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Old 02-28-2016, 04:34 PM   #11
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I went with the Yamaha 2400. When I got it, there wasn't much else choice in quiet inverters other than that or Honda. It ran the 13.5k AC in the old trailer and we'll find out in a few weeks if it will run the 15k AC in the new one. Bought it for battery charging while boondocking, with the ability to run the AC in a pinch (like when it is 95 degrees at midnight in Iowa coming home from Yellowstone). I am impressed with its quietness.
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:35 PM   #12
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I thought about buying a champion but decided on the Honda because of the noise level. I will use mine at music festivals and some state campgrounds that will have others close. I wanted to be considerate, I know how I like noise when I am trying to enjoy the great outdoors.
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:35 PM   #13
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The Champion "Generator/Inverter" are just as quiet as the Honda's or Yamaha's at 56/58 DCB. They are the "Kitten" group.


The Champion "Generator" is just as noisy as the Honda Generators etc. at 70/75 DCB. They are the "Barking Dog" group.


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Old 02-28-2016, 05:25 PM   #15
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do I need an inverter for the electronics in the Jayco?
or will a 3000 watt generator be ok?
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I would say either would work but the inverter makes clean non spiking power unlike the regular generator
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Generator/Inverter gives cleaner power for electronics.
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Old 02-28-2016, 05:31 PM   #18
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Hey Offspring this might interest you, if you're in Calgary.
Champion 75555I 3100watt Generator LOW HOURS | power tools | Calgary | Kijiji
Thanks, but for $200 (or $100 more if I find it on sale), I'd rather get the great costco warranty!
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Side question - How long do you need to run a generator to charge the battery? Say if you're down to 1/2 or 1/3?
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Just hook up to your RV (120 Volt) let the RV onboard power converter do the charging. That way if you use your A/C it still get charged. I usual let it run for a couple hours at night and sometimes in the morning depends on how much power we use. Most campsites has certain hours you can use a generator; usual in the morning and in the early evening.
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