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Old 07-21-2014, 04:30 PM   #1
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Champion 3100 generator

I bought a Champion 3100 watt generator from Home Depot for $805 with free shipping and a unincorporated tax rate. I filled it with gas and oil; pulled the starter rope and it started on first pull. It weighs abut 80lbs and runs 1/2 throttle at 58db. Its pretty light and quite. I will give it a go and see how it does for me.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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Should be enough to run one AC???

I have a Honda 2000, wish I had the 3000!!
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:45 PM   #3
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I have been told it will.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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My Kipor 3000W generator runs my A/C with no problems so you should be good!
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:21 PM   #5
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Does it fit in the front storage area where the OEM generator would go? Not that I'd run it from there, thinking more from a transport perspective.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:36 PM   #6
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As I don't have the 5er yet; I don't know if it will fit. I recall the gen area is about 20 inches wide and about 30 inches of door area by 6 feet wide. I might have to raise the gen a little to put the pull starter above the door opening.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:35 AM   #7
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Just be courteous where you run it, they are not the quietest on the block.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:36 AM   #8
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You last email sounded to me that you planned to run it in the compartment. Poor choice. The gensets mounted in the Redwoods have exhaust pipes to run the exhaust away from the compartment. CO could find it's way into your unit from there.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:28 AM   #9
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I thought I would build an exhaust set up like the factory installed unit done.
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I am always nice to people that are nice to me. It will be used only when off grid.
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