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Whats a good RV type generator

by , Posted to on 07/18/2011 8:25 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND

I know you get what you pay for, but I'm not in the market for a $1,500-2000 Honda.  I have been looking at Champions, Duromax, Duromax elites, Chicago Electric, Gentrons, you name it.  There are so many to chose from; just wondering what everyone else has to say?  I need an RV type, one with a rated AC output of about 3,500 watts.  Thanks.

Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/18/2011 9:05 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/26/2010
Location: nd
Kipor is another option that is much less expensive but as quiet as a honda or yamaha.  I have a 3000 watt suitcase and bought it off amazon for 820.00
Live hard! Die happy!
Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/19/2011 09:58 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
I bought a 5600 sears brand, more power than needed which I thought would be a great idea, my neighbors at the camp site dont usually think so as it is louder than a mac truck.

what ever you buy run it first to see what the decible level is and if at 5;30 in the morning when you are brewing coffee to caffinate up before hitting the lake it is an exceptable sound level

” We purchase things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t even like.”



Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/19/2011 10:27 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/03/2005
Location: ND
The quietest one you can find.
Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/19/2011 10:37 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND

” We purchase things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t even like.”



Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/19/2011 10:40 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/25/2007
Location: ND
Or buy 2 Honda 2000 generators and link them.  Buying 2 are still cheaper than a Honda 3000.  They are worth the extra price.
Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/19/2011 1:35 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/08/2003
Location: ND
I bought a pair of 2000 watt honda's, 4 years ago, and love them.  VERY quiet, light weight, the wife can load them if I"m not around.  Used them this spring to power my house and the kid took one to his house.  Very portable. Well worth the extra money.
Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/19/2011 1:46 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/11/2002
Location: ND
Any one that has been left unattended on the back of a roustabout truck. 

I'm kidding.

I say to hell with that pot o' gold.

Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/19/2011 3:34 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/08/2004
Location: ND
 I have a champion 4000w and love it. It runs everything at once and is really quiet. Nice price too.
IT IS BETTER TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS THAN ASK FOR PERMISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/19/2011 5:38 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/22/2003
Location: ND
I bought a Bolair (spelling) from Swenson Rv in Minot for under $1000.  It is 3000 watts small like the Honda 2000 and runs at 58db.  It will run evetything in the camper, and is  quiet.  It cane with electric start also.  So far I am quite impressed.  All the reviews compared them to a Honda at a fraction of the price.  So far I would hughly reccomend one, but I have only used it one weekend.  Nice unit for the money.

If it flies it dies!

Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/19/2011 11:01 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/08/2004
Location: ND
This is what I have and have been impressed and sells for around $400. I onlyuse it 2-3 times a year and have never had to use it in an emergency but each spring it takes to easy pulls to start it and 1 pull after that for the rest of the year. Great unit for the price. 

Champion 3500/4000 Watt Generator


Many Pretenders, Some Contenders, One CHAMPION! 

Picture this; you're at home and all of a sudden the power goes out! You're stranded in the dark with nothing but a flashlight and perhaps a battery powered radio. Who knows how long it could last? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to turn on some lights, keep the fridge and freezer going, and watch some tv at the same time? You could with a dependable gas-powered generator. Make an investment in peace of mind and order one today! The wattage of each generator determines how many appliances you can power at one time.

Features:

  • 3500 Running Watts/ 4000 Peak Watts
  • 4.0 gal fuel tank
  • 120V AC load
  • 6.5 hp
  • 4 stroke 196cc OHV engine
  • Run time 12 hours
  • Low oil shut-off
  • Recoil start
  • 68 db at 23  ft. noise level
  • C40065 wheel kit available (sold separately)
 

Choose the right generator!

Here's a useful checklist for researching the right generator for you:

  1. Determine Wattage needs. You’ll need to know how much power you need for the items you care about. Determine the wattage draw for the items you want to power by reading the specification charts for each product. For help, take a look at this estimated consumption chart:

·        1000 Watts: Powers approximately one phone, one small tv, one electric fan, one laptop, and two lights at the same time.

·        3000 Watts: Powers approximately one phone, one tv, one electric fan, one refrigerator, one sump pump, and four lights at the same time.

·        6000 Watts: Powers approximately one phone, one tv/dvd, one computer, one furnace fan, one electric fan, one microwave, one security system, one sump pump, one refrigerator, and four lights at the same time.

  1. Constant versus Peak Wattage. Constant or Continuous Watts are the sustained output of the generator at normal operating level. Peak Watts are the temporary extra wattage output of the generator to cover sudden spikes in usage such as a refrigerator or furnace fan kicking in.
  2. Establish your budget. Generator prices fall across a wide range, so determining how much you’d like to spend is important.
  3. Perform product comparisons. Compare power outputs, runtimes and noise (decibels) as well as what’s included, such as accessories and warranties. 
  4. Shop with a trustworthy source. Rely only on known brands, registered dealers and reputable websites such asCymaxtools.com 

IT IS BETTER TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS THAN ASK FOR PERMISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/20/2011 00:27 AM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/20/2003
Location: ND
Here you go, can't beat the price and great reviews!

http://www.amazon.com/Champion-Equipment-46515-4-Stroke-Generator/dp/B000TK2PLI

 

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the American Government take care of him;better take a closer look at the American Indian."
Henry Ford



 
Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/20/2011 07:24 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/06/2003
Location: ND
simmsjs Said:
This is what I have and have been impressed and sells for around $400. I onlyuse it 2-3 times a year and have never had to use it in an emergency but each spring it takes to easy pulls to start it and 1 pull after that for the rest of the year. Great unit for the price. 

Champion 3500/4000 Watt Generator


Many Pretenders, Some Contenders, One CHAMPION! 

Picture this; you're at home and all of a sudden the power goes out! You're stranded in the dark with nothing but a flashlight and perhaps a battery powered radio. Who knows how long it could last? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to turn on some lights, keep the fridge and freezer going, and watch some tv at the same time? You could with a dependable gas-powered generator. Make an investment in peace of mind and order one today! The wattage of each generator determines how many appliances you can power at one time.

Features:

  • 3500 Running Watts/ 4000 Peak Watts
  • 4.0 gal fuel tank
  • 120V AC load
  • 6.5 hp
  • 4 stroke 196cc OHV engine
  • Run time 12 hours
  • Low oil shut-off
  • Recoil start
  • 68 db at 23  ft. noise level
  • C40065 wheel kit available (sold separately)
 

Choose the right generator!

Here's a useful checklist for researching the right generator for you:

  1. Determine Wattage needs. You’ll need to know how much power you need for the items you care about. Determine the wattage draw for the items you want to power by reading the specification charts for each product. For help, take a look at this estimated consumption chart:

·        1000 Watts: Powers approximately one phone, one small tv, one electric fan, one laptop, and two lights at the same time.

·        3000 Watts: Powers approximately one phone, one tv, one electric fan, one refrigerator, one sump pump, and four lights at the same time.

·        6000 Watts: Powers approximately one phone, one tv/dvd, one computer, one furnace fan, one electric fan, one microwave, one security system, one sump pump, one refrigerator, and four lights at the same time.

  1. Constant versus Peak Wattage. Constant or Continuous Watts are the sustained output of the generator at normal operating level. Peak Watts are the temporary extra wattage output of the generator to cover sudden spikes in usage such as a refrigerator or furnace fan kicking in.
  2. Establish your budget. Generator prices fall across a wide range, so determining how much you’d like to spend is important.
  3. Perform product comparisons. Compare power outputs, runtimes and noise (decibels) as well as what’s included, such as accessories and warranties. 
  4. Shop with a trustworthy source. Rely only on known brands, registered dealers and reputable websites such asCymaxtools.com 


I have this one and use it every weekend camping, a little loud but not to bad I just park it further in the wood and point it  away from other campers.  But the folks I camp with all have the honda's and tend to frown on anything else. 
I Would Rather Be ______ing
Trent (Sotaman) Thomas
Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/20/2011 07:26 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/06/2003
Location: ND
5575 Said:
Here you go, can't beat the price and great reviews!

http://www.amazon.com/Champion-Equipment-46515-4-Stroke-Generator/dp/B000TK2PLI



I wouldnt pass up on this.. This is the model I have and it works great, keep some oil handy because it wont start after so many hours a quick oil change and away you go. 
I Would Rather Be ______ing
Trent (Sotaman) Thomas
Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/20/2011 09:00 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
Re: Whats a good RV type generator
by on 07/20/2011 10:47 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
I also have a champion as listed above and have been very pleased for the money. Yes, it's louder than a honda or yamaha but it's not nearly as bad as some of the work site gen sets and for the money it's a pretty decent unit.
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