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Old 08-16-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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Selling Honda EU2000i for Champion 2800/3100?

On rare occasion we might run our TT AC when we dry camp if we had a generator that would support the load. We can't currently do that with our EU2000i so I have been watching Craigslist for a Honda 2000 companion.

Watching CL has shown me I can easily sell my Honda for $700+, and in a couple months when Costco has the Champion on sale again I can pickup a 2800/3100 inverter for the same price which can run my AC.

if you were in my shoes would you make the change?
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:25 PM   #2
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I'm sure the Honda folks would say "NO"! However I've had a 2000 watt Champion for several years and its been very reliable.
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:28 PM   #3
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I had a Champion and the 2 things that I did not like was 1 to much noise, 2 the 30 amp plug was controlled by a 25 amp circuit breaker. I have been talking next to a Honda while it was running and we did not have to yell, just normal talking.
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:37 PM   #4
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I had a Champion and the 2 things that I did not like was 1 to much noise, 2 the 30 amp plug was controlled by a 25 amp circuit breaker. I have been talking next to a Honda while it was running and we did not have to yell, just normal talking.
The champion you had was one of the newer inverter types?
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:40 AM   #5
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My Champion 3100 invertor generator runs quiet. I had it running when camping a couple of weeks ago with no complaints from other campers near by. They were impressed how quiet they are.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:39 AM   #6
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+1 for the Champion. Amazon Prime shipping
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:27 AM   #7
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Champion makes a very good product you will be happy with it... just make sure you can lift the weight... that is the main reason people go with 2 Hondas..
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:38 PM   #8
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Champion is 58 dB (from Amazon page) and Honda is 59 dB(A) @ rated load 53dB(A) @ 1/4 load (from Honda page).

A single Honda appears to be more noisy. I understand you need 2 Hondas to run A/C.

Is the weight the only concern I should have in relation to buying Champion? Also, where people usually are storing the gen when travelling with TT? I will buy White Hawk - should I add a tray behind the trailer?

Thanks!
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:11 PM   #9
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I bought the Champion new 6 years ago. Sold it 2 years ago
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:23 PM   #10
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I cannot tell you anything about the Champion. I will say that I am quite happy with my Honda EU2000i. Just wish it was enough to run the AC. I am looking for another one to parallel. Thousand bucks is a bunch but it is what it is.
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