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Old 10-31-2014, 04:25 PM   #29
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Not part of a mafia but we may try to talk people out of Chinese generators if we have to camp close to them. On the other hand maybe they have improved the noise, but they had a long way to go.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:38 PM   #30
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Look forward to your tests, WJ!! If it truly runs at 51 dBs, there'll be a lineup of AS owners at Costco in short order!!



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It's a fair price. Really value the Costco no-hassle return policy. Reckon I will buy within a week, and will report.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:46 PM   #31
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Don't look for all of us at Costco.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:51 PM   #32
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Ok, not sure what that means.

Anyway,
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:53 PM   #33
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So anyone have experience with the Champion one?

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Old 10-31-2014, 05:49 PM   #34
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Generac has a 2K inverter generator for $589.99. Available on line and at our local Bomgaars store. Haven't checked the noise level specs.


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Old 10-31-2014, 07:03 PM   #35
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Not to be a carmudgeon, but if your primary concern is low price, then go on and keep buying your equipment from China and soon your prophesy will become self-fulfilling!

From my point of view, I'm more than willing to go out of my way and spend a few more bucks for ANYTHING as long as it's NOT MADE IN CHINA!!!!!! (Taiwan is NOT included in this prohibition). As always....YMMV!
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:06 PM   #36
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Lew, same here.
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Old 10-31-2014, 07:35 PM   #37
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^^^^^^^^

You two most likely own a honda or yamaha and never even looked at the Champion 3100. Or even better you are an authorized dealer!
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Even generator threads are getting contentious! Previously limited mostly to TVs and hitches. Sheesh!!
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It'd be cool if Studebaker Onan made an equivalent unit.

I bought several conventional Champion 1.5 kw portable units for myself and relatives to keep just in case of emergency. I use one for remote power, odd jobs in the back yard, etc., but it is not practical for the AS. I really like the Honda and Yamaha units, super-quiet. Reckon for $599 it's worth a try, pass or fail, and reporting the findings to my friends here is value-add.
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I find it interesting that some members always bash stuff made in China.
But the chances are that the device they use to get on this forum is probably made in China.
I haven't looked at the Honda or Yamaha. Are you sure they are not manufactured in China to a Japanese design?
I can remember when people bashed Toyota back in the sixty's.. Now they are the number one automaker in the world.
There is no longer a totally 100% made in America automaker.
It's a world market.
About the only thing made here is Mom's Apple Pie. And even then the apples might be from South America.


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Even generator threads are getting contentious! Previously limited mostly to TVs and hitches. Sheesh!!
I'm sorry to've brought the subject up now.
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Don't be sorry, it was a fun read!

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