A Honda 2000 can run a 13.5 AC, but nothing else. I choose a Honda 3000 but there are cheaper alternatives. If I didn't have so much experience with Hondas, I might choose a Champion 3500. In any case, I'd get the largest I could afford. (I found my Honda on Craig's list.)
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:15 PM   #86
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I just bought 2 Champion 2000 watt generators with the parallel kit after reading many favorable reviews. The best part was that the package was on sale and cost about $800. delivered.
I did the 5 hour break-in routine and changed the oil just today. I ran no load, light load and heavy load and they seemed to run fine. The real test will be my first camping trip in April.
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I just bought 2 Champion 2000 watt generators with the parallel kit after reading many favorable reviews. The best part was that the package was on sale and cost about $800. delivered.
I did the 5 hour break-in routine and changed the oil just today. I ran no load, light load and heavy load and they seemed to run fine. The real test will be my first camping trip in April.
Just curious; why 2 Champion 2000's and not a single 3400 or the 3500 Dual Fuel with electric start? Was it the weight of moving each single unit? FYI- I'm real happy with the Dual Fuel running on propane.
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FYI- I'm real happy with the Dual Fuel running on propane.
Me too!
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Ditto, and I do not plan to ever put gasoline in my dual fuel unless itís a Zombie Apocalypse- level emergency.
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Just curious; why 2 Champion 2000's and not a single 3400 or the 3500 Dual Fuel with electric start? Was it the weight of moving each single unit? FYI- I'm real happy with the Dual Fuel running on propane.


I will mostly use one to keep the batteries topped up. Once in a blue moon Iíll need both for the A/C.
Fortunately I can buy no ethanol gas and plan to use that.
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Ditto, and I do not plan to ever put gasoline in my dual fuel unless itís a Zombie Apocalypse- level emergency.
Zombie Apocalypse....I've seen that happen in CA a few times!
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Just curious; why 2 Champion 2000's and not a single 3400 or the 3500 Dual Fuel with electric start? Was it the weight of moving each single unit? FYI- I'm real happy with the Dual Fuel running on propane.
We did the same thing - two 2K gens- for the flexibility. Easier to move...plus sometimes you only need to bring one....if you donít need the AC.
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I went 3k Yamaha.

I was going to do 2-2k but it would take more room in the truck.

Besides, if I REALLY needed the gen on then I want it all on and not have to set another up for A/c etc.

It will stay put in the truck. I have a bed slide so access is easy for fuel.

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I went 3k Yamaha.

I was going to do 2-2k but it would take more room in the truck.

Besides, if I REALLY needed the gen on then I want it all on and not have to set another up for A/c etc.
I went 3.5k Champion for the same reasons, but also, I didn't want to have to service two engines and I wanted propane out of the box, warranted by the generator mfg.
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Zombie Apocalypse....I've seen that happen in CA a few times!


Naw, thatís just the usual over-hyped rainy weather, mudslides, or brush fires. The breathless reporting just seems to be apocalyptic....
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Naw, thatís just the usual over-hyped rainy weather, mudslides, or brush fires. The breathless reporting just seems to be apocalyptic....
Don't forget, foot massage earthquakes.
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Meh. Anything around 3-4 on the Richter scale around here is usually ignored.
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Frankly, the ďvehicle pursuit of the day is far more interesting. Channel 9ís helicopter reporter, Stu Mondel, is on one right now. The usual stuff...
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