Originally Posted by gypsmjim
Oops I read the ad wrong. Mine is a 2800 peak and the one cited is a 2800 sustained. So, my weight comparison isn't valid.
Nevertheless, for my type of camping (100% boondock) the Champion is more than I need and the fuel tank / run time is not sufficient.
What model Yamaha are you talking about?
From what I can see on Yamaha's site there is nothing that matches what you describe -- lighter, quieter, longer run time and 2800 watt peak as compared to the Champion.
They do have a 2800 peak, but it's much louder per Yamaha's ratings. What I think you are referring to is the EF2400iSCH which is a great generator, but it outputs 2000w sustained and 2400 peak. This is clearly in a different class inverter than the Champion referenced that you puked on.
Please at least try to be accurate. Comments like these just lead to confusion.