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Old 03-24-2015, 04:43 PM   #11
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As pointed out in another thread, Costco has the Champion on sale through the end of this month for $699. Here's the link: http://www.costco.com/Champion-2%2c8...100139466.html
My genny search is done! On its way as of 5 min ago. Thanks for posting this Quahog. This is even $200 less than Camping World's internet sale on the same model. BLM land here we come

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Old 03-24-2015, 07:10 PM   #12
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Perhaps I am missing something but are you talking about a 3kW geni or the smaller version?
Oops I read the ad wrong. Mine is a 2800 peak and the one cited is a 2800 sustained. So, my weight comparison isn't valid.

Nevertheless, for my type of camping (100% boondock) the Champion is more than I need and the fuel tank / run time is not sufficient.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:52 PM   #13
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Oops I read the ad wrong. Mine is a 2800 peak and the one cited is a 2800 sustained. So, my weight comparison isn't valid.

Nevertheless, for my type of camping (100% boondock) the Champion is more than I need and the fuel tank / run time is not sufficient.
What model Yamaha are you talking about?

From what I can see on Yamaha's site there is nothing that matches what you describe -- lighter, quieter, longer run time and 2800 watt peak as compared to the Champion.

They do have a 2800 peak, but it's much louder per Yamaha's ratings. What I think you are referring to is the EF2400iSCH which is a great generator, but it outputs 2000w sustained and 2400 peak. This is clearly in a different class inverter than the Champion referenced that you puked on.

Please at least try to be accurate. Comments like these just lead to confusion.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:16 PM   #14
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What model Yamaha are you talking about?

From what I can see on Yamaha's site there is nothing that matches what you describe -- lighter, quieter, longer run time and 2800 watt peak as compared to the Champion.

They do have a 2800 peak, but it's much louder per Yamaha's ratings. What I think you are referring to is the EF2400iSCH which is a great generator, but it outputs 2000w sustained and 2400 peak. This is clearly in a different class inverter than the Champion referenced that you puked on.

Please at least try to be accurate. Comments like these just lead to confusion.
I didn't vomit, but I DID say "oops" and recanted what I said originally because, as I said, I misread the rating for the Champion thinking it was peak. That's why I said my comparison wasn't valid.

The Yami I referred to was the ef2800i, which is 19% lighter than the Champion that was cited, and has an 84 % longer runtime. Those are accurate figures.
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The Yami I referred to was the ef2800i, which is 19% lighter than the Champion that was cited, and has an 84 % longer runtime. Those are accurate figures.
I agree the Yamaha is considerably lighter and the larger fuel tank allows longer run time between fueling. The Champion burns fuel at 5 hrs per gallon vs the Yamaha at 5 1/2 hours per gallon. However the 68dB rating for the Yamaha makes it a non starter for me.

Darn, the more I read about this Champion the more impressed I am for what your get for the money. If the sales didn't end so soon I would be tempted to sell my Honda EU2000i on CL and get the Champion. It would be damn close to a straight trade base on what the Hondas are getting around here these days.
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I had the same delimma recently and decided on two honda 2000's in paralell. I decided on that because I could easily handle them myself and I wanted to have an inverter genie for the noise level.
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Just to add another "what" to this thread, I do not think there is an industry standard when it comes to how a generators "db" are rated. Reminds me of how stereo equiptment power was rated at one time, perhaps still is. Makes it more difficult to make a decision based on noise ratings. For me the best measurement was hearing units run with my own ears ! Good hunting.
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Take a deep breath, Clubhouse, and relax - LOL.

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