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Old 01-12-2016, 07:21 PM   #57
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I got my flyer from HF the other day and it had the 25(8?)00W genset on the front page. Just FYI, that model isn't sold in Calif for emissions. All the larger units shown were OK.
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:58 AM   #58
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I bought my Honda 2000 back in 2003 when I was driving an 18 wheeler needless to say for many years it had a rough life in an aluminum box mounted on the back of my truck. We used it a lot on the road and sold my truck 4 years ago still have the Honda and it still runs been thinking of synthetic oil but I've just been using whatever oil that was available. Bottom line simple sometimes you do get what you paid for. This has held up well for me in a tough lived environment. Now it's for a backup for my truck camper and I even top it off with fuel while running. During a power outage at my house it ran a week nonstop powering 2 refrigerators and a freezer my direct tv a fan and a few lights. I love my Honda.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:21 AM   #59
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Wrong. My Honda 2000i ran the A/C fine in my Casita and works just as well in my Escape 21.
How long did it run your A/C Tractors1?
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:53 AM   #60
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Anyone have any experience with "Brute" brand of generators? Briggs and Stratton engine, inverter generator, 2000 peak/1600 running watts. On sale at Menards for $399.61.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:55 AM   #61
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How long did it run your A/C Tractors1?
Because the Honda adjusts the throttle according to the load, it doesn't run at full speed when the A/C turns off. Specs say up to 8 hours on one gallon of fuel (most generator specs consider this to be at half the rated load.) This chart applies:

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Old 02-01-2016, 12:53 PM   #62
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Anyone have any experience with "Brute" brand of generators? Briggs and Stratton engine, inverter generator, 2000 peak/1600 running watts. On sale at Menards for $399.61.
I haven't seen this one, but my experience with Briggs and Stratton engines in general is they are very sturdy and dependable but they are also LOUD.
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:52 PM   #63
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How long did it run your A/C Tractors1?
Brenda, my Honda 2000 ran my 9000btu roof air for 8 1/4 hrs on a tank of fuel. As Trackors1 said the genset has the eco mode. Mine only ran at half throttle when the air was running. Using the microwave or coffee pot it runs full throttle.
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:35 PM   #64
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When Chevy engineers brought their experimental Chevrolet Equinox Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle to the NY State Fair, I was very impressed with the 100KW fuel cell the size of a large microwave. Then they mentioned that they only run on hydrogen & each cost $1,000,000.00. Now if they could built one for $1-$2K (even the same physical size) that produced 5KW on propane, they would sell lots of them!
Wow, $1,000,000 - we are talking real money here.
I wonder if those radioisotope (plutonium) thermoelectric generators on the two Voyager spacecraft cost that much!
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Wow, $1,000,000 - we are talking real money here.
I wonder if those radioisotope (plutonium) thermoelectric generators on the two Voyager spacecraft cost that much!
Nah, government suppliers use a 10x multiplier for pricing.
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:41 AM   #66
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I got my flyer from HF the other day and it had the 25(8?)00W genset on the front page. Just FYI, that model isn't sold in Calif for emissions. All the larger units shown were OK.
The the State of California suspect that this generator will cause cancer or foul the pristine air.
Mine works pretty good in Alabama, however.
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:56 AM   #67
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I'll throw in a $.02 worth...but I've been using this Champion 3500/4000 for the past 3-4 years. Unless it's super cold, it will start the FIRST pull everytime. BUT, I'll emphasize here....you canNOT run this in a campground because of the noise level. I use it going to model airplane flyins with my Scamp and 99% of the time, it's out in a big open field where OTHER RV'ers are running gens.

With that said, this is a "reputable" generator that I purchased at the time for about $350 with the wheel kit. I have a loading ramp I use to load it in my truck even though it weighs about 110 lbs...not the 140 some others may state.

I've ran my 13K BTU Coleman with the heat strip as well on this generator. I run the 1.9 Dometic fridge, my "HottRod" on my waterheater, water pumps, the converter of course and again, the A/C or heater. This gen will barely burp when the heater kicks on (13A!!).

For the money and MY use as I stated above, I just could not see paying a nearly $800-1000 more for a Honda. The Champion has never given me 1 min. trouble. OH...and it also has the 30A plug receptacle built-on to the gen and I can just plug my Scamp straight in. And no, it will NOT hurt any of the devices I mentioned that I run. I've ran my phone chargers on it with no problem as well. But if you have the heebie jeebies about it, you could always charge through your 12v receptacle and one of the 12v chargers. (The converter cleanly filters out the A/C).

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Old 02-05-2016, 01:44 AM   #68
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If I have a solar panel would I also need a generator? I thought solar panels took the place of using a generator. I'm new to camping and don't know anything.
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If I have a solar panel would I also need a generator? I thought solar panels took the place of using a generator. I'm new to camping and don't know anything.
You know as much as I did when I started. Solar panels will recharge your battery(s) at a SLOW RATE and you can run things like interior lights, water pump, LP refrigerator (which needs electricity to make it come on), furnace fan, etc. They do not produce enough power to run an air conditioner or microwave. The idea is to get your batterie(s) charged up with solar by sunset so you can run over night on them. Then charge them again the next day. If you have more than one battery you can "store" more electricity. A generator will charge your battery(s) faster and will run items that consume more power.
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If I have a solar panel would I also need a generator? I thought solar panels took the place of using a generator. I'm new to camping and don't know anything.
We have a 150-watt panel. With that, we can run anything except the A/C. We have an inverter to be able to run the microwave or such things as a hair dryer but cannot run them for long. No generator.
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