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PostSubject: Champion Generator Test   Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:41 pm

Our new/used Toyhauler did not come with a generator, so I have been looking around to see what will work for us.  I have seen a lot of contractors using the Champion's and thought they are buying cheap generators to use and throw away.  I was wrong.  I started asking some of them how they liked the Champions.  All of them said nothing but good things about them.  One contractor uses their generator daily.  Said it was about 1 1/2 years old.  It replaced another Champion that lasted over 5 years he said.  I checked some of the RV sites too.  

I bought the 4,000 watt peak/3,500 watt continuous.  It has a 30 amp RV receptacle on it.  I tested it with my trailer after I broke it in a little.  I ran it with the 15,000 btu AC on high, the microwave and all lights on.  No problem at all.

The generator with the wheel kit came from Walmart.com for around $375.00.  It is very quite on the noise too.

It is made in the USA too.



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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:00 pm

I have this exact setup. It has served us well and is quiet enough to run all night. Well worth the $275 I paid with coupon at Camping world. It even came with a completely worthless vinyl cover.
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:21 pm

They are surprisingly quite. Compared the garden tiller generator that was next to us.
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:06 pm

I will have to look into those for my TH.
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:52 am

BluDevil wrote:
They are surprisingly quite. Compared the garden tiller generator that was next to us.  

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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:54 am

I have the exact same generator & for the price you can't beat them! What's really good is the DB is less than a equally matched Honda!
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:42 am

CURRENTLY ON SALE AT TSC!!!!!

$279 (TAX EXEMPT)
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:39 pm

MIKE_D wrote:
CURRENTLY ON SALE AT TSC!!!!!

$279 (TAX EXEMPT)

Without the handle and wheel kit?
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:02 pm

lol For a 100 bucks I could come up with some wheels and a handle!
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:13 am

Gimpy wrote:
MIKE_D wrote:
CURRENTLY ON SALE AT TSC!!!!!

$279 (TAX EXEMPT)

Without the handle and wheel kit?


I was looking at them yesterday at TSC. On sale right now for $299 (saves $30). Wheel kit was $44.

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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:35 am

If you click the link I provided you get an additional $20 off. Yes the wheel kit is $44.
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:36 am

Mine wouldn't power my hauler over the weekend & had to go pick up a temporary replacement. A/c would bog it down to almost die, same with a hair dryer or microwave alone. It powered my old hauler w/o any issues & after doing more research they are labeled at a higher rating than they actually are.I had my dad test it 2600watts normal & surge was 2950
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:16 pm

Call the company. I heard of a guy on an rv forum who had that issue and they told him how to adjust something that corrected the problem.

Mine did not bog while 15,000 btu ac on high, the microwave on, and all lights on.
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:14 am

I will give them a call later.
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:21 pm

wow that's a great deal . how large is the tank and whats the run time? have you checked it with UL volt meter to determine output on the 120 ?
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:31 pm

4 gallon. 12 hrs at 50% load.
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Thu May 01, 2014 12:47 am

MIKE_D wrote:
4 gallon. 12 hrs at 50% load.

Hehe my little Honda runs about 6-8 hours on one gallon  hide  It won't run a 15k AC though. Mine is just a 9k. Coleman now sells a 11k AC that was made to run on the small inverter generators.
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Thu May 01, 2014 11:20 am

I solved the problem & bought a Yamaha generator. I'm sending the Champion back to be repaired & will use it for a back up.
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Thu May 01, 2014 6:48 pm

Hiteckredneckxp wrote:
I solved the problem & bought a Yamaha generator. I'm sending the Champion back to be repaired & will use it for a back up.

should of got a Honda ........... thatsright thatsright 
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:00 am

  AMAZON.COM IS OFFERING THIS UNIT AS A LIGHTENING DEAL!!!   Simply copy and paste this into the search bar.   Regular price $399 Discounted price $299   25% off!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:48 pm

It's a good one for sure thatsright
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:30 am

I almost picked one up at Turkey day. TSC had them for $250 without wheel kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:39 am

Gimpy, find the lowest in stock at a store price and Walmart will refund you the difference within 30 days of purchase,
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PostSubject: Re: Champion Generator Test   Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:36 pm

I got mine last year.
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