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Old 03-25-2018, 04:07 PM   #1
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Were interested in purchasing a generator to run our 2017 Intl Serenity 23 FB trailer at home. Does anyone have any suggestions of brand/models? Were looking specifically at a Champion model 75531i. Any experience with this specific one?
Thanks in advance for any experience you can share with me.
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Old 03-25-2018, 04:21 PM   #2
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We have experience with Honda and most recently Yamaha 3000 inverter. I would recommend either due to being VERY quiet.

We have a 28 Signature and it can power one A/C at a time. I did not want the 4000 or bigger unit.

Some do two Honda 2000 in parallel but, I felt that was more hassle than one unit.

Hopefully this helps. Good luck!
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For over ten years we used a pair of Honda 2000's. They worked well and were very quiet. We recently went to a Honda 3000 installed in the back of our truck. This also works well and is very quiet.

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We have the Champion Dual Fuel model, which we only use with propane. So far we've been very happy with it when we've used it with our AS. While maybe not as quiet as a Honda or Yamaha, it's not too loud in my opinion.
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We converted our pair of Honda 2,000 watt generators using the GenConnex conversion to propane only. When we converted our 2015 23D International Serenity to a solar system with five 100 watt panels on the roof, we used a Magnum hybrid MSH-3012 converter/charger that can draw power from our inside mounted 300 amp-hour lithium battery to augment a single Honda 2,000 watt generator to start and run the air conditioner. That feature is not necessary if both units are on line and connected together with the parallel cable.

Honda has now released the replacements for our two 2,000 watt units. They are called the Honda 2,200 watt units. A pair connected can continuously provide 3,600 watts or the full 30 amp service the usual 30 amp trailer would see when plugged into shore power.

I expect GenConnex will have a conversion kit for these new models in the near future.

Since both of our tow vehicles are diesel powered, we wanted to get away from carrying cans of gasoline for the generators and the vapors that come from the enclosure of gasoline powered models. In our Mercedes ML 320 CDI diesel that tows the 23D, we can carry the generator inside the car at the back along with a Solar infra red grill and a few tools and chairs and even a spare propane tank and have no unpleasant vapors inside the car..
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We have a Honda 7000ius for our home as a back-up and two EU2000is for or AS. Our EU2000is were purchased from Genconnex and already converted to propane. All I can say is we love them and they are worth every cent.
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I have a cheap open frame Champion 3k. It easily runs my AC.

I have had great luck with Champion gens. My 3k recently ran my house during a power outage for 5 days straight. I did not shut it off at all for 3 of those days. I refueled it while running. That Champion is about 8 years old.

I have a smaller one that I use about weekly for 4 hours or so at a time. It does a good job.
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We have the Champion Dual Fuel model, which we only use with propane. So far we've been very happy with it when we've used it with our AS. While maybe not as quiet as a Honda or Yamaha, it's not too loud in my opinion.
The Champion 3100 or 3400? Costco has the 3100 for $849, but the 3400 thru Amazon for $985. I've been researching inverter/generators for months due to my budget of $1k. Thoughts?
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The Champion 3100 or 3400? Costco has the 3100 for $849, but the 3400 thru Amazon for $985. I've been researching inverter/generators for months due to my budget of $1k. Thoughts?
We have the 3400. We only run it on propane. Its been great.
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We've been very happy with our Champion 3400 Dual Fuel generator model 100263. I too only use it with propane and have built a hose to run it from the Airstream low-pressure propane quick-connect port in addition to a standard bottle. Here is a post describing how to make the connection: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...-166881-3.html
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SallyH, if you are only going to use this generator while at home you probably could use anything, as long as you don't have neighbors close by. I am not a "champion" of Champion generators in campgrounds. Noise is a personal issue. What is loud to some is "not too bad" for others. The soft hum of a Honda generator is quite different than the sound of a construction site generator running right next to you. Some even say that the more quiet Honda is not welcome when you are out of doors.

So, I would get the best deal on the largest generator I could if I was going to leave it home all the time. I would check with neighbors first though. Just my 2.
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If I were buying a Champion, It would be the largest dual fuel I could find, the 3400/3500. There's very little saving by going smaller.

Because of the beautiful design, I'd be tempted to get the Atima 3000 AND an Atima 2000 and pair them. Then you'd have three combos depending on use.

Currently, I have a Honda 3000, and it's hard to beat. (except when lifting it!)
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I am not a "champion" of Champion generators in campgrounds. Noise is a personal issue. What is loud to some is "not too bad" for others. The soft hum of a Honda generator is quite different than the sound of a construction site generator running right next to you.
The Champion Dual Fuel 3400 is not a "construction site generator". It is just as quiet as a Honda.
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I went with a Honda 3000i....It's small enough that you can pick it up easily...It's one of the quietest generators on the market, and the most reliable...you can't go wrong ...
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