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Old 06-13-2016, 08:03 PM   #1
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Champion Generator for RV (Which one and why)

My goal is simply to run one of two air conditioners so I only need a 30 amp. Huge price difference so what is the benefit of the more expensive one?

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Champion Power Equipment 46539, 3500 Running Watts/4000 Starting Watts, Gas Powered Portable Generator, CARB Compliant

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Champion Model #75537i

https://www.amazon.com/Champion-Powe.../dp/B00JZQUSAC
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:11 PM   #2
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I think the first one is a repurposed construction generator. The second is new and I think Champion is trying to compete with Honda and others in the ultra quiet RV market.


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Old 06-13-2016, 08:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Buddy; We have the exact same RV. Love ours.

$500.00 price difference is huge. Can I accomplish running a single A.C. on the Jayco Eagle HT 26.5 RLS with the cheaper one? If so, it will be on my property and I am not worried about noise
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The second one is an inverter type which will be a lot quieter. You can get the 3100 model at Costco for $699 on sale and $799 regularly. We have it and it runs our 15,000 btu a/c no prob.

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Old 06-13-2016, 08:44 PM   #5
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The 3100 Champion is a very good and reasonably quiet generator. Not quite as quiet as a Honda but close enough. As Buddyray said, the other generator is a contractor type meaning its substantially noisier then then the 3100 and it maintains high RPM regardless of load. The 3100 will handle one AC just fine with minimal noise. Clearly the better choice for camping!!
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We ran our Champion 3100 at the same time next door to our friend's Honda 2000 and I could not tell the difference.

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We ran our Champion 3100 at the same time next door to our friend's Honda 2000 and I could not tell the difference.

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Compare the 3000 Honda to the 3100 Champion. I have both. Under load the 3000 Honda runs at lower RPM's then the 2000 Honda and is definitely quieter.
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I have only heard of people pairing Honda 2000's. If I ever come across a Honda 3000 will do!

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Champion has come out with a 3500I also available with electric start
3500W Inverter Generator - Champion Power Equipment
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We have the Champion 4000/3500 generator with the remote start and it runs our 15K just fine. We use on our property also so a little noisier is not an issue. We picked ours up on a Black Friday deal at Cablea's for a just a few dollars less than on Amazon.

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