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Old 10-29-2015, 12:12 PM   #1
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Champion Generator On Sale Now at Costco!

Heads up that the Champion 3100 Watt inverter generator is on sale today through Nov.29, 2015 at Costco for $699 ($100 off.)
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:37 PM   #2
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Thats a good price... The Honda units would be my first choice but these are becoming pretty popular now with the RV'ers..




Will be pretty heavy to roll around and lift up into back of truck where using two 2000Watt Honda EU2000i models would each weigh less... You can get appx 3600watts (usable) from two 2kw Honda generators hooked up in parallel. I suspect you will only get 2800 WATTS (usable) from the Champion 3100 model...

I think I read these 3100 models weigh around 95lbs

Might want to consider if the 2800 available watts will run your air conditioner OK

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Old 10-29-2015, 01:33 PM   #3
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Thats a good price..
Will be pretty heavy to roll around and lift up into back of truck where using two 2000Watt Honda EU2000i models would each weigh less... You can get appx 3600watts (usable) from two 2kw Honda generators hooked up in parallel. I suspect you will only get 2800 WATTS (usable) from the Champion 3100 model...

I think I read these 3100 models weigh around 95lbs

Might want to consider if the 2800 available watts will run your air conditioner OK

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For under $100.00 you can get a truck bed lift at harbor freight that works great to lift heavier gens into your truck box.. I got one last winter and use it all the time when going camping...
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It weighs 96 lbs. As a woman I can lift it out of truck alone but not necessarily in but that's not a problem since I don't Camp alone.

I've read it runs the 15 btu a/c no prob as long as micro isn't on at same time. We haven't had to use it for a/c yet.
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Great price, it runs a 13500 btu and micro but make sure it's not in economy mode!
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I've been using a Champion gen for three years now and it has been extremely reliable and comparably as quiet as the Hondas and Yamahas.
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Country Mouse; "It weighs 96 lbs. As a woman I can lift it out of truck alone but not necessarily in but that's not a problem since I don't Camp alone."


I am almost 70 with a worn back still throw this "CHAMPION" on the back of my truck. And are only double what the genny weights. This is a very good Inverter/Generator and runs the A/C with ease. Also if needed parts are easy to get.
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83 lbs , 58 dbs . Not hard to pull around and easy enough to load into the pickup.
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83 lbs , 58 dbs . Not hard to pull around and easy enough to load into the pickup.
Box says 96 lbs. Either way easy to pull around.
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Thanks for the info, I now know what I want for xmas. Just curious, why do you have to take it out of the back of the truck?
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