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Old 03-23-2014, 10:06 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by chiefward View Post
If you are dead set on the "contractor " type generators, check out the Champion 3500/4000. I have used my tv and computer with my Champion 3500/4000 without any problems.
...and you won't have any problems...until you do that is. What causes the problem is when the engine doesn't run perfectly. Once your engine starts running poorly, such as when it needs a new spark plug or the fuel isn't up to snuff or some varnishing occurred during a long storage period or...the list could go on and on.

Once the engine starts acting up the generator doesn't put out clean power and that is when you will have a problem.

I speak from experience BTW. I lost the control module on a gas fireplace during a power outage when my cheap generator started 'hunting'.

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Old 03-24-2014, 03:49 AM   #12
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Check out these quite inverter type generators that are more affordable than the Honda and not much more than a contractor generator...

LW3000 Dometic Generator

Boliy 2014 Pro3600SI Digital Inverter Generator with wheels- Free shipping (click here to order)

My camping buddy has the Dometic and doesn't have any problem running his 13.5 AC with the fridg & WH on LP.

The neat thing about the Boliy is the remote full tank kit.

My first generator was a Troy Bilt that is similar to the Black Max, it did the job but I would recommend starting out with a "quite" one.


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Old 04-08-2014, 11:34 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the advise!!!
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:27 PM   #14
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Here is what I I have that does a great job & is quite 3100 Watt Inverter Generator - Champion Generators 75531I - Portable Generators - Camping World
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:13 AM   #15
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I had a champion with my old trailer and I thought the campground host would kick me out because it was so loud. I upgraded to a Kipor 3000 inverter generator and it's run great for a few years. It's basically a Honda knockoff and nearly a third the cost. I keep fuel stabilizer in the tank and turn the fuel valve off prior to stopping it each time. This seems to help for easy starts after long storage. Runs my AC just fine with the smart throttle activated for fuel economy.
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:14 AM   #16
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I opted for 2 of the Honda 2000's with a parallel cord. Same price as a 3000 and 4000 watts of power.
Much easier to handle than the heavy 3000. No electric start but they start really easy by hand. The plus is when I don't need AC I can just run 1 generator and can load and unload by myself.
And they are "quiet"
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:25 PM   #17
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We currently have a Honda EU3000 and it's a great generator, quiet and runs everything on our Kodiak 240BHSL. However it is heavy! It is getting old and beat though and I think when it's time to replace it we will also go with (2) Honda 2000's.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:23 PM   #18
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What fuel do you recommend?
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:26 PM   #19
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I just use regular e10 but use stabilizer because they sit for so long and I pull them out at least once a month and start them.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:44 PM   #20
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I run non-ethanol because I have had to replace too many carberators on my lawn equipment and once on my Honda generator. Just too humid here in Florida for corn fuel that isnt used up each time you run any equipment.

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