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Old 09-14-2016, 10:51 AM   #29
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I ended up buying a gently used Honda 2000 and plan to convert it to LP using the Century conversion kit.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:02 AM   #30
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Champion 2800 duel fuel. Running off TT LP, leave in truck bed with open rear tonneau section for air/exhaust. 1/2 noise, secure, clean and quiet !

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Old 09-22-2016, 07:50 PM   #31
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I've been running the Champion 3100 inverter for a year now. Sits in the bed of my pick up, plugged into the
front of my 2015 - 25FB. Couldn't be happier.......remote is great and runs the 15kw Dometic AC with no problem.
Want to turn off or start from the couch or bed, just hit the remote. $950.00 well spent.


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Old 09-23-2016, 09:52 AM   #32
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Champion 2800 duel fuel is 20lbs heavier, contains start battery, 500 running watts better, 500.00 less cost and has a 30 amp plug. Compared to the Yamaha 2400 which doesn't but also a great unit.
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:08 AM   #33
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I just ordered the Champion 2800 dual fuel mentioned by Vantair on sale at Costco.com for $850. Will report back in a couple of weeks!
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:09 PM   #34
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We just ordered the higher watt Champion dual fuel version (model # 100263). It is suppose to do 3100W continuous and 3400 peak with gas. I think it was about 300 watts less output on propane. I have a Powerhorse 2000W, so I will do some comparisons between the two once it arrives. The dual fuel and low profile (only 3000+ inverter that I could find to fit under my bed cover) won me over.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:32 PM   #35
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Had my champion 3100W electric start for about 18months. It hasn't missed a beat. Highlight recommended.

Will probably convert to use propane in the near future...
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Had my champion 3100W electric start for about 18months. It hasn't missed a beat. Highlight recommended.

Will probably convert to use propane in the near future...


I was surprised how good the reviews were by people that actually owned the Champions. I admit to originally wanting the Honda EU3000is, but it would not fit under my bed cover and I really like the propane option on the Champion from the factory.
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Kudos to Airforums. I bought the generator in August and just saw that it was on sale. Costco is sending me a credit. I have not really run the generator yet.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:06 PM   #38
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Kudos to Airforums. I bought the generator in August and just saw that it was on sale. Costco is sending me a credit. I have not really run the generator yet.
Same results here. Costco cheerfully issued credit in September although bought in August (their own 30 day price guarantee policy) .
Have 7 happy hours on the gen so far.
(Another 150.00 worth of thanks out to Bourbonshot on forums who alerted us to the price drop!)
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I bought a Champion 3500/4000 that included the optional wheel kit for $249.00 at Blains Farm and Fleet. I bought it to run power tools to repair my dock. However, I was thrilled when I could plug in my camper and run the A/C on two consecutive 90 degree days. Very happy customer!
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Yamaha built in China

I had made up my mind to purchase a 2000 watt invertor generator and strongly leaning towards the Yamaha. I then read that they are now made in China, confirmed by an email to Yamaha. I also have read the Honda is being made in Taiwan, although I have not officially confirmed that. So I guess the search now will be for price, supported by consumer feedback. The Champion is looking like a better alternative, although there are several Chinese makes to choose from.
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My Champion 3100/3400W dual fuel generator (model 100263) came in late last week. I just added oil and hooked up the battery. It fired right up on propane. It is louder than my 2000W Powerhorse, but I think it is still a very reasonable sound level. I have been very satisfied with it so far. I have plugged it up to the trailer. We ran the fridge, converter, a fan, and the TV. None of those even made the engine change tone. I am suppose to break it in at 1/2 or less load for 5 hours before throwing a lot at it. Once I have time to get the five hours in and change the oil I will try the AC and see what happens. It does fit perfect under my bed cover though. I had to have something less than 19 inches tall and this works perfect. My plan is to only use propane so I do not have to worry about gumming up the carb.
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I also have read the Honda is being made in Taiwan, although I have not officially confirmed that.
Honda EU2000i generators were manufactured at Honda's plant in Japan, until about 3 years ago, then production moved to Honda's plant in Thailand. Because they are both Honda-owned, the quality standards are the same, and except for a J or T code in the serial number, you'd be hard-pressed to see (or experience) any difference.
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