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njcraddock
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PostSubject: Generator question   Generator question EmptyMon May 11, 2015 2:37 pm

Here's the deal guys....I have a Honda 2000 watt generator that has been absolutely flawless for 10+ years. With this new trailer setup though it just isn't enough to run my 13,500 A/C and anything else at the same time. I know a few of you bought the 4000 watt Champions. My dilemma is whether I should just get a Champion for $300 or so or get a companion Honda for another 2000 watts at $1k.

Pros for the Champion:
It's cheap and therefore less likely to be liberated by some low-life.
One unit that can power the whole trailer and one less thing for something to go wrong.

Pros for the Honda:
RELIABILITY
Even running both at the same time they will use less gas than the Champion.
I can run only one if that's all I need.
I just don't see how anything can be any quieter.

So what are your thoughts? I sort of need to make up my mind in a few days since we will be dry camping Memorial Day weekend.

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PostSubject: Re: Generator question   Generator question EmptyMon May 11, 2015 4:18 pm

I had the same issue.I bought another nice used EU2000 and the sidewinder cord.Now I can run 1 generator until I need the air.I also bought the extended run fuel tank to add 5 gallons of gas.

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RV-Parallel-Power-Cables/dp/B00V8SKDGO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431375343&sr=8-1&keywords=sidewinder+honda+eu2000

http://www.amazon.com/IPI-Industries-Breeze-Extended-Generator/dp/B00O3GXAJU/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1431375587&sr=8-8&keywords=honda+eu2000+fuel
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PostSubject: Re: Generator question   Generator question EmptyMon May 11, 2015 10:29 pm

don't be cheap, buy that new 5000 that Honda has out. we have a 2000 & 3000 Honda. best generators we ever bought. (the 2000 sounds like a good ldea.)
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PostSubject: Re: Generator question   Generator question EmptyTue May 12, 2015 9:07 pm

Nate, the champion is junk. We bought some for our guys and they didn't last a year.

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PostSubject: Re: Generator question   Generator question EmptyTue May 12, 2015 9:28 pm

Mike D and Me have the Champions. I try to cycle mine every week. Low on noise and starts easy. Ronney's guys can tear up a stainless steel ball.
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PostSubject: Re: Generator question   Generator question EmptyWed May 13, 2015 5:23 pm

I have had the Champion 3500/4000 for a few years, treated it like shit the entire time. Changed oil once each year. I have had zero problems out of the unit. Use it regularly. I'd buy another in a heartbeat for the money.
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PostSubject: Re: Generator question   Generator question EmptyWed May 13, 2015 9:19 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys! I was ready to go ahead and get the second Honda today, but when I called Trails End to make my reservation for the weekend of the Fourth I found out that someone had cancelled a reservation for a campsite with hookups just before I called. So it looks like I won't be needing it anytime soon.

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