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Old 01-06-2019, 12:44 AM   #21
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We use a Champion 3200 gas inverter gen, with remote start. It powers up our 2017 White Hawk 27RL with the ac running and pretty much anything else we need no problem. Not much louder than the Honda or Yamaha, no need to link, plus I can turn it on and off from anywhere inside the coach with the remote. Used it for the past two seasons, no problems with reliability, just changed the oil and filter regularly. I did add a fuel gauge and a hour meter to it.
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:34 AM   #22
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I run multiple Honda eu2000's in parallel to meet whatever power needs I have.

As others have stated, you cannot turn off the fuel and let the generator run to empty the carburetor because the fuel cutoff and ignition switch are one in the same. However, it is easy to drain the carburetor to achieve the same result. Using a flat head screwdriver, remove the outer maintenance panel on the side of the generator. Using the same screwdriver, loosen the screw on the bottom of the carburetor a few turns to allow the fuel to drain from the carburetor.

If you don't know where the carburetor is, you can identify it by looking for the fuel hose that run out the bottom of the generator case. Follow that hose from the bottom of the case up to where it ends. That is the carburetor. The screw to loosen is on the bottom of the fuel bowl...which is shaped like a little bowl...with a screw on the bottom.

Sorry I don't have any pictures with me.

I'm not fuel expert, but I can tell you my experience. I used my generators this weekend for the first time in about 2 years. When I put them away 2 years ago, they had half tanks of ethanol-laced regular grade unleaded gasoline with a healthy dose of Sea Foam. I drained the carbs before I put them away. I pulled them out this weekend, turned the fuel/ignition switch to ON, waited about 10 seconds, and pulled the cords. They each took about 3 pulls to start. I turned one off, drained its carb, and put it away. I used the other one to power my little 7-amp angle grinder all day (intermittently, several shutdowns and startups on the generator).

If I were buying generators, today, I would buy the cube-shaped Champion 2000-watt inverter generators.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:05 PM   #23
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How difficult is it to install hour meter.We have a 3500 Champion does it have an oil filter? Thanks
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:28 PM   #24
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I have a 2019 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 7 195RB TT
What would be the best generator I could purchase for it?
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Yesterday my 17 year old daughter ďhelped meĒ by using my remote start to warm up my truck so I could take her to work at the local Tim Hortons (coffee/donut shop) at 6:30 am. She had a teenage attitude attack because she couldnít figure out the combination (lock - then start 2x) to get it to start so she started mashing all of the buttons in a fit. Unknown to me she released my tailgate and since I have a tonneau cover the tailgate didnít immediately open.

So some where over the six miles (round trip) to drop her off My yamaha 2400is and my 8 month old iGen4500, my hunting bow, 5 gallon (full) gas can, electric chain saw, and who knows what else flew out of my bed never to be seen by me again (at least so far).

Mentoring notes are welcome - What would you have done, What would you do to prevent it, and if you were in the same situation what should be the repercussions to the daughter - Does she survive ; )

Anyway so I suddenly find my self in the market for a Generator for my RV.

Westinghouse just release a new version of the iGen4500 - the iGen4500DF (dual fuel) and in my opinion they did it properly they are using the standard RV propane connector so you can just use the propane grill connector on your RV without a regulator. Or you can use the supplied hose with the regulator at the propane tank connector end of the hose if you want to use a propane tank directly.

By using the RV connector you get the advantage of using your RVís auto tank switch over to get extended runtimes. Iím estimating I could get upto 72 hours of continous running from my dual 30lb tanks. Plus I already installed the propeka bluetooth propane tank sensors that will beep when needing to be re-filled.

We have a dog so in my mind the extended runtimes provide some options, so that the A/C can be run keeping everything comfortable (including the dog) if we head out for the day.

It will also run upto 18hours (on gas it has 3.4 gallons built in) at 25% load at 52db or one of the quietest models out there

This generator also comes with a built in hour meter now, and remote start, wheel kit, and it fits under my locked tonneau cover or where I plan on keeping it on a cargo carrier locked to my camper with a custom built cover to protect it from the elements but provide good airflow.

This generator includes the 30amp RV plug and has enough capacity to supply 31 amps of power continously.

This can be purchased for $1050 delivered.

If anyone has a better suggestion please share.

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Old 01-08-2019, 10:18 AM   #25
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Oh my F. That's awful man, I don't know what else to say. Yes, it's just "stuff" and it can be replaced, but that is some nice and expensive stuff! I don't know what to tell ya, but all I can say is I feel for ya. Tough one.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:52 AM   #26
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Never put any fuel containing ethanol in any small engines or lawn equipment if you can help it. Moisture and condensation cannot mix with pure gasoline; it's the ethanol that allows it to happen. Additives will help but the ethanol is still there. This website: www.pure-gas.org tells you where you can get pure gasoline.
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The guy who does my small engine equipment told me years ago the same thing. He reccomended the high octane Shell which is what I always use. Tiller, Honda Lawn Mower, Tecumseh Snow Blower all over ten years old and they all run great. Have never had a carb repaired or replaced yet.
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:49 PM   #27
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Oh my F. That's awful man, I don't know what else to say. Yes, it's just "stuff" and it can be replaced, but that is some nice and expensive stuff! I don't know what to tell ya, but all I can say is I feel for ya. Tough one.
Thanks - Iím in the process of seeing if I can be re-imbursed via my home owners but I have a $1000 deductible but maybe I can minimize the loss.

I have to admit I didnít see that event coming - my truck has sensors for nearly everything - trailer disconnected, door not shut, seat belts not on, etc. but nothing for tailgate is not locked/latched.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:43 AM   #28
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Looking in picking up the champion Dual 3400 inverter generator, I looked at honda 2000s and yes they are lighter but I really like how I can use the propane option on the generator and will mod it so I can connect it to the quick connect on the TT.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:51 AM   #29
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Looking in picking up the champion Dual 3400 inverter generator, I looked at honda 2000s and yes they are lighter but I really like how I can use the propane option on the generator and will mod it so I can connect it to the quick connect on the TT.


Just make sure to research how well the propane works, you may just end up using it on gas most of the time. Propane has a much lower BTU value so you will use more propane than you would gas. Itís also not a good cold weather option. Besides using your heating fuel up the unit could experience some freezing up issues.
Besides that, if I was going to buy another generator in that size range, the Champion would be my choice, mainly for the remote start option.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:06 AM   #30
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Reviews are really good on the propane settings, yes it only gives out 3040watts when running on propane vs 3400 on gas. People have modified the hose to be able to connect it to their rig QC gas supply. I may still keep a 20lb tank in the back of the bed, I rather that then keeping a gas tank, much cleaner if you ask me. The remote start looks awesome but yet again so does the Dual fuel. I may be able to get away with a Honda 2000s to run my 13.5btu AC in my trailer if I add a hard capacitor, however it's really handy to have more power if you need it.
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