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Old 07-24-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Champion 2000w Gen not working at 7000 feet

I called Champion and apparently these models do not have an altitude adjustment and there is no ETA to get a kit which he said they were working on. Probably works great at 5000 feet or below but get a Honda or Yamaha if your going to be at altitude. Sucks, we were all setup and good to go and the Gen just bogged down and the overload would trip. Hope this saves some folks some time, did allot of research on these and they got great reviews but I guess no one was up high. The model I'm sending back is 73536I. Going to get a Honda, their were three of those around us that were humming along. Later!
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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My body don't work well starting at that altitude as well - Hard for me to breath - definitely don't good at Pikes peak...

My 2kW Honda purrs right along in the 7K range in the high country of AZ/NM... Actually alot of towns in that region of the high desert is right at 7000 feet. Let alone climbing up the mtns... I guess what you are saying that model Champion generator wouldn't work in downtown Flagstaff AZ...

Thanks for generator info...
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might I suggest??? (for the genny)........ [ATTACH][/ATTACH]

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I'd probably have to pull that behind the POPUP trailer - Not much room left for things like that haha...
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That may be what happened to my Champion (silly name) generator this past Spring in Utah. It all of a sudden quit and would not re-start. Sent it back to the factory when I got back down to 1400 ft elevation and they said the carb. needed to be cleaned (after 3-1/2 hours use?) and sent it back to me. They didn't say anything about not working at higher elevations even though when I called their tech support I was at the higher elevations and they knew where I was. Works well now, at 1400 ft and now I'm wondering if I can only use it at lower elevations...I live in Arkansas so I suppose it would make a good "yard ornament" :hihi:
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