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Old 08-29-2016, 12:43 PM   #15
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I've seen reviews that put them on comparable footing. My concern would be when and if I need the unit serviced, who will do it? If you are handy repairing generators or have a trusted small engine mechanic, then consider the off brands. But sine I have neither, it looks like one of the big boys for me.
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:12 PM   #16
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Lower quality. No dealer network for repairs or parts.

Be very careful how noise tests are conducted for comparison purposes.
Absolutely not correct. They have excellent service and support. (I own two of their generators and they've been very dependable, and all inquiries have been timely and knowledgeably answered. Check out their website. They also have good points as to why to consider them over the H/Y generators. They have U.S. headquarters and support.)
http://www.championpowerequipment.co...ts/generators/

You want a dual fuel , electric-start unit to run on gas OR propane and will power your RV? (and they've got lots of other gens if this one isn't your cup-o-tea)
http://www.championpowerequipment.co...ter-generator/
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Old 08-29-2016, 03:35 PM   #17
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Sure wish they made a 2000 watt version

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You want a dual fuel , electric-start unit to run on gas OR propane and will power your RV? (and they've got lots of other gens if this one isn't your cup-o-tea)
http://www.championpowerequipment.co...ter-generator/
It would be perfect for me.
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Absolutely not correct. They have excellent service and support. (I own two of their generators and they've been very dependable, and all inquiries have been timely and knowledgeably answered. Check out their website. They also have good points as to why to consider them over the H/Y generators. They have U.S. headquarters and support.)
http://www.championpowerequipment.co...ts/generators/

You want a dual fuel , electric-start unit to run on gas OR propane and will power your RV? (and they've got lots of other gens if this one isn't your cup-o-tea)
http://www.championpowerequipment.co...ter-generator/
If I need the carb cleaned out or am not sure if the invertor board is fried, where to I take the unit too? Does a trained "champion" shop exist with driving distance?

What if I break the off switch and need a replacement? Where do I go get it?
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:10 PM   #19
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This guy likes his 2000w Champions. 5 year review.

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Briggs and Stratton 3000 inverter was $1299, is very quiet (no measurements yet). Same size Honda with wheels was $1000 more. Used mine a couple times, not bad.
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If I need the carb cleaned out or am not sure if the invertor board is fried, where to I take the unit too? Does a trained "champion" shop exist with driving distance?

What if I break the off switch and need a replacement? Where do I go get it?
It doesn't get any easier than this (directly from the Champion website posted previously)
Need a replacement part? Call our customer service department at 1-877-338-0999

Their website also has helful videos, such as this one explaining how to repair a broken recoil starter rope:
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You want a dual fuel , electric-start unit to run on gas OR propane and will power your RV? (and they've got lots of other gens if this one isn't your cup-o-tea)
http://www.championpowerequipment.co...ter-generator/

I was looking hard at this one. The dual fuel doesn't really interest me, but the size and price are right.

Decisions, decisions....
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We've used our Smarter Tools generator for a little over a year and have been happy with it. One of the reasons I choose it over the other off brands is that it has the Yamaha engine. Though at 2000 watts, it does not run the AC.
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I was looking hard at this one. The dual fuel doesn't really interest me, but the size and price are right.

Decisions, decisions....
They have a gasoline-only version of the same generator. Check the website. You can buy from Costco and they'll ship to your door, usually free shipping.

Caution: Do not store ANY brand of generator with automobile/ethanol gasoline in the carburetors. It WILL ruin it.
Use non-ethanol w/stabilizer, or better yet, for long-term, ready-use storage, use aviation gasoline from your local airport. Just don't use that stuff in your auto.
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[QUOTE=Naper;1842672 Its a small thing but the Yamaha has a fuel shut off (Honda may have it by now) To avoid any carb problems I shut off the gas and let it run out.[/QUOTE]


That is not a small thing, it's a distinct advantage, IMO.


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Well, my plans have been thwarted. I took out the tape measure and measured my parking space, and it's 215" long. Not long enough for any 1/2 ton truck. So I'm stuck with my TV, and my plan of running a genny in the bed has been dashed.



But this has been an interesting discussion nonetheless. I'm still planning on buying a genny but now I'm not restricted by the 20" truck bed. But I'll have to take it out of my truck every time I want to use it, so weight becomes a factor.

Sigh.
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I have a Champion 2000W unit and have been satisfied with the performance and noise level. I doubt that it would run my air conditioner and haven't tried. It was half the price of the similar sized Honda.
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Thanks for the discussion. Generally we do not travel with a generator, but it would be nice to do some no hookup rally events. An inexpensive LPG powered generator that would run the AC coul be a deal maker. Travel safe. Pat
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