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Old 10-13-2016, 08:25 PM   #41
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Davidki, I have a 2016 Jayflight 33rbts, 15k a/c. Two of the 2K Champions tied together run my a/c fine. I even tried them both on eco mode when tied together and they had no problems starting the a/c. You aren't going to run the a/c and microwave at the same time though.
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:03 AM   #42
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I sold 2000i and bought 2800/3100 champion and will never look back

I was looking at one a Cabala's the other week, they had them on sales but I didn't get it so my question is are they loud or anybody that have one?
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I was looking at one a Cabala's the other week, they had them on sales but I didn't get it so my question is are they loud or anybody that have one?
They are slightly louder then a 3000 Honda. But the 3000 Honda is the industries quietest!! I have both and can say that I don't regret buying the Champion. Noise is not an issue!!
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Thanks for the additional posts, I have been talking with my wife and I think I've gone to the 2 unit set up like you Ltmsc you make a good point about not using the AC all the time, and I don't think we have ever used our Microwave even when plugged in so that isn't an issue. Our last camping trip was to the Smokey's and it is all dry camping, so it would have been nice to have the air for part of the day but the evenings were cool enough it would not have mattered. I guess what also caught my eye way haveing 2 independent units at home when were not camping, we have a detached garage with our freezer in it, if we have a power outage it would be hard to have just 1 unit feeding the house refrig/freezer and the garage, with 2 units I'd be set so I think we are going to focus on the 2 unit setup.

I have tried to find a local store that carries the Champion and other than Costco (45 miles away) that carries only the 3100 I can't find any dealers or service centers that would work on them. Mail order is great for somethings, but 50 lb generators that my have to be shipped back to California on my dime could get expensive... I am continuing to look. There are dealers that carry, stock and service both Honda and Yamaha in the 20 mile radius and although the expense I looked and both the Honda and Yamaha have a 3 years parts and Labor Warranty... the Champion form what I read is 1 year Parts and Labor, then the 2nd year is parts only so, that is a consideration.

I guess the good thing is we have lots of time, we have finished our camping for this year so it will be next April before we take off again.. I guess that leaves me time to evaluate the issue a little more. I'd love to save the money using the Champions and who knows, perhaps a close that picks up the line.

Thanks again for the response, it is great to hear from folks that are using the various generators and have chimed in...
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Just my 2 cents. I think most generators are like vehicles. Are you a Ford, Chevy or Dodge person? Same applies with some of these 2000 W genny's. I personally use 2 2000 W Hondas and love them. All I do is boondock and love the ability with my bad back to be able to lug these 45 pounders around. It was brought up about the perks of having 2, which I take advantage of. I use 1 when just running lights, the water pump and to charge up my batteries before turning in. 2 is perfect for running the A/C, microwave and the wife's hairdryer for those cleanup days. The technology now days is great and any choice is a good choice. My next upgrade will be solar. Can't wait, but the piggy bank is light and will have to gain some weight first, lol! Happy Camping All and Stay Safe!!!!
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:21 AM   #46
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I have had my EU2000i since 2008 and tit still starts with one or two cranks... Sits secured in the tail gate corner of my covered truck bed...

I only use it to charge batteries on my camping trips...

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The tree cover at Elkmont is so thick they will drip rain water for a couple of days after a rain strom goes through haha...


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Just pick a good QUIET one of the inverter type. I bought a Yamaha is 3000 two years ago and absolutely love it. It's quiet and fuel efficient and works for us. Notice the emphasis on quiet. You don't want to be "that guy" in the campground with the construction grade generator. Last July while camping in Utah, we had some folks show up two nights before we left with one. Thank Goodness they came when they did. We wouldn't have enjoyed ourselves as much if we would have had to listen to that for a whole week.
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I did buy one of these and it is middle of off season and haven't been able to do much with it other than doing a test/burn-in. I use propane and seems great.

I am trying to figure out how or what would be the best thing to do for when it is raining.

Anyone have any ideas or thoughts on that?

P.S. Sorry, forgot to do the quote. I was referring to buying one of the Duel Fuel Champions from CostCo. :-)
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I was about to start a new thread, but read this this and....my choice is no clearer now .

Anyhow, I'm in the market for a inverter generator, I have solar, but camping the winter the batteries don't get a full charge due to shorter length of days and the fact that I'm using a portable kit which I put away when we aren't at the campsite. Moving the panels to the roof will help with that of course.

The other issue is that living in the desert it can be kind of hot when we boondock, even in the spring and fall and it would be nice to run the A/C for an a couple hours in the hottest part of the day or after returning from a hike.

I'm sold on the Champion brand due to the reviews I've read and the videos I've watched. I thought for sure I would get a 3100, maybe the one with remote start. Then I figured maybe I should go a bit higher so I looked at the 3400 and then I was sold on the 3400 dual fuel. But after some more research on price and noise levels, as of last night I'm leaning towards getting two 2000s with the parallel kit. I'm subscribed to Love Your RV on YouTube and he is a full timer that has been using a pair of the 2000s for 5 years now without issues. Camping in the winter it would be nice to just bring one lighter unit along to charge the batteries than one bigger unit, since there is no chance of needing the AC.

I see there are plenty of other generator threads on JOF, so I'll probably go read some more before I hit that "place order" button.


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Also, I priced out the same setup with a pair of Honda units and it was $1200-$1400 more. I know Honda's are THE generator to get, and would probably go that route if I was a full timer. But that's a huge difference to someone who will only use them every couple of weekends and doesn't have money to just throw around. Besides, I'll have 6 total years of warranty where I'm ordering the champion(s) from.
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Northwindone, I know the feeling. My final choice is to go with the 3100 because . . .
1) We really only need to ensure the batteries are charged
2) We need to brew a pot of coffee in the morning
3) We may want to run the AC a few hours
4) Having 2 smaller units is good for our cylinder index but not so good for space management
5) while we still have the sticks n bricks, we can use the 3100 plugged into our home transfer switch in the event of a power disruption

In a recent video, I see Love Your RV commented that he hasn't paired both 2000's in a while and left one behind this winter
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