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Old 04-04-2015, 06:45 PM   #51
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silly question. does anyone ever buy a used one? all I would want to do is charge the battery after a night of running the heater.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:24 PM   #52
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I purchased a reconditioned Champion 2000 inverter gen. thru Ebay. It's o.k. as long as I stay within a couple thousand feet of sea level. I think the company was called SuperGen Products or something like that.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:49 AM   #53
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Go with the Champion 3100 generator / inverter, you wont be sorry. Lots of power for a 15000btu a/c unit & very quiet..
I agree with this. I fired mine up for the first time this past weekend and I was impressed with how easy it started and how quiet it was. Got mine through overstock.com for less than $800 with free shipping.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:02 AM   #54
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I have and love solar panels...320 watts worth on my trailer. They let me do everything...well...except run my AC.

Since we will be in the desert for 3 weeks this summer, with temps over 100, and since we won't always have hookups, I ordered the Champion 3100 inverter generator from Costco when it was on sale. I only plan to run it to cool down the trailer as needed. I must say, I am quite pleased with how quiet it is. I also plan to use it for power outages/emergencies at home.

My solar will keep my batteries charged with no problem. the generator will run the AC if/when needed. I am not one to run a generator every day all day. I prefer the peace and quiet of solar, but at times, generators have their place. I also don't want to disturb my neighbors. This summer, I will listen to see if others are running generators around me. If they are, I will fire up the champion to run the AC for a while. If others are not using generators, I will probably sit in the shade and not run mine. I don't want to be the only one disturbing the peace :-)
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:16 PM   #55
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What do you have for batteries? Amp hours?
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:08 PM   #56
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Two 6 volt batteries. 225 AH.
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:11 PM   #57
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I had some time this last weekend so we took the new Champion 3100 out to the trailer and gave it a test run with the AC. I am happy to report that the AC fired right up even with the generator in eco mode. The running voltage with the AC on was 121. Without the AC on it was 123. When starting the AC, it dropped to 109 for a second and went right back up to 121. That was on eco mode. I did not try it with eco mode off. Just a note that it was only about 75 degrees out and not much elevation. I think this generator will do well for us.
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I had some time this last weekend so we took the new Champion 3100 out to the trailer and gave it a test run with the AC. I am happy to report that the AC fired right up even with the generator in eco mode. The running voltage with the AC on was 121. Without the AC on it was 123. When starting the AC, it dropped to 109 for a second and went right back up to 121. That was on eco mode. I did not try it with eco mode off. Just a note that it was only about 75 degrees out and not much elevation. I think this generator will do well for us.

Which A/C system do you have? The 13.5 or the 15?
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I have the 15K. Should have mentioned that...
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I have the 15K. Should have mentioned that...
Well that's great news. Thanks for sharing. We will have the 15K.

Now just to wait and see if Costco puts it on sale again over next 8 weeks.:-)
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