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Old 09-19-2010, 09:37 PM   #21
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Re: Thinking of this generator. Opinions?

moerules, what kind of generator do you have?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:38 PM   #22
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Nevermind. I saw the previous post.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:08 PM   #23
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I bought a Kipor 3500 which is an exact clone to the Honda Eu3000. It is super quiet runs everything on my bus including the 13,000 btu a/c unit. Now I do have to shut the air down if we use a hair dyer when the misses is aboard other then that it works great. Will run 24 hours without the air and 10 with it on between fill ups weighs about 120# and has been going strong since I bought it 5 years ago fo a 1000. I see they know have a 6000 watt deisel model for about 1800. As of know i just set it on the ground when we are camping and strap it to rear deck while driving down the road.
how much gas does yours hold?
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I heard the hyundia its about 76dbs havent heard the champion yet
My Champion C46540 is rated 68dB (at 7 meters), so it's not too noisy for a cheapo Chonda-clone. Actually it's a pretty good little generator, and I'm using it during my conversion to power my air compressor, 12" miter / cut-off saw, drill press, bench grinder, angle grinder and 7/8 HP hand-held drill (but not all at the same time!). I have connected a telescoping exhaust pipe to its muffler to divert the exhaust to the far side of the bus, and this makes it slightly quieter. However, a lot of its noise is mechanical clatter, so even a better muffler may not make much difference to its overall noise. Some users make fully-enclosed noise-deadening cabinets for their portable generators, but then they also have to blow in extra cooling air for the engine and generator head.

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where do you have your generator mounted? and yes those champion generator look like they are a fine one to get, Ill be llisten to one this week. I heard they are very well built,
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:59 PM   #25
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Re: Thinking of this generator. Opinions?

Geez...as much as i want a nice diesel genset, that sounds AWFULLY tempting.

(And heck, I can always switch later If necessary...)
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:04 AM   #26
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Re: Thinking of this generator. Opinions?

Hello eveyone, new here but be in off grid re energy for over 24 years. One thing you have to watch out for on some of these china gen sets is they rate them really weird. they use surge voltage on one legg of the 220 outlet which really is screwy. As long as you over buy for your needs you come out fine and where cost is an issue then they are a good buy. !000 hours of use is about what yoou will get if you run directly off the gen set. If you do an inverter/battery setup you can usually ring another 500 hours or so out of them. At the price/size this ones not a bad deal just be aware that it has its limits, we dont want to hear that it left you without ac in the AZ desert in july

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Old 09-23-2010, 10:44 PM   #27
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canadian tire here has a champion 6500watt ,7800watt peak with electric start, just went on sale today for $799.99 plus tax. they claim 74db for noise.

Im really thinking hard on this one, the only down side is it looks big, making it hard to mount in the bus!!

closed canadian tire is 100kms from me, so not sure when Ill get there.

any comments , on this? suggestions where to install it on the bus?

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Old 09-23-2010, 11:51 PM   #28
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Re: Thinking of this generator. Opinions?

I am also waffling between this champion and the Hyundai at walmart, same kind money and features.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/6 ... ?locale=en
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I am also waffling between this champion and the Hyundai at walmart, same kind money and features.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/6 ... ?locale=en
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thats the same ones im looking at, the hyundai says its one click starting?, I wonder if it has a automatic choke? It doesnt say any thing about it in there web site? Iv heard this one run, its a bit loud, its also varly big as well as the champion. Im going to hear a champiom run this weekend, its proble as loud as the hyundai,

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looked at the champion 6500 w gen, its big, too big, the noise is not to bad, but would be condsidered lound in a camp ground.

bottem line , is the size and weight, Im going to have to rethink this, I saw the hounda eu3000 way to much money , it was half the cost of my bus!!

Iv been reading about the new magna 3300 inverter, got some good reviews, e-start with remote about 1200. and also the boliy inverter (new modle) it to got some good reviews, and some not so good on the early modles. the size and weight as well as the power would make a great slide in, under the bus setup.

has any one use either one? and yes I know the hondas & yams are the way to go, but I just cant do that

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