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Old 08-22-2015, 12:38 AM   #1
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9kw Peak, 7kw running Champion Dual Fuel Generator

Priced at $799 plus tax and $99 shipping at Costco.com. Runs on LPG and gas. I know it's Chinese but I heard the Champion line was mobetta than other Chinese garbage. I found one for $599 plus tax from a local Costco.

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http://www.costco.com/Champion-7000W...100220385.html
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:58 AM   #2
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How much power do you need?

Fuel consumption on that thing is horrible

Spend the extra money for an inverter generator like a honda eu3000, runs up to 20 hours on 3.4. Gallons
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:50 AM   #3
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champion generators are getting very good reviews, the new 3100 inverter is giving honda and yamaha some decent competition, is half the price, and comes with remote start, I have a china 3000 inverter mounted in bus, its a p3 I got it at napa, if I painted it red I could have called it a honda, its been almost 5 years, and 250 hours and no problem plus has remote start. I wish I could afford a honda, but so far so good with my china generator. On the rv sites there is lots of positive talk about champion generators, but beware there is lots of crap out there.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:58 PM   #4
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I have the previous version (gas only), works fine but very loud, every time I use it I tell myself if is worth it because of the noise I'm planning to mount it under my RE BB to power AC air when on the road.
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:58 PM   #5
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Only reason I bought the honda is that it is the quietest one made, yes it was expensive, but I like quiet, the champion inverter will do the job and use much less fuel than the one posted and be much quieter
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:07 PM   #6
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I bough a gas only champion form my local canadian tire for $350cad. It's a smaller 3500/4000 one but it runs every thing i want. I am very happy with it, although it only has 15 hours on it so far.
I had a small 1200 watt champion that I put 900 hours on and it was doing quite well before it was stolen....it was used to run the fridge and light at the cottage when the power went out.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:28 PM   #7
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Very pleased with my Champion 3500/4000w. Quiet exhaust!
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:38 PM   #8
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The only reason I am looking at this is because it is set up to use propane. It was for a backup not for the bus. Stale gas wouldn't be an issue with propane and conversion kits aren't cheap. As far as the Honda EU3000, the price is 3-4 times the price. I like quite too but not that much. My question is specifically about the $599 price for a propane powered 7K generator.
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i have the same gen as Hank, the champion 3500. limited use on it but it runs fine so far.
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:03 AM   #10
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excellent price and i would run, not walk, as they will be sold out!
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